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FROM "UNTER LINDE-N
ON THE CONTIENT
INTERESTING LE.TTER FROM
COL JAS. T. BACCN.
.ie is in the City Where The Kaiser "b
Loved-The Night Life of the
Newl an.i Cvrier.
Berlin, Germiany. 'May .-Berlin
z3nder the i mt will. illimitaly
ambi"u anm :,ies en
the p, 1sent i-'p:. as bcome a:
incoit :-iva -ly m1ag e: n-'It city, Vit
a pop Ition f twu a a quarter mil
lion ,-iople-!arger zhan a!! cis ex
cept I ondon and New Y"rk. One
-Lo reilize that1 th I pe 0ro r i
great and beloved a i. Ten -:ars
ago he,- was-or seeu.e. to u n :.er:
,an; -a van egoi;1 'e.'
fanta .ic m,n. but a that i ne.
and a. the age o : ears. the
man a grea'. :- air. erl
If h. shall 'ive I . r
he w il mik- I'er I v z li
there Is , miakir, ,e
describing its -qe) Ve-te7iax.
Suindfy ihe vIh, wa : exceptionai
-y fin day, -nd ti - ornin's loca
paper., niak. the aztoniin,_r an
nounc e'ment that om' of Berlin's tw"
millirm people the street cars and
puhi cabs and carriages yesterday
afterinon moved a million and a
quartei into the open air-:o the pib
lic poks, gardens, restaurants and
:show places. These people seem to
-almo.( literally live out -,f doors: and
if theae is any strictly family life, as
we know it, we have not yet been
able to find it.
At the Awful Word.
We are at the fashionable Hotel
BrGi:', midway the Unter d 1 Lin
den wir-re we have three front win
do%,:. froml which we may see ai! the
dgd procesions to arches of
h mng gre- fete. At the 7
b' 1)1V: Ia b t d ' e l h re hwr t a
be in .\. r ning :rC ;s-~'t.re are
cemef d-iha ont *f the regular
com , tat,if y.o -ake 'hemi. :mS
he y:. ; or ?xtra. A.<einer or tahie
servmiU pokl-es in ri 'rperb) Ylver wait
'r hlv: '.'en us and t.'-e lady next t's
and : ss -Ganse lebeCr pa3stele, zwe
ma1. We jumnp and shriek not at
the i:s Mf :he little pates but at
the aw:ful word. It is pronouncer!
gena;y layber-pastaystay," and means
little I. irtlets of goose liver. If you
indulgte in on of the tartlets; you pay
*ZWe mnark-a half dollar. We do not
indulge, bu4t exclaim dramatically in
Germsn, "God in heaven forbid," at
which the Germans around us laugh
'Ue,a little later on, comes an
aithe, 1:elner and pokes in before vou
rano4e, silver waiter with a gorgeous
'Tohkmnan glass decanter and dainty
littk y.blets. The decanter has in it
a beasiifu1 pinkish fluid. And the kel
ner say:,: "Heinbeeren Abgeess, sine
ara"' This is prononneed "a'y
igoose," nd means "an outflow of
wagher ry juice." In short it is what
we call raspberry vinegar, and is de
lcious. We clasp the decanter to our
'boom, and drink two marks' worth
'hall a dcollar. We do not feel sure
ab.uo the "gnslberpastete," but
-sho,uld you ever come to~ P,erlin, al
way; welcome the raspberry 'ap
-go).e." And then, as the rich, ele
gan, all -mixed-up dishes continue to
be ser ved. you beg for a little more
-broad and a glass of water. The bread
-youi will get, but never the water
nlo dii;kong water under any circum
- st.an~ces. To sustain life, yo-: are forc
edt buy and to drin.k the Rhine
and heach wines so common in this
counh y'. They are costi yand taste
hike weak vinegar. WXe hate them and
-we hue beer still more, but it is wine
dbee or death. And even as we
wat in front of a vast window,
zounitless thousands of people are
rushm:g to and fro, the older ones
chA du: heavy wraps and overcoats.
and C -younger ones in white dresses
and ?sireg suits--the latter trying to'
maske out that it is warm and balmy.
h i. a 'fact bitterly cold, with keen
-winda- -and always is. We have not
had off our overcoat since we left
New York. Indeed it has become a
aiof our skin and bones. At the
~table d'hote and at the opera we are
obliged to wear an evening suit, and
TheCe G.rm a:I I ee: -, h :
th lrctti>t;, -x,1c4 'Ilej" -C t1o !.i
iwe adire :'e :ron-lad virt-e. bMt
i .m ., 1at it ight ea.ilv be
a )pi :::!erie.
