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Kloor Coverings
Floor Coverings ?
Big Mill Purchase
Carpets and Rugs.
Remarkable Rug Values in This Sale.
Velvet Rugs.
Kfir'ilai' pri''H. Special.
27x54in., $2.00 $1.45
36x72in., $4.00 $2.45
| 7x9 ft., $16.00 $12.50
" 9x12 ft., $20.00 $16.50
French Wiltons.
l%>i:u!Hr Special.
S.3XIO.6. ^50.00 $40.00
QXI2 ft., $60.00 $45.00
Axminster Rugs.
R.-jru ar price. Special.
27x54in., $2.50 $1.95
6x9 ft., $16.00 $8.50
9x12 ft., $27.50 $19 25
Kashmer Rugs.
Resnhir price. Special.
8.3X10.6, $12.50 $8.50
9X12 ft., $15.00 $10.50
Purchases Laid Aside on Payment of Small Deposit.
1 Pa? Ave. Giddings & Steele, Pa?Ave.
Ambassador de? la Barra Declares
Reports of Political Trouble
Have Been Exaggerated.
"There never lias been any fear of a i
revolution in Mexico," declares Scnor
Mariscal. the minister of foreign affairs,
in a dispatch received at the Mexican em
The Mexican ambassador, Senor de la
Barra, as he handed the dispatch io a
reporter, said lie felt that it ought to dis
pose i>f the rumors which had been cur
rent of Into indicating the probability of
an uprising in his country as .*? result of
the approaching presidential campaign.
TIip ambassador declared that the whole :
country will firmly sustain the candidacy
of Diaz for the presidency for the next
electoral term, and that the patriotism of
the people was such that they would not
brook any interruption to tlie era of prog
ress on which Mexico had entered.
Because of his position. Senor de la
Karra said he did not feel at liberty to
enter into a discussion of the merits and
qualifications of the Mexican citizens
whose names had been mentioned as can
didates for the vice presidency, whose
campaigns for that office appear to be
really paramount to that of the presi
dency because of tlie possibility of a sue- j
i ession to tlie latter office in the event of j
President Diaz's death.
When asked for his views on the situa- i
tion in Mexico, Ambassador de la Barra j
consented to explain in a general way
why, in his opinion, there was no danger!
of a revolutionary movement because the
sentiment of the people was opposed to j
such a step.
Actual Conditions Exaggerated.
The actual conditions, he said, had
been very much exaggerated. Diaz, tie
continued, would be supported in his can
didacy because of his honest, patriotic
and wise administration of the presi
dency, which had sained for him the re
spect of the people both at home and ;
abroad. The political agitation over the !
vice presidency would not. by any means, !
produce any disturbances in the public j
peace of the country, he predicted.
"The fear expressed in some quarters
that tlie conflicts appearing: at Guadalajar |
and oth r places were symptoms of a j
coming revolution." added the ambassa
dor, "are without foundation. Those con-'
flic]s are simply political manifestations
incidental to any campaign."
SJMOr de la Barra said that in the con
tacts referred to there had been neither
loss of life nor damage to public prop- '
"rty. as had been stated. The course of
business had not been interrupted, and 1
with a country like Mexico, which worked :
and prospered, normal conditions had no
been disturbed. The country, he de-'
dared. is progressing and preparing
within the limit of the law, for the next
"1 have the conviction that peace will
not be disturbed," he reit rated, "and,
above all. the patriotism of my country
men is such that they will not consent to
any interference with progress, on which
we have entered in such a decided man
n r. So many enterprises, mining, indus
trial and agricultural, have been devel
oped during I tie long era of peace which
has prevailed in Mexico that the people
will not permit any inirrnption."
Whole Country Prosperous.
In contradiction of an impression which
may obtain that Mexico is on the verge
of a political and economical crisis the
Mexican ambassador called attention spe
cifically to the business of the Tehuante
pec and Mexican National railroads as
showing the prosperous condition of the
country. The terminal ports of the for
mer. lie said, already are inadequate to
handle the intercontinental traffic in that
section, termed by Baron Humboldt "the
bridge of the world," necessitating en
larged and improved facilities. The busi
ness of the Mexican National, he said,
had increased to such an extent that its
earnings during the last six months had
more than doubled over the preceding
"This showing." said Ambassador de
la Barra, in conclusion, "could not have
been made in a country on the eve of a
revolution, which, in the present instance,
cannot be started, because it will be op
posed by the practical sentiment and the
patriotism of my countrymen."
