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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1803.
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Wednesday, May 24, 1893.
A Chinese quack who recently
died in S:ui Francisco is reported to
have had a practice of $45,000 a year
and to have died tinallv of his own
jjpeeial ty asthma.
The Manhattan elevated railway.
New York, carries a larger number
of passengers than any other Ameri
can railway. The figures are given
as o'.'o.OOl) daily, or li)l,62f.OO0
Congressman Haines is willing to
give $500 towards the erection of a
buildinc for the Salvation Armv in
Freenort. providing the necessary
amount to build and furnish the
building can be secured.
Attoksev (1 en euai. Olney re
reives many queer queries, but the
one from a man in Junction City,
la., is most peculiar. He wants to
know if the government pays a
bounty on twins, and savs if it does
he is the happy father of three pairs.
MT. I.otis liEri'ni.ic: I here are
far more republicans in the federal
oflices than there are democrats, and
when a democrat makes application
for appointment in the same depart
ment with them it is not surprising
that they should do everything pos
sible to keep him out. It is a fact
that democrats are being daily re
jected on the recommendation of re
publicans holding over from the liar
Ml't.'li more or less illy talk ha:
been indulged in about the prohabil
it v of a war wit h China because of
the supreme court having declared
the (ieary law constitutional. Need
less to say neither the president nor
Secretary (iresham have the remotest
idea that there will be any serious
trouble with China. The Chinese
minister told Secretary (iresham
that his government would not take
any retaliatory steps, and that it
would, as far as possible, protect
Americans in China from any attack
which the ignorant natives might be
disposed to make upon them. The
Geary law will be enforced by the ad
ministration to as rrcat an extent as
possible with the means at Us com
maud, lint the lack of a sufficient ap
propriation to pay for their trans
portation makes it possible that no
Chinese wsll be returned to China
until congress shall have decided
whether it will appropriate the large
amount that will be needed $6,000,
0!)0 is the estimate to send the more
than 100,000 who failed to register in
accordance with the Geary act back
to China, or modify the law so as to
allow those who are now in the
United States to remain. Many con
gressmen who voted for the Geary
aet have announced their willingness
to vote for an amendment to allow
the Chinese now here to stay, in
preference to appropriating the
money necessary to send them to
In his address at the tledication of
the great Illinois buildings on Thurs
day, Mayor Carter Harrison dirt not
use many 'words in speaking of Chi
cago, but he said a great deal.
Many of you probably are here now
to see Chicago an American city.
It is American, and yet it is made up
of all people. Chicago is the fourth
German-speaking city on the face of
the globe; Chicago is the second lio-hemiau-speaking
city on the face of
the globe; Chicago is the second Polish-speaking
city on the face of the
globe; Chicago is the second Swedish
city on the face of the globe, the
third Scandinavian, counting the
Swedes, Norwegians and Danes. It
is the third Irish city in the world,
and with the knowledge one gains on
political occasions they are the first.
In tho human body there are about 2G3
bones. The muscles are about 500 in
number. The length of the alimentary
canal is about 82 feet.
Eighteen thousand three hundred stu
dents have graduated from Harvard col
lege since its foundation, of whom 9,500
are living.,- '
Anatomists declare that the average
weight ' of , the circulating blood of the
body is about 28 pounds.
IT IS ALL GEEAT.
The World's Fair Built on
Model of Vastness.
SOME SUEPEISING 00MPAEIS0ITS.
Great Piers, Great Railways, Great Hotels,
Great Expectations of Great Crowds In
Chicago Optical Delusion. Caused by
the Bigness of Tilings In tbe Monster
Worlc's Fair, May 23. Special.
Every one who comes to see the Colum
bian exposition is at once Impressed by the
vast scale on which everything in connec
tion with the fair has been planned or con
structed. This is almost as noticeable
without the grounds as within. Even in
the central part of the city one observes
Immense hotels that obviously have been
opened for "World's fair trade. At the
lake front park are still more striking evi
dences of the exposition boom and of the
fact that the Chiengonns have made all
their jdans in anticipation of an enor
mous influx of visitors. In the harbor is
a big fleet of steamships waiting to carry
passengers to Jackson park, eight miles
away. Some of the vessels are new, as the
monster whaleback passenger steamer
which has just arrived from Duluth, and
which is said to be able to carry 6,000 per
sons. As yet not many people use the
steamers, for the weather is not very
warm here and every one is in a hurry to
get to the fair. But later in the summer,
when the mercury rises and the city be
comes disagreeably hot, thousands upon
thousands will be glad to avail themselves
of the opportunity to refresh body and
soul during an hour's ride on thecoollako.
