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jDTJK WELD'S FAIB LETTER.
tMTERESTIJVG GOSSIP ABOUT GREAT EXPOSITION. Viae Stories About Exorbitant Hotel Rates UnfoundedGood Accommo dations Can Be Had at $1 Per D*j TTlie Northwestern Dairy Exhibit. Jackscn Park, Special Correspond ence.Tliere are a good many kicks to be made In propriety and decorum with, regard to the management of this exposition. They are not to be offered so much for faults of omission .as of commission. These failings lie mainly at the door of that old, common complaint of too many cooks, who In variably succeed in spoiling the broth. jKate Field, the irrepressible, made a very sage remark the other day to the effect that if a man like the late la mented P. T. Barnum were running this show, the wheels would move along with far less friction and it would be a bigger show In a good many ways. There are so many commissioners that they are continually getting one an other's way and treading upon one an other's heels. It is a remarkable thing that matters have been can-led out as well as they have been under the cir cumstances. In less than two years Chicago has built up in a morass the most collossal enterprise the world ever *a7 and has done it without a ripple or a murmur on the surface of the in dustrial sea. It took France nine years to complete her last exposition, which covered no more ground than two of the largest buildings out of the thirteen great ones on these exposition grounds. The Paris exposition covered seventy five acies. The manufacturers' build ing here alone covers forty-four acres, a pretty fair sized'farm in the land of the lilies and the frog. "The leakage here, however, if it may be so termed, lies in the practical every day manage ment. The Columbian guard has ar rested several of the national com missioners, one or two of the heads of departments, a foreign commissioner or two, one of their own officers, and finally last week added insult to injury attempting to arrest the national commissioner of Paraguay, thereby creating a tempest in Israel and causing the commissioners of all the foreign governments to unite in a formal pro test and in the closing up of the Para guayan exhibit until a suitable apology is offered for the insult The commis sioner attempted to carry some pieces of bunting from the anthopological to the forestry building to have it stitched together upon a sewing machine. The uard attempted to arrest him because lie said it was against the rules to carry materials from one building to another. The commissioner explained who he was, but that would do no good. When *he guard laid his hand upon the Para guayan's shoulder the latter promptly knocked him down. The guard Hum tle his whistle for help and several other guards rushed to his assistance Finally the American superintendent of the building interfered and saved the commissioner from arrest The guards allege in defense of their con duct that there aiv strict military or ders which they are bound to obey. Who in the name of common sense vants military discipline at the Colum trian exposition. Police discipline is ceedednothing more and when an of ficial is attending to his business he -ought to be let alone. These blunders are being made right along. There is i some talk now of hiring a thousand f-t special policemen and dismissing the guards entirely, ft The attendance at the world's fair is W daily increasing, and it is expected Wjtr that during August, September and Oc- r f: W tober it will reach 200,000 a day The stockholders of the world's fair in Kj 7 tsome instances now claim that they never expect to get any money back jj -upon their stock, but recognized the fact that they were making a volun W tary contribution for Chicago and the I glory of America wh-n they sub scribed. Chicago, however, will reap a rich harvest out of the fair. It is safe to say that 3,000,000 strangers will k~ come and go during the time that the If gates are open Each one of those jL will spend $20 on the average This aggregates $100,000,000 poured into the fb lap of the Windy City This will m,l amount to SCO for every resident man, jj| woman and chdd within her gates. |L'' Money, however, is not pouring into it the coffers of the hotel men in the full jsu stream that they anticipated, and it is |P aow stated that twenty-eight hotels built for the accommodation of world's |||f fair guests are in the hands of re ceivers. The reason for this is potent. There is accommodation in the city for 500,000 strangers, and when there are afaout the extortion of hotels and eat- While the hotel men wer- a little too caf.h at the opening in tl^lr independ ence and then piices, there is abso lutely no complaint to be made now upon that score Hotel accommoda tions can now be had on the European plan at any price right in the vicinity of the fair grounds from 50 cents to |fv per diem per person. No person of ordinary taste would care tor better accommodations than he can get for $1 per day There are plenty of rooms to be had at that figure There is no reason for avoiding a hotel, especially 2 ince there are many accommodations to be secured at a hotel which cannot be had at a private residence Very fair board and room at this time will cot cost to cx.esd $2 50 per diem and crash of humanity which is sure to here later in the season. One can live here now fairly comfortable at $2 per diem, not reckoning the cost of eeeing the fair in either of these