Tumblers Made of Ice.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
LONDON", August 1!.*!.? Ice tumblers are
the latest invention. Water is introduced
into a mold and is then frozen, the inside
of the tumbler being rendered water
proof by the application of a special so
lution. The tumbler is removed from the
machine and is fitted into a paper sleeve,
which prevents the touch of the fingers
from malting it. As soon as the contents
of the tumbler have been drunk it can
be thrown away, and thus ideal and hy
gienic conditions are obtained. The ice
tumblers cost only a twentieth of a penny
to make.
Charges Wheeling Man With Taking
PARKERSBl'RG, \V. Ya., August 23.?
H. J. Smith of Wheeling is under arrest
here on a charge of taking a package con
taining New York drafts, amounting to
S1.2ft'>, which were given to him through
mistake by a clerk at the Hotel Munroe
here. The package had been deposited
with the hotel clerk by Thomas Fitzpat
rick of Cairo, YV. Va.. Saturday night for
safekeeping. After Smith was handed
the package this morning he took an in
terurban < ar for Marietta, where he was
arrested arid was brought back this after
While running through the yards at
Moundsville. W. Va.. J. R. Barg. engineer
of Baltimore and Ohio passenger train
No. 7, front Baltimore to Pittsburg, was
killed when he stuck his head from the
cab window. A telegraph pole protruding
from a flat car tore off the top of his head.
iCmpyrisjtot. 190l?. l>y Metropolitan Syndicate, NY.)
Today's Your
Lucky Day.
Something that you've been wanting for a long while is adver
tised today in the classified columns of The Star. One of the
readers of The Star lias it and is now willing to part with it. But
this wise reader, instead of spending a lot of time land trouble to
hunt you up, takes the easier way, and today puts an advertise
ment in 1 lie Star. He knows you will see it as you sit and read
your paper through. Now. you have missed many a good thing in
the past, by not watch.ng closely enough the market place of the
Munninrakers. Scan right now the Munnimaker ads and read the
offer that is there for vou. Every dav is the dav to read the Mun
nimaker ads and this day is the best day to begin.
Dear Mr. Munnimaker, care The Star Classified Columns:
Through a little Munnimaker Classified Ad in The
Star 1 made monev after school bv selling my spare time.
Your truly," ACTIVE BOY.
Write Mr. Munnimaker, care of The Star, or phone him, Ma.11
2440, whenever you want'anything.
Another Blake Estate Covered
Into British Treasury.
Revives Old Story of the Famous
Blake Millions.
Mos-t Recent Decedent a Distant
Relative of Capt. Robert Dud
ley Blake's Wife.
S|????-ia 1 Cablegram 1o The SInr.
1.ON DON, August 2'?.?A very curious '
i story attaches to the announcement that
I another Blake fortune has fallen to the
British treasury by the death of Fred K.
Blake of Broadfield Lodge, near Crawley,
who died May ?>, intestate, and a bache
lor, without known relatives. Although
this estate is not so large as the more
famous Blake millions which have inter
ested so many, it reaches the respectable
total of $21."i,000. It is certainly curious
that this intestate should he related to
the famous Mrs. Helen Blake, whose
fortune also went to the crown.
The romance of these two ?'windfalls"
begins with Gen. Robert Dudley Blake,
son of Gen. Sir Francis Blake, second
baronet, who belonged to an old North
umbrian family. They held Twissel Cas
tle, in Durham, and Tilmouth Park and
Seghill, in Northumberland, and were
very rich. While he was a captain in
the army, Robert Dudley Blake met in
Dublin a beautiful Irish girl namen Helen
Sheridan, the daughter of a country
schoolmaster. He tell in love with her,
had her educated in England and mar
ried her in Lamarkshire in 1810. Their
onlv child died in infancy.
Gen. Robert Blake inherited great
wealth from his father, and left it all to
his widow when he difd in IStiO. In the
same year his brother. Sir Francis Blake,
third haronet, died without legitimate is
sue, and the baronetcy became extinct
Sir Francis also left considerable proper
tv to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Blake.
This lady died at Earlscourt Terrace in
l?s7ti. at the age of seventy-six, without
making a will. Her real estate was worth
about $1,500,000, and the personal estate
OOO more.
Seized by the Crown.
