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Q-Ver 60,000 Americans Ha*Ve Already
Gone, and All "Records Will Be 'BrcK.en
This year. It Is Confidently Tredicted.
£ £/"-*% OODBT! Goodbyi" she cries,
I -_- waving a little perfumed hand-
V^J kerchief. "Write me lots and
lets of letters ! Address them anywhere !
I'm Ing every place there is!" And with
the deep whistle roaring, crowds cheering
•wildly, the brass band crashing above all
the excitement, the big liner slowly begins
to move, and "she," together with thou
sands in equally high spirits, some of them
spilling tears, of excitement, not of grief,
are off on their laughing, wondering, admir
ing, gold scattering tour of Europe.
And this year. Just to prove that panic
tunes are over, the record of the banner
y<~ar 1907. with its 100,706 cabin passen
gers, seems about to be broken, as Indicated
by the number of persons that have al
ready pone this season and are booked to
go before the middle of July.
In fact, the steamship lines that were
started some seventy years ago for the
purpose of bringing emigrants to this coun
try have now been obliged to face right
around the other way to meet the stream?
of traffic that originate on this Side of the
■That this Influx of travelling American?
means to Europe few realize. But figures
are suggestive. One hundred thousand
tourists travelling for an average length of
three months arid spending, say, $500 apiece
lor that time, which Is as an averaee very
loir, would bring the total amount spent by
Americans on pleasure travel in Europe
each summer up to J00.000.000. And the
Bctval amount is in all likelihood much
jrrcater than that.
Every season nw phases of travel across
tho ocean and In Europe come to light. M<ew
ships with added comforts and luxuries are
leaving: this port each summer, providing
more space and speed to take over the al
■w&vs increasing hordes.
The Olympic, a new White Star giant
now building, will be received in the harbor
next June v ith an almost Rooseveltian
hi X of glory, while her sister ship, the
Titanic will follow in August. These ships
ar< to be the largest and most completely
equipped vessels afloat. They will be about
••-five Beet longer than the Lusitania.
Some af the features that will be Include.!
c these new vessels trill be new to ocean
travri and will rival the best that can be
accomplished in the most extravagant ho
tels on land.
Th^re will be a sports deck, en' which
v.i!l be arrangements for golf and roller
skating. In addition to the games already
Golden Age of Trize Fighting Is Surely tvifh l/x at Present
J cf friers- Johnson Mill
May "Bring in Tt&fo
Million Dollars.
From the standpoint of money ma kin jr.
priz | ?f:?htJng will reach its smith on the
afternoon of July 4 next, when James J.
Jeffries and Arthur Johnson, the bean -
weighiy. meet in the ar^na to fight for the
Hiaxr.picnship of the world. A purse of
tlfll DM will b*> divided by Hie two pugilists,
«o matter whether the light ends with the
Bret Mow struck or whether it poes the
llmli. forty-fly« three-minute rounus.
rsi:t the : m offered will probably prove
only a small part of the cash the i<rize-
SjrhtTS win take in. The Income that each
will derive from the moving picture rights
vi!l be- enormous — more money ins:! the
avTase man could make la several life
times. It if variously estimated that these
■j nvilegcs will bring in from gMMsI to
f2.OCIJ.OOa, and should the fight po fifteen or
t«ei'.Ty rounds it would be conservative to
«s>Ji!r.aie the value of the moving picture
privileges at fl.«W.«»0.
It is iairW staggering to th» average
• rained Baa of business to think of the
money that thvae two n.«>r. whose assets
ere '•*>:>• phj*Flca] force t!-: c the skill to
cj-rIY it. will earn for a few minutes* v.ork
and irr The giving and taking of ■■. few Ptiff
■'v.-awors.** Jeffries and Johnson may find
xi- V- .-.:'-. ings from the fight SI.OOO/rjO
aj-it-t-e at the end of a year's One
.\tvpr before In the history of the prize
ri'-g lias such an enormous purse !*en
offefeu. in the days when such pugilistic
li.?lilF as Jem Hsvce. .TaKe Kilrain and John
!-. Sullivan were In the ccr.trf- of the. lime
ll?V.t a 510.000 purse was considered enor
ran:\s. Now Buch a purse would !••- scorned
l>y tr.o poci iiirrtt'.veight.s for .- figtit to the
l!i»!5l:. . ;.., •• heavy-Relgh't championship
rurscs. rose to t2.M>» and $25,009. It has
been' only In the last few 3*«arp. when
nu-irsy Mates have pass«?d laws prohibiting
;<:- i :'«*nsiits. that the purses offered have
&«.«re«; so rli;h.