esti mates. The most backward building in point of equipment upon the fair grounds Is the dairy building. The principal cause ot this was the slowness in get ting plu'4Ki the refrigeration machinery, which ronstets of pipes end force pump iug Kucehlnery in which to circulate free anirtfonla gas. This is alternately con densed into liquid and expanded hito g&s by expansion. Last week it ap peared as if the fancy dairy exhibit of Minnesota, which was ready to be placed, would spoil, had it not been &< for th Minnesota superintendent, A. P. McKlnstry. He went to the buRdin last Friday night, peeled off his coat and displaced the national superintend ent, Gilbert, who ought to have attend ed to things, entirely. By wrorklng oury"7bouV*10oi56o"som'ebody"ha got and heH seemed to be very proud of the to suffer. The early reports sent out Ing houses have had their ffct Many J called toi his cell one morning people are patronizing private real- J11** dences which have rooms to rent, and hurried along the corridor, whether are giving the new hotels a wide berth, i face J coa 4 all night and pacing men out of his own pocket Mr. McKhistry sujeeeded in gettin? tne refrigerating processes into working order. Saturday the Minne sota faucy butter exhibit prepared by Mrs. McDonald of Minneapolis wa* put position. It consists of flower, star, geometrical and other fancy designs constructed out of butter. The word Minnesota is made from butter letters arranged in the form of an arch, un derneath which is an elaborate flower design constructed of the same ma terial. Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska will also have fancy butter displays, consist ing largely of butter statuary. Illi nois will have a log cabin constructed of butter. Minnesota, however, seems to have got ahead of them all in the preparation ot her display. The dis play of new strawberries from the Northwestern states In the horticultur al building is very hue. Minnesota and Illinois, however, are so far in the load, in the organization of an interna tional agricultural society from tha commissioners of agricultural, forestry and dairy exhibits of the \arirus na lions, John Fu/long of Minnesota took a prominent part, having been placed upon the committee of perma nent organization which will report upon a plan for such organization next Wednesday at an adjourned meeting then to be held. The Minnesota build in,? and all of *he Minnesota exhibits were very appropriately decorated to day with flags and bunting in pre paratory for the greatest Fourth of July in the history of the United States, Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan also did the proper thing in the way of decorating "their state buildings. The Northwestern states have not the history of the Revolution and the war of 1812 behind them like the East, but when it comes to patriotism the great and golden Northwest plays no second fiddle in the grand paton of national glorification. The agricultural implement exhibit ors at the world's fair have organied a club of which A. W. Case, of the Min neapolis Harvester compauj, is secre tary. They have sent out invitations to all the foreign commissioners and notables to attend a banquet at the Chicago Beach hotel upon the evening of July 12, and also to inspect the ma chinery in the afternoon of the same day. In the accompanying letter the object is stated to be as follows: "As a result of the interest, enthusi asm and expense incurred by nvmulac turers ot farm machinery, there is now in the implement section ot the agri cultural building at the exposition the hnest and most complete display -f agricultural implements and machinery ever brought together, and with the magnificent exhibits ni'ide by wind mill concerns outside the building, the manufacturers of farm machinery have reason to be proud of the result ot their labors and of their section of the exposition With the earnest desire of having the beneiics of this exhibit extended as widely as possible, both at home and abroad, to those that have taken part, and of bringing together in a social way the manufacturers represented here, and becoming acquainted with the for eign representatives accredited to the exposition who are interested in farm machinery and implements." It is expected that this inspection and banquet will go far toward calling attention to the superiority of Ameri can-made farm machinery, as com pared with every other make in the world. In the robbery of the Keene by the clerk, who skipped out with $600 of money deposited in the safe by the G- Larrirnore of Larrimore, lost $300. The hotel is bound to make it good. Ralph McKenzie. A CONVICT'S SCOVERY. Principal Keeper Connaughton of Sins Sins Has a Surprise. "The funniest incident in my long experience here," said Principal Keeper Connaughton of Sing Sing a few days ago, in one of his reminiscent moods, "occurred about two months ago "I laughed till I cried when it hap pened, and the thought of it helped to cheer me up in the troublous times of the murderers' escape which fol lowed. "We had a very small man brought here in January whoe Prfs- wasv an old-time S sneakthief in other states. We had to make a special suit of stripes for him es ciall a wa coat one and I was vero he ha much surprised escape and re beforei^ breakfast. I wondered as be_ solved, if I found it so, to put no more faith in human nature. "When I reached his cellk hoe stood there grasping the bars, with the most