The whole of the personal estate was
seized by the crown and next-of-kin ad
vertised for. But no one of the claim
ants who came forward from Ireland and
from America could satisfy the court of
chancery that they were next of kin, and
$120,000 having b"en spent In costs, the
personal estate, amounting to $7t*).0i)0,
remained in the hands of the crown. In
the district of Clanmorrls, Ireland, there
are still Sheridans who claim to be re
lated to Helen Blake, but they are too
poor to push their claims.
The second Blake intestate comes
in this way: Sir Francis Blake, the
third baronet, had several natural chil
dren to whom he bequeathed consider
able sums at his death in 1860. One of
them was Fred K. Blake, who has just
died at Crawley. He was formerly an
officer in the army and was never see.i
in the north of England, though he
owned the Seghill estate of 400 acres,
on which the Laycocks work their col
lierv. There was a rumor on the Tvne
side that some poor relatives intended
to claim the personal estate, which ly.
valued at $21."V.000, but nothing has
been heard of it in the courts, and let
ters of administration of his property
have been granted to the solicitor to
the treasury and his successors in that
office "for the use of his majesty." The
Seghill colliery and the landed estates
pass to the kinsman of the deceased.
Sir Francis Blake, first baronet of the
lf?u~ creation, whose farrfily bought the
Seghill Park and other Northumberland
estates from the crown when Mrr*.
Helen Blake died intestate. Altogether,
the crown has reason to be grateful to
the' Blakes for their 'windfalls.'"
An American Claimant.
The principal American claimant to
the Blake estate was Daniel Sheridan.
He was born in Ireland and was j
brought up with his cousin. Helen Sher- j
idan. His father. Daniel Sheridan the j
elder, and her father, James Sheridan, J
the schoolmaster, were brothers. The
cousins were playfellows, and Helen,
who grew up to be a beautiful girl,
was apprenticed to a dressmaker in
Dublin. Daniel Sheridan emigrated to
America. It was while on her way to
and from the dressmaker's shop that
Helen Sheridan met and captivated
Capt. Robert Dudley Blake, then a
handsome young officer of the Dra
goons quartered in Dublin. Their mar
riage followed, as stated. His friends
disapproved of the union, and Capt.
Blake and his bride emigrated to Ohio,
where they ran a large dressmaking
business with capital which Capt. Blake
provided. . .
While they were living in America Lapt
Blakf came into considerable property
from his father and uncle, and they
looked up his wife's cousin, Daniel Sher
idan, who was then living in Illinois,
f irming. Their only child had died in
infancy, and Mrs. Helen Blake wanted
Daniel Sheridan to aj'.ow one of his
daughters to come and live with her as
companion. This he was not willing to
do, and lie never saw his cousin again.
The Blakes returned to England and, after
l-.er husbands death, Mrs. Helen Blake
lived and di<*d at Karl s ( oiut. Next of
kin was advertised for by order of the
court of chancery, as she had died in
Expectations Not Realized.
Daniel Sheridan came to England about
1KK5 in order to claim his share of the
? Blake millions." He left behind him a
farm of several hundred acres, some
cattle and a petroleum well. He was
then a man of about seventy, and, after
a visit to Dublin to procure certain doc
uments. he went to lodge at the house
of a widow in London. Mrs. Plush, who
lived in Millbank street, opposite the
house of lords. His story and his papers
satisfied her, and he lived for four years
at her house, running up a long bill for
lodgings, in the expectation that he would
come into the fortune.
It was a pathetic circumstance that
while the old man was vainly fighting
for the fortune letters came from his son
and daughter in Quincy, 111., asking
whether he had forsaken them, and as
slimine that he was living in luxury on
the wealth of Mrs. Blake. The old man
was very secretive, and would never let
them know the truth, nor would he re
turn without his wealth to America.
"It's my money." he would protest,
"and I ani not going; back without it."
The difficulty appeared to be to obtain
the requisite evidence to prove the re
lationship. In any case. Daniel Sheridan
never obtained the money from the
crown, and about 1H00 he had to move
into St George's workhouse, taking his
papers with him. He took his discharge
one day, saying he would go pea-picking,
and for a yeur or so Mrs. Plush lost
sight of him. Then one day all her
friends began sending her copies of a
newspaper article: "From Poverty to Af-i
fluence; Daniel Sheridan Comes Into His
Immense Fortune?$2,500,000."
