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'yocxi & L'nd»rwood, New-Yc-k.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JANUARY L'B, I<MK>.
policeman. Yet, a block away the black eyes
and hair and swarthy, olive complexion of Italy
will overwhelmingly predominate. It la easy,
too, to see In such a crowd as this the rapidity
with which these races which have migrated to
America arc Improving. The mother in the
knitted shawl is an entirely different sort of
woman from her daught< p dressed In the height
of fashion, as reflected by the Grand-st dress
makers. Nor i? this diff» rei i ci tirely in the
clothes. There are lines in the fans of the
Cath< rs of such a crowd which one does i;ot find
lr. the faces of the grown sons, and they are not
lines of ag--, either. They an those <>f op] res
sion and hardship Buffered in lands of their
birth. Like as not the East Side crowd will
have a serious lock on its face, but it is from
earnestness rather than trouble, and it can be
easily turned Into a smile.
Jump across the continent to the great North
west and the budding young metropolis of the
Pacific Coast— Seattle, in the new State of
Washington. ' : :.- ■•■• ;; notic< the predoml
c? youth ~:.d :i peculiar beauty and freshi
on the faces of the young women. Looking
more closely one will . ...
btr of ; . - ■ : lh< happy
wives have babes in their arms. Now Is a time
of great pr< ; i th< West and the young
men ■ • builders. This is the sort of
crowd that one likes to call "typical American."
' • ■ if th<ir patriotism, although
they are furthest a way from the national cap
ital A !arp'- r.urijtier of the men wear cam
paign huts; they are v< t<rans of the Spanish
War. and they fought just as bravely out In
the Philippines as did the boys of Massachusetts
and New-York In Cuba. Th' re Is a peculiar
look in the faces of the crowd which seems to
tell of a knowledge of higher Unrigs, pronounced
ideas of right, a care for more than the dollar.
"What is the reason for it?" a Tribune con-e
A NEBRASKA CROWD.
spondent asked one of the Senators of the State
as they looked diwn on a crowd in Seattle*!
Pioneer Square from the san:e platform.
"Every morning th( awake to see tho sun
rising above Mount Rainier, with its majestic
height of 15,000 feel he paid In reply. "Everj
evening— when it is not raining— they wati h th<
Fun sink Into the Pacific behind that Jagged
horizon of peaks which we call the Olympics.
How could they help acquiring such ar. expn s
Recross the continent again and l""k ovei a
crowd in a Massachusetts manufacturing
One will notice the prevalence of thin, ■ ■,
featun s. There is a Yankee keenness In th<
expression of most of the thror.g. Wh< n th<
speaker propounds a problem there is a per
ceptible squinting of the eyes and one r<
T h.-.t they are work!!:? it out for themselves
< >ti* ■ will notice, also, more women than men ii
the crowd, and there \\l!i be several example?
• tl New-England old maid, evidences of th<
migration of the men from the region. It v.i;
be a strange crowd, too, that has- riot a
kling of the caps of electric road employ< foi
trolleys nin eyerywhere through New-Englanc
nowadays and it takes a great arm; I
For the most typical American crowd
and white, rich and jioi.r- the national
is the- best place. One will find then
government clerks whom the <';\:1 Servi •
gathered from every State. The 1 man of th<
Southwest is there with his sombrero. The wei
dressed New-Yorker and "his equally trim busi
ness brother from Chicago are in evidence
There is a sprinkling of Grand Army men wbi
seem to fancy the place where the pension;
come from. Then- are fine crops of whisker!
from Vermont, plainsmen from Wyoming
"crackers" from Georgia, men from Colorado
A CROWD IN WASHINGTON. D. C
who talk, walk and work like a gale of wn:d; In
fact, every sort of man but a native Washing
ton:.in, and it is - • ; -Me to pick him out
Not the least Interesting i f American > rowds
of to-day is one gathi red in the Black Belt.
Near the speakers' platform on< will find well
dressed, serious faced • ■■ who are trying
hard to help bolv< their race problem. Their
eyes gleam with intelligence .:•.■! there is a
■• • •; dignity a i is not dis
; ng As a fram< to this picture one seoa
■ ■ _■• of tii- oldtime negro, slovenly as to
- : someth n - w ith a
' tir.<! air I s !■•''. I grinning fo is.hly
with a mouthful of thi whitest teefb On look
• such a crowd one wonders what Mich a
father!] ' •■■•■■ ' '> - c i:s ;l S».
A Texas ■ r •• dof to-d ■ ■' *"hat
the New-Torkci to think .1. I' a :.ot
nearly as distil i ii was ten years astK
the 1 ■' "-"• I ion from smaller
• . : r i
"Ci | >, -i thei in the l»unch,"
■ ■ • ■ . on a
vaS l c _ .. . ■ .
Certainly thei ■ l< eof mi i
■ •ill.-," was th- Northerner's comment; "there
seem to b< ■ here."
.■ ■ • h* Texan.
"Wen Imprw ing ::. • ■ i here, and
bi on will ;■•■ :•■ !• • ! nei k . f rnia in
tter of pretl I girls."
Having had the b< •--.■■ rues, n fart-
Ing glan • ai a Nebraska i Drove in
terestinjr. Farmei la rittei I over i> . Aiout
'.!..- iii< :. Is .i tuck, lounglne aii which is de
ceptive Don't think that it means they are
I slack aJx'tit th«:r farnunfr. They can -bow
bank books whicb disprove It. As on the Kast
; Side fkf New-York, the sei ond generation "f Ne
; braskana shows :lm Improvement. Beside the
f.itlier, with hip BCttggy whiskers, one finds the
clean cut. bright eyed son, like as not bearing
i more than one evidence of the polish ol the Stats
i university, which in the West has reached a
. high degTee of development and efficiency.