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the actual healing and curing process accom
plished In a few days. It can be had of any
pharmacist who sells pure drugs. Ogram's,
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make a specialty of it. Fifty cents' worth will
answer either for the troubles mentioned or In
curing ordinary cases of eczema. Itching atops
at once.
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oratories. No. 32 West 25th Street, New York,
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ABOUT $37,000.
War Department Allots $2,000,000
Appropriation Among the Various
8tates and Territories.
An allotment of $3T.0fT?.88 has been
made to the National Guard of the Dis
trict of Columbia by the War Depart
ment. out of the $2,000,000 available for
arms, equipment* and camp purposes of
the organlaed militia. Of that amount
$9,207.72 Is for the promotion of rifle j
practice. In addition to the above the
Secretary of War has set aside *19,363.53
for supplies and ammunition for the or
ganised militia of the District; of that
amount, $7,607 is for ammunition and
9ll.T56.58 for supplies. Theee allotments
are based on enlisted strength of 1.329.
According to a circular issued by Lieut.
Col. E. M. Weaver, chief of the division
of militia affairs. War Department, the
following allotment has been made of
funds appropriated by Congress In ac
eordance with section 1.661, revised sta
tutes, as amended by the act, approved
June 22. 1906. to the several states, ter
ritories and the District of Columbia.
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tor the purp?ae ?* procuring supplies and
ammunition for Issue to the several etat**'
territories and the District of Columbia,
under the authority granted In ?c?o"
of the militia law, aa amended, as follows.
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Building Permits Issued.
The following building permits were is
sued today:
To Washington Brick and Terra Cotta
Company, for one two-story brick stable
on Delaware avenue and O street south
.west; architect. Harvey Miller; builders.
John Miller A Co.; estimated cost. $3,000.
To F. A. Norway, for one two-story
brlok dwelling at 647 5th street north
east: architect. E. O. Volland; builder, M.
" U Gottwall; estimated cost, $3,000.
To F. A. Norway, for four two-story
brick dwellings, from 639 to ?M5 5th street
northeast; architect, E. O. Volland; build,
er. W. U Gottwall; estimated cost, $12,
000. _ t
To W. H. Walker and O. H. P. Johnson,
for one seven-story brick office at 119
D street northeast; architect. Frank P.
Milburn; buildars, Brennan Construction
Company: estimated cost. $150.000
Good Fellowship
Occasionally leads to over-indul
gence in the good things of the
table. Be good to your stomach.
Right it at once with
Bsld Everywhere, la boxes, 10c and 26c.
National Rifle Association at
Camp Perry.
Lest the Amounts Required, Pro
Rata, for Bange Expenses.
Seventeen Contests in Program.
Bank of National Guard and
Service Teams.
Sfwoltl Dinpatrh tn Hip Star.
CAMP PERRY, Port Clinton. Ohio,
I August 2S.?With the closing of the nation
al matches yesterday afternoon the
National Rifle Association took the ranges
I with the seventeen contests on the
program of its twenty-seventh annual
meeting, which will continue until next
Wednesday or Thursday. The association
has adopted a new plan of distributing
prizes this year. All of the entrance-fee
money, excepting the necessary expenses
connected with running the range?about
20 per cent?16 returned to the contestants
in prizes arranged on a percentage ? basts.
At the annual meeting of the National
Rifle Association held here last night Oen.
James A. Drain of Washington announced
his retirement in January from the presi
dency. which he has held three years.
Thirty-seven life members and delegates
from seventy-three organisations were
present. The secretary. L>ieut. A. S. Jones,
reported that the a'flllated organisations
now number 307. an increase of over 100
per cent in a year.
Gen. Drain announced plans for secur
ing $100,000 endowment for the associa
tion by the securing of twenty 95,000 sub
scriptions. Two have already been made
by Robert Bacon and Gen. McCorkey
Butts of New York.
Honorary directors for life were elected
as follows: Lieut. Gen. John C. Bates,
U. S. A., retired; J. M. Dickinson. 8ecre?
tary of War; George von L. Meyer. Sec
retary of the Navy, and Robert Bacon.
Election of Directors.
Brig. Gen. George H. Harries of the
District of Columbia was re-elected as di
rector, as were Gen. Kelly of Colorado,
Col. Cornell of Massachusetts, Col. Em*
ery. Delaware; Gen. Wagner, Mlchgan;
Lieut. Col. Tallot, Massachusetts; Maj.