In the Workhouse.
This article revealed that the unlucky
Irish-American was in Larr?beth work
house, and Mrs. Plush and her son went
io see him. He greeted them warmly,
fully accepted the news of his fortune
and invited the son to go back to Amer
ica with him. But the months went
by, the crown did not give up the for
tune and Daniel Sheridan took his dis
charge, and Mrs. Plush has never seen
him since, or heard news of him. It
must be fifteen years since the American
claimant vanished. He was an old man
I then, and penniless, and the probabilities
i are that lie is dead.
Resembles an Immense Nor
wegian Log House.
Ingenious Employment of the
Rustic Idea.
Nearly All of the Material of the
Building Found Within a
Radius of Six Miles.
Spat ial rVrp'spniulenee of Tin- Star and the j
rhti'ngo Record-Herald.
OLD FAITHFUL INN. August 14. 1909.
There are five hotels and two lunch
stations in the Yellowstone Park, all un
der the management of the Yellowstone
Park Association, of which Mr. H. W.
t/hild of Helena is the president and gen
eral manager. They have a total capac
ity of about 1.20O guests, and during the
last Sunday night of July they had 1.2W
travelers sleeping under the five roofs
the largest number on record. This does
not include the guests at the Wylie per
manent camps, six little villages of tents
and the various other temporary camps
which probably gave shelter to as many
The season opened June 5 and closes
September 'JTp?130 days. At the middle
period. July 31, the total numbe? of ar
rivals at all the live hotels had been
7.510, the average daily arrivals being ItU
at each. It is expected that the total wi
run beyond 15,000 for the season. t,ne
average number of people entertained at
all the hotels daily for the first half or
the season has been 673.
Old Faithful Inn, which stands in tne
center of the. Upper Geyser Basin, s al
most as interesting as the wonder ful
phenomena from which it takes its name,
and it is probably the most curious hotel
in the world and absolutely unique. It
resembles a Norwegian log house, only it
is larger than a dozen of the largest jog
houses in that country combined, being
375 feet long, with a wfng in the rear
for the dining room, which is seventy-nve
by sixty feet in size. The foundation is
of concrete and boulders. The walls file
.of logs from twelve to eighteen inches in ,
diameter, sawed on two sides and with,
the bark exposed on the exterior and m-j
terior. The pitch roof, which is eight-six J
feet high, is covered with large redwood
shingles called "shakes." The outside of 1
the foundation is partially covered with i
moss, and the uncut rocks show the natu- i
ral weather stains. The roof projects four
feet over the walls and is broken by ga- j
bles which are supported by natural
crooked limbs of trees. All the brackets
and braces throughout the house are of;
similar material, which has been fitted in
with remarkable ingenuity, the bark in
many cases being left untouched. These
"crooks of the bough" were found in the
forests surrounding the hotel by, five
woodsmen who were brought here from
Wisconsin to look up freaks of timber for ;
this purpose. There are about five hun
dred of them and they present all sorts
of fantastic shapes.
Rustc Idea Prevails.
The rustic idea prevails throughout the
entire building. The main feature is an
office rotunda, 70 by 75 feet in size, open
86 feet to the roof, which is supported by
trusses of pine logs and braced with
poles. The first and second floors have
wide balconies overhanging the rotunda,
which are also made of logs and sup
ported by crooked limbs. The stairs are
of logs roughly li *wn and fastened with
rude iron bolts and wooden puncheons.
All the balustrades, braces and railings
are made of poles and crooks.
In the center of the rotunda is an enor- i
mous stone chimney of uncut stone, 10;
by 10 feet, and projecting through the j
roof to th3 height of J?5 feet. Some ol j
the blocks of rough stone used in the;
chlmnev weigh a ton and a half. There j
is a crow's nest In the angle of the roof i
seventy feet above the office, which leads
to a platform upon the poak outside,
where a searchlight is operated upon the
active geysers for the entertainment of
the guests every evening. The effect is
There are eight fireplaces in the chim
ney, two of them being very large, and
they ar.> equipped with titanic andirons. I
tongs, shovels, pokers, cranes, pot hooks [
and other furniture which corresponds, j
The pokers are six feet long; the andirons
are six feet high, and their feet are four j
feet long. In one of the fireplaces is a
corn popper that will hold half a bushel,
with a handle seven feet long. It is used
every night. When the guests come in
from watching the play of the searchlight
upon the geysers th?y are welcomed with
the cheerful sound of the popping corn,
and shortly after one of the bell boys
passes it around in a great old-fashioned
dishpan. . ,
On the front of the chimney, facing the
entrance. Is a rude clock with a face five
feet in diameter, placed forty-five ieet
above the floor. The pendulum Is twenty
two feet long and the weights, which
hang from chains made of inch wrought
Iron, resemble ammunition canisters.