Srse(1il Gr(ho': *:reeI la
niC tv buy -.:n pretty chVan-r
me-,ta; beads an i:oe o,'r w.:,men
Pret 1hn -n .he "ld w,-)man
we mad hr :;:destand sheC excl.ai-.
wi.os WUer a:red herz~ a 'iemnl
vha .; w n r aked . b:: _:l:
w . or the t barf:I klnv
v: 7 .
She..ai: -Al. ny God. h1 "ear
i: andi -hameless that must b."
Wei liingeredi lo:ag mt tms 1 stor and. t
Lolnd it. like Bishop Potters tavern.
a tight F,uffy place. And. speaking of
this, reminds us that the nigh: life of
Bler11 is wonderful to behold. On
certain great streets, especially Fred
crick street. Leipzig street and Jeru
salem street, under the ground. and
six-s:ories above the ground. life
never ceases a moment. Even at 6
o'clock in the morning you meec
Stho-ands of well-dressed and thor
ouhly respectable people returning
o hi hle mes. They1 have been out
th whole livelo-g -nigh:. streaminn
t s. gazing into the brilliam
hp. Whilin:'g away hours in restauh
r :.:,. :dri n a!s. d inn: sa
a knd o scl ge hamn and
h ee,:stening wVithl never-"tir
r ~ ~ ~ e ir-1:5:atp'
-ad Wald enfel waltes as they vere
nev~er :layed befre. A .who nigh
in the :.r:tKmK! aree: is a star:ling~
Neither Walk Nor Wag.
As to, the money current here, when
you .have chaned a nyre dollars bill
of ours into small change. and you
need this sma's change all the time
you can no longer walk or wag. It
is a-peck-measure trull. For ten pfen
nigs (2 1-2 cents) you can ride ten
thousand miles on the street railway,
and with fifty pfennigs (12 1-2 cents)
you can found a bank. Only yester
day morning, a kutscher-a hackman
-drove us from the Hotel Bristol to
:o English-Episc'opal Chapel-fully
100 miles-for 12 1-2 cents. All goods
are much cheaper here than in our
country. and many of them are pret
tier and better. The German shoe is
cheap, but it is a thing to shock the
genteel human-mind. These people
are large. Their feet and hands are
gigantic. The men who sing in the.
Wagner operas-and scarcely any
others are heard-must be Gogs and
M\agogs and Goliaths, and the women
must be seven feet high, and weigh
three hundred pounds. Kraus-who
is by far the most splendid and virile
tenor singer we have ever heard
looks to be about eleven feet high,
but as he has no: allowed himself to
have a stomach, he is a magnificent
looking fellow. You pay three dol
lars for fashionable seats at the grand
opera, and must be there in a dress
suit and a fearfully low-necked gown
("ausgeschnitten," or cut out.) at 7
o'clock sharp. A Wagner opera takes
from 7 to 12: and then you get out
and go to buy necklaces and hear the
Strauss waltzes, and eat sausages and
cheese and 'delikatessen." or sweet
The great coming fetes we spoke
of in the beginning of our letter are
these: Day after tomorrow the Em
eror-Unser Kaiser-is to return to
Berlin and to the "Schloss" or royal
palace. For six weeks past he has
been on a cruise in the Mediterranean
and visiting the great cities of South
ern Europe. The Empress and her
children have not been with him. A
German woman never goes anywhere
with her husband, but to beer sa
lns. The Emperor's return will call
To Unv i Muent.