For the accommodation of these crowds
enormous piers and landings have been
constructed. On one of the piers is an
immense pavilion, in which is a restau
rant, besides many other attractions de
signed to take the nimble nickels, dimes
and quarters from the pockets of the mul
titude. Near by are other piers and land
ings, and the steamers constantly going
and coming with their passengers and
their bands of music make a scene of great
Hore, too, is the terminus of the Illinois
Central World's fair railway. An elabo
rate system of platforms and turnstiles
has been provided, and almost every min
ute of the day tho special express trains
are arriving from or departing for the ex
position. To take care of the World's fair
travel this road must have spent two mill
ions of dollars. It bought a hundred loco
motives and nearly a thousand cars. Be
sides, it elevated several miles of track in
tho vicinity of the exposition grounds.
These preparations on so vast a scale have
produced an admirable result. Thespecial
trains start out every two or three min
utes, ten cars in a train and each train
carrying, when all the seats are occupied,
S'.0 persons. There nro eight parallel
tracks, one line of double rails being used
for these World's fair expresses, which
make no stops and do the journey in fif
teen minutes, another serving the subur
ban trains, of which there are S12 in a day
(increased this summer from 1S!), tho third
carrying the through passencerand excur
sion trains, and the fourth the freight
On the way to the fair visitors behold a
scene of much interest. In the lake, the
steamers plying to and fro. At thewater's
edge the trains whizzing past each other
every minute or two. Not far from the
shore tho cable roads and the trains on the
elevated road may be seen, and now and
then one gets a glimpse of the big coaches
with their four horses swinging along the
boulevards. All tho way out may be seen
hotel after hotel, many of them enormous
structures covering half or tho whole of
a block and with from six to twelve stories.
Theso increase in number as the region of
tho fair is reached, and extend for a niilo
or two back from the lake. After a stran
ger has gazed upon acre after aero of these
big buildings, and noted the innumerable
smaller structures and private houses
which have been converted temporarily
into inns, he rightly concludes that Chi
cago has gone into this World's fair busi-
KEGILDING THE GODDESS' WREATH,
ness on a scale that promises to be suffi
ciently large for the entertainment of all
creation, if all creation will only be good
enough to come hither.
Around the fair gates, wnere a year ago
there was nothing but open prairie, there
is now a Kreat city. Here, again, Chicago
enterprise and Chicago expectations have
built on large plans, xue restaurants,
the shops, the lunch-houses, the outdoor
booths, the pavilions and the fakirs are as
countless, almost, as the sands of the sea.
Why, there is one theater out here, not yet
completed, which is nearly as big as the
United States capitol at Washington. As
an amphitheater it rivals the structures in
which the Roman emperors were wont to
enjoy cruel sports. Probably twenty thou
sand people may be accommodated at once
in this vast auditorium. The structure
stands an the lake shore, just outside the
exposition enclosure, and being unfinished
has doubtless led many a visitor into the
error of supposing that one of the great
exposition buildings was yet without a
It is almost unnecessary to say that
within the exposition gates everything is
on-a scale so vast as to almost defy belief.
A queer thing about the exposition is that
(he longer one stays here the bigger it
seems. Instead of appearing smaller as
one becomes more familiar with it, through
seeing it day after day, it swells) and
swells in a manner that is altogether
amazing. I have been here almost a
month, and have walked a dozen times
from one end of the grounds to the otben
Vet each time I do so my wonder at the
vastness of the thing is greater than it
ever was before. -
One begins to realize a little of this im
mensity, indeed, before entering the
grounds. The gates are almost a show in
themselves. Suppose you arrive at the
Fifty-seventh street entrance. There, all
in a row at least ten rods in length, are no
fewer than eighteen turnstiles, each
guarded by an official. There aroi twelve
ticket windows, and at certain hours the
men in all of them are kept very busy. A
stranger would say, if he did not stop to
think much aboy it. -tat there were gate
and ticket facilities enough here for the
.whole. ?:;pi,ition. He may even go so far
as to wonder why they put all of their
gates and ticket sellers in one spot. Much
amazement will be his when he learns
there are just nineteen other entrances,
and that some of them are much more ex
tensive than this one. If you go to the ex
position by any of the excursion trains
which run into the terminal station on
the grounds you will have a choice of
twenty-six windows at which to buy your
ticket and of ninety-six turnstile.t hrough
which to pass. If you go by tne steam
ship line on landing at the big pier the
largest in the world you will be con
fronted by a ecore of ticket windows and
an even hundred turnstiles. In all there
are 182 ticket windows and 320 turnstiles.
