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Evenings At The Art Loan

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On Tuesday evening the refreshment room will be in charge of the adies of the Episcopal Church, who will serve a Russian Tea. Wednesday night the Methodist ladies will give a White Tea. Thursday will be a New England night and Friday a Japanese night. The excursión from Detroit to the Art Loan on Thursday will doubtless be a source of revenue to this department. The promenade concert, Tuesday night will certainly be excellent, and an agreeable variety in the evening entertainments. A new and interesting collection of antique collection of silver and other articles has been added to the a-brac room this week through the kindness of Mrs. Fitz-Hugh Edwards, of Detroit. In this collection is a very curious silver sujar sifter of great age, an old English silver "loving-cup," some rare "Apostle spoons" and a copper camp kettle, belonging to Lafayette and having his initials engraved on the lid. The different "points of view," as Henry James cali it, with which people look at pictures is often brought out at such an exhibition as the Art Loan. It was amusing to hear a gentleman say, after looking at Rosa Bonheur's wonderful "Sheep." "VVelI, I thought it was a fine picture, till it cost $20,000 - That spoiled it for me! " An original copy of Dryden's Virgil printed in 1698, and owned by Dr. Edward Batwell, of Ypsilanti, was received at the Art Loan yesterday. There are engravings which show that the engraver's art was understood one hundred and ninety-seven years ago. A very handsome table was received from Grand Rapids by the Students' Christian Association, yesterday. The athletic drill at the Art Loan last evening was very fine.