Tribute to Painter's Skill. On of the still life palntlnga by Jnn van lluyaan In tit muaeum at The Hague was recently Injured, but It la believed th perpetrator wat neither vandal nor thief. Tho picture represents a baakot of fruit on which a number of Inaecta hava gnthered. On a pale yellow apple, ap-ple, which la th centerpiece In th cluatcr of fruit, la a largo fly, palmed to true to nature, so say the officials of tho gallery, that th canvas waa Injured by anme on who endeavored to "ahoo" It and brought bis cano or band too close to the canva. "A tribute to the painter' genlua," aaya i the letter recording the fact, "for wtilc h the work; bad to Buffer."