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ART AT WORLD'S FAIR
Groups of Statuary on the Ad
ministration Building.
CREATIONS OF A SCULPTOR.
HgirtiThat Eloquently Hufitcit Nan's
Struggle With and Conquest of
the Wild Forces of Nature.
Th« administration building designed
by Richard M. Hunt is likely to be the
most interesting and beautiful of ali the
buildings at the World's fair. The direct
ors have decided to increase the vast ex
terior attractions by means of symbolical
groups of figures, which will be placed
ground the base of the dome, on the upper
rotunda and in front of the entrance on
the ground surface. They are not in
tended to be purely decorative, but are de
gigned to break the monotony of straight
line*, and lend a certain uniqueness
to the curving lines of the dome. The
groups will be placed in pairs, and will
etererly symbolize the great forces of civi
lisation in the progress of "man.
The figures at the base of the dome will
be eight in number, typifying Art, Indus
try, Peace, War. Theology, Justice. Bci-
TRADITION.
enee and Commerce, while the figure at the
base of the upper rotunda will embody the
attributes of civilized man us distinguished
from tbe savage. These are to be arranged
in twelve different groups, eighteen feet in
height. They will portray Abundance,
Strength, Liberty, the Chase. Agriculture,
Unity, Religion. Amusement, Charity,
Patriotism, Tradition and Truth. The
system of ornamentation has been so clev
erly carried out that while illustrating the
progress of man the statuary will appear
not as something added to, but as essen
tial portions of the design.
Mr. Carl Bitter, the sculptor, has en
gaged an extra force of workmen in his
itadio, who will be kept busy until the
day of opening. All of the clay models
are to be made in New York, where every
attention can be given to the work hy both
architect and sculptor. The tigures are all
moulded one-sixth of the required si*e,
when they are sent to Chicago and en
larged for the building.
The eight groups around the entrance
THE CHASE.
will be thirty two feet high, typifying the
forces of nature in their wild state and as
•übdued and made useful by the genius of
man. The subjects illustrated will be Fire,
Earth, Land and Water.
One of the most important of the figures
around the dome is Justice, represented
l>y a female figure, fully draped and
wated upon a throne. In her left hand
she holds the sword and scales and in her
right h floral wreath. The outspread
wings indicate swiftness and full prepara
tion for tiight at a call from justice. The
effect is completed by two cherubs with
trumpets on either side.
As t 1 ese figures are 150 feet above the
ground it was necessary to make them
prominent, and they were designed
twenty-two feet high, "with a distance be
tween the outspread wings of twenty-four
The draped female figure typifying The
ology is represented as about to fall on
ner knees trom the chair in which she is
AC.RICrLTI'RK.
Sh e is i reusing a cross to her
and the expression of devotion is
bv tw o cherubs with incense
wnmit censers.
n- r i? *ngeested in a croup of three tig-
J* 8 ; rV.u>na s.t> upon a cannon, houl
f"» i.>r tnucretched hands a laurel
an i i.;r vd tanner. There are two
rl',° v r tigures <n \ ended knees with trum
* •* raised, rea iv to resent an insult t> y
honor with arms.
»nu f* - is resting on partially
*d *ings figure is draped with a
i appears sa"< e l with the repose
■"\hasfol.owed -trite. , .
* 4ili 3 *iv sirtA u aiwiiiivi Ike pt«iest*l oi
holdinß *
ass
has reaned *„ her sinter, Industry,
bale at her rioh» ♦ S " J™ 9 U P™
fsllfn to lior f , u* i? c a chail » ha»
holds a IJIILI VI J CNE ,4AND SH ®
wand of Merriirv Th K ot,ier grasp, a
——__ l: ,Pr * ury. The cherubs common
Dir-TGKSC*.
to these groups are here blowing their
trumpets to urge forward trade.
Science, drap»d, is surrounded bv her
instruments, globes, books, etc., while the
expression portrayed is one of intense
earnestness.
In Art tlie female figure JS nearly nude,
w !p, ou **pread wings, as if about to fly.
xhe monotony that might occur with
similar grouping around the dome has
heen prevented by bestowing upon the
figures different positions and attitudes.
\\ here needed to portray the true idea the
groups are nude, while the others are
wholly or pirtiaily draped.