Then on the 27tl the Emperor is o
::veil a m..:n::ne:.:-tlcre cainot be
.m:s a: tatues in~ Berlin-at
Charlattenberg, a grand suburb of the
ei:v. On ti -1; : i tI) occur the F
-reat ann.al spri:: niilitary review,
hen :itv thous::d troops in and r
r .und rIn .I ilarch and perforn r
volutions )-,fore the Ep- eror. Thit
is the laraest and most brilliant occa
l of the whl year. And then on
ne a th yo:- 'r':n Prince.\ Wi
behn Friedr. is t he marrie t
me rices Ccie.of 'Mec]1linb,-rg_
che-i Th Prince i meet :he U
PrinlCeSs at a ima!l -istle on the out
ir: of he c-;. aompanied by the
r al faminily and all zhe nicipal
z ovi.nnernts. -at fr- w her in an
e ar h..gvh :he Unter denl
.inden. : the -*a!- lace. in the
Ip 1 f , aw ouaps later.
h . y g.' -............. are said to
n : ih each other.
\\*-in -ms -n vo Unter <Ien Tlin ll
are alrcady being -er-ed at fIhulous
''rices, from which to viev: this roa!
a:i al pr'c.sim. The Cr:mtess \on
a very weahiy encety womai
.f Mun~ich. has alreasy. with a great
4eil Of c.mrtes.. ffered \!rs. Hilliard
Spaldin. f A:!anta. the head of ouf
party, four hundreI marks-one hun
dlred dollars-for two iours' rent of
one of her thrXe windows on the Un
ter den Linden. This offer. the beau
tiful American woman has. with equal
courtesy and delicacy. declined.
Tames T.. Bacon.
A Letter to Home Folks.
Col. Bacon writes the iollowing to
the Edgefield Chronicle:
Hamburg. May 7.-I tried. to write
to -ou yesterday. but so great was the
press of sight-seeing in this great city
that I failed. This is Sunday-God's
day. The weat!er is superb-what
we would call a little cool. I have
iT returned from the irer.t Church
St. Nicholas. 1.000 years 1ld where
we .aw the Lutheran sr:ice, and
heard man:11el;m chi -inging
io, 0-i-lits .r )ram ms. We are to
y;'i) a l:eon and on Tuesday or
mdnesdav Cout Von iLhre'burg is
:o he apprised of our arrival. He is
the bro-her of the Count Ehrenburg
uh'o came over with us. There are
two of them. Count Frederick and
Count Richard. My greatest inter
es: in the Count is the hope that he
will have let:ers for me from home.
If vou wrote in a day or two after I
sailed he ought to have them by WVed
nesday. I shall be bitterly disap
printed if he has them not. We land
ed at Cuxhaven, at the mouth of the
Elbe. on Thursday night, too late to
go ashore. On Friday morning, how-.
ever, by 7. a tender (a small, light
steamer) was ready to take us off the
mighty "'Deutschland." Soon our
trunks and :hings were being opened
and examined in the custom house. It
has become a mere form. And by 9
we were safely in our apartment on
the train speeding south to this place.
We arrived at 11.30, and were driven
to the Hambr.rger Hof. (Hamburg
Court.) the grandest hotel in the city
-among hund reds of o-:her grand
ones. And here. in absolutely royal
splendor, we have been ever since
Hamburg is 1-5o0 years old and ii
indescribably magnificent and inter
esting. Berlin is not near so old, but
even more magnificent-the capital
of the great German Empire.
Tuesday. May 9th.-I am a little
bewildered. It seems like a dream
a phantasmagoria. I am dazed, al
most crazed, with the unprecedented
grandeur and glory of Berlin. We
arrived here last night, traveling first
class from Hamburg. and again we
are ina grand hotel-indeed, the
grandest in all Germany. It is 12 im.
now, and I have just returned from a
long drive. Tonight we are to go to
hear Tannhauser. This is the glor
ous part to me.
This is WVednesday morning, the
oth. Berlin is the New York of the
Continent. Europe, outside of Eng
land, is always spoken of as "the Con
tinent." Its size and magnificence
are entirely boyond any word s. We
are fronting on the "Unter den Lin
den"-"Under the Linden Trees"
the most famous and most beautiful
street in Germany. It is all magic
and glory, but often, very often, I
pine to be with you all. Van has dis
covered-one among a million other,
(Continued on Pae C.)
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