The pointers and the figures on the dial
are in proper proportion.
The Dining Room.
There is a similar chimney and fireplace
In the dining room, over which hangs one
of the most curious mantels you can
imagine?an immense log 16 feet long and
IK inches In diameter, hewn down flat and
swung by two anchor chains from the
roof. A sideboard and cupboard on either
s!de of the fireplace are made of similar
materials. The furniture of the dining
room corresponds. The electroliers are
made of pine poles laid crosswise and are
suspended from the roof by rude Iron
chains. All of the electric light fixtures
are made to resemble candles. The china,
which was made especially for the hotel,
is in harmonv with the furniture, being of
the old-fashioned Norwegian patterns.
the ice water for drinking is drawn
from a hollow log. through a hidden pipe
running from the refrigerator, and the
waste basin is chiseled out of an enor
mous rock.
There are ,-ozy nooks and corners every
where furnished with big Quaker rocking
chairs' and writing desks, which are al
ways occupied by women addressing pos
tal cards. The first thing the ordinary
tourist does when she lands at a hotel
Is to rush frantically to the newsstand to
see if any new post cards are to be found
there and to buy a packet of one-cent
stamps. The mail bags whi h go out every
morning from each of the hotels con-!
tain a bushel or more of post cards. The
newsstand clerks tell me that there is no
more demand for photographs, but they
sell several hundred post cards daily.
All of the interior partitions of Old
Store Hoyrs Are From 8 to 5;
'? Store Closes at 6.
513-515-517 7th ST.
Selling Another Lot off Those $112.50 and
Dresses at
Another lot of those quick-selling Suits in the light-weight worsteds going on -ale. Thev
are in a new one-piece design that is very striking and graceful. The cloth> are light weight and
make a splendid change for a wash suit on a coolish day ? the right weight, too, t<> wear into
early fall?very smart patterns?stripes, plaids and checks on various gray-toned grounds, and
a variety of black and white effects in popular checks. Trimmings are of black, vrto E=j /rw
set off with jet buttons. A black tie gives a very smart t<i>uch. These dresses /W
bought regularly would retail at $12.50 to $((>.50. Your choice now foronlv.... 0
Second Floor.
Trumiks amid Screens Redmiced
$3.00 Canvas-covered Trunks $1.98
$5.00 Canvas-covered Trunks $398
$8.00 Canvas-covered Trunks $5.98
$7.00 Leather Suit Cases $4.98
$5.00 Leather Suit Cases $3.98
$1.50 W aterproof Suit Cases 98c
]8-inch Hardwood Screens 14'
24-inch Hardwood Screens 23c
30-inch Hardwood Screens j?>c
Si.00 Screen Doors 59c
Si.50 Fancy Screen Doors S?>c
$2.00 Fancy Screen Doors Si.29
--Third Floor
nialiirc"1 .Inn arP ?,f unP'aned, unmatched
^!ie rrat'ks bfl,nP covered by
in the There Is no plastering anywhere
with vn ?"Se' The floors arp covered
v?..L ? esian r"s-s- the furniture is of
pattern- an?l the brass bed
orderi arf?of# nLstlc, dw,,*n?. made to
oraei.4 All of the hardware, even the
of ^ ia.m- the 100148 on t,ie doors, is
tect uHh i lr?n< d^slened by the archi
renr^t ^ I13"1"1?1"6 ?Ut 0,1 a" a,lvil l?>
Xon " t ?'tplttf* who has a blacksmith
shop at Livingston, and is shoeing horses
eie at this blessed moment, Colepitts
Lndni.as n ?f ren}arkahle skill and taste,
an eflre('' that adds a
monv Zr tlV charm and tlie hnr
* wonderful iiotel. The
iron hfr8,,3? studded with w rough t
hole mri .J re Is a sri11 and a Peep
hole like those of the medieval castles
fnnc !]aMeries; the bo,ls aie two feet
latHi ,n ulameter. and the
want f?,' 33 mUCh as a man woultJ
"?rii io carry.
