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77//: AMERICAN ( liOll I).
Point* of Difference and Resem
blance All (her the V
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A Tribune correspondent recently cros< l ■]-..
continent >>r. a special train, the coming of
which was so v, n heralded in the daily press
thai there was a gathering at every stopping
Dla.ro. Th.ro was a railroad photographer or:
the train who lost nu opportunity of taking
pictures, and the crowd in every Instance made
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 1900.
A MASSACHUSETTS CROWD.
every effort to pet into the picture. There were
rushes to get in the tic.ld as soon as the camera
was sighted, one- crowded, these persons took
pains to have their fai es show. They pulled
and pushed naturedly, and those in the
front soon s::;;, 'k their favorite poses. In at
least a dozen of the crowds some one shouted
to the photograph r to make a noise like a bird.
Fully twenty crowds, the first and last three
thousand miles apart, i h held a joker who
"la my hat on straight?"
■ hard to di I i
[t likes 1 ture 1
night when th< crowd was hurrying this
md that for the evenini .. Dusk had just
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r of mati l i e in
creased, ceased striking, gradually stralgl
1 fud<d into the crowd
A .EGflO CROWD IN FLORIDA,
"Whit jrou looking for?*" "What's lost?" were
the r; . ■ ut.
It was a "diamond ring," a "pocketbook," a
"grolj watch," in as many minut* s.
The policeman finally grew tired looking and
shoved the crowd away with his "Move along
now: there's nothing lost."
No one disjmted him, and the crowd vanished
as quickly as it formed. It would gather for a?
little excuse and disperse as ijuickly on being
told to move on in Xl Payo, Tex., in Snohomish,
Wash . or Bangor, Me. In Jefferson City, Mo,
of cours.', one might have "to show them" that
nothing was lost.
No one has had more experience with Ameri
can crowds than President Roosevelt, who in
recent y< ars has Le.-n in nearly every State in
the Union, and wherever he has gone a crowd
was soon lined up, open mouthed, in front of his
ta smile. Everywhere he has found tfc -•--
crowds well dressed, in a good humor, ---
■d, r- sjh • tfni. able to hand then selves
wiUl ::: : ' ■ I rmed assistance, as .
rights of those with who:- they 1
' :: " v^ ;1 > ti - • •.- . j wouW a a n: i t . V 1
" f thes • ' : ust be put in the list of A -
: '"" ! ' hara " ristl >. Certainly they are
favor, d in the contrast with the stoUdnesa of an
English crow.d, the Jabbering of a French throng
or the primness of the Russian mob with its
not trigger set on a hair.
Having all these <harac -teristU-s in common,
does not prevent the American crowds from
sectional earmarks. Nowhere In the
United states, for instance, win you find such a
crowd as will gather on the Ka.-t Side of New-
York City. Although there ii no region more
cosmopolitan, the races are so bunched as to
dwellings that a crowd is likely to be of one
race, a Hester-st crowd win have Jew written
on every face, except perhaps that of the Irish
A!! photographs copyrigH, 1905, by ,
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A CROWD N THE