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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1912, Image 18

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several buildings in the financial
Above ground the hotel will
have 23 stories: It will have
r,00P' rooms, notable for their
size. Most of the'm will be 15 by
20 feet; the smallest not less than'
12Jby 18.' Every room will have a
bath. t
In one respect the 'new hotel
will be different from any other
in the city except the old Park
Avenue, built many years ago by
A. T. Stewart.
It will be erected around three
sides of an open court, giving an
unusual amount'of -light and air
to all its rooms. On the 23rd
floor will be the grand banquet
and ballroom, convertible in sum
mer into an open and roof garden
by the swinging of its high win
dows. On the main floor of the hotel
an innovation will be the devoting
of one wing to men exclusively
and another to women. Jn the
iormer there will be a barroom, a
grill and a lounging room with
desks, stenographers, tickers and
.fjles of newspapers. On the wo
. men's side will be a reception
room, restaurant, tea room li
brary and rest room.
I We,introduce Dr. Karl Kumm,
explorer by profession and said to
-be a distinguished scientist of
'London, who has just landed at
fLos Angeles.
Dr. Kumm says he has discov
ered in the heart of Africa a tribe
a&f m'en with the faces of dogs,
who speak with a low, guttural
bark. Also,-a tribe of men who,
living in swampshop about on
one leg ajfter'the "fashion of storks.
Also, men with' faces like the
beaks of. birds.
We welcome the doctor to our
midst and hope he'll set-the scien
tific world" wild, as he-promises
to. With Mr. Roosevelt too in
disposed to initiate any new mem
bers into his club and with Dr.
Cook only makingsporadic peeps
from the depths of oblivion,
things were beginning to drag,
and Dr. Kumm's announcement
will prove a veritable chestnut
bur under the crupper of scientific
We hope that Dr. Kumm will
see his way clear to at once state
what those stork men do with the
other leg and as to whether or
not the dog-faced people harbor
ed any particular new germ to
make our life the busier and hap
pier in the fighting thereof. This
last point is important. The ex
plorer doctor who turns up nowa
days without a new germ to scare
the daylights and dollars out of
us cannot hope for recognition.
As to the scientific value of the
doctor's discoveries there can be
little question. Scientists have
already got us descended from
pollwogs, to bull-pout, to mud
turtles, to turkey-buzzards, to
sfiort-tailed monkeys, etc., etc.,
and that some of us are still run
ning around on one leg, with bird
and dog faces indicates links in
the chain.

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