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TRAVEL IN THE WEST. ITS PICTURESQUE ASPECTS — HOME SEEKERS WHO DO NOT RID; IN PALACE CARS. Passenger traffl? In the West has been greatly- Increased in late years by homeseekf-rs* excursions and the like, the tide of emigration widening into veritable floods of people at times when certain lands are opened or unknown sections are boomed by enterprising railroad companies. And with this Increase come not a few Improvements in travelling care; the engineers cling more closely to their schedule and Pullmans are. patronized even unto the point of paying. But the sumptuous elegance, the reserved demeanor an. hurrying intent pre vailing In the East is nowhere to be found upon a passenger train crawling over a Western prairie. Homeseekers take trips more easily than any of the travelling public out West. They are content to remain on trains for days and nights without so much as stretching their legs over the platform steps. Cold victuals, older coffee, black and strong, and a hard bed on th» dirty car seats serve as their comfortp upon a Journey to a new and promised i^nd. Th*- women with their laps full of crying infants take the hardships as a matter of course, while the men are apt to smoke strong smelling pipes and discourse in their native drawl upon the future riches in store for them in the land to which they are travelling. Radiant indeed are the hopes of these people. On the principal trunk lines leading to such countries as Oklahoma and Indian Territory the homeseek*r is predominant above all other classes. Special cars are reserved for the crowds of them coming' from points east of Chicago, where they congregate to take advantage of excursion rates. They are herded into one or two cars, as the num ber may require, with an excursion agent sent along by the company to assist them In their needs. Upon arrival this agent also is of material as sistance In retting them good land at reasonable rates. Of course, it is the business of the railway company to look well to Its own affairs and the agent places them as near his line as possible, so as to catch all future travel. Immigration agents <who are none, other than reAl estate men working on a larger scale) carry pockets full of passes that they may Influence homeseekers to buy near their roads. In th« West dining cars are patronized little, although "The Frisco" and one or two smaller roads have put them on. Eating stations along the railways serve the purpose, and these are not ■well patronized. Most travellers of the poorer class bring their luncheon along and eat it in the cars. The- etoves used for heating the cars are often used to cook victuals for those who have the nerve to overlook a train porter. The smell of coffee and bacon is not unusual in travelling in the Southwest, more especially -where the home seeker is most numerous. Some queer Incidents happen on trains going through Western States. Marriages, fights, murders and even the trial of a felony case have been known to occur. In days of border strife It was a com mon thing for two or more men to engage in a quarrel and tight it out while riding from one sta tion to another. The writer has been riding more than once on the. Missouri. Kansas and Texas Railroad in the Indian Territory when a deputy marshal boarded it. found a man for whom he was searching, and. being resisted in making the ar rest, tired and a duel ensued. The best shot won. often the passengers taking a hand to protect their own lives. The most desperate murder on a train that ever came to the writer's notice was near Fort Gibson, End. T. several years ago. "Jack" Goldsby. a young Indian, shot and killed "Bill" Rogers, a halfblood negro Indian and hung his body to the bell cord so that passers might view It dangling there The murder was provoked through a spirit of revenge. Rogers having be trayed Goldsby's brother, the noted Cherokee Bill, Into the hands of officers. Marriages are common on board Western trains. Only a few weeks ago a young woman from the western part of New-York State was called to Okla homa by her sweetheart, a fireman on a Choctaw freight. She met the freight at Oklahoma City, a terminal point, boarded it and the two were mar ried at intervals when he was not shoveling coal. There was no spare time for him to stop off for the ceremony, so the girl took the next best plan to become the wife of the man she loved. Perhaps the most unusual thing to take place on a train occurred on a "Frisco" passenger train In the Creek Indian Nation a few years ago. A cer tain United States commissioner was anxious to clear his docket before another session of the Fed eral Court. He did not live in the town where his court