The groups are also represented here
without wings. They are designed to sym
bolize the attributes of civilization as com
pared with the arts of primitive man.
♦K expression of tne male figure in
the allegorical grouping representing
'"Strength" is stern. A lion rests beside
him and he is surrounded by shields and
trophies that he is supposed to have cap
tured in war.
The female figure in "Amusement" is
seated upon a chair covered by a panther
ru K- Vine leaves and grapes are entwined
about her head and she holds a wine cup
PWITT.
in her hand. A nude boy is at her feet
playing a flute.
The old man typifying "Tradition" is
seated in a chair, surrounded by books,
globes and a raven, but he is apparently
absorbed in the boy at his feet, to wnora
he is relating stories of olden times.
Some of the most important groups have
not been completed, and, as they will oc
cupy more time in designing, have been
left "to the last, when careful work can be
given to their study and better care in
moulding the plastic material.
Diligence will become a prominent sub
ject. The lemale ligure here is fully
draped, and her feet are covered by san
dals, which rest upon the pedestal." Her
attention has been called fro'm the wheel
at her right by the youthful ligure at her
left, who is unsuccessful in his efforts to
induce her *o abandon her task.
Agriculture is represented by the figure
of a woman, partially draped, standing
with a bundle of sheaves in her arms.
The female figure represented in the
Chase is also draped with a skin loosely
thrown about her. She is about to start
forth with the faithful dog at her side.
The two male figures in Unity are clad
in armor, and furnish material for careful
study. The father bids Godspeed to the
youth kneeling at his right, resting upon
a shield.
Fire is portrayed by a series of allegori
cal figures. In tho first the element in its
native, unrestrained fury is typified by a
figure. A fireman ignites a pile of wood
at the base, from which another figure
arises with a serpent coiled about her arm.
The look of anguish is in strong contrast to
the furious expression depleted on the face
of the one who lights the pile. The wind,
shown by a male iigure at the left, raises
his head'to the lire, giving it force and di
rection bv blowing.
The scene changes in the accompanying
group, showing lire as governed by man,
when the wind lies helpless at the bottom
of the pile, with the hammer of the black
smith resting upon his breast.
The figure before a tlame is now shown
with a torch—the best gift from light in
its various forms.
If the Armies Were Abolished.
Camilla Fiarauiarioa.
Can all the armies of the world be abol
ished? Do you dream of such a thing?
It is impossible.
A friend of mine, and a mechanic, has
kindly calculated the cost of making
wooden soldiers of natural size and good
condition. As, alter all. the victims of
today are onlv an affair of number,
money and strategem, he has decided
that all the armies cou d easily
be reproduced for 6,000,000.000 francs,
or $1,200,000,0 00, a year (soldiers in tir,
under-o dicers in oak. officers in rose-wood,
captains in mahogany, colonels in cedar
and generals in ivory) and that tnev could
he drilled bv steam power, the artillery be
ing included in the calculation. The lead
ers of the two nations at war ana their
Matt* ofticers would conduct the
strategy at their risk and
peril. The victory wouid belong,
as heretofore, to him who by his skill
should succeed in checkmating his a .ver
sa-v and in destroying the greatest num
ber of combatants. This improvement on
ordinarv armies would have the advan
tage of* leaving ti e husbandman to his
♦{e|d. the workman in his factory and the
student to studies, and would promote
public prosperity and general happiness.
P This mav answer as advice to future
ministers o'f war when men, haying tin ally
reached the of reason, shad refuse to
tiffht But for long centuries still, minis
ters and cenerals can rest upon their
Laurel* The children of bur good p.anet
will not so->n attain the age of reason
Ind then, what can they do? Tney must
busv themselves with something
Besides, when one belongs to a ra
everv nation of which deems it « honor
to rossess a "ministry o! war at it rieaa,
without even perceiving the intamy ot
ST? title, he would, perhaps, seem
rather innocent if be trie 1 to talk sen sr. >
Oh. brothers m the system of . kius i or
Panel la' It vou can distinguish us trom
so I: re at a distance how you mu®tlaueh
at our national and international policy .
Excursion Kate# E»st.
Flr»t-el*M round trip tick**.■ J*
limit. «ood going one way
''tlier: also T a thT^«a"
now on Mlc *t reducid ...t» ■ •
U and a!iu Albert I*. route* For tuU parueo
lar« call on ticket agents or «dJMB ibar.v.