The kitchen is 35x90 feet in size- the
for" wh!Sh25x35.s fee,t and the refrigera
Ul? 'inert with white Ptiamel
^et. There are a stock
mei?; " lceho"se- a cooling room, for
a.nd vegetables; a laundry.
' | J I'ff'it plant, a carpenter shop
fnJcnln?,Lr?0m' aI1 equipped in the most
ingenious manner with labor-saving ap
Cy efectrici^" the dishes are
The Water Supply.
The water supply and fire protection
comes from a reservoir one mile dis
tant and 150 feet above the hotel, which
gives a stro/i gpressure. The reservoir
is fed .from a spring which has a canacity
of 95,000 gallons a day, anl stationary
fire hose runs through every corridor
both evfry f00t of 1he building,
both inside and out. There are bath
wiVi h conne? ted with many of the suites,
which are especially furnished for the
f ,?u suests who come here to
stay for the summer.
rnn'it ??rtiro supports a wid- balcony of
the . S an covers a driveway where
the stages receive and discharge their
loirs S 11 is supported by cribbed
Z * rl g?"pon foundations of boul
H offite winter Is made of rough
'heavv ? i,np ?f logs st|Jdded with
rune- hi b?,tS' A bel1 on thp roof is
["n5nni a rflpe dropping to the office
to announce the meal hours.
Al l* !?tP! has rooms for 350 guests, and
-irger number have been accommo
dated on several occasions since we have
Deonie e?Mt h 1 d,n,ng room will seat 230
people without crowding, and a staff of
anera?hl ,S a,Ways ^pt sufficient to look
if V maximum number of guests
The building cost $175,000. and all of the
st?<k h'*? ?
fnrnu nithin a radius of six miles. The
furniture and equipment cost $55,000, and
cost nrr ?n wagons and sleighs at a
cost of b.u, cents per hundred pounds from
ni""y ?"*?? im-four
P,InT,re;lr^CUri0JSh0PS' neWS and photo
giapli stands, and a dark room in which
kodak fiends can develop their films. Noth
ing teems to have been forgotten.
The Architect.
The architect of Old Faithful Inn was
Robert C. Reamer, who was born in Ober
lin, Ohio, and began his professional
career in the office of Mortimer L. Smith
& Sons of Detroit when he was only
twelve years old. A few years later he1
Chattanooga with his parents and
ther? rnSi?in ?Taftarnan for an arcbltect
J he went to Chicago and de-!
?*"?d furn ture for A. H. Andrews & Co.
*?, ?**?? out to California, opened
an office at San Diego and did all of
Spreckels work there for four years
???e, .oftlh,s work at Coronado Beach at
tracted the attention of Mr. H W iih
president of the Yellowstone Park \sso
bfndOJ1fhfand hH br?i'Kht Reamer here to
build this wonderful hotel. On the lour
That hr?m Ca,'forn!a Mr- Child explained
that ne wanted something unique and ap
propriate, and Mr. Reamer made the pre-I
!ir.^Vketches ln ,he sleeping car dur
ing th?? journey. He has erected several
other artistic buildings in the park, in
cluding a rustic railway station for the
Northern Pacific at Gardiner. an exquisite
lungalow, which is used as a commissarv
store, and another equally artistic building
Hr?W? i1 ? 'esides at Mammoth
Hot Springs. The stables and storehouses
of the hotel and stage companies at Gardi
ner and at Mammoth Hot Springs are
quite remarkable in their design and Mr
i Reamer's genius is apparent in several
other places.
He has recently completed a design!
for a five-hundred-dollar hotel at Mam
moth Hot Springs, which I described in a
etter from \N ashington last May at thei
time the plans were submitted for the an
proval of the Secretary of the interior It
will he quite as uni<iue as Old Faithful
%n and twice as large. The specification^
are now being prepared, and if conditions
are favorable the work of construction
wiii he undertaken next spring
This proposed hotel will cover as much
ground as the Capitol at Washington be-!
ing i.iH feet long by 450 feet wide with !
? bedrooms and 350 bathrooms, and will,
be surrounded by a wide porch. The ma
terial will be logs and boulders found on '
tne ground, ^nd the principal feature will
be a rotunda 200 by lfni feet in siZe and
4?> feet high, the roof being supported by ?
tlw"e rows of natural tree trunks with the
bark and branches untouched, carrying
out a resemblance to the surrounding foi -
ests. The same idea will be repeated in
the dining room, which will be xo by 1??-? j
feel in size with a ceiling 4-> teet high i
of logs supported by sixty natural tree
trunks from 18 to 24 inches in diameter.
Another Hotel Being Planned. i
Mr. Reamer is now engaged in making
a design for a unique hotel to tie erected
at the Canyon of the Yellowstone. T he
! location has not been selected, but It Is
, proposed to place the building where its
| windows will command a view of the can
[ yon and the falls so far as possible, and
i the design and material will be in such
perfect harmony with the surroundings |
that it will be difficult to tel! where na
1 ture ends and art begins.
, 1 am willing to assert that the present
l hotel at the canyon is the ugliest building
: in the world. It is as ugly as the big ice
houses that deface the banks of the Hud
son river, but at the same time it is an
illustration of the well established prin
ciple tiiat one cannot judge accurately b\
j appearances. The attractions are all in
side. and it is one of the most admirabi>
i kept and one of the most comfortable
1 hospices a tired traveler ever entered. L t
?all the hotels in the universe were as
; well kept as that at the Yellowstone can
i yon there would be more happiness and ,
1 contentment among mankind. . ,
The hotel at the Yellowstone lake i'
the pride of the association. It is co- ,
lonial In design, with a broad portico,
supported by rows of lofty pillars, and 1
| faces one of the most sublime views in
1 the park. Yellowstone lake is thirty- ,
j five iniles long and averages from half a
mile to five miles in width. At the .
southern pnd its estuaries project like the
thumb and fingers of a human stand. and
are separated by pine-dad peninsulas.
The water is 300 feet deep in places,
clear, cold and pure and of a grayish .
gteen color, which is almost the precise;
shade of the sage brush. The roadway |
. follows the shore. The lake is tiie neat
'est point reached by the Cody stage l'n^
! which comes from the Burlington rail
' road comes from the entrance.
The Yellowstone l^ake Hotel is intend
ed for permanent guests, and sportsmen
i come there annually for the fishing in
I the neighborhood. Although there are 110
I great natural phenomena in the neigh
borhood, there are many attractions, and
the I^ake Hotel is more like those you
find at the conventional summer resorts >
than any other place in the park.
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L.BDSBURG. Va., August 23, 1000.
By order of the commander, Col. Ed
mund Berkeley, the annual reunion of the
survivors of the Rth Virginia Regiment
Infantry will be held at the residence of
Ludwell Hutchinson, one mile south of
Little River Church, Loudoun county, Sat
urday, August 28. The 8th Virginia
Regiment Chapter, U. D. C., will serve
Mrs. Belle Moore, widow of Robert
Moore, died at the home of her son. John
Moore, in Aldie, Loudoun county. Friday
night. She was seventy years of age.
Burial was*made in the cemetery near
Aldie Sunday. , .
Samuel Hatcher of Purcellville, this
county, has purchased from Bernard
Deck a farm containing I.*) acres situ- (
ated near Purcellville.
Hanson Gill, who has been engineering j
in Mexico for the past few years, has
taken charge of the office of treasurer of
Loudoun county to finish the term of his
father, John L. GUI, who nas enteied ,
upjjn the duties of secretary of the Mutual
L-Tie Insurance Company of Loudoun
county at Waterford.
Rev. James VV. Morriss,.D. p.. of Rich
mond, Va., who can<e toLeeshurgSatur- ,
dav to hold services at bt. James Kpisio- ,
pal Church Sunday, was summoned home,
early yesterday morning by the serious
illness of his mother. Rev. \\. H. Bulk
hardt, the rector of St. James ? b?,n "'
Orange. Va.. no services were held at the ^
church yesterday.
The nien's meeting of the local orgam
zation of the Young Mens Christian As
sociation was held at the courthouse Sun
day afternoon. !>awrence I. Lee of |
Shepherdstown. W. Va.. who is sPe"ding
the summer in Leesburg. made an address
and special music was rendered.
Rev. James B. Mitchell o; Orlando, Ha.,
delivered a lecture at the courthouse in
Leesburg Friday evening on the subject.