was situated, and made the trip there at in tervals of two weeks. Coming back from court one night he met on the train attorneys for each party in a felony rase. The accused and witnesses were present. It was fortunate, indeed, that the prosecu tor was along; not uncommon, however, for all lived In the same town up the road fifty miles. The astute Judge paw how he was to be rid of that case in a hurry, so he convened court in the front part of a smoking car. installed the brakeman and conductor as bailiffs and the case proceeded. Arriv ing at his station the train was held five minutes to complete the pleas and rendition of a decision. It happened that the man was convicted, his sen tence there pronounced, and the same' train that took him a free man carried him on to prison con demned, his keeper being a deputy delegated to take him to prison. f Some of the most amusing incidents in train travel out West may be seen in Missouri and Ar kansas, where the roads pass scenes rural in the extreme. There are whole counties full of people In either State who never gazed upon a train, and mfn and women full grown have never ridden In one. Imagine the action of such persons when they take their first trip in the "covered cars." Gingerly. Indeed, do they take their seat, fright ened within "an Inch of their lives" are they when I the train starts, and relieved of a great burden ■when the conductor inspects and finds their tickets satisfactory. These backwoods folk afford great amusement for the travellers of more experience, and many times jokes that are intended Innocently enough prove disastrous. A backwoodsman and his wife were taking their first trip on "The Iron Mountain" through Arkansas. A commercial traveller seated behind began to converse with his seatmate about a certain tunnel through which they were to pass. He hinted In a loud tone of voice that the tunnel had been condemned, and he would sooner not ride through It; At the station preceding passage through the tunnel he got off. as was his original plan. The countryman and his -vlfe followed, and all -•> r suaeion on the part of the conductor and agent could not induce them to use up the remainder of their railroad ticket, already bought and paid lor. On some of the short lines in the west train schedules ire noticed scarcely at all. Western Kansas affords good (joi il and prairie chicken thootirjr. and branch trains coming into Wichita often bring baskets fllied with these fowl. The trains are stopped In the open prairie, and all hands go out for an hour's shooting. Such runs are not calculated to harrow on*;'» soul with fast riding. The tr?.in crew live on fresh meat of their ■ own killing Business men seeking a little recrea tion take these "limited" express trains and enjoy a good deal of sport without leaving the same train which took them out. Such a thin:? as a Up is unknown to train porters. They would not know what to fay if one. paid for a little Information. The Pullman company put their cheapest -coaches on the roads of the South west, adjoining the new countries. One cannot blame them for it, because the pay Is small and patronage limited to Easterners and "bloated West ern aristocracy." who do not know the difference. Cattlemen usually enloy the best there is on a "Western train, and they are nearly always dead heads. Drinking liquor Is common, and no man considers it a breach of etiquette to pass his flask i In a crowded passenger coach. THE FRESI'H ELECTTOXS. THE PROPOSED NEW METHOD OF VOTINO. . Correspondence of The London Standard. ; Before the general elections in May, which are so greatly preoccupying the minds of Deputies, Par liament will have to examine the mode by which the future representatives of the nation are to be appointed to the wats they will occupy at the Palais Bourbon. The committee studying the vari ous proposals which, have already been presented, and which Include bills for three radical modifica tions, yesterday received yet another proposal from M. Klotz. The three radical proposals are: First the substitution of the scrutln de liste for the pres »nt method of voting by district; second, the par tial renewal of the Chamber by half or one-third ?f its members every two or three years and third the modification of the law prohibiting any one from nf-init a candidate in more than one slnirle electoral district. M. Klotz"s proposal comprises two of those modifications, viz., th« re-establish ment of the ecrutin de list.