Kennedy, O. A . S3 Hw street, Por..and. Lt
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TOE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, SUNDAY. .TUNE 5. 1592.
THE MAN OF FASHION.
There Is Just One Proper Way
to Wear a Hat.
HOW TO POLISH A SILK TILE.
Out of 10.000 Persons 9,000 Wear
Derbys—A Crush Straw Hat—Head
gear for the Campaign.
NEW YORK, May 30.— [Special correspond
ence.]— There is character tn tlie man
ner of wearing a hat, authorities to the
contrary notwithstanding. I was con
vinced of it while on Fifth avenue the
other day, noting here and there a man of
fashion, again a specimen of the genius,
"open-hearted but badly clothed," and
stiil again, one of the better dressed
sports. Between the low-worn hat, com
ing almost to the bridge of the nose, and
the high-setting, good-natured style,
where a great shock of hair or half a bald
pate fronts the sweat band, there lies a
great diversity of character. The man of
fashion has but one way in which to wear
a hat. It reaches the top of the forehead
and sets just a bit to the side.
Now. then, what will you wear this sum
mer?
For the man of fashion there are many
HATS FOB THE COMING CAMPAIGN.
styles. In fact they have come from En
gland and France in such numbers that
they threaten to overthrow the dictum of
at least one long established and well
known American house, whose spring an
nouncements have always been looked
forward to by men of fashion as something
akin to a royal pronunciamento. For the
summer in light stitt hats everything will
therefore be in style and a blind man could
hardly err. Taper crowns, full crowns,
high crowns, low crowns, wide brims, nar
row brims, fiat set, roll and pitch, dish
brim, D'Orsay, round, Hub, Stanley or
circuit curl are all in style and in any
color. In soft felt alone there is an ex
ception. The "tourist" cap seems to have
the call.
A novelty from Paris is likely to have
quite a run here this summer, 1 am told.
It is nothing more or less than a "crush
straw hat," after the idea ef the Gibus
opera hat. Tip and brim are of the same
material, but the band, like that of the
"chapcau claque," is of silk so as to give it
flexibility. The silk used in this case,
however, may be in any bright color, and
the general idea is to furnish a straw hat
which may be packed in an ordinary hat
bag by a tennis playing or yachting youag
man for transportation into the country.
Straw hats hitherto have proved lament
able failures, often suffering destruction in
the course of an ordinary day's jaunt.
But the summer of 18y2 is proving a
great cloth cap year, and the textile fabric
men who have been selling remnants of
NEW STYLES IN DERBYi.
suitings to hatters now see matched de
signs of hats adorning the fashionable tile
establishments.
Another new thing in Derby shape is
what is called a "mixed fur felt." The
colors are the light ashy gray, prevalent in
suitings, and the surface, though exceed
ingly tine, appears rousrh in imitation of
the suitings they are designed to accom
pany.
I was told in my meanderings of an odd
investigation that was made at five lead
ing street corners of New York by a
prominent wholesale hat house. It was a
question with them whether to throw a
great mass of light derbys on the summer
market, and this is how they solved the
problem. Ten thousand persons passed
the given points in something less than
an hour. Nine thousand derbys were
noted. Of these 8,748 were round crowned
and only 252 were fiat crowned. The
favorite color was black, and of the 9.000
derbys, more than 85 per cent., or 8,748,
were of that sombre hue. Of the re
mainder 950 were brown in color and 310
were light drab of various shades. Of the
10,000 under consideration the 1,000 not
derbys were classified as follows: Silk,
4;»•"»: narrow brimmed, soft felt, 1530; caps,
110; broad brimmed, soft felt hats, 65.
In the summer the high hats worn will
largely increase—that is, the light-colored
high hats—but not to an extent to affect
the fact that the derby is the prevailing
style—the utility hat—in favor with all
classes. lam inclined to think that the
popular preference for the derby is not
owing alone to its claim of i>eing comfort
able, neat and comparatively low priced,
but because it is not decidedly unbecom
ing to any wearer. It fairly adapts its
style to every variety of form, face and
figure, and appears equally jaunty on the
Bowery boy as it does on the Fifth avenue
nzw orrisc H ATS.
swell. It is. indeed, a democratic hat. and
will probably maintain its sway with little
change during this and perhaps the next
century.
