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May Be Donated toLocai Museum Charles G. Gates Suggested Such Course as Memorial to Father. Plan Now Is to Make Gallery Testimonial to Young Man as Well. to Directors of Association Meet Next "Week to Discuss Request. Widow and Mother to Re Consulted on Disposition of Pictures. Experts Say Canvases Are Far Above Average Private Gallery. The board of directors of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts will meet next, week to consider asking Mrs. Charles G. Gates and Mrs. John Y. Gates to install the famous John W. Gates collection of art treasures in the new Minneapolis Art Museum as a memorial to father and Kon. Mr. Gates Favored Memorial. It was at first suggested that the widow and wilier he asked to brin!? the col Action to the Gates home on Lake of the Isles boulevard as a memorial to the son. But-yesterday, E. J. Carpenter told of a conference he had with Charles G. Gate in California last winter at which the young man suggested that the collection go into the municipal museum as a memorial to his father. Relatives to Be Consulted. In vi'w of this circumstance, and becaus Mr. Carpenter lelievpn tin' collection woulii so erve a far better purpose, .Mr. Carjeutcr will tuget to the hoard of directors that the widow and mother be asked to have it placed in th museum instead of in the. home, thers to tin a public memorial to botu father ami son. As the collection ha not been open to public ii.fcperiiou in New York not much of its value i-s jjener:illv known her, but Mr. Carpcuur has ri'-eutlv recaivcd a letter from Joseph fireclt, asiistant director of the Metropolitan imiwum, New York city, in which Mr. Breck says that the collection is of rare value, and contains tome worku of the best masters. Collection of Eare Merit. "Of noma collections of which we hear a great deal, it is unfortunately true," naid Mr. Carpenter, "that riches have purchased only mediocre work instead of the best iu art. Certainly tin in not true of the Oates collection and it would lie a princely gift and splendid memorial. ' Jt was btt winter Mr. Carpenter aud Mi. U'ttes came together by thance in California. "a.r. Gate was a most interesting and plearnn;' voung nan," haid Mr. Carpenter, "lfe inlonned me that he was considering placing the collection of bin father in a gallery either ia or adjoining the home ht vas to build on tiie shores of Lake of the Isles. Told of Art Museum, "Being a new resident t Miaueap-olio lie was not familiar with the splendid progress Minneapolis wan even then maHing in the artistic. I told him of the plans for the new museum, of how the money for that institution had been rained aud of our hopes and ambitions. "Mr. Oaten was immensely surprised and interested. He knew nothing of this phase of tho city's history and it was apparent that his plans fo"r hi father's collection changed at once. "He spoke then of installing the collection in the Minneapolis museum as a memorial to his father, rather than to place it in the mansion he was to build. Naturally 1 encouraged Lira in this. Conference Is Planned. "It was arranged that at some later .2 -a., r .......1.1 l 1. : . l i: uate L wuui'i iinvM uiiii im;efc mu ui- rectors of the Minneapolis mtiRfium j and talk over the suggestion at more i length. "Perhaps we never will be able to obtain this collection now. I do itot know whither he spoke to his wife or mother of bis talk with me. or of his intention to place the collection in tin museum as a memorial to his father. I hope that he did so, for I think it would make matters easier for us now. "Just what form our petition will take remains for the directors to determine. But the collection is worth every effort we can make to obtain it. I should say that as it was the original intention to :i?uke the collection a memorial to John W. Gates that we suggest that it be made a memorial to both father and sou." There will be snipped from Cody, YVyo., to New York city soon some trophies of the last hunt of Charles G. Gates. The Park county, Wyoming, Enterprise tells the story of the hunt which ended just prior to the death of tho young millionaire. In particular it mentions that the hunting party brought back 12 fine elk heads, ihree of deer, one coyote and two oagles. These were turned over to George Richards, Cody taxidermist. He re-reived instructions to ship them to N'ew York. Tho Gates party was popular in Codv and especially so with guides and attendants on the hunt Itself. , . New York, Oct. 31. (Special.) Frank P. Hopwood of Minneapolis, father of Mrs. Florence Hopwood Gates in his room at tho Plaza last night said: "My daughter is bearing up well as well as could be expected. Of course the full realization of this great sorrow has not yet been cast upon her. The family members are endeavoring to prepare her for the shock that must necessarily come when the body of Mr. Gates arrives either tomorrow night or Saturday morning. However all we can do is to hooe foi the best.". T , Mr. Hopwood added that Mrs. John W. Gates is also bearing up well considering her ago. a (

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  1. Star Tribune,
  2. 31 Oct 1913, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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