- and the renewal of the Chamber by one-half every three years. ■ At a moment when Deputies • have already bejrun most seriously preparing for their re-elec tion, each in the constituency which he repre sents in the Chamber, it seems scarcely likely that Parliament will pronounce in favor of revert- Inp once more to th* scrutin ds lisle, or voting by department. Mm cover. the various authors of he proposals for that modineatlon of the electoral lew have the government against them. Though It Is. consequently, pretty certain the present method of voting by district will not be altered it Is interesting to note what M. Jules Roche ex- Nlnlster, writing in the "Figaro." says of the in iufetlces created by it According to the existing electoral law, every administrative district elects sne Deputy. and. if its population exceeds ioonrc> souls it has a right to ar; additional representative :n Parliament for every additional 100.000 inhab itants or fraction of 100.000 Inhabitants. The re. wilt of this stipulation Is that the value of a Frenchman's vote is Increased or diminished in some Instances as much as ten times, according to the district in which he may reside. On the elec toral rolls of the Hid District of Nantes there jLre .25.519 Sectors: IVth District of Bordeaux. 34. f Cahors. 22 - 5 * 3 - Sarlat, 32.207: IXth District of Lyons, 21, a making a total for these five dls tTict,_ of -> y> electors. On the other hand, on th» electoral rolls of Bareelonnette there are 3.473 electors; Castcllane. 5.174; Braincoq, 6,200; Sisteron. 6,2«0; Gex. 6,643;. Puget Theniers. 6.673. making a total for these six electoral district* of only 34,348 electors. Thus the 3,479 electors of Barcelonnette have as much weight In the French Parliament as the 33,519 electors of the Hid District of Nantes. Moreover, the six Deputies, representing together only 34.348 electors, must always be capable of carrying the day in Parliament against the five Deputies, who, however, represent 156.93? electors; that is to nearly five times more than the six Deputies. Even the re-establishment of the scrutin de Hate would not satisfy If. Roche, because by that sys tem minorities, be they ever so large, are com pletely crushed by the majority. He would like to see the scrutin d<? liste re-established in a modified form, so as to enable the elector to give all his votes In favor of one candidate. Instead of being obliged, as was formerly the case, to inscribe on his list the names of as many candidates as there were seats to be filled. He would also not allot one Deputy for 100. Oft) Inhabitants, but 33.000 elect ors, which would limit the seats in the Chamber to about three hundred. STAGE COACH DAYS IN WEST GREAT COST OF TRAVELLING AT THK RATE OF FOUR AND ONE-HALF MILES AN HOUR. HYom Th» Atch:son Globe. The stage line between Atchison and Placervllle, Cal., which ran daily coaches for about five years in ISWO-'t». was the finest ever known in the stage coach business. In equipment no similar line could equal it. It was the greatest stage line on the globe, carrying passengers, mail and express. In lßfi4-'(V. it cost more tor meals between Atchi son and Denver than 'he railroad fare now costs, with meals added. The run from Atchison to Den ver is now made in something like fifteen hours, as against six days in the stage coach days. At one time fare from Ateuison to Denver was $175, the railroad fare at present Is $15. The quickest time ever made by stage between Atchison and Denver was four and a half days. Ben Hoiladay, owner of the line, travelled by special coaches from Plac^rville, Cal., to Atchison. two thousand miles. in twelve days and two hours, boating the regular daily schedule five days. This feat cost Hoiladay SSO.OOQ. but it was a great advertisement for his "line. The- stages, when crowded, carried fifteen person?, besides great quantities of mall and express. One of the coaches used on the Atchison-Placer vllle line is now in the Smithsonian Institution at "Washington. After leaving Atchison it was op erated on the Dead wood line, and was several times captured by Indians and outlaws. Once when captured by outlaws it carried $60,000 in gold. In this attack three guards were killed. "Buffalo Hill" heard that the old coach had been abandoned and went after it, using it for years In his Wild West show. In London it carried the Prince of Wales, and all the notables of Europe have ex amined it with interest. On the Fourth of July. 1895. this famous old coach was exhibited with the Wild West show at Concord. X. H.. where it was made. The owners and employes of the stage, coach factory gave the historic old stage a great deal of attention, and in the parade it bore this sign: 'IMS— Home Again— lS3-V Another one of the old coaches is owned by J. Sterling Morton, at Nebraska City, and another i? owned at Topeka, where it is still in use for tally-ho purposes. Including Atchison and Piacerville, there were 153 stations on the line, the longest In existence (1.913 miles'). The fare was $225. or about 12 cents a mile. The stations were from ten to fourteen miles apart. Some days $2,000 was taken in at the stage office in Atchison for fares alone. Each passenger was allowed twenty-five pounds of bag gage; each pound of excess cost $1. which was the price for carrying express. The fare to Denver during the war was $175. or 27 cents a mile per passenger. The stages were nearly always crowd ed and passengers were often compelled to wait several days at Atchison before they could be ac commodated. A minister once refused to travel on Sunday and abandoned his place. He did not get a chance to go until the following Sunday, and this time he concluded that, under certain circum stances, travelling on Sunday -was excusable Some times passengers booked for a certain day sold out for a bonus of from $20 to $50, and waited for a later stage The quickest route between New-York and San Francisco at that time was by way of Atchison. The western terminus of the line was changed from St. Joseph to Atchison on completion of the Hannibal and St. Joseph road to this point, as Atchison was right miles nearer Placerville than St. Joseph. The stage line ran a little north of west from Atchison. crossing the Big Blue at Marysville, one hundred mile? west: thence con tinuing In a northwesterly course up the north Fide of the Little Blue, and over the divide into the Platte Valley; tlv-nce by way of Fort Kearney, Plum Creek and Julesberg to Denver. The road between Atchison and Denver was In the form of a crescent: O'Fallon's Bluff was one hundred miles north of Atchison and Denver. The easiest part of the line was between Atchiscn and Fort Kear ney. The schedule time of the stages was four and a half miles an hour, night and day. including stops. Occasionally the drtverr would make fifteen miles an hour, and the passengers thought it very fast. The express messengers received $->I.V> a month, with free meals, and were compelled to ride beside the driver six days and nights with out rest, except as they could sleep while the stage was in motion. They received a lay-over of nine days every three weeks. On going to bed after a trip they frequently slept twenty-four hours without moving. Drivers received from $»fl to $75 a month and board. On the main line there were 2.750 horses and mules and one hundred coaches. The annual cost of operating the line was $2,425,000. The passengers were nearly all men, and they had a hard time amusing themselves. A gay party of eight once started from Atchison. and they sang for two days and nights, using ribald words to old church tunes. Finally one man proposed a collection. With the money thus raised they bought a Jug of whiskey at a station. Then there were a spree and quarrelling and poker playing. One man said he had been robbed by one of the players, and he insisted so strongly on a fight that the stage was stopped and a ring formed. The two drunken men rushed at each other. bumped each other down and could not get up The other men helped the fighters to their feet and the harmless battle was renewed. Finally the driver would wait no longer and the stage went on. with the passengers quarrelling on th*- inside. At last they engaged In a general fight and then went off into a drunken sleep. A YEW VBB FOR LIMRI RGKR rrjFrS'g. IT NARROWLY ESCAPED SUCCESS— THE POSTOF FICB INSPECTORS COULD DO NOTHING. From The Indianapolis Sentinel. A letter carrier In an Ohio postofflce was engaged to a young lady whose aspirations ran In the direc tion of a government office. The letter carrier had an aged mother to support, and it was his Inten tion to save a sufficient sum of money to enable him to marry and keep those dependent upon him in comfort as well, Yielding to the persuasions of his lady love be went to the postmaster and recommended the young lady for a clerkship. In due course of time the girl passed the Civil Service examination and was appointed to a place at the general delivery window. She wasn't in the place long before she conceived an exaggerated idea of her own importance, and whan the carrier through whose instrumentality she had been appointed came to the window for a chat, he was coldly re ceived. Things went from bad to worse and after a month or so she gave the mitten to the carrier. He took his dismissal with very bad grace, and vowed to get even. A month elapsed. One day the; girl appeared in the office of the- postmaster. •"I can't work in that office " she said tearfully. "It's dreadful. There is such a tterrificc — cr — smell somewhere." The postmaster, impressed by the manner of the fair clerk, accompanied her to the little box in the general delivery office. "W-h-e-w:" he