While among the hatters this week I
wa.- shown a novel electrical invention bv
whi 'h every owner of a silk hat can be
cop.e his own polisher. It is an electrical
hat-poiishing and cleaning m.i- :iine which
d s away with ironing and shortens the
process of renovating an old hat from
minutes to seconds or hours to minutes,
as the case may be. The patent is on an
inside clutch, which fold* a --... i ;.r a derby
hat of uuy »uc w:iuowi ka
in *or the leather in the least, while re
volving at the rate of 2,000 revolutions a
minute. The polishing is done with
strips of plush, silk or suede leather, ac
cording to the condition 01 the hat when
the operation begins. Ironing is rendered
unnecessary, because the heat developed
by the friction against the rapidly moving
surface of the hat answers every purpose
that the heated iron is used to accomplish.
One of the prettiest soft felt styles in the
market today is the Arion in black, wood
brown, umber and pearl. The Yeddo is a
pretty braided straw bar, with low crown
and narrow brim.
But a word as to the campaign hat
which will be out as soon as the national
conventions ar» over with. They have de
cided that Cleveland and Harrison will be
the nominees and the Tippecanoe hat is
being manufactured by the ton. The fates
deal unkindly with some hatters, and this
may develop into another instance of
"miscalculation" 011 both sides. Other
BHCXHINO A »IIiK HAT BY ELECTRICITY.
firms have, however, been wiser and have
prepared two styles of campaign summer
novelties in the shape of the India hel
mets.
WOMAN OP FASHION.
What She Will Wear on Keal Warm,
Sunny l>ajra.
NEW YORK, May 30.— [Special Corre
spondence.]— Would you ever beiieve that
you could look so pretty in a gingham?
You bought that dress just because it was
so cheap you couldn't resist it, and then
you also bought a little white embroidery
to go with it, and you had it made up very
simply and quietly. And lo! when you
put it on, you discovered that you looked
so pretty, and girlish, and cool and sum
mery, and all those other delightful adjec
tives that are always applied to the favor
ite girl in books, but which you never
seemed to be able to make applicable to
your own case, and you were so pleased
with the dress that you wore it on every
suitable occasion, in fact, sometimes on an
occasion when it wasn't quite suitable, be-
IL» FAWN AND WHITB.
cause you knew that somebody liked you
in that dress, and that somebody's eyes
would express admiration or com
mendation when you appeared in it.
And then you made r.p your mind that
after all you must he pretty or attractive
in some way, or you couldn't possibly look
so charming in this gown, and having ar
rived at this conclusion, you immediately
set carefully and earnestly to work plan
ning a very elaborate costume in winch
you expected to conquer all the inhabi
tants of your own little world. You
studied all the details, every possible ef
fect, harmony of colors, combinations of
materials et al., and then awaited the re
sult with entire and undisturbed confi
dence. But alas! the result was not what
you had so confidently expected. For
some reason the exquisite details didn't
blend into one harmonious whole, and
that dress was the greatest disappoint
ment of your life.
And it happens that way so often. The
dresses we make up with little care turn
out, many a time, to be so much prettier
THE HELIOTROPE CRINKLED SOWN.
than those we expend so much anxious
thought upon.
We are beginning to regard with loving
eyes these warm days, the flimsiest and
crvolest of dresses and of all cool and sheer
materials let me recommend the new
dotted swisses. I saw a number of very
dainty ones today. One had a very pale
pink ground and the dots were small and
unobtrusive; the pattern running over it
was ot bluebells, only they weren't true to
their colors — they had all turned a dark,
pinky brown. It was a very rich shade
and blended well with the pink ground.
Then I saw one with a very pale blue
ground and a very dark blue vine pattern ;
and another with a clear white ground
and a china blue pattern; and a soft brown
on a pale buff", and some more that I have
forgotten. But they were prejty, every
one of them, and as the sun beat down
warm upon me, I thought how nice it
would feel to be clad in one of them.
And then I looked up and saw a girl in
lavender was also examining the swiss.