What an enormous crowd they could
care for if the people would only come in
steady streams all day long! But the jieo
plo don't come in that way, and the sur
prisingly large number of ticket booths
and entrances is provided so that there
may be no more uncomfortable crowding
at the ruh hours. A good many of these
326 entrances are used exclusively by the
people who have passes, the number of
these fortunate persons being about 70,000.
Four-fifths of them are e-ibitors and
their assistants or other people employed
on the grounds.
Wherever one goes about the exposition
he is impressed by the magnitude of the
operations. I do not need to tell you how
big the buildings are. You have read all
that many times you know even the
minor structures are measured by the
TOUCHING CP TIIE GREAT HORSE,
acre but you will never realize their vast
ness till you have seen them. You will
not perfectly appreciate their proportions
till you have seen them many times. They
are like mountains in one respect. They
possess the optical delusiveness which ac
companies great hight or size. For in
stance, from the upper end of the grounds
the golden dome of the Administration
building aixl the mighty expanse of the
Manufactures or main building appear
but a little distance away. The stranger
lias no doubt of his ability to walk to them
in two or three minutes. Yet they are
nearly a mile and a quarter distant in a
direct line. Every view and every build
ing on the grounds deceives you in the
If you stand at the peristyle nnd look up
the central basin at The Administration
building your estimate of the distance will
be, probably, two or three hundred yards.
When you walk it you will find it tho
longest 300 yards you ever saw. The exact
distance is 1.S.V) feet, or more than a third
of a mile, Similarly, the Administration
building will not seem to you a large
structure. It is so compact, so sym
metrical, so perfect, and surrounded by
such magnificent palaces that, your eye is
deceived. Consult your guide-book and
you will find that it is 'M2 feet square,
which means that it covers more t han an
acre and a half of ground. Each of the
four pavilions which form its corners is
eighty-four feet square, in itself as largo
as a good-sized brick block of five stories.
The beautiful dome rises 250 feet. How
vast must bo the surrounding palaces
when they are able to dwarf an immense
structure like this!
Turning your eye now toward the lake
the golden statue of the Itepublic is the
most striking object in view. It is beauti
ful, but does not seem very large. Ap
proach it, and it appears to grow a foot
taller with every step you take. When
hulf way down the basin you see what you
hitherto failed to notice; a workman is
perched upon the head of the giant god
dess, regilding a bit of her wreath. There
is plenty of room for him within the cir
clet, and. when he permits his leg to dan
gle over tho golden forehead his foot does
not reach, her eyebrows!
So it is with the other statuary. On one
side of the great basin, looking across at
the Agricultural palace, are a pair of co
lossal horses. You probably would not
notice their immense size if a couple of
painters did not come up, and while one
puts a ladder against the animal's body
and climbs via it to his back, another
stands under the huge trunk with room to
spare. Colossal buildings require colossal
statuary, and the Chicago people who
have pushed this work and shouldered the
burden and the responsibility found it re
quired a thick and fast-running stream of
golden dollura to carry it through. The
fair is just twice as big as they started out
to make it, and instead of costing them
ten millions of money it has cost them
Figures sometimes fail to express vast
ness, but twenty millions of dollars may
be understood. Compare this sum with
the cost of the finest public or private
building in your section of the country.
Add to this such summaries as two thou
sand policemen to guard the hundred and
fifty millions of treasure here gathered
and on which fifty millions of insurance is
carried, three thousand employes of the
restaurants which are to feed the people,
fifteen hundred young men to wheel visitors
about in rolling-chairs, and you begin to
realize the enormous proportions of the
But the only true way to realize its big
ness and its beauty as well is to see it
for yourself. Walter Wellmax.
May Kiss tbe Blarney Stone.
The Irish village and Blarney castle is
one of the most unique attractions at the
fair. Visitors who care to go to a little
trouble may kiss the reproduced blarney
Btone, but, as at the original castle, it is no
easy feat to reach the magic rock. A
winding stairway leads to the roof of the
castle and from there' the adventurous
may be lowered until their lips press
against the famous slab that has been lo
cated in an almost inaccessible place on
the side of the building.
SURROUNDED BY MYSTERY!
A Great Mistake.
A recent discovery Is that headache,
dizziness, dullness, confusion of tlio mind.
et, are due to derangement of tlio nerve
centers 'Which supply tho brain with nervo
force; that Indigestion, dyspepsia, neuralgia,
wind In stomach, etc., arise from the derange
ment of the nerve centers supplying these or
gans withnerve fluid orforce. This is likewise
t rue of many discuses of the lieartund lunirs.