.■\ s>a!tr'y S5 note trill hardly buy stand
ing ronm for one wishing to sea ihe Je*
f:~«s- .Johnson fight. Good ringside seats
r. i.l cort anywhere from jv. to JIW, or
snore. So it is within the realm of pos-
FiLllity that the pugilistic enthusiast may
h-iin to pay Hi 8 minute to fee the tig
t.sUt. ''■:■• does not include his ticket
lo the Coast and back— if he lives Kast.
No fight in the history of pugilism has
t rrrr[ up so much excitement as has this
ۥ -T!i!is battle. Sensational stories have
Vrrn printsd daily from the training camps
cf it" two men. The. fact that Jeffries is
a vhite man and Johnson a negro has
iiV-f-4 to ■•• interest and excitement, in
Uuit it brings in, or Is supposed to bring
In, the question of racial pugilistic su
"W'iizi are the cbaractertstica of these
familiar to the voyager. Besides this, there
is to be provided for the amateur athlete
an American fitted gymnasium, a swini
minp pool deep enough for diving, flnd :i
handball court. A Turkish bath, elabo
rately decorated in Oriental style, will
probabhj be on the tame deck as th ■ gym
For the entertainment of the children
there will be a playroom, presided over by
an expert nursery mess who will di
rect the play of the children. All kinds of
toys will here await the pleasure of the
youthful passenger. The playroom will be
furnished with tiny chairs, lounges, settees
and tables: it will be decorated in poster
style, and the lower parts of the walls ate
to be padded.
Another innovation in the resources of a
shin to meet all physical, social and spir
itual needs will be the presence of two
chapels for religious service. One will be
in the first class section and the other in
the third. Both chapels will be so fitted up
that cither Roman Catholic or Protestant
worship may be carried on.
A novel feature on these new boats will
be a veranda cafe in the Continental style,
located on deck about fifty feet above the
waterline. It will be latticed in summer
and glassed in Cor winter use. An upper
promenade deck inclosed in glass will be
hung with colored lights and banners and
used as a ballroom. Lower down in the
body of the ship a palm garden, with
growing tropical plants, will be the scene
of dally concerts by a stringed orchestra.
Cabins or connecting suites are no- longer
considered equal to the needs of the mod
ern luxurious traveller. On the Olympic
and the Titanic he will have, if he desires,
special apartments or flats, containing five
rooms and two baths. The fare for one
or two persons in these apartments will be
$2.5<;0 and upward. The flats will consist
of library, dining room, two bedrooms, a
bath, a shower and a servants' room. At
the Japan-British Exhibition, now going
on at London, a specimen of these flats
is being shown.
Most of the sinjrle staterooms aboard
will have private showers. This arrange
ment i? made to cater to men, who. ns ex
perfence has showr., prefer the single room
jnd batb b itte.
To vary the monotony of eating every
meal amid tbe same surroundings th*»re
will be four or five different kinds of din
ing or eating rooms on board. The most
two pugilists?" is a question often asked.
And another as frequently heard is, "How
do they compare with former champions?"
The latter is not an easy on© to answer.
Jeffries Is not so pretty or scientific a
boxer as James J. Oorbett was in his
prime, nor is Johnson, so far as that goes.
Corbett was probably the cleverest boxer
that ever lived, barrinp- none. But Jeffries
has steadily improved In skill and science,
and Corbett is authority for the statement
that to-day he is not only a fighter, but a
raiTlli^sr good boxer. No one denies that
Johnson is a clever boxer. He is a good
ganger of distance, quick and elusive. His
defence is considered by pugilistic experts
about the best among the heavyweights
now in the rine.