Her dress was all in the one shade, and the
material was ot tbe new. crinkled kind,
like the old seersuckers, only a very much
lighter and thinner material. It wasmade
with a plain skirt and a small train. The
waist was very long and perfectly plain in
the back, except that below the waist line
it was cut up into deep tabs. These tabs
came around as far as the hips, and then
the waist was cut off short in front. The
stripe on tiie yoke that was fitted into it
ran in an opposite direction from the rest
of the gown, and the bodice wa« cut round
at the top, and confined at the waist by a
very wide beit of th»- same material, fast
eatii w;ta vtuvei uuliund. ilex givvea
were lavender, and iicr hat was all straw
colored, as well as her parasol.
Tiiere was another girl with her, and I
think they must have known they would
go out together, and therefore selected
their colors accordingly, &•* two girls that
I know of always do. Fur they looked
wonderfully well side by side. The sec
ond girl's color was a clear golden fawn
and set ofl the lavender splendidly. Her
dress was made to give a very modest and
unassuming effect. The skirt was just a
tride full, and sa was the long blouse that
fell over it to within two feet or less of the
bottom. The bodice was fitted in tight to
the figure and had a broad white moire
ribbon for a belt, tied in a large butterfly
bow. A deep frill ran all the way around
the plain white yoke that was fitted into
the dress both back and front. The sleeves
were puffed round and her gloves came
over them.
Although lace is not seen so much on
dresses as formerly, it is still very popular
for fancy bodices, yokes and small even
ing canes. Avery pretty evening bodice
is made of pale yellow China silk and en
tirely covered with a fine quality of gui
pure point. Another is tucked into tine
folds at the waist, and has a large reund
yoke of lace over. An exceedingly pretty
cape is made of cream chiffon, embroid
ered alt around the edge in deep lace
ffoints. There are also two fine strips of
ace on the shoulders that run down into
points. The high collar is lace, also, and
two sninll blue bows on each shoulder look
very dainty with the soft chiffon folds. It
is tied underneath at the waist with more
blue ribbon, and is ju*t the thins to throw
over one on a soft moonlight night when
one goes out for a short stroll under the
stars. Xu one could possibly help looking
bewitching under such circumstances.
Then there's the new lace yoke to put
over a waist that you want to freshen up
for a certain occasion. It is very effective
in black point d'esprit, that covered
with tiny silk dots in light and bright col
ors. It is made very long in front and
TH* VM W LACK YORK AND THE CAKMENCITA
COLLAR.
very short on the shoulders and has a high
collar.
The latest thing in collars is the Car
mencita. It is made of gauze, or crepe, or
tulle—anything sheer and light—and is
composed of three rows of the material,
finely plaited on a loundation. Each row
of plaiting is edged with a narrow leather
trimming; it narrows off at the hack of
the neck, and is tied in a bow with very
long loops and ends. The boas, made of
fine lace, that fall quite to the ground, are
very handsome and are quite a sufficient
trimming in th&mselve* for any gown.
EVA A. SCHUBERT.
An Alaakan Glacier.
Israel C. Russel in the Juno Century.
As we ascended the Newton glacier, and
gained the summit of one ice-fall after an
other, the panorama of mighty snow-cov
ered peaks and broad, crevassed glaciers
became more and more unfolded, and
more and more magnjjtent. The view
eastward down the glacier «s one of the
most impressive pictures that even Alas
kan mountains can furnish. The cliffs of
the St. Elias range on the south,and of the
Augusta range on the north, rise near at
hand to great heights, and are as rugged
and angular as it is possible for moun
tains to be. The Bnow-covered slopes
are utterly bare of vegetation; not
even a lichen tints the isolated outcrops
of rock. Looking eastward between the
two lines of precipices towering over a
mile in height, and rising above into pin
nacles and crests, the eye follows the de
scending slope of the glacier, which ex
pands as new ice-streams pour in flood
after flood of ice. The surface of the
glacier appears rugged in the foreground,
but is softened in the distance until only
the broadest of the blue gashes that
break its surface are visible. Five or sir
miles away is a heavily snow-covered
group of hills, a spur of the Augusta
range, which deflects the glacier to the
south and causes it to disappear be
yond a rugged headland of rocks
and snow. Rising above the foot
hills that turn the frozen current,
are peaks, the like of which
are selaom seen, and are utterly unknown
to all who have not ventured into the
frozen solitudes of lofty mountains.