I Isbell, Connecticut, and Maj. Laird, Geor
gia. New directors elected were: Col. H.
C. Alexander of Texas. Capt. W. C. Har
lee, U. S. Marine Corps; Maj. Oris Lee,
Minnesota, and Brig. Gen. Robert Man
kofki, California. The association in
structed the directors and executive com
mittee to report plans to secure from Con
gress tbe necessary approprlaton to meet
all the expenses of the national matches
in 1010. Adjt. Gen. Rumbold of Missouri
presented to the assoclaton a trophy for
the regimental championship match, to
replace the trophy which the 6th Massa
chusetts last year won permanently.
District contestants scored as follows in
the national indivdual match, won by
Midshipman Roesch of Annapolis with 330:
Putman, 317: Cookson and Brown, 313:
Clause), 310; Powers, 307; Alderman, 30<l;
Dennison. 304; Hodgson, 303: Caldwell.
301; Schrlver, 300; Clourer. 290; Cole,
298: McAnally, 20G: Colt. 387.
Schedule Two Day's Late.
With its schedule starting two day* late,
on account of the extension of the nation
al matches through five days, the associ
ation crowded seven contests Into the
program for today. Three of them started
together?the press match, ten shots at
500 yards for the du Pont silver cup, a
life membership in the National Rifle As
sociation and three cash prizes; the state
secretaries' match, at 600 yards, for state
secretaries of the association, which
Lieut. Col. James E. Bell of the District
t of Columbia won two years ago, and the
interclub match, open to teams of five,
for the rifle club championship of the
1'nlted States.
Two Individual matches we~e run
off today?the life and annual members",
seven shots at 200 and 600 yards, for the
association's gold championship life mem
bers' and annual members' medals and
prizes of 20, 13 and 10 per cent of the
entrance fees, and the individual rapid
flre contest.
District Interested in Two.
The championship company team and
the championship regimental team
matches, in both of which the District
has particular interest, were shot today.
The company match, which Is for teams
of five ten shots, at 200 and 600 yards,
with the United States service rifle and
any ammunition, was won last year by
the United States Marine Corps, which
haB decided not to again compete in this
match. Company I of the 2d District
captured it In 1008 and 1004; Company C,
6th Battalion, in 1902, and Company A.
6th Battalion, in 1900 and 1901.
To the District has several times come
the first honors In the championship regi
mental match also. The 6th Massa
chusetts shot up the fleld in 1906, 1907
and again In 1908, and consequently be
came permanent owner of the trophy, to
replace which the National Rifle Associa
tion is now making efforts, but the 1st
District won it in 1891. 1892 and 1901,
and the 2d District was victor In 1902.
The classification of the National Guard
and service teams for the national match
of 1910 Is. under the present rules, indi
cated by the rank they took this year, as
shown in a prepared table. Compared
with this year's classification it shows
that the District has barely missed stay
ing in claas A; that Maryland pulls into
class A. from twenty-first to thirteenth
place; that Virginia haa lifted herself
from forty-fourth to thirty-eighth, and
West Virginia from twenty-ninth to nine
teenth, only two notches below the Dis
trict: that Texas, with her eleven-hun
dred-point increase, made the longest
jump of all. from forty-second to seven
Bank of Contesting Teams.
The rank and scores of the forty-eight
contestants are as follows:
,?? Slow Are
200. 000. 800.
1. I'. S. Navy 522 559 575
2. 1'. 8. Infantry 510 553 570
3. Massachusetts 617 55$ MO
4. U. S. Cfcralry 502 543 659
5. Ohio 512 548 508
6. Wisconsin 601 548 6TO
7. New York 511 550 581
8. Pennsylvania 812 550 561
0. U. S. Marines 811 534 564
10. Iowa 517 851 570
11. Illinois .. 499 551 559
12. Oregon 487 842 554
13. Maryland 506 M? MJ
14. Connecticut 607 688 555
15. California 489 S24 543
18. District of Columbia 5?7 544 562
17. Texas 487 543 583
18. Maine 496 M2 555
19. West Virginia 495 537 570
20. Minnesota 505 848 529
21. New Jersey 811 537 5??
22. Colorado 497 546 561
28. Indiana 477 499 667
24. Hawaii 604 528 680
85. Michigan 603 548 547
26. Alabama 401 621 561
27. Georgia 60? 540 553
2*. Tennessee 498 527 o43
2ft. Mlssoqri 12? Si
30. Delaware 401 541 548
31. Arizona 480 493 546
32. Wyoming 4M 632 632
33. Kansas 477 516 541
34. Rhode Island 481 *#4 588
35. North Dakota 475 581 643
SB. Mississippi *1* ?49
37. Ttah 404 s?2 540
M. Virginia 471 409 ?0
30. South Carolina 476 511 538
40. Nebraska 488 505 545
41. Florida 400 502 509
42. Montana 463 *04 537
43. South Dakota 460 492 541
44. New Mexico 458 488 520
45. Arkansas 4*4 482 527
40. Idaho 456 470 510
47. D. 8. Naval Academy 620 648 577
48. Louisiana 421 463 478
Prof. W. W. Preseott. wif? and son
left a few days ago for New England,
where they expect to be gone about
a month, visiting various points of in
C. M. Snow of the Review and Herald
editorial stafT is on a trip to Winona
Lake, Ind.
Hugh Davis of Oak avenue Is making
an extended visit in Chicago.
Anol Grundst, a Seventh Day Adventist,
under appointment to Abyssinia, East
Africa, was a recent visitor at the head
quarters in Takoma Park. He sailed a
few days ago for Europe and will go
to his field later.
An election will be held Monday. Sep
tember IS, in the basement of the Ta
koma Presbyterian Church, at which time
the taxpayers of the town will vote on
the question of issuing $10,000 worth of
bonds, for the installation of a new fil
tration plant, raising the present dam
in Sllgo stream and installing water
meters, to be owned by the town. A two
thirds vote will be required to authorise
the issue of the bonds.
The authorities of Takoma Park will be
on the watch tomorrow for alleged gam
blers, who frequent the woods on the
outskirts of the town and spend the day
playing poker. It is said that It is the
practice of a number of young men from
the city to spend the day in this man
ner. The attention of the authorities has
been called to the existing conditions and
drastic measures will be taken to break
up the practice.
A. J. S. Bordeau, manager of the
periodical department of the Review and
Herald Publishing Company, has resigned
to accept the position of missionary sec
retary of the general conference publish
ing department at Takoma Park.
Miss Dorothy Davis of Oak avenue,
who has been adjourning at Colonial
Beach, Va., has returned home.
Due to Reach the Eastern States by
Tomorrow Night.
While the storm which, struck the Texap
coast yesterday had passed Inland near
the mouth of the Rio Grande river, and
is diminishing in intensity, so that ne
further concern Is being caused by It.
the weather bureau today is watching
closely the progress of a severe storm
reported near the Andros Islands, and
which is headed toward the east coast
of Florida. Storm warnings are dis
played at Jupiter and Miami, Fla.
The forecaster at the weather bureau
today promised a cool wave from the
northwest, which is due to reach the
?astern states by tomorrow night. The
next week is expected to be very com
fortable along the Atlantic coast.
Star Office Visitors.
The following visitors registered today
at The Star office: Mr. and Mrs. W. 8.
Phllp. Pittsburg. Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. C.
Calllhan, Miss 8telia Wallace and Miss
Mary Middleton. Cambridge. Ohio; E. O.
** Keating, George B. Hooper and Charles
Wight. Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. P. R
Carlisle, Miss Katherine Carlisle and
Miss Sara Carlisle, Little Rock. Ark.; C.
F. Alderman, Greensboro. 8. C.: Mrs
A. R. Sherrill and Miss Betty Matthew^
Sherrlll, Ark.; J. L. Alexander, Pine Bluff.
Ark.; J. D. Odell, Richmond, Va.
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Special GMTMpMMteiM* *4 TV Star.
LEESBURG. Va.. August 38, 1900.
News has been received here of the
death In Hlekory Grove. Va.. of Miss
Martha Wise Tuesday last. She was a
sister of William N. Wise of Leesburg,
and was seventy-flve Vears of age. Five
brothers and one sifter survive her. In
terment was made Thursday at Hickory
Grove. ?
A charter has been granted to the Blue
mont Milling Company, incorporated, at
Bluemont, Loudoun oounty. The officers
are T. P. Simpson, president; T. C. Men,
vice president, and Pari C. Iden, secre
tary and treasurer. Capital, maximum,
$30,000; minimum, $5,000. Objects, gener
al milling store.
The Leesburg High 8chool will open
Monday, September 6, with the following
corps of teachers: Principal. Prof. J. B.
Rust; assistants. Miss Mary Glenn Aus
tin, Miss Ellen Metsger, Miss Dora
Grubb; primary department, Miss Jessie
McEnery and Miss Mary McCabe. With
the exception of Miss Metzger, who will
teach the grade formerly in oharge of
Miss Irby. the eorps of teachers of last
session will be employed.
By reason of 111 health Prof. E. C. Bine
has declined reappointment as principal
of the graded school at Hamilton, this
The repairs to the iron railroad bridge
over Goose creek below Leesburg have
been completed. Every girder and timber
the least bit defective has been replaced
and the atrucrture is now practically
new. \
John P. Lewis of Lynnwood, Va., one;
of the oldest breeders of heavy horses,
has been secured to judge the grade
classes at tht heavy draft show at Lees
burg next Wednesday and Thursday.
Workman Falls Prom Ladder.
While working on the new Holy Cross
Academy building yesterday John Baker,
whose home is at 3418 Reservoir street,
fell from a ladder and sustained severe
Injuries to his head. He was treated at
the Georgetown University Hospital.
Heavy Receipts of Melons Expected
The supply of watermelons left at the
wharf market after the day's sates were
over yesterday was quite email, and the
melons not of the highest grade. Heavy
receipts of the fruit are looked for this
afternoon and tomorrow.
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Personals of Si-re rmtn.
Capt. Bennett of Leonard town, Md?
formerly master of vessels trading from
river points to this city, was in the city
yesterday visiting old friends.
Capt. Jones, master of the schooner
Maine, arrived here with his veesel yes
terday after an absence of over a year,
during which he has been employed in
coasting tw?rk between Norfolk and New
Private Charles Marmaduke of the de?
tall on duty at the house of the District
flreboat .is recovering from painful hurts
he received by falling through the slid
ing-pole opening at the house on the
wharf in responding to an alarm early in
the week.
Warships Engage in Target
Work at Night.
Practice Resumed Today With Clear
Weather and Smooth Sea.
Results Obtained on the Drill
Grounds Off Virginia Coast in the
Past Week Satisfactory.
NORFOLK, Va., August 2S.?With clear
weather and the waters of the ocean al
most as placid as those of a lake the
ships of the Atlantic battleship and
cruiser fleet today continued their evolu
tions and target practice work on the
southern drill grounds off th a coast. Be
neath a radiant moonlight the ships en
gaged in target work for several hours
last night. The powerful searchlights of
the battleships and cruisers were also
brought into use and their operations
could be observed until a late hour from
the shores of Cape Henry and Virginia
Beach, four miles to the south.
Practice Resumed.
The booming of cannon could be heard
faintly from shore during today, indicat
ing the full resumption of both stationary
and battle target work, which was seri
ously Interfered with by the dense hare
which covered the ocean yesterday.
Though somawhat disfigured, the tor
pedo boat O'Brien and battle practice
barge No. 'J, which have been in use since
the first of the week as target boats in
the battle practice work, are both still
with the fleet, no call having yet been
received from Admiral Schroeder for the
O'Brien's sister boat, the Nicholson, also
fitted up as a target boat and awaiting
orders here to be carried to the drill
The battleship Rhode Island came into
Hampton roads last night and the Louis
iana, leaving the fleet, joined the former
at her Old Point anchorage tnis forenoon.
Three naval tugs carried supplies to the
two ships today and on the return a
number of seamen, whose enlistment have
expired, were brought in for discharge
this afternoon and tonight.
Work Satisfactory.
The work of the ships on the drill
grounds during the week just closing
has been satisfactory in the main. The
weather generally has been better for
target practice than during the previous
week, but the sea has been unusually
calm and the desired ocean swell and
choppy waters for target aim under se
vere conditions have been lacking during
most of the current week. Better con
ditions are hoped for the coming week,
when it is expected that the fleet will
be augmented by the arrival of the At
lantic torpedo flotilla for other target
practice and maneuvers.
Delegates Will Try to Patch XTp Dif
ferences Between Reed and
McNulty Factions.
Delegates representing the Reed fac
tion of electrical workers in the organiza
tional district embracing the District of
Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Penn
sylvania, reached this city last night and
this morning. An informal conference
was held in the forenoon and the decis
ion reached to begin the regular sessions
this afternoon in Costello's Hall, tith and
O streets.
The District delegates are John J. Pur
cell and Edward Burke- It is said the
convention will continue in session sev
eral days in an effort to settle the exist
ing controversy.
The trouble In the ranks of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Electrical Work
ers became acute when the organization
divided into two parties, known as the
McNulty faction and the Reed faction.
The controversy was taken before the
last annual convention of the American
Federation of Labor for adjustment. It
was referred to a committee and after
a number of hearings the committee re
ported in favor of the McNultyltes. Both
Reed and McNulty are said to have
signed an agreement to quit disagreeing
and "get together."
It is aliened mat Reed afterward- repu
diated the agreement and then by direc
tion of the executive officers of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor all central la
bor organizations with which local un
ions Of the Reedites were affiliated were
instructed to suspend such unions from
membership while they were persona non
grata with their international body.
At a recent meeting of the Central
Labor Union of this city the locals ot
electrical workers, both affiliated with
the Reed faction, were suspended from
Whether the district convention in ses
sion here will consent to return to the
fold or form another International union
could not be learned today. The In
ternational Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers is divided into districts, each
In charge of an international vice presi
dent, and embracing a certain number
of states.
At the headquarters of the American
Federation of Labor it was stated this aft
ernoon that the representatives of the
Reed faction had not called upon Frank
Morrison, the temporary head' of the or
ganisation, during the absence of Presi
dent Gompers in Europe.
Pleasure Cruises Arranged.
The power boat Rosalie, belonging to
Capt. Jack Henley of this city, was at
Regan's boatyard yesterday receiving
a general overhauling In preparation for
ait over Sunday cruise. The craft will
leave here this afternoon with Capt. Hen
I ley and his family aboard and will stop
at Alexandria to take aboard Mr. and
Mrs. James Hepburn, and Mrs. Annie
Craston for the trip.
The power yacht Delia, belonging to
Capt. Fred Burllng&me, which was re
cently overhauled and had her cabin ac
commodations greatly improved, left port
this afternoon for a cruise of several
days on the river. Aboard the craft are
Capt. Burllngame and his family, who
will spend the time visiting the resorts
along the lower Potomac.
The schooner Lottie Thomas, one of the
fleet of freight carriers in service on the
river, will sail this afternoon with John
Branson and his family aboard for a trip
to the lower river. A week or more, it
is stated, will be consumed on the trip
and a most delightful outlog Is antici
Orphans' Outing to Marshall Hall.
Two hundred children from the Wash
ington City Orphan Asylum visited Mar
shall Hall yesterday on the steamer
Charles Macalester, on their annual out
ing, as the guests of Frederick Mertens,
president of the Mount Vernon and Mar
shall Hgll Steamboat Company. This
has become quite a looked for event by
the little inmates of the institution. The
children were entertained by rides on the
flying horses, treats to ice cream and
soda and tickets to all the other amuse
ments on the grounds, the day having
been set apart especially for their enter
Hotels and Lunch Stations in
Yellowstone Park.
Each Has Its Own Manager All Un
der One Supervision.
John Yancy, Picturesque Character,
and His Tragic Fate?Breaks
Long Established Rule.
S|XH:lal Correspondence of The Star ?nd tht
Chicago Reeortl-IIcraM.
OLD FAITHFUL INN, August 10, 1009.
In all my travels in different parts of
the world, I have never found any hotels
more comfortable or better kept than
the Ave great houses and the two lunch
stations in Yellowstone Park. This fact
is the more remarkable because the near
est one is fifty-four miles from any kind
of a market, the rest are still farther
away, and everything that is used, ex
cept water and cream and milk, has to
be hauled in wagons from fifty-four to
seventy-five miles.
It may seem incredible, but at the
lunch station at Norris Basin we had a
luncheon and a dinner that were not
only as well cooked, but served upon as
fine china, with as many novelties, as
could be furnished at Delmonico's or the
Waldorf at New Y'ork. At dinner the
first course was caviar served in an
artistic basket carved from a chunk ot>
ice, and the other courses were offered
in equally dainty forms. Of course the
ordinary luncheon is not served with
such frills, because an average of 450
hungry and hurried tourists begin to
come in there at 11 o'clock every morn
ing and want to got away as soon as
they can. The dining room will seat 120
people, and four luncheons have to be
served in two hours, the tables cleared
and reset with fresh linen and fresh
china erich time. We stayed all the aft
ernoon and all night, and the cook, who
seems to be a genius, and the mana
geress. who Is said to be the best hotel
keeper in Wyoming, had time to make
a little display, but I mention the in
cident to show what the resources of the
station are, and the taste and accom
t plishments of those who are in charge.
Surprises in Bills of Fare.
We took our first meal at the Fountain
Inn about twenty miles from the Oregon
Short Line entrance on the west side of
the park, and were so surprised at the
character of the food and the service
that I folded up the bill of fare and car
ried it away in my ppocket as a curios
ity. But, after a day or two at the Old
Faithful Inn, the Fountain bill of fare
lost its significance, for we found some
thing similar lying on the tabla before
us three times every day. It is not a
long bill of fare, but an unusually short
one, like those of the Swiss hotels in
Europe. But everything is so wholesome,
so well cooked and so well served that
I cannot leave the park without this ex
pression of appreciation of the service
Mr. T. E. Farrow, the superintendent of
hotels, and his associates are doing for
the public.
Mr. Farrow Is a Canadian by birth.
He received his professional training in
California, began service in the park sev
eral years ago as a clerk at the Mammoth
Hot Springs Hotel, was afterward its
manager and five years ago was promot
ed to be superintendent of all the seven
establishments of the Yellowstone Park
Association. He has a task quite differ
ent and more difficult than that of any
city hotel keeper I know, but every tour
ist who has a sense of appreciation will
testify to the perfect manner in which it
is done.
If you see a tall man with a very bald
head and a cheerful countenance driving
and walking about the park without a hat
you may be stire it is Mr. Farrow. His
face and scalp are thoroughly tanned,
and are the color of one of those neat
little racing saddles used by Jockeys on
the English turf. He hasn't worn a hat
summer or winter for five years. He
goes about in the rain and the snow with
the thermometer twenty degrees below
zero, with his head as bare as an ostrich
egg. Mr. Farrow does this as penance
for the bad hotel keeping of the world.
He realizes that some one should suffer
for the sins of his profession, and is thus
sacrificing himself for them.
An Exquisite Bungalod.
The prettiest artificial object in the
park, an exquisite little bungalow back
of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Is
the source of all the supplies yiat are
consumed in the park. A stranger would
suppose it to be the studio of an artist,
and many visitors consider it an act of
sacrilege to use such an artistic building
for such a practical purpose; but Mr. L.
S. Wells, who has been quartermaster
and commissary for the Yellowstone Park
Association for eleven years, insists that
he has earned the privilege. The bunga
low was designed and built by Mr. Ream
er, the architect of the association, who
built Old Faithful Inn and is now design
ing similar hotels for the canyon of the
Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs
During the season, which lasts from 110
to 120 days, the hotels of the park take
care of 12,000 or 15,oo0 people, and as
nothing is produced here, all the supplies
have to be brought from Chicago, St.
Paul and other cities, except the milk
and cream, which are supplied under
contract from a herd of 350 dairy cows
driven into the park every spring and
maintained there untli fall by the con
tractor. The Mammoth Hot Springs
Hotel, which stands at the northern en
trance, is supplied from a dairy near
Livingston, on the Northern Pacific rail
road. All the meats, eggs, chickens, but
ter and similar perishable supplies are
shipped In from Omaha and St. Paul
daily, and in the upper part of the park
is a slaughter house, where a contractor
fattens, kills and dresses beef, veal, mut
ton and pork for the neighboring two or
three hotels. Salmon and halibut ar
rive daily from Seattle by express over
the Northern Pacific railroad, and, being
landed at Gardiner, are re-iced and
transferred to express wagons, by which
they reach the most remote hotel within
sixty hours after leaving Seattle. Other
fish, chiefly mountain trout, are sup
plied by professional fishermen employed
by the hotel company.
Vegetables Delivered Daily.
Fresh vegetables are delivered daily
from a garden in Gardiner valley, three
or four miles below Mammoth Hot
Springs Hotel. This garden was started
by Col. "Jack" Pitcher when he was in
command of Fort Yellowstone several
years ago, for the beneflt of the soldiers
of the garrison; but his successor in
command turned it over to the hotel com
pany. Mr. Reamer, the architect, has
recently built a charming little bunga
low there, so that the Chinese gardener
now lives in the most attractive dwell
ing in the park, with the exception of
that of Mr. Child, the president of both
the hotel and the stags companies. And
he deserves it.
He is a genius, and contributes as much
as any other citizen and more than 05
per cent of them to the happiness and
comfort of travelers who come this way.
The soldiers have suffered in a corre
sponding degree. Since Gen. Young gave
their garden away, they have been com
pelled to live on canned food.
Enormous Consumption.
YOu would be amased at the amount of
food consumed at the hotels here. This
year Mr. Wells has provided the fol
lowing supplies:
Sugar, 150,000 pounds; flour, 300.00o
pounds; butter. 75,000 pounds; ham and
bacon. 90,000 pounds: salt, 85,000 pounds:
coffee, 20,000 pounds: cheese. 15.V10
pounds: tea. 4,500 pounds; chickens, 000,
000 pounds; potatoes, 600,000 pounds;
fresh A-egetables, 550.000 pounds; fresh
flsh, 90,000 pounds; eggs, 96,000 dozen,
and a proportionate amount of beef, mut
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ton, veal and other classes of meats and
groceries used by first-class hotels.
In addition to this, Mr. Wells has fur
nished 1,000,000 pounds of oats and 3,000
tons of hay for the horses of the Yellow
stone Transportation Company, while the
Monlda Stage Company has consumed a
corresponding amount.
All purchases are made in February and
March at the large grocery houses In
Chicago and St. Paul, and shipped to
Mammoth Hot Springs, except the forage,
which is bought in Montana. There are
store houses at Mammoth Hot 8prings,
which is the headquarters of the Yellow
stone Stage Company, constructed of ar
tistic designs in harmony with nature.
From this distributing point freight
wagons, capable of carrying from 12.000
to 14,000 pounds and drawn by six or
eight horses, are sent out daily during
the season to the various hotels, distant
from twenty to seventy-flve miles. The
freighter requires from two to seven days
for a trip and the transportation costs
an average of >125 for 100 pounds per 100
miles, from which you can form some
idea of the labor and expense of running
hotels in the isolated mountain country.
A ton of hay costing }15 at Gardiner is
worth $14 more, because of the freight,
before it reaches the lake or Old Faithful
Inn; a brick, worth 1 cent at Gardiner,
costs 4Vi cents before it reaches the lake;
lumber, which can be bought at $18 per
thousand feet at Gardiner, is worth 130
per thousand before It reaches Old Faith
ful Inn.
This gives an idea of the cost of build
ing In the park, for every article ex
cept logs must be hauled in on wagons
from outside the park.
Manager for Each Hotel.
Bach of the hotels has its own manager
under Mr. Farrow's supervision. Some
of the managers remain here the year
around; others are connected with win
ter hotels in California and other parts
of the country and come here for the sea
son. There are altogether 756 employes
on the pay rolls of the hotels and the
two lunch stations, not Including 240
stage drivers and other employes of the
transportation companies.
The waitresses in the dining room are
neatly dressed in white livery and move
about gracefully and silently?great im
provement upon men waiters, colored and
white?that you find in the ordinary ho
tels. Most of them come from whiter
resorts in California and elsewhere, and
have been here three or four seasons In
succession. The hotel management main
tains employment agencies at San Fran
cisco. Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago and
Helena, which receive and investigate be
tween 8,000 and 9,000 applications every
season. Preference is given to those who
have had experience here, for the service
is very trying upon the nerveB and the
temper. Women who are unaccustomcd
to hotel work and to the isolated situa
tion of the park hotels are apt to have
fits of homesickness, if not nervous pros
tration. There are no diversions for
them; they have no society; there is no
place for girls to go, and nothing to do
but work, of which there Is an abund
ance. Every season several of the
women servants break down and have to
be sent home, but at least (SO per cent
of the help apply for re-engagement year
after year, and those who have had the
greatest difficulty becoming acclimated,
invariably prove to be the most efficient
and the most contented of all.
Professionals Preferred.
There are several school teachers and
college students employed among the
hotels, but they are not encouraged to
come. The management prefer pro-,
fessional hotel employes with experience,
who are willing to come every year for
the 'money rather than the climate and
experience. When an application for a
position is received a blank is sent to
the applicant to be filled out with in
formation that will enable the super
intendent to judge of the experience and
efficiency of the person desiring a place.
If It is favorable the references named
are applied to for further Information,
and two or three hundred such persona
are given a trial every year. But th?
great majority of the applicants for posi
tions in the Yellowstone hotel*, strange
to say, are Invalids of small means who
hope to secure an opportunity to spend
the summer in the park and draw wapps
at the same time, whereas the work at
these hotels, because of the short season
and the crowds that rush through daily,
is probably more exacting and laborious
than at any other hotels In the world.
When First Hotel Was Built.
The Tlrst hotel in the park was built
the lsxter part of the sixties by Jim Mc
Cartney. a well known frontiersman. It
was a rude log house, but the proprietor
never failed to extend a cordial welcome
and produce a bottle and two Kla>se?
whenever a guest arrived. At one time
McCartney's tavern was well patronised
by prospectors and other gentlemen, who
sought wealth in the neighboring moun
tains. and his roots sank so firmly into
this fertile soil that the government of
the United States had to pay him
damages when it turned him out after
the passage of the act of dedication. Jim
then set up a saloon at Livingston, Mont.,
where he remained until his death in l'.tOT.
After McCartney's departure the oldest
inhabitant, and the most picturesque
character in the park, was Uncle John
Yancey, the only man we know of who
died from shaking hands with Theodore
Roosevelt. The cause of his death was
never officially established by a coroner's
jury, but is well understood by those who
knew him best.
Uncle John claimed to be a son of the
famous William L Yancey of Georgia,
who was one of the fiercest flre-eaters in
the Senate of the United States and a
leader of the s vesslon movement. He
also claimed to be a cousin of the late
Lucius Quintlus Curtlus Lamar, United
8tates senator from Mississippi, and at
one time Secretary of the Interior. Yancey
boasted of other aristocratic connections
and. according to his own story, was him
self a prominent figure in the rebellion.
He came up here after Lee's surrender
and never left the park again, except once
a year In midwinter, when he went to
Oardiner. Livingston, or some other
frontier town to "blow in" the money he
had saved since his last visit and renew
his supplies of coffee, sugar and bacon
for the succeeding twelve months. Uncle
John paid his hills annually before ha
had his spree, and then, after his money
was all gone, he bought his supplies and
wai trusted for them the rest of the year.
His cabin was always comfortable, he
never kept a servant, and he was the best
cook ever known in these parts.
Witnesses the Ceremony.
Uncle John was, however, an unrecon
structed rebel, and Insisted that he never
made peace with the United 8tates gov
ernment after the war. He regarded the
President of the United States as a
usurper and a tyrant, and never hesitated ?
to denounce him as such in the most
violent manner. But, I ke all frontiers
men. he had a great admiration tor Theo.
dore Roosevelt, and when the latter came
up here In 10O'l to dedicate the arch at the
entrance of the park, Uncle John delib
erately violated his rule of a generation
and went down to see the ceremony.
He shook hands with Roosevelt when he
arrived In the morning and shook hands
with him again when he departed for his
cabin at night. The boys "Joshed" him
a good deal. They predicted that he
coul^i not survive shaking hands twice
with a usurper, but didn't dream that
their J??t would prove a prophecy. Yet
Uncle John passed in his checks alone
In his cabin three weeks after Roosevelt's
visit. He appeared to be suffering from
no disease, there was no evidence of
violence and the cause of his death was
recorded as "unknown."
Harry Johnson, the seventeen-year-old
son of R. W. Johnson of Salem. Va.,
while attempting to board an excursion
trolley car was so badly injured that he
died an hour later from his injuries.
Copyright, 1909, by Metropolitan Syndicate, Inc., X. T.
The Other End
Of It
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just as much money by buying when the right thing is offered
cheap as you can make by selling when people are eager to buy.
And, remember, finding a position, or hiring help is really a form
of buying and selling, like buying and selling goods or any other
kind of value. To buy to best advantage, keep a sharp watch
every day, in the Market place of the Munnimakers. The adver
tisers are eager to sell, or they wouldn't be advertising. Look
sharp through the little classified ads. in The Star, and you will
be astonished to find how often you can pick up big values for
little money.
Mr. Munnimaker, care The Star Classified Columns:
Through a little Munnimaker Classified Ad. in
The Star, I keep my hands busy on special orders.
Yours truly, MANUFACTURER.
Write Mr. Munnimaker, care of The Star, or phone him, Maui
2440, whenever you want anything.

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