But as an all-round fighting machine
Jeffries, • before bis retirement, probably
never bad his equal. He had a terrific
punch in either hand, one that fairly
landed would and did knock out any man
he over faced, and which Sharkey and
Fitzsimmons agree was powerful enough
to make a mule take the count. Blows that
wouid have floored an ordinary pugilist
sever even worried "Big Jim." When
Jeffries was lighting men like Corbett,
Bob Fltzstmmons. Gus Ruhtta and Tom
Shark^y he took some terrific blows.
Sharkey and "Lanky Bob" Pitzsfmmons
were considered the hardest hitters of
their time, and they steamed some blows
into various parts of the big fellow's
anatomy that would have crumpled up any
other man. But they never even f«azed
Jeff. He rook them as if they were hand
ing him bouquets, and came In asking
for more.
These clever, rushed fighters "walloped
him good and plenty." but then- blows had
hardly more effect than a doll's, and after
a time Jeffries would land a crushing blow
ar.d his opponent would know nothing more
ur.Tll scrnp time later, after the awakening
by his .... when be would be told how
It happened;
After Jeffries had won the undisputed
championship of the world and had
whipped all aspirants who were worthy of
his consideration, lie got tired of the ring,
mail bo ■-■>■' a ranch out in sunny Cali
fornia and took to the simple life. He
found It Just to bis taste, too, and was
happy as the day was long. When the
money hags began to get light all he had
to do was to go on the Mage, for a few
weeks and replenish them. Naturally the
fighter grew "fat and lazy." Then Johnson
began to loom big and dark on the hori
zon. Johnson went over to Australia,
whipped Burns and claimed the world's
heavyweight championship.
Now. Jeffries was sincere in his retirement
from the ring. He did not 'want to fight
again. ~ But the "sports" kept pestering
him so and Insisting that he •should get
out and beat the negro and establish the
supremacy of the white," that finally the
big fellow consented to fight just one mure
time, if he could get into condition:
Jeffries, having „.•.. -j d to pressure, went
I — ■ ' 4
remarkable of these to ocean travellers
will be the old English grill, to be fitted
up in the ; well liked dark oak, tavern
style. Here one may. go and select hl3
chop and have It broiled to whatever point
of finish may suit his taste.
Small shops along the main grand cor
ridor will offer a line of attractive show
I windows exhibiting both luxuries and
The Olympic and the Titanic will ac
commodate five hundred more passengers,
than the largest steamships now afloat,
and. with the crew, will carry 3,600 persons
! each. The coal they will consume will
' foot up to about 900 tons daily, while the
i amount of food that will have to be pro
i vided for a voyage is stupendous. Four
! hundred head of livestock alone, 2.500 chick
! ens, more than &*) ducks, turkeys and
I geese and more than 2,600 game birds, not
counting; 250 ' pheasants,' will provide the
main course at dinner. Fish are to be used
in equally enormous quantities. One thou
: sand pounds of turtles will go into soup.
There will be 2,000 pounds of salmon, 15
■ barrels of red herrings, 45 boxes of bloat
, ers, <» cases of fresh fish of various kinds,
j besides 30 barrels of oysters and many
I other kinds of sea food.
i Another phase of travel that changes
, every summer, and one deeply interesting j
! to the average American Europe trotter, is
I the passing of the customs on the home
shores when returning in the fall. There
• is no use in "going down now to the Cus
tom House in this city to inquire. what the
i regulations are to be when you return,
: simply because they will tell you that they
do not know what changes will be. rrtade
from day to day. Only a few weeks ago
a prominent Virginia woman found her
self in the courts after her leturn home
i because "she had stated in her formal dec
laration that she was a non-resident, and
. so she was, according to the regulations
in force up to about a month ago. The
law used to read that any citizen" of the
United States who had lived abroad as
much as two years could come in as" a
■ non-resident, and would then be allowed
I to bring in personal effects without the
$100 value limit. According to the new
, ruling, however, the two-year clause Is
omitted, and the following substituted: '] \
"Citizens of the United States may have
this privilege (of coming in under the con- I
ditions applicable to foreigners) provided
i it is shown to the satisfaction of the Col
1 lector's representative on the pier, sub
ject to the Collector's approval, tHat they
| are bona fide residents of a foreign coun
1 try."
about conditioning himself in a fashion
that is characteristic of the man. Without ]
yelling it about he went to.work quietly
and steadily to train. He found that he
could get rid of a lot of his surplus flesh,
that he still had that crushing punch, and
so, after months and months, he announced
that he believed ho could get into condition
and would sign articles for the fight.