Mount Malaspina and Mount Augusta,
cathedrals more sublime than ever human
architect dreamed of, limit the view on
the northeast. To the right of these, and
forming the background of the picture,
rise the clustered domes nnd pinnacles of
Mount Cook and Mount Irving, two sister
peaks of equal grandeur. Beyond these
glimpses may be had at certain stations of
Mount Vancouver, and of still other shin
ing summits which are not named, and
perhaps were never before seen by human
eyes.
The view down the glacier is a winter
landscape. In the full noontide the scene
is of dazzling whiteness, except where
cliffs cast their shadowß or clouds screen
the sunlight. The snowlields and the
enow-curtained precipices when in shadow
have a delicate tint that seems almost
a phosphorescence. Except on rare occa
sions the only colors are white and many
shades of blue, with dark relief here and
there where the cliffs are too precipitous
to retain a covering. Sometimes the sun
light shining through delicate clouds of
ice-spicules spreads a halo of beautiful
colors around some shining summit, or
striking the surface of a snowfield at a
proper angle spreads over it a web of
rainbow tints as delicate and changeable
as the pearly lining of a sea-shell. The
sheen on the surface of the frosted snow
suggests the fancy that there the spirits of
the Alpine flowers have their paradise.
WHAT TilK OKASS DOES.
The grass so little ho* to do—
A spear of simple green.
With only butterflies to brood,
And bees to entertain,
And stir all day to pretty tunes
The breezes letch along.
And boid the sunshine in its lap
And bow to everything;
And thread the dews all like pearls.
And make itself so fine—
A (inches- were too common
For such a noticing.
And even when it dies, to pass
In odors so divine—
As lovely spires gone to sleep,
Or amulets of pine.
And then to dwell in sovereign barns,
And dream the days away—
The grass so little has to do,
I wish I were the hay!
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Sieamer Detroit will letve Commercial wharf
Saturaey
THE BIG CONVENTION.
Interior Decorations of Minne
apolis Exposition Building.
THE BAKED BEAN ANNEX.
ll«a<lquarters of the Delegates—Where
Noted I'eople Will Sleep—Volunteers
Who Want Jobs Inside the Hall.
The hall in Minneapolis where the Na
tional Republican cou veil tion will be called
to order at noon next Tuesday is prac
tically completed as to interior arrange
ments and decorations. The seats for the
delegates are opera chairs, bare of up
holstery. and show plain wooden backs
and seats pierced with holes like a strainer.
The arms are abbreviated, and while the
chairs are comfortable they are not of the
variety to invite lolling about in. A little
more space is allowed between them than
separate the rows of ordinary wooden
chairs from which the common herd will
look on. That is the main advantage dele
gates will have. As a rostrum on which
to stand and yell the common kitchen
chair for spectators is much to be pre
ferred. The delegates will be squarely
under the immense skylight. This has
been painted the blue known as mazzarine.
People who attend the convention are
going to see the largest and best arranged
hall for its purposes in which a national
convention ever met. It is admirable for
convention purposes. Every spectator
will be able to.see what is going on, and
every one, it is promised, w ill be able to
hear. Yet nobody must expect a beauti
ful hall. It isn't handsome and inviting.
Nor need any one expect a wealth of de
coration to bewilder. The space above the
delegates and under the far-reaching sky
light will not be a sea of tings and stream
ers. It will be left wholly bare of either,
and the blue glass and frame and heavy
crossbeam is relieved only by a row of
modest stars on the side of the inner row
of rafters. They scarcely attract atten
tion. Back of the speaker's stand, be
tween two of the great posts, large Ameri
can flags are hung, looped back at the cen
ter to the pillars, so that view from the
gallery is not shut off. Sim
ilar flags are hung on the
other three sides, the upper folds in
each instance partly concealed by a large
W. D. WASHBURN. C. K. DAVIS»
eagle in the wood, well painted. From
the rafters supporting the skylight hangs
a tasseled frieze, dark old gold in color.
A similar freize is about the wall above
the last row of gallery seats. On the front
of the gallery, at each post and under the
gallery on the wall between each post, is a
Hag-encircled shield of tin. The gallery
front will be further decorated with ban
ners and llags of clubs and organizations,
as will vacant spaces on the walls.
