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dle back on the recover stroke, Clyde, lamp and the big fellow with blazing and let Maurice handle the lamp. I'll eyes. There goes the monarch, and if take ‘But' in my canoe and keep him you can reproduce this picture as I just astern of you."
see it, you're a wonder, 'But.' Get For a half-hour they drifted along it for my den.” like ghosts, Maurice bending low in the "It's just as good as framed and bow, carefully shrouding the light and hung there, old scout, my word for it. listening intently for the slightest No man ever had a better chance to sound. This side of the coye at the get every detail.”. nariows he opened the jack on a young A few days since the exp, essman buck, who caught a glimpse of his left a package at the door and the arm as he did so and Aed among the drawing from which the cut here trees.
shown was made is the fulfiliment of An hour passed and Jack whispered: the promise made on the jacklit bosom "Nothing doing to-night," when a of Big Spencer, after midnight on that warning gesture from Maurice caused never-to-be-forgotten occasion. him to catch his breath sharply and It was a glorious ending of a most strain his eyes upon a big black ob- successful trip through a delightful ject in the water just ahead and a little country and on the return to Stratton, out toward the depths.
where the Hotel Blanchard is the Like painted craft the canoes lay center of all things, a score of guides motionless until Maurice was certain looked over these sketches and were he had the range, when he opened the unanimous in their expressions of adjack full upon a remarkable picture. miration for the faithful portrayal of There stood a bull moose with antlers well-known conditions. A famous in the velvet, quietly pulling at lily- sportsman, who was deeply interested, pads all about him. A surprised grunt remarked: “Who can father a doubt and the giant sagged shcreward, regarding the abundance of game in changed his mind when he found the this sportsman's Eldorado? Fairly light staring him in the face and turned alive with splendid specimens, though toward the point. When he saw that a country may be, it is not by any he had an unobstructed path to the means the rule that even tireless enwoods, he deliberately wheeled half thusiasts can bring home the best of about and stood looking over his photographs as the result of instantashoulder at the jack.
neous snapshots. "This is near enough for me, thank "But here is a country knowing no you—that beast might be an ugly cus- 'imit in its delights for the hunter, tomer if he didn't like our looks, but is giving an artist so much leeway in the worth coming a thousand miles to see.” duration of his period of sketching and
“Right, Clyde, and from here it looks observation, that you have grandly better, for your canoe is in our line succeeded in bringing home, a huntof vision as well as the glare of the er's El Dorado in black and white.'”
Photograph by M. H. Press.
ROOF OF THE TRAVELLER'S INSURANCE CO. BUILDING.
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE'IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
· By ETHEL LOOMIS DICKINSON
UNICIPAL and civic art is men as Joseph W. Champney, William
an exceedingly fertile field N. Chase and Walter Griffin. This
1 for discussion, and one in school has sent scholarship pupils to which the citizens of the leading the Boston Art Museum, where they cities of America are becoming in- have again taken scholarships entitling creasingly interested. It would be ut- them to a period of study abroad. The terly impossible to treat adequately of managers are raising a fund for buildthe subject in a magazine article, but ing and endowment, and they hope a few bits of history and of prophecy soon to be able to possess excellent may be noted concerning this work in studios where all the classes can meet. Hartford. First should be mentioned President, Mrs. C. C. Beach; Corressome of the clubs and societies which ponding Secretary, Mrs. George G. have co-operated actively and success- Williams. fully in the promotion of municipal The Arts and Crafts Club of Hartwelfare along the lines of civic im- ford was organized in January, 1903. provement. These are arranged alpha- This society has classes in metal workbetically and the names of the various ing and other arts-and-crafts work, and presidents and secretaries given for the has given several very successful exconvenience of any readers who may hibitions. It has a shop and saleswish to glean further information con- room at 904 Main Street. President, cerning them.
Miss C. Louise Williams; SecretaryArt instruction in the public schools Treasurer, Claudia E. Ebbets. is carried on under several teachers, The Camera Club of Hartford is each school district, including also the probably the oldest club of its kind in Public High School, having its own the country, having been organized art instructor. These are organized February 18, 1885, and incorporated in under a Board of Directors.
1892. Its membership is some 75 or The Art Society of Hartford was or- 80. Its aim is the promotion of the ganized June, 1877, and incorporated art of photography in general, as well March, 1886, with rooms in the Wads- as among its members. To this end ocworth Athenaeum building. Courses are casional exhibits have been held, to show offered in drawing from life and from what work it has accomplished. It has casts, oil painting, water colors and co-operated effectively with other agenpastels; also advanced courses in illus cies in respect to the artistic side of tration, pen and ink sketching, and civic development. President, Dr. modeling. There are Saturday classes Frederic S. Crossfield; Corresponding for teachers and such scholars as are Secretary, Charles R. Nason. unable to be present at the regular The Civic Club of Hartford, a classes. Four days a week a costumed women's organization, dates from Janmodel poses for the Sketch Class. uary 10, 1895. Its membership is Among its lecturers it can number such limited to 150. Its chief aim is to help
The writer wishes to thank Miss Hewins of the Hartford Public Library, and those officers and members of the various Clubs, who have so kindly assisted in the accumulation of statistics regarding them.
the advancement of the city in moral schools, art, health, police court, and and civic directions. Observing the so on, the chairmen of which are memplan in other cities, this Club conceived bers of the board of directors. With the idea of starting vacation schools the aid of other clubs and individuals, here. It also established the public it has bought a number of photographs playgrounds and school gardens. While for circulation among the schools. One these were in the experimental stage, school exhibits them during the year they were supported by this Club and and then sends them on to another. by interested individuals, and when President, Mrs. Appleton R. Hillyer; they had been proved a success the Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Charles city took them over. The Club is T. Welles. divided into numerous sections, such as The Connecticut Chapter of the the sections in charge of streets, American Institute of Architects, organized October 23, 1902, has its head- Instructors: Drawing and Painting, quarters in Hartford. President, W.R. Charles Noel Flagg, Robert B. BrandeBriggs, of Bridgeport; Secretary-Treas- gee and James Britton; Perspectiye, urer, Charles O. Whitmore, of Hart- Professor Frederic R. Honey, Ph.B., ford.
and 1. H. Grant; Anatomy, Dr. Joseph The Connecticut League of Art Stu- E. Root. dents was founded in 1888 and incor- The Hartford Art Club is a women's porated in 1895, with studios at 92 organization, consisting of about 25 Pearl Street. This League originated members, some of whom are artists. in Hartford as “Mr. Flagg's Night They meet for the study of the differClass.” It meets three evenings a ent European Schools of Art, and kinweek. Its success was marked from dred topics. For the last three years the beginning and was soon formally they have been engaged with the organized, its object being to give in- Italian school, and this year are giving struction to men who, because of ex- their attention to the Spanish. Presipense or employment during the day, dent, Mrs. J. L. English; Secretary, were unable to attend a regular art Miss B. L. Franklin. school. The League is self-supporting, The Municipal Art Society of Hartno salaries being paid to instructors ford was organized in 1904, its object or officers, except that, if he desires, being “to conserve and enhance in the treasurer's dues are remitted. The every practicable way the beauty of dues paid by the men are only such as the streets, buildings, and public are needed to defray necessary ex- places of Hartford; to stimulate interpenses. President, A. J. Eaton; Cor- est in the scenic, artistic and architecresponding Secretary, T. F. Brubacker; tural development of the city; and to
Photograph by Paul de Fafchamps
ONE OF HARTFORD'S BEAUTIFUL INSURANCE BUILDINGS