When the articles were signed and the
date agreed upon, Jeffries began, training
in earnest. He picked out Rowardennan,
Cal., for his training camp and started
i in. He had his manager and a corps of
boxers and trainers to help him, but he
had and still has something else — a strong
and determined will of his own. Jeffries
has bis own ideas about how to get into
trim, and no matter what his trainers or
the whole world may -say, he is going to
follow them out. . ■■; '
'Why, I have got to. fight, the negro,
haven't I?" he asked one day when some
one advised him to cut out one of his fish
ing expeditions and do some boxing instead.
"I guess I am more interested In winning
this fight myself," he continued, "than any
body else. That being so, . I'm going to do
what I know Is best, and I don't care what
you or anybody else thinks. It's my busi
ness." , i , . - . .
- Jeffries has trained conscientiously ; and
systematically. He. has varied the monotony i
of daily runs, shadow boxing and real box- |
Ing with fishing and hunting trips. He Is !
very fond of both of the last named sports,,
and believes that in indulging' in them while
training ho is safeguarding himself from
becoming stale In the best possible manner.
At Joffries's camp everything is. pretty
harmonious. There is no quarrelling,, no.
fussing. When the day's work is over the
pugilists gather together, tell stories or in
dulge in some "rough housing"; In fact,
almost everything to keep the big fellow j
amused and keep his mind off the coming
battle Is done. Jeffries enjoys the fun and
often joins in It himself.
The result of this system has been that
the undefeated champion is rounding into
grand condition unless the opinion of the
experts go for nothing. The fighters work
ing with him, those who visit him and the
newspaper correspondents, ail . agree that
••Jeffries has come back and Is as good as
ever." Of course, only the fight Itself can
prove the last assertion true, but his,re
cent photographs . show that In looks, at
least, he is practically physical perfection.
At the negro's camp everything la dif
ferent. Johnson has had squabbles with \
his • managers, trouble with his trainers, i
trouble with everybody around him. ■ There ■
has been all sorts of talk of "gun play." j
One manager whom he discharged threat
ened to shoot him on sight, but after cool
ing down put bis case in the hands of a
lawyer, and now threatens to enjoin the i
right unless Johnson lives up to the agree- >:
ment which he says he has with.. hint:
Tht* '.vlvcs of the men at Johnson's ramp .
have added to th< general confusion and j
turmoil by quarrelling among i themselves !
anj getting their husbands to take sides. i
A scene in the choir of a Florentine church. Our artist writes: "Generally be
hind the high altar in Italian churches there are the choir stalls, occupied
during mass by the non-officiating priests. Armies of tourists, after their
inspection of the church and study of its pictures, sculptures, frescoes and
mosaics, are apt to find these stalls restful, and promptly take possession.
The object of my drawing is not to raise the point as to whether they
ought to do this, but merely to show that an up-to-date feminine American
contingent 'goes' very well with old oak of the Middle Ages.' f
:: — Ths Graphic.
Asked by a Tribune reporter who would \ own merits. Any one who wishes to claim
be considered a bona fide resident of a foreiern residence is referred to us here, in
foreign country, the Collector's representa- ; this office. In a broad way I might say
tive at the Custom House explained that i that a person who has lived abroad, earn
it would be impossible to define in general ; lnp his living there, having a permanent
terms. ! home In some one place, and with the in
"Each case." he. said, "is decided on Its : tent of remaining there for purposes of
Then there have beeij joy parties and Joy
' rides. The lure of the racing automobile
, has constantly proved too strong for the
negro to resist, and he has often discarded
i the gloves for wild dashes over the coun
i try in his automobile.