-The Old South and the New A large
crowd attended. Mr. Mitchell formerly
resided in I^eesburg. D ,
Rev Harrv M. Moffitt of the Presbj
i terian Church of this town preached at
| Ashburn, Loudoun county, Sundaj moin
William Dai ley, a transfer man at
Parkersburg. \V. Va.. while in a local
chemical works became thirsty and took
a drink from a bottle containing a * .eat
fluid which he supposed was water. It
was formaldehyde. Physicians pumped
Dailey out as soon as the mistake was
discovered, but he is still in a serious con
Schooner W.lling. melons from a lower
Potomac point to the dealers; tug
Eugenia, with .1 tow of sand ami grave -
laden lighters from Piscataway creek;
(schooner Five Sistei s, cord wood, from
a Potomac point to leal dealers; sloop
Wasp and scliooner Ida watermelons,
from a hay point, at Alexandria; tug
Minerva, with a tow from a down-river
point; schooner M ils, wood, from iTigu
Point 10 dealers here.
Schooner liall:#* K. light, for a Polnmnf
point, to load back to U?:s city; s hooner
Karl Bishop, light, for a river point, to
load lumber back to this city; tug l?. M
Key. light. foi a river point, to bring
back a tow; schooner K. F. Carpenter,
light, for a Virginia point to load; schoon
er Cogswell, light, from Alexandria, for
a Potomac point, to load hack to ;lus
city; schooner William Cunningham. 1 e! <
for a Potomac creek, to load cord wood
ba> k to this city; schooner Isaac Solomon,
light, for a flown-river point, to load
lumber back to the dealers here;
George W. Pride, with a tow of lighteis
for a river point.
Parge O'Donnell 1 as been chartered to
load ties at Alexandria for New .York;
barge Nanjamoy will load pulp wood in
Mattawoman creek for Philadelphia;
schooner Sequin, from Alexandria, has ar
rived light at Raltimorc, to load coal
for n New England point; schooner Oak
land is in Wades bay loading for this
eit\ ; schooner .lames Clark is in the St.
Mary river loading wood for the naval
ordnance foundry here; schooner Peri is
in A quia creek loading lumber; schooner
Robin Hood has sailed from Baltimore for
the Rappahonnock river to load lumber;
schooner Murray Yandiver has gone to
the York river to load lumber.
Harbor Notes.
In consequence of the low prices for
hard crabs the past two weeks and the
poor returns received for them, the crab
bers at Rock Point Coltons and other
points along the river are not shipping
many. A number of the crabbers last
week, after furnishing bait, lines and
labor, received less than i"> cents per
barrel for the crabs shipped to this mar
Camp-meeting time down the river is
on the wind up, and many who went,
from this city to King George and West
moreland counties. Va? to attend these
religious gatherings, are returning home.
The steamer Capital City, which arrived
here yesterday evening from river points,
had aboard over L'.V) persons, who were
returning to their homes in this city, and
the Baltimore line steamer also had a
large passenger list. Travel from river
points to this city will l>e heavy for the
next month or six weeks.
Mrs. William Hawley of Brooklyn. N.
Y.t is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. William
Mushake of Nichols avenue. Anacos.ia
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Fillius and tamily
of Congress Heights have returned from
a vacation at Piney Point, Md.
The Epworth League of the Anacostia
M. E. Church gave a picnic to Great Fal'a
last Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Tew of Good
Hope road are spending several days
with their son, Henry Tew of Troopsbui ,
N. Y.
Rev. Mr. Gillfllan of Washington is
conducting the services in the Emtnanu.-i
Church, Anacostia, in the absence of its
rector, who is on a vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Thompson of Map e
View place have returned from Brad
dock Heights, .Mil., where they have Inn
A housew-arming for the new Roman
Catholic school 011 \ street wiil be held
Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday and Fri
day evenings of this week, when the ni -
ters, who are to have charge of t! s
school, will be presented to the members
of the congregation.
Admiral Cowles Acting- Secretary.
Read Admiral W. S. Cowles, thief of
the bureau Of equipment, is temporarily
at the head of the Navy Department, in
the absence from the city of Secretary
Meyer. Assistant Secretary Winthrop and
R? ar Admiral W. P. Potter, chief of the
bureau of navigation. Admiral Cow es
is a brother-in-law of e\-President Roose
velt. He enjoys the distinction also of
being the only officer on the retired list
to hold an important naval assignment.
He has been chief of the bureau of equip
ment for several years, and was trans
ferred to the retired list on account of
age in August. l'.iOS.

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