said, with a long drawn breath. "How long has this been around here " "Its been getting worse for the last week," re sponded the clerk. "1 didn't want to say anything about it at first, but I'll have to go home if it Isn't taken away." ■ ... "Something must be dead under the floor," said the postmaster, after due deliberation, and he or dered the boards removed and the space beneath searched. It was done and nothing found. Then the chief decided that an i<rmy of rats must have fought a decisive action behind the partition walls, and he Ordered the carpenters to remove the wainscoting and hunt for the victims. But. the search revealed no sign of a fray among the ro d« nt.s. and all the time the smell grew worse. In despair the postmaster sent for a plumber, who pronounced the sanitary condition of the pipes and drains to be excellent. The smell continued to grow In force, volume and effect, however, and the fr.ir clerk applied for a week's leave, which was granted. A man was se lected to temporarily nil her place, and he appeared for duty equipped with a nose guard and several bottles of perfumery. After a day In the stuffy office, however, he, too. protested "against the In human cruelty of a chief who would ask a man to work in an atmosphere which he described at great length In exceedingly picturesque language, and a further search to determine the cause of the trouble was determined upon. While the laborers were moving the case of pireonholrs which contained the mail it was knocked over and the contents scattered all over the floor. "What are all these funny looking little boxop?" asked the postmaster, who was directing the work of the laborers in person. He st ioped and picked up one. then dropped it with an exclamation of disgust and rushed to the window. "Bundle these things up." he said, "we've found the smell: and rut them in the cellar If anybody calls for them have him arrested for abetting a nuisance." When the boxes were examined they were found to be twenty-six in number and addressed to fic titious names, beginning with every letter of the alphabet, from "A" to "Z." all were general de livery, and each containing ■ little square of lim burger cheese. Inspectors were detailed on the rase who. after much trouble and with the aid of a handwriting expert ran to earth as the sender of th< boxes tile letter carrier who had b. en jilted by the general delivery girl. He frankly confessed to the inten tion of making his one-time fiancee desert her post and lose favor with her chief, besides subjecting her to worry and annoyance. And after he told his tale he said to the inspectors: "What are you go ing to do about it?" The inspectors found that they rould not do any thing, for there i s no provision of the postal regu lations which prohibits the sending of cheese, lim burger or otherwise, through the mails. The letter carrier was. of course, fired "for cause." But he seemed to expect that and movod to another town. THE WXTBBME. From The Philadelphia Record Pilllcus— Bjones seems very despoirlent. He says he doesn't care what happens to him. Cyn!cup-The first thing you know hell be going oft and getting married. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. JANUARY 12. 1902. PHILISTINES ABROAD. A MEXICAN JOtJBNAL DESCRIBES THE OFFENSIVE MANNERS OF SOME AMERICAN TOURISTS. From The Mexican Herald. Of course, there are tourists and tourists, just as there are different species and qualities of almost everything else that exists upon the face of the globe. But the one brand of tourist which seems reserved by fate for introduction Into Mexico Is the kind that ought to be locked up at home and kept there. It is possible that when they are at home and are not tourists they show themselves to be possessed of very different traits from those which they display with such freedom and seeming pride as soon as they cross the border. That is possible, but it is hardly probable, for one is loath to believe that the pure air and sunshine of Mexico can have such an evil effect upon any being. Tourists by wholesale and tourists by retail have been arriving in the republic during the last month. Some of them are a credit to the country from which they come, and— of them are not. Of the first class very little is seen, though it is pos sible that in point of numbers they exceed the second. But they go quietly about tnelr business, t-eecing the sights In an unobtrusive way. and there is nothing about them to attract attention. Of the second lot the less 6een the better for one's personal comfort, and the lees heard the better for the reputation of their native land. There may not be so many of them, but they are as übiquitous and all-pervasive as the flea. And. personally, they are just about as pleasant to have as companion?