Tho nerve system lalike a telegraph system,
as will be seen by tho accompanying
cut. no iibtia
white lines are
tho nerves which
convey the nervo
f-T.-e from the
nerve centers to
every part of the
body, just as the
electric current 13
wires to every
station, large or
physicians fail to
reirard this fact;
Instead of treat
In a the nerve cen
ters for tlio cause
o the disorders
n rising therefrom
they treat tho
51. 1., Lb. B.. tho
s pec I al 1st and
student of nervous diseases, and author
of muiiv noted treat Ises on the latter subject.
Ion since realized the truth of the tirst
statement, and lil- liestoralivo Nervine
1-i prepared on that principle. Its success
la curing ull diseases arising from deranire
ii:"ut at tho nervous system is wonder
ful, as the thousands of unsolicited testimo
nials in iKissessioii of the company manufac
turing the remedy amply prove.
Dr. Miles' liestorative Nervine Is a reliable
remedy for all nervous diseases, such as
li.adache, nervous debility, prostration,
sVcplcssness, dizziness hysteria, sexual de
bility, tt. Vitus dance. epileisy, etc. It is
sold by all druirglsts on a positive guarantee,
or sent direct by tlio lr. Miles Medical Co.,
l'lkiiart, lnd., on receipt of price, SI ier bot
tie, six bottles for 85, express prepaid.
iiestorative Nervine positively contains no
opiuuxi or dangerous drugs.
TO USE NO 0TMEP
vrA r-s i - .
is a dreadful thing
undoubtedly caused by the irritating
effects of dirt.
Outbreaks, and crime generally, are
never possible among people who are
addicted to th; use of '
The great soother of angry passions
the promoter of health and good
feeling. Cleans everything injures
nothing don't be afraid to use KIRK'S
Soap on the most delicate fabrics.
JAS. S. ICIKIC A CO., Chicago.
Diamond Tar Soap A s"K:bS5:pta'
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giipjmcitories. Ointment in Oapsnl. alt-o in Box
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Hieedine Itchinc. Chronic. Herent or Hereditary
Piles, Female weaknesses and im.nv other dis
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health. The first discovery of a medical ciire ren
dering an operation with the knife nnr.ecessary
hereafter. This Ktmedy has never neen known
to fall. H per box. 6 for Sr; sent hv mall. Why
snffer from this terriable disease when a written
truarantee is positivly given with bottles, to re
fund the money if not cured. Send stamp for
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Acts like magic on the Stomach, Liver and Bw
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Nervons Disorders, Sleeplessness.Loes of Appetite,
restores the complcction; perfect digestion fol
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and Constipation. Small, mild, easy to take. Large
Vials of N) Pills 25 cents.
BAKTZ & ULLMKYER Sole Acenta Kock Isl
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
t t: Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
TVlei.bone No. 1214
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AND IS MADF DrsflV '
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring an.i Summ-r i
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave jUr order
"tk Block Opposite Harper Horss.
Troadway, Cor. Prince St.. Sew York City.
Refitted and rerovaTtd nndc r new management.
On the European pltn.
Koom rates SI a day ard upward.
Restaurant eqnal to the beht in the city ni mod
frtreet cars from all R. K. stations and steam
boat and ferry landircs pa's tin- door.
111LDKET1I & ALI.KX. Fp's.
Corner Cottare Orcve Aveiiro sni MMy. fourth
Street. Only five minifies from Woila's Fair.
Superior Billing Rorm. Elevu c.l Railroad.
Now Open. Rates Vcdera'o. Kuropenn.
71. X. I'EiorzE, Sn.t.
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Ciiisap, Rocl MM & PaciSs Rs
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.'in.niunicatlor to all towns and clUrv ."nst er.:l w.
j.-.fhwost and southwest ;f Chictco ard to Vtrlir n:.'
vtzstibztle: ejzfress traizcs-
idling all competitors in splendor of eipitrnic-.ti
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E.N'VEIt, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, vi,
:aKSAS CITY and TOPEKA nnd via ST. ,T.LI--I
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!iicrging railway lines, now fortcioff .e r.e :k-
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN POUT?
er .hlch snperbly-quipped trains run dA'r
niROCGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Sail
l-alce CPy. Cgdea snd San Fncl9co. THE ROL'H
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rrom liantton. Pike's Peak and all otliei sanitary .-.art
cemc resorts and cities and mining districts la ColirR ir.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
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