doleful expression imaginable on his littlet 5' 0and 'Mr Connaughton,' he gasped, 'I los S there are thieves in this prison?t'a "When I was able to speaakv I replied that wc might possibly have a few and went back toPeenjoy fo ^uJ^kmtii ke the heartiest mus 6051111 6 Mha S0 a toe coat bieakfast 1 had eaten for years. I on on ^Y curiosity."N. Y. World. I thm A Strange Cure for Rheumatism Some two years ago an Austrian OHy that persons who have been stung by bees enjoy an immunity irom the effects of bee-stings for varying oeriods, and that, moreover, a variety of the bee-sting is an invaluable cure for acute rheumatism. The latter part of the theory, according to the 'Mediterranean Naturalist,' has received most unquvs tionable confirmation from a ustoai of the country people in Malta. Oees are plentiful In the Islands, and bee stings are in such repute as a -Aire for rheumatism that resort to this primi tive method of inoculation has been a common practice in severe cases for generations, the results, it is said, hav ing been most satisfactory to the pa tients SEEN ^THF^VAySlUJS. PICTURES OF PASSING PEOPLE AT THE EXPOSITION. $R}"i?8% Always the Most Interesting Exhibit, The.y Are Doubly So in Their Un conscious VagariesContrast Be tween Two Races. Bht, after all, the biggest show at the fair is the people. One gets tired of the everlasting walk from building to building and from exhibit to restaurant, A Berry Monstrous Watermillion an' I Shoald .JCdsre Oncom nton Ripe." And it is very pleasant to sit down at jme of the restful nooks and watch the procession go by. For the most part men are all of a kind. But in the great numbers crowding sluggishly along there is always a good number who will repay the search for curios. It is not their personal appearance so much as the little things they oneon sciously do. Now and then you find a trait that is adopted by every one. For instance, every one who wanders into administration building and looks up at the dome opens his mouth, and keeps It open at a greater or less width, de pendrng on his habit at the table. The man who eats with his knife will open his mouth when looking at the dome and open it wide enough to receive the cap of a Columbian guard The man whose fork does duty for him at the table will open his mouth, but he tries to escape the general curse and so he doesn't look very bad. Wom en try hardest, of course, but they all He Never Drank Cocoa Before. flo it and it is funny to see their strug gle to pronounce the word "magnifi cent" while gazing at the throne of Jove. Coming down the plaisance one morn ing was a chair In which a good mother was seated. The young man pushing her was in better luck than most pro pellers are, for thermother's good-look ing daughter walked by his side and held her wrde sunshade over him to keep him from the heat of the day. And wheuever she came to a place where she or he .must go without the s'.iadow she cheerfully sacrificed herself and carried the parasol over him. Her face was full of the explanation. She was from some country town of per haps 5,000 inhabitants and was of the prosperous, sensrble sort of family that has whatever it wants, without regard to the expense. Life had never been very far for her, and her heart was sensitive to the im pressions of discomfort. She knew the day was hot She knew the young man was tired. And she simply relieved his burden as much as she could. There was nothing like selfishness, and noth ing even remotely suggesting flirtation. That might come laterif the youth were wise but it would be as much of A Pair of Hats* a surprise to her as anything in the fair could possibly be. Learn Nothing and Be Happy. And it was amusing to think what different eyes she would turn on life after she had known Chicago for a sea son. After she had seen the misery Df cities, the wretchedness that lies so 3lose beneath the surface, the haughty arrogance of one-half the world and the '1 the abject humility of the other, that pretty face of hers would harden and grow unconscious. And she would no more try to relieve the condition ttext to her than she would avoid the impulse now. Good girl! Go^\on. Learn nothing and be happy. There is an interesting Turk at one of the outside booths by the Cairo quarter. He is about the medium height' of man, but he seems shorter because of his exceeding breadth and the ample mantle that carries the lines of his shoulder's clear down to the ground. But his chief feature is the wonderful hat which covers him. That word "covers" is used advisedly, for the hat is wide of brim and tall of crown, but no living man can tell where crown ceases and brim begins. The farthest edge of its circumference touches his shoulder blades. He is hidden completely as to face until you get close in front of him. He knows how to use the ungainly garment when he has a pretty cus tomer and wants to retire with her for a moment from the rest of the world. The way in which he can ex tend that wonderful brim about her and bring iter face close down to his is simply a triumph. And he does it so easily, his motions are so graceful, his manner so winning, that I verily be lieve he could gather the elect under that shadow with him. What he says when he gets them there is beyond the power of guessing. But the women al- Demoralising Effects of Donkey Riding. ways come up blushing a little, poorer in purse and with some souvenir in their hands. Great is the shadowy Turk! Another Turk, who doesn't at all mean to be funny, looks for all the world like a great, npe watermelon, left carefully poised on one end. His dark green robe, mottled all over with the blotches which indicate the red core, the streaks from top to botton*| and the ridges and creases that com from the natural fall of the garment all carry out the simile. He is a mar vel to every one who sees him. But he is the torture of all darkies. They look at him with watering eyes, and they go on with every salivary gland excited. Two Sorts of Achievement. It is funny to sit in the refreshment garden just opposite the Persian thea ter and watch the women go in and out. You can always tell whether they have been to the theater. If they have yo'uPcan tell whether or not it pleased them As a rule they are full of regret. There is some amazement, some shade of curious speculation as to how the dance is done, some disgust, and a great deal of trepidation lest some one shall see them and know they are guilty. By the way, did it ever occur to A symphony in Black Stockings and Silver Buttons. you that the nation which produced that abomination known as the belly dance rose just as high in the time of King Solomon as it stands to-day? For thousands and thousands of years they have devoted themselves to "he gratification of one low passion. It has been the theme of their poets, the prize of their soldiers, the mecca of meccas, the goal worth a nation's ef facement. Wars have been incidents. Time has been nothing. Lust has been the occupation of the men, the fate of the women, of effort devoted to that one end, they have developed a set of muscles un known in a better people. Lascivious ness has possessed them for unnum bered centuries, and the acme of their achievement to-day is the belly dance There is nothing so distinctive, so typi cal as that. They have produced that hellish contortion of the abdomen. Christianity has made a Columbian ex position. Down in one of the cocoa houses, where that beverage is advertised, the order has gone forth for each waiter girl to record in a note book the com ments of her customers. When the artist sat down she brought him a cup of cocoa and waited to hear what he wovld say. He stirred it and sipped it, and then, turning to her, remarked: "This cocoa is a good deal like my board bill." "Whv?" asked the girlnot because she didn't know, but because she want ed to be courteous to a customer. "Because it isn't settled," he rpll3d, maliciously. But wherno came to make her rec ord shee proved herself a better icker, tshe sa Tils cocoa is like a bill board.'" ""V\hy?"' 'Because it is an advertisement'" A Joke in Some Places. Did you ever smoke one of those long, Turkish pipesV Well, it mry pay, but If it does, it rs purely on the ground of novelty. It isnt an easy thing to Open-Mouthed Admiration. do unless you are to the chibouk born. A man who has mastered its mysteries can extract smoke from the long and twisted stem with no more trouble than a cigarette would cost him. But if a man does not know how he will pay a good deal more than the regular fee for his entertainment, besides ihat, the young perbon who has the iip charge and who iills it and lights it for you delights to play practical jokes on the Christian dogs who come to him for fun. He has a wuy pinching the stem so that a young man devoled to acquiring experience couldn't draw smoke if he wanted to. He sits there with his cheeks sunken and his eyes large, occasionally trying to emit suioUe but always failing. Meanwhile the Turk, with no suggestion of a smile, is monopolizing the enjoyment. Down at the White Horse Inn -fhere is an intensely English waiter who A Strnsrsle With a Turkish Pipe. made a better joke by accident the other day than some people can when they try. "Is Sam Weller here?" asked the artist. "Sam Weller?" repeated the man Improving: the Shining Hour. "No. Who is he?" "Oh, he is a rather funny character." "Awno," said the waiter, horrified. "There is no entertainment here what- ever." And he mighty near told the truth.Chicago Herald. Garbage Chemically Treated. An improved system operated upon this principle, known as the Merz proc ess, has recently been introduced, and a plant is now in operation at Bliss ville, L. I. The main feature of this method is said to be that it works auto matically. All vegetable and animal matter as collected Is dumped into air tight tanks, from which it does not And^ through generations emerge'until it is completely disinfected by a volatile substance. It is then de void of grease and putrid,, moisture, rnd reduced to a pulp, which requires slight additional drying to make it a merchantable article in the form of fertilizing ingredient It is claimed that in the operation of the process all foul odors and gases are destroyed, and that there remains nothing obnoxious in the material when dumped from the tanks into which it was dumped.I hit adelphla Record. Commercial Item. "Dot McGinnls has got some galls," remarl^ed Mose Schaumburg, one of the merchant princes of Harlem. "What has he been doing now?" "You remember when it rained hard yesterday?" "Yes, what a shower!" u, "Veil, he corned into my storf!r vile it rained. I asked him if he didn't vant to buy some umbrellas, and vat you dink eh say?" "I've no idea." "He says he vould prefer to vait in my store until that shower vas passed over." JA A -Vumber of Frolicsome School Girls Draw Up Their Own Wills. There is never any telling what half a dozen boarding school girls may take it into their pretty heads to do. Their teachers have been surprised so often that they are generally prepared for the most startling developments, but one of them in St. Louis was rather more amazed than usual the other evening when she found "the young ladies" solemnly engaged in making their wills. Attached to these docu ments were explicit instructions for the conduct of their respective funer als. The girls were quite in earnest about the matter. They were all pretty well provided with this world's goods, and they had disposed of everything down to the smallest item. Miss the teacher, who is young and the object of a vast amount of school girl devotion, was decidedly curious to know what ideas these sweet young things have about funerals aUd kindred subjects. After much urging one of these girls consented to reveal what she had written. She first dis posed of the bulk of her property, giv ing one-third to her elder sister and two-thirds to her younger, because, as she said, the elder one had a husband to take care of her. In case the young er one married, however, she was to promptly even up. Some minor lega cies followed, among them being sun dry gifts to her teachers and school mates. "Give Miss so ran the docu ment, "my diamond cross, my umbrel la with the Dresden handle, and my watch. Have a new mainspring put in It first. Give Miss (another teacher) my books I haven't very many now, but I'm going to get Dick ens in thirty-two volumes on my next birthday." After the will followed the instruc tions for the funeral, and these wei'9 original and imperative. "I want to wear a bl?ue dress of some sort and I want my feet covered up, but I do not want one of those lit tle tufted comforters spread up over my face. There'll be about sixteen of them sent in. Don't cross my hands and put a flower in them. I'm sure I don't know just what I want done with my hands. I never know myself where to put them unless I have a jacket with pockets or a muft, and I suppose I ought not to wear those. I positively insist on not being placed on public ex hibition. If any measly undertaker gets up and says in a mournful tone that those who wish to view the re mains may pass up this aisle and out at the right I shall haunt him as surely as my name is Lillian Another thing, I don't want a lot of relatives crammed into the fiist carnages and having a lovely free ride with their faces so beaming that everybody will think some stingy old codger is in the hearse. I wain you tnat if these rela tives are not put back toward the rear of the procession I shall get out and walk. And I want the chrldren left at home. They can have a ride some other time. I know I don't want them eating cookies and hanging out of the third carnage window's And I want the grave lined with flowers. Further more, as there isn't any law requiring a minister to throw dirt on my coffin, I decline to have that on the programme. Last, but not least, see that my grave is kept green."St. Louis PosMDispatch, THE CAMERA IN HYPNOTISM. A Bewildering- Incident to Photog raphers in India. Two young men of Boston while on a journey through India last summer witnessed an exhibition by a fakir in a small village outside of Calcutta. The fakir was performing the usual experiment of making a rope descend from the clouds and a man come down the rope, who ascended by the same route after having his head cut off. The exhibition was in an open square before 1,000 spectators. Every one saw plainly what was happening. The two Bostonians had cameras with them, and took numerous snap shots of the exhi bition in its various stages. They in tended to write an article upon the sub ject for a magazine and illustrate it direct from photographs. They devel oped the plates with niuclynterest upon their return to Boston recently. They were nonplused when they saw the re sults. The photographs revealed tho fakir surrounded by the crowd, with as txnishment, bewilderment and horror pictured on their faces, but the ex traordinary decapitation they had wit nessed did not sho upon the sensitive plates. The crowd standing around was apparently looking at nothing in the photographs. What they saw had not happened at all, but they merely saw it in their mind's eye. While there is nothing remarkable in the force of suggestion when applied to one person, and it would not be impossible for an impression such as the event which the Boston men saw to be conveyed to one person in a hypnotic condition, the circumstances at the Indian fakir's exhibition were entirely different. Here were 1,000 people fully awake who ill saw in their minds exactly the same picture, and had no doubts that the wonderful events actually happened. An incident of this kind tends to make one commence to consider if he has not done so before, if it is not possible for certain influences to so scrongly impress the mind that we may, even while cling ing to the old theory, "seeing is be lieving," be honestly deceived, yt-t what we see may be so real that the thought of its being anything else never enters our inihd. It was so .in the case of the Bostonians.Pittsburg Dispatch*' Of Course Not. LipperWhat do you think of Car ter's new ousiness venture? ChipperWhat is he doing now? LipperHe has bougnt a waxwork iggregation and is traveling around the country with it. Chipperpshaw! Of course he hasn't a living show.Boston Courier, 4& 1 1 4 3 3 %$ t% 4 i- k*l