-. Some of this kind wandered Into the cathedral yesterday. They were armed with kodaks, arid the women wore the short skirt which is th« sure sign of the tourist. Service was being said at one of the altars, but that made, no difference to the sightseers. They wandered around, staring at the paintings, commenting on the altar decorations, and talking In tones which could almost have been heard in the atrium. The fact that many worship pers were in the church made no difference to them. They stared and talked and turned their backs to the altar a? suited their own sweet will A withered old Indian woman, her back bent with labor and age and her body covered with a mass of jags, hobbled in and knelt on the floor In prayer. "Oh! Isn't she a. sight!" exclaimed one of th? she tourists. "You bet she is." answered the he tourist "You don't see things like that in the States. Wait and I will get her." There was a hasty adjusting of the kodak, a pressing of the button, and the he tourist "had her" to take hack to the States nnd show as ■ specimen of the strange things one sees in the Republic of Mexico. Unfortunately, the old Indian had no kodak, or she might also have begun a col lection of pictures of freaks. It wasn't the same couple, but It was two oth°r specimens of the same species, who. a short time later In the cathedral, wandered around, now and then bending down and peering into the faces of The kneeling worshippers. Whether they thought the devout ones were asleep and wanted to be sure about it. or whether they meieiy wanted to get some idea as to their facia] appearance. is still unexplained. It is behavior such as this on the part of tourists that has led to the posting of a special notice in English at the entrances of the Puebla Cathedral. suggesting to this class that If they are not pre pared to behave with ordlnarv reverence and de cency in a place of worship they had better stay away What they do in the churches Is excelled by what they do In private houses To walk into a ■patio, take snapshots of everything and everybody in sight, la a very s.mall breach of politeness. In fact, these he and she tourists seem to think that they are conferring a favor when they thus print a private citizen's face on th» cartridge of their picture making machine. But sometimes they even go further than that, and a man who lives in Tacubaya had an experience the other day with a batch of the most troublesome. He was "sitting in the patio of his residence with some friends and the members of his family. The outer cue was closed, but not locked. Suddenly it was pushed open and in inarched the tourists. Before the family could realize what was in store for them they had been "shot" by half a dozen of the tourists, while the others were staring around, looking for something upon which to level their instruments. The owner of the house rose to his feet In min gled amazement and Indignation. Like all the members of hi? family he speaks and understands English well. But in his surprise his knowledge of the language left him for the moment. Before he could speak, one of the tourists pointed to one of the women of the party. "Say, she's got fine hair, hasn't she? I wonder if It's all real." By this time the owner of the place had some what recovered, and, with what semblance of po liteness he could muster, asked the intruders to leave, explaining that they were in private grounds. "Is that bo?" asked a he-tourist. "1 thought this was that big gambling house." There are few Americans who have lived in this country more than six months but can tell many instances of similar gross rudeness or. the part of their visiting countryman and women. And some of the more experienced Americans so dread the tourist and fear being approached by specimens of the class that when they see one they begin the use of Spanish, and if approached in a conversational way will ierv all knowledge of English. The ignorance of the tourist Is as monumental as his rudeness. Some of them expressed great sur prise, recently when told that General Dial did not preside at bull fight* given in this city. Each tourist has a special fad. in the execu tion of which ho goes to the extreme of his rude ness. But all tourists have one fad in common. They think that the efficient and hard working Ambassador of the United States, tin courteous consul general, and all their secretaries a.nd th» members of their staffs, wore sent here by the United States Government for the sole purpose of acting as free guides and sources of Information for the Itinerant American They walk Into the embassy and demand passes to the President's private quarters or to anything ei«e th.-v ma happen to wish to see, and feel themselves aggrieved if the ambassador does not stop ail diplomatic business to give It to th«-m per sonally, and to also give them a private note to th.i Presldont. They seem to think thai the consul general should leave the business of the Ameri can merchants to carry itself on while h> does him self an honor by taking the visiting tourist on a. streetcar ride They want the government to turn Itself upside down for them, and then they want to take a snapshot of It In the .act. Some of then] .•-.•i m to object because earthquakes, revolutions and other Interesting things are not given daily for their amusement, they being provided with safe quarters from which to view the sights. One of the impertinences of the members of large tourist parties Is to Imagine that their com ing has been looked forward to and constitutes an event In the dally life of this city, whereas, as Is we 1 known, it passes unnoticed by the great ma jority of the inhabitants of the capital, unless their attention happens for half a second to be attracted by a lot of ill dressed and odd looking people walk ing about together. The people of this city know nothing about the coming of tourists and- care still less. if possible. 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McKISSICK Prop" THE NORTH CAROLINA HOT SPRINGS ASHKVILLE PLATEAU MOUNTAIN PARK HOTEL HOT SPRINGS, N. «■ New ,°*" r ' r * }r- - N e w Manage t ; Hemodelled R*_ flt!«l; In beautiful mountain lock-d park. Hot mlnertl baths and drinking waters. Dry braclnß climate /"rand sc<n<>ry. OrcnMtr-. Pwlmmlr.g Pool. C.olf Tennwf nowllng. Livery. Booklets im^llM. i Minis. HOIVELti CORB. Prop. • BILTMORB. APHBVILLB N C ° OPENS JANUARY 20TH. 1902. One of the best appointed and most luxurious hotel* in the South. Masnltlccnt mountain ■.'enery aTv and lnvUforatlng climate. Golf Instructor. Link* on hotel Sro-ndß. Orchestra and all amusement,. Send for Book ml w - A. BRYAN. Manager. BERMUDA. BERMUDA. THE IDEAL VINTHF; RESORT. TTDQE [PDSfIK-OBOf;^^ -DDdDTTIEILo •AT PoTte^rTtr.ddre.r- ■">■■■■■■ "• Circular, at Scofle^ .*, SSStfeSft ?™**- QBGiILILGy&DOBp [FQ_(!DKOQD^\ Through Pun m . Se^c. on" Fa,,«t Traln . to • HOTEL EELLEVIEW. Finest Golf Links in Excellent flshlns; r^^f^' Turf r "" lS Mining; food boatln_. OPEN IN JANUARY THE PALM BEACH. Large New Hotel. Opens Jan. 10th. Accommodate* 800. Rates. *3 up. Room* with ..... without bath. All outside rooms. Newly finished th7ou_h out. In centre of attractions. Located between oc«n .7 lake and next to Royal Polnclana. MuiTc W * " 1 CHAS. A. £TOXS» M_r. fc Palm B.ach, "V r * 1 f\_ *•* cio T7 i A most delightful and interesting erut«e. *nablinir tourists la visit r" 11 "*- In the BLACK SEA REGION and th» CAt'CASUS which could hi:h;rto -duly re visited by l<inr and tedious trip* overland. ITINERARY!— FROM NEW YORK TO FINCIIAL iMmlrlrni: GIBRALTAR. fiF.NOV. VILLEFR ANTHE iMcf. .Monte Carlo). PALERMO CONSTANTINOPLE. TRCDIZO.N'D lAhlii Minor). RATOIM |Tlfll->, SKBASTOPOI. i Ha ttleflelil* of the Crimean Win, YALTA. ODESSA iRo»! Mini. ATIIE.\S, NAk'LES (Veanvlna. Home. Pompeii. Sorrento. Capri). ALGIERS, LISIION M infra. r«»t-»«-i», SOUTHAMPTON (London), aad HAMIHRGj thence by any of the Company 'a ExpreH Steamers to XBW YORK. total duration, (j-> DAYS. Rates from $300 upwards. At e«ch of th« above porti the M«anMr*i l»n?th of stay in r^prulated according la the Importance and Interest attached to th» locality. But in each ease th« aEatt*! tlrr.e will be sufflcirr.t to \lslt every place within reach worth seeing. ~»u"-» To JShe West Indies and Mexico By the Twin-Screw Cruising Steamer Prinzessin Victoria Luise ;:,;,;,'^ From New York, February 8, 1902, for San Juan (Porto Rico). Domingo City (Santo Domingo), Kingston (Jamaica). Santiago (Cuba), era Cruz passengers will be conveyed by special train to and from Mexico City), Havana (Cuba), Charleston, S. C, and return to New York. At Vera Cruz a stay of nearly a week will be made in order to enable pas sengers to make a thorough visit of the ancient Aztec capital and other interesting places in Mexico. '"" Duration of Cruise, 2S Day R.©Ltes from $255 Upwards. In extent and -variety of interest this excursion is hardly surpassed by a European trip. Although neighbors of ours, all the places mentioned above are strikingly foreign in inhabitants, climate, fauna and flora, and many wonderful scenes will be witnessed by the tourist. For further particulars and handsomely illustrated booklets with full description of all the different places visited on these cruises apply to HAMBURG - AMERICAN LINE, 37 Broadway, 1229 Walnut St., 159 Randolph St., NEW YORK. PHILADELPHIA, PA. CHICAGO. ILL. -LAKBWOOD'S FAMOUS HOT*X3— LAUREL HOUSE AND LAUREL-IN-THE-PINES NOW OPEN under management of DAVID B. PUJMER. A. J. MfRPHT Ass't Met. Laurel House. F F. SHUTE. Ass't Mgr Laurel-In- tha-Plne«. LAkaWOOD, N. J. 9 LAKE WOOD. N. J. TOE LEAiiL^iS MTEL ©F L^KEWiiP t f5 I t- e tT?S^^" " worl<l renown Winter resort, and TUB I-AKhUOOD. Its principal hotel. la a superbly equipped hoetelry. In luxurious accommodation for the comfort, convenience and entertainment of Us patron* not sur passed by any hotel in America. r.^.f, cu ]* ir ", nd ■£ rvlce equal those of the celebrated restaurants of New- York and Paris. T . he f *, mou ? Jlydrothtrapeutlc (water cure) Baths re main under the direction of the house physician. Write for Illustrated booklet and diagram of rooms. JAS N. BERRT. M«r. LAKETWOOD. N. j THE LEXINO TO N <pen flres. private batha, steam heat, electric llKht R a »r »W P«r day Mid up. A. 8. LARRABEa PKOPR. OAK COURT. I.AKETVOOD. N. J For BoTkle'tTdVe'f * H ° teU *" mOd ' m lln P™ «>«« ; M. J. EVANS. EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY. C*HrWH%T_T?S& N ST k! i mta _ tes ' ■**»* Tom BRICK «.»•.«* ™S,T^ TI< i;i. : \< hI f h «_le« _ Ie m °d«rn family hotel; *&*.*. room» with private bath*. Liberal management and reasonable rate* Open all the year. ' F. B. ALVORD. Proprietor. ATLANTIC CTTT. K](lD¥[E[L GMOSTTTOj, ' OPEN ALI> THE YQAR. Ono of th* best equipped Hotels. Steam heat eiwr-t/m b.UL Fin. fabl.. _._ ..... Ocean end "£ VlrifinU lr£ **R3 N. R. HAINDB. ■ Own«r and Proprietor. HOTEL LURAY. " ul r ''' JuUUAI; ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. OPEN PAVILION AND HEATED SUN PARLOR DI RECTLY OVER BOARDWALK. Porchej on a level with and Joined to Boardwalk Sea. and freih prlvau baths. Golf D rlv!le.»ei IWLraw '-" t - "» JOSIAII WHITR * BOX, T TO THE v "v" v • JVJediterra^nea^rk and THE gl^ck eaL THE CRIMEA AND THE CAUCASUS By the Specially Constructed Twin-Screw Cruising Steamer "Prinzessin Victoria Luise" THE MOST PERFECT AND MFIHWIiI . IMB 11111 CRAFT AFLOAT. Leaving New York. March 12, 1902. This is One of the Ships upon which you ma> make a delightful vovaqe to JAMAICA Them are four of the« 9 beautiful new twla^w^msUp. which ha*, all th. comfort. and »**" " pr "** ADMIRAL DEWEY, ADMIRAL SAMPSON. Pdmi'r^cHLEY «d ADMIRAL TARR *•' T - . operated by the UNITED FRUIT COMPANY o- ,( th-m warn to JAMAICA .very W^ln^day frnrr, BJMBM -, M - — ~.or«lay from WaWJ**** * 11 E OnTHpT»^^' I**-L!DI*G STATEROOM \" O> MOl>\ T.oVs ,M» Ml U- *"■«» NO OTHER \\I>TER TRIP APPROACHES JAMAICA FOR HKAI " VM» *»'* " ..„ cl.ma\^ l V h nd t8 nn lt)l t)t )r jA ii _ IAT<!I AT<!t t % t^ IS tOW|B « ■ Mil and pictur^ne vatlep. Us tfrf«t *»» Send for «i,r h«»,,t.f,,rv!!!!V JAMAICA far «cllpe«s any other winter reseat in Europe or Atoerica. for our b«auUfu] IbooktatwheUwc you contemplate » trip or not. You are welcome to It for the «M=* per . v,, „ UNITED FRUIT COMPANY Pier \,, rtl , Uhiirxr^. Phtlad^l |>htn. , (>lls K^.f He.»t..n. *»»»•_ GEORGIA. GfIGDYEQ. [BCDKiI AU(^ USTA - ' BBBBlfl Orient By the Twin-Screw Express S. §. AUGUSTE VICTORIA Leaving New York January 22, \<H\2 DAYS IN EGYPT I / PALESTINE. SYRIA Witb option of *pra<lins H' ; « r lll'j «!«•- In Esypt. rnahlinc visits to CAIRO. THE NILE. PYRAMIDS. MEM PHIS. ii \«»H. ASSOVAN anil THEBES. JERISAI.EM. HI IMI Kill M JEM mho. etc.. imi M matt DAMASCUS. Us) mcr* d«llshtful arvl Instructive outin* rhan this WINTER iTJT'BB TO THE ORIENT could possibly *" arranged. Th» Old WerM. wtth Hi historic ruins and It* m^<ll»val romance, with Us brilliant skies an! its balmy air. is reached by tr«* trav#l!»r without toil nr tmib!», and with *r«r? facility provided Is enjoy th»»e wonderful »c»n»s in comfort ja4 luxury. TV splendid sti-amship "A^MN Victoria" »* ->n* of the \f*>r>KßN" TiVix-scRSW ships of th* H»mbur*-Ame'ican Lin*, ani Is masmlflr<»nt|v flt'ed np mi si»c!ally adapted for this r%lllu THE ITINERARY OF TUB CRCISB:— KEW YORK In FOCHAI. I.Madeira), GIBRALTAR, for «.K \\ \O \ anil the AI.HAMBn \, or to TtWIIWI iMnroii'iii. >l\l \t.\. ALGIERS. GENOI! VILLEFRA>CHE <MCB ami MONTE CARLO*. MALTA. \lK\\\J DRIA ii:u>|i»i. for (CAIRO, the PYRAHID9. nl»o LlWOlt anil \»>mivn,. REYROI'TII ii»\>i\sii». m\ \i.ih-;ki. JAFFA, Or I.FF.RI > \l KM. Etc), CONSTANTINOPLE. ItOsIMIOROI S. lILACK SEA. PIH.KIS. ATHENS «CORINTH. MVI K. ARfJOs. riHVVS, VI I PI, I V SVRACI.SK. (ATAMA |TAORMINA». MESSINA. p\ L _" i:n.MO, napli:s. nn«i ni:.\ov. TOTAL m \tiov t:; DAYS. Rates from $400 Upwards. _ _ Ji % GEORGIA. THOMASVILLE. GA. Through Pullman ***** on """T'L^rSsrg IPDCi-lIEV WOD(DDS Gfl(iDuisi» . Mm N in "IK nsa Tiu? COUNTRY CLIP GOLK XS r Our rtpr«MiUUt« a* » i** l * **" ««/•>*-•* *V^» Mil Ifm •"*■- To The The most charming Tropica.l Wirvter Resort in the world.