Still, the tall; lanky negro seems to be fit.
i His boxing recently, has been fast and
! satisfactory. Johnson has plenty of sense.
! He is a shrewd man. And realizing how
I much he has at stake, it is hardly likely
that he will enter the ring out of condition.
Jeffries and Johnson differ radically. Out
1 of the ring Jeffries Is a quiet, retiring citi
, z.en— the lure of the gay .white way never
enmeshed him. In. fact, Jeffries. Is a truly
i remarkable fighter, in , that after 'he won
! the championship he never hit up the pace
that kills. It is largely this fact that
! makes him a favorite over Johnson in the
j betting. Few and far between are the late
suppers and wine parties that the big Cali
fornia has indulged in. Life on a farm
with his wife was what suited him best.
» i
.Johnson is Just the opposite. The negro .
is a lover of publicity- and notoriety. He
like the attention of the multitude, and his
habits have frequently brought him into
the limelight of police courts. His greatest
fad Is automobile speeding. This has cost
him a lot of money and he has. been ar
| rested time after time for exceeding the
; speed limit. But "easy come, easy go" is
i the negro's motto, and he pays his fines i
with hardly a whimper. He has been ar
rested. on other charges more serious, hut
so far he has scraped through without
"serving time."
Johnson is just a good-natured negro. It
takes a lot to ruffle his temper, and his
talk about the coining fight has been sen:
sible If not modest and has won him
kindly criticism from a number of persons ;
who, however, hope to. see "Jeff" knock j
him out.
As to the outcome of the -who can
say what it will be? The only safe thing
to venture is that it will, while it last?, bo
"tome fight."
There has been endless speculation as to
the tactics the two men will adopt when
they face each other in the ring. The gen
eral opinion seems to be that Jeffries will
force the fight from the start, "carry it to
Johnson nil the way," as ring parlance puts
it, and that Johnson will use all his skill
In keeping away, hoping to tire "Jeff" out j
and then "go in and lick him."
In his previous fights Johnson has never j
been overanxious -to force the fighting. He '
has generally .ft the other man do the
forcing, waited his opportunity and then
driven home the punch that counted. Jef
fries was never a patient waiter. When he
got another man' ln the ring with him, he I
started fighting find kept on until the other
fellow couldn't. Corbett, the cleverest boxer !
in the. world, danced all around the . big
man for twenty-three rounds, jabbing him '
when .he felt like it and easily" dodging the |
returns. Then, when every one thought the
former champion would surely win the fight i
on points, Jeffries sudenly- cornered bin '
and slashed in a vicious blow that put Cor
bett to sleep for several minutes.
Before Jeffries retired from the ring he
could stand the worst hammering imagin
able without going down. Therefore, the
question is. Can Johnson knock him out?
Has he the punch? It Is certain that if the
negro landed squarely on any ordinary man
it would b© a knockout, but Jeffries Is, or
was, out of the ordinary.
Again, it is conceded that "Jeff still
has his oldtime punch, and It is not prob
able that Johnson will take any risk of
stopping it if he- can help it— at least not
until he thinks Jeffries is tired out. Cor
bott . says t!iat Jeffries is faster than he
ever was. If that be true, will it be possi
ble for Johnson to keep away from him
for any length of time, even if he tries?
These are only a <ew of the dozens of
questions which "fight fans" are keeping
awake nights puzzling over. It Will take
the fight itself to nnswer them.
There have been rumors that the fight is
"fixed," Is not "on the level." Po far noth
ing has occurred that the. public knows of
to substantiate such stories. Jeffries has
never been mixed up in any fake tight, nor
does it seem likely that he would lend
himself to such a scheme now. To the
man on the outside it seems as if the fight
must be "straight," and he will have to
believe so until something to the contrary
Is proved.
Meanwhile, the Fourth draws on apace
and Interest in the battle is fast approach
ing the boiling point. Special trains will
be run to carry the "fans" from the prin
cipal Kastern cities, and a number of fight
lovers from England and the Continent
have signified their Intention of crossing
an ocean and a continent to see the. mix
up. Such is the resurgence of the primitive
in mankind in this twentieth century A. D.
A committee appointed by the City Club
of Chicago has been collecting grim facts
which throw light on the high cost of
dying. As everybody knows, people of
small income usually give away to ex
travagance when a death in the family oc
curs. Money is spent recklessly for flow
ers, carriages and so on. At the same time
undertakers are believed to take advantage
frequently of . those who, when afflicted,
have no time or Inclination to be business
like. As the result of a suit brought in
Chicago recently an undertaker's bill was
reduced from $552 50 to $302 50. The under
takers make a defence of their acts which
is Interesting j if not wholly convincing.
They say, or at least various ones of them
have stud in Chicago, that they are Justi
fied in making from 10t> to 200 per cent
profit for these reasons: The lnfrequency
of funerals and the consequent period o£
idleness between case*; the large percen
tage of "bad debts," coupled with the fact
that so many of their Mils must go through
probate; th« ever present danger of infec
tion and loss or life In embalming. There
Ib no question that the whole disagreeable
nnd yet important subject ought to be
thoroughly investigated It is a practical
question affecting the finances ana haiHti
ness of the living, especially anu>n the
poor,— American .Magazine.
1 business or permanent residence, .and who
1 then unexpectedly returns to this country
to resume permanent residence here, Is ad
mitted as a non-resident. There are not
many cases of bona fide foreign residence
j according to the new rule. People who go
! abroad for a year or two to travel or study
are usually considered American citizens in
every sense of the word."
But if trouble has arisen from Ignorance
of-customs rules, much greater distress and
confusion are the result of wilfully over
looking or refusing to comply with even
the smallest regulation. Failure to declare
any article bought on the other side may
result, not as in former days. in merely
being humiliated and forced to pay duty,
but in forfeiture of the article, together
with the payment of a heavy fine or im
prisonment. The case of ex-Governor Frank
W. Rollins of New Hampshire is still fresh
in mind. His plea of ignorance of the law
did not save him from forfeiting his prop
erty and paying $2,000. besides, because he
had not made a full declaration of his per
sonal effects and those of his wife. Fines
In smaller amounts are continually being
The traveller who is sailing now is par
ticularly warned to make declaration of
every article purchased abroad, and If the
original receipted bills for all such articles
j are Eaved and presented with the declara
l tion a great deal of trouble and vexing
disputes as to the value will be avoided.
Apropos of the difficulty that many re
turning American citizens have had to
avoid paying duty on Jewelry and other
valuable personal effects which they had
taken over with them, a scheme evolved by
the ingenuity of some Chicago society
women came to light a short time ago.
Their plan simply is to make an affidavit
before leaving here of the articles they are
taking with them, and to have a photo
graph made of large and detailed enough
character to show such articles. , The suc
cess of this plan was made manifest a few
' days ago, when Mrs. Watson Blair, of
Chicago, was. able for the first time In
years to march by the customs inspectors,
jewels and all, without being challenged.
And. by the way. the question of what
j baggage to take for a three months' tour
j is a very serious one to many travellers,
especially to the ones going over on their
first trip, it Is usually a noticeable fact
that the one who has been over before is
the' one who has the least baggage this
time. Trunks, particularly, are left at
home by the European traveller who has
! once been through the process in different
j unfamiliar languages of weighing, check
' ing and paying extra for his trunk and
' tipping a half dozen people for handling it
j every time he moves from one stopping
j place to another. A baby would be almost
less trouble than a trunk.
The traveller of modest resources who
goes across merely for a tour, and does not
expect to have many social requirements, ;
would do well to limit himself or herself
to hand br^gage. Dress suit cases and :
bags, which we consider a tremendous bur
den in American travel, where trunk check- :
ing is comparatively easy, are an inde- :
i scribable comfort In Europe. It is. taken ,
for granted everywhere that one travels
I with considerable hand luggage, and every
railroad station and steamship landing, no
matter how small or remote, is crowded
with official porters, who swarm aboard :
train and boat to carry it all off. The tip
ping for this service is moderate. The
equivalent of five or six cents is sufficient
for transferring as many as three big bags
from one train to another when one has to
change cars., Ten cents is enough for car
rying the same amount from train to car
riage, and 20 or 25 cents is accepted grate
fully by porters who stagger under your
belongings from the train to a hotel live or
six blocks away, if you wish to save the
expense of riding there in carriage or
Does the prospective traveller fear that
he. or perhaps especially she, will not be
able to take sufficient changes of clothing
if limited to hand baggage? Of course, one \
who lives in two suit cases, for Instance, !
cannot compete with the voyager who :
starts out by appearing In at least three '
different costumes on each succeeding day
on the steamer going over, or with the one
who wishes to dress elaborately for dinner
at the Continental hotel.
But it is possible for a woman with two
bags to carry an extra travelling suit, a
thin silk evening dress and all necessary j
changes and personal articles. The women j
who go abroad ; for the ■ summer season
laden with wash suits and waists will find
themselves wishing they had one thorough
ly good looking cloth suit and a couple of
thin silk waists. Instead. Travelling in
railroad trains and stopping for only two
or three days at a time make wash suits a
burden, and, besides, the European climate
very seldom requires the thin clothing that
American heat makes necessary. Our thin
cloths and linens look decidedly poor and.
Inadequate beside the richer and thicker
goods of England and the Continent.
Another encumbrance that one can do
away with from now on is steamer rugs,
as these may be hired in connection with
deck chairs Just for the passage. The idea
that it is well to have rugs along SB re
inforce hotel bed coverings is wrong. Lit
tle that is necessary for comfort is omitted
from the average European hotel room.
Some of the special attractions that are
drawing crowds to Europe this summer
are given in list form below;
, " _ < At London )
J"ian -Brlti.h bhlMUoa May to October
Pot- 1 a of empire May. June July
T.ojal Academy May to August
<At London >
l : t'7 f i **■ Cambridge ....." ........... .July 4
Eton y». Harrow ] j. j!y $ }
Hcnloy regatta July 5 , a and 7
Aviation »»k. Bournemouth. .. July II %m
Pageant. Chester Jaly 11 »• i
' Cowej regatta. week * nKl«j
International exhibition a: Brussels .
- ; '■ . April to C?— *
Passion Play at Oberamm»7-ara\i
May 1« to S»pt*:-!»r3
Wagner and Mozart music festival*
Munich. July- 2S to f=<>ptetatar»
; Grand Prix e»<» Hai»s '.-..5-atTl
| Grand Prix d» Par!« X<ta»S)
I Rheims July I fa 13
Caen Tulv 2." to Aayiit J
I.c Havre, Trouvil>. .August -5 tn S»pt«:nS»r4
Bordeaux September » t»» 3eptKsb«r 9
Biarr»»z September 2.% to O«ob»r 1
Marseille? December 4 to .'
Among the vast army of Americans —a-.
rlllnsr In Europe each season It 1? not v
: usual to find persons who heartily Astta
travelling- and have no talent for findta*
! out how to save themselves trouble Us.
[these the path that to the easygaiar "- 1
I ell<?r seems strewn with flowers j3j 3 HiiiTswl
i with nails. Perhaps three nr fwar ssrges-
I tlons to those who Bud th* details of travel
a horror would be gladly received.
For example, a3 a train draws into til
; station at which you a;.:;';-: you poke your
' head out the window, as other pee?!? M
■ doing, to call a porter to com? in and tast
j charge of your bag?, Y/haf do too call
him in the various countries? In Germaar,
Austria and German Switzerland ha ■
••Tracer." In Italy he Is "f- Mm tt
. Franc© and Belgium he is "factor." ll
Holland he la "besteller." ,
Another suggestion: Yon are stopping t*
a very short time, maybe only a few bom
lln some place you know nothing of. In
I do know that ther- are interests? Slgtß
I for a tourist in the town, but you do «
• know exactly what nor where they m
The quickest and easiest way and one ts>
does away with the complication ■' I
guidebook and map? is to go into the M
! picture postcard shop yon 'cc— th°r» is al
ways on© by your shoulder— and glasn
' over the cards conspicuously -iHs^lared.
• The most interesting and most pklui JSJi
things that you could find in a wests
| prowling through the town are jisav
; graphed on the cards and described. If "'■
I buy what pleases you most you can fjsftw
! iy find the orlsinal by showing the- card »
, any native- and asking to be directed.
The picture postcard business 13 dro
! oped to such a ttJgn point in Europe *«
i practically nothing worth while froai *3
point of view is omitted from th» <afls»
! tions. even in minor shops in very_n«s»
. little places.
! Persons witn an inquiring iniad who O»
[a chance from traveller's fare and «£
! eller's surrounding should try to discor
restaurants, cafes, etc. where the »
tives." as we- call them. go. Even-tre=a
travelling alone can safely 50 to most sw
places and see a side of the place .*=*-»
people that as "tourisrs" they would =-•
have witnessed. Travellers are toteatrfl
almost every place, particularly "" t^Z
and. although persons of their _«*-£
would not go to these tellers «d «W
! if they lived in the place and had a r-J
nized social standing there, as trav*J
they are expected to want to see etci
th S one more — tion to the nerJSl
And one more »«« . .: h,>eß»h ,>eß»
'unfamiliar with European hotel li '\^
i not forset to have recourse to the «• —
\of the head waiter. He Is the m ** r °""
'■ in extraordinary- As a rule there OF
' tically nothing In the sum t c^^
knowledge that he does not kn< £jJJ
! his own city, its history, people. D ™^,
| manner's and customs, and abou : J«»«
j most other place* too. He a **£*B
; languages there are. and » "£*£[
anxious to tell you everything *Z*
to know. Of course, be expects U -
or IS cent.,, or more, whatever l»j P*
of your bill comes to. but as *"' 1
' must give him that anyway yOU ";. tJ#
i well draw from the mine of bis -*»>
.. an. l experience in return. • _ .
He can tell you where to go and : » .
He can tei: yea « .__,
\ to see. he can recommend the *££
j would like to go to in the Re* : tj"
your route: he will «»* B V3&*
special festivals or public «**£*,
fairs which you could attend- J**^.
he will discuss the relative merlW of
ncr and Mozart. Verdi. *"""*£%*
body else, and will tell you in wjgf
ncr the operas are given In fci3 to«*
he will, no doubt, ask you »**- r
favorite opera is. . ,•:
The reason that these men '•£*„«„
informed is that they travel »> de^: |0J
to learn the various languages. «*- ilai rf
native- ground. They meet £&*» * \
Person, an. as It * **££ C*
talk leam*.lly and answer «!««« <\ 0?
must be always on the a«ert to*
facts and stories cf all **%™^
diplomats In manner and w -lea**
anee la usually quite remar~*l> v < *
Indeed, ON head waiter w •
unique »nd interesting features vt » tD ,
travel. g -
Eight years ago. when an eate % \
citizen started a "ginseng »*» „.„
Worcester County town. he . pa . .., ,
apiece for nia ginseng seed^ * #&
them worth almost «helr J^ =- se H »g
This year the farm has . «£« Tae re «g
hold* them at J2 a J^SSit tai^a fc*»
b* ginseng to *«y als* since
flveio e.t'ht years tj> *™\fix#* £*£ .
of the kind for y»»lcb *-»„£, the
or more a pound .^-SasSred tf J y *3
chusetts farm, t stt
feet at the start, no* U' Uv ftfU^j^..
into the woods und flnrt -j * al * t £&B3
roots when «• changed to &*&
ginseng tea. <>n ? h; f. or übßu bBg ht. ™: isst
th cultivation i« thatj « "J, v ?; aB 4 » ' f t s; t
has to be sprayei re^u^ar. t
re roofed e%er to Keep ok Tlrf u»^ V» B
sun. and persons > n uU r «at^l 1
elsewhere who had h *f£ u ot "_ "-rrt#" I
this industry soon ttreu tjoa-.oa *, I
waning and discont^uw ;.. __. I
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