There is nothing in these decorations,
plain, simple, unobtrusive as they are. to
arouse enthusiasm or scarce attract atten
tion, save the eight great llags. There is
no delirium of red, white and blue any
where. The score or more of big pillars
forming a square in the hall are hung
about with banners some eighteen feet
from the floor. These banners are of dark
umber brown. There is a stripe of red
about an eighth of an inch wide near the
edges, but a telescope is needed to see this
relieving touch. On the faces of the
banners facing the big square where dele
gates sit are placed little sheaves of wheat,
oats, lias and rye. This work has been
the most artistically done, and is the most
pleasing feature of all the decorations.
The decorations about the speaker's
stand will be more elaborate than else
where, and here more color will be used.
The suspended band stand has been
draped with old gold until every bit of
wood and iron has been hidden, and from
the speaker's stand and south side of the
hail the musicians cannot be seen for the
two big flags intervening. The trouble ex
perienced in decorating was that flags and
streamers could not be hung effectively
without interfering with the view from
some of the gallery seats. As for the im
mense girders under the skylight a coat of
mazzanne blue was deemed"suflicient.
The baked bean annex of the conven
tion stands in the corner ot a vacant lot
some 200x300 feet in size opposite the en
trance used last year during the exposi
tion, but for the convention will be used
by delegates only. It is in the log house
that the beans will be baked and the
doughnuts fried. It will be especially
handy for the delegates. They need only
step across the street, put up 50 cent 3 and
eat of beans their rill. The spectators and
newspaper men will have farther to go.
The baking will be done in the log house
and the eating under tents. It is under
stood that the original plan of letting
—Emily Dkkimon.
everyi.xlv at the bean pots help him
self iias been nioiilied so that somebody
eise will help him. The reports of the
Massanhasett* delegates showed that too
many visitors accustomed to run into Bos
ton often would b« in Minneapolis to
make the original plan feasible without
financial loss.
The headquarters of President Harri
son, as far as the general public is con
cerned. will be with the Indiana de!<va
tion, in the ladies' pa rlor at the West
hotel. The parlof is handsomely lixeu up
and decorated, and is as attractive as it
is . well lulled. Xh« Biauui deicgatea
(The Minnesota Senators).
GOVERNOR W. R. MERRIAM.
(Of Minnesota.)
XICOI.LET HOCaE, MISXEAPOUS.
elected at Fort Wayne the other day may
not feel at home here, but if they have
any trouble in climbing ujß>n the"Harri
son band-wagon, they can go up to rooms
ami 556 and confer with Hon. John C.
New, the personal representative of the
occupant of the White House, an<l at
present consul genera! to London.
General Alger was tarly on hand at the
West, and secured the most elaltorate
headquarters for convention week. The
entire alcove above Urn loboy is lilted up
for him.
The New York delegation has the most
elaborate headquarters of any of the
states, having secured the ladies' j ariors
at the West. The sixty-four Ijnay men
from Pennsylvania will he at the Nicollet,
and will use Parlor C lor their headquar
ters. The California men at the Masonic
temple will maintain the reputation of
their mtate. The Indiana boys, as the per
sonal representatives 6f President llarri-
FAIR OAKS. SKNATOR WASHBURN'S HOMK.
son, will spare no efforts to hold their end
up. The state delegations have all made
preparations for the ohl-fashioned kind of
convention, but the candidates are failing
to show up as they did in every conven
tion since
"Chris" Magee, the owner of the Pitts
burst Timrt, one of the Rmoky City's street
railways and a good portion of the Repub
lican party of Western Pennsylvania, will
be at the Nicollet.
General W. J. Sewell, ex-United Stateß
senator from New Jersey, will be close to
John C. New at the West.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, will talk frea
coinage in a suite of rooms at the Nicollet.
Cbauncey Depew and Secretary J. Hloat
Fassett will be entertained by General
Washburn.
William L. Elkins, the Philadelphia
traction magnate, will be at the West.
Ex-Governor Foraker, «f Ohio, and Gen
eral Stewart L. Woodford, of New York,
wiil occupy adjoining rooms at the West.
Senator Ed Wolcott, of Colorado, will
see that Governor McKitiley, of Ohio, who
is located near at hand, is enlightened on
the silver question.
Hon. D. M. Ferry, of Michigan, wtll be
at the Ryan, St. Paul.
Chairman Clarkson and ex-Postmaster-
General Frank Hatton will be the occu
pants of adjoining nwms at the West.
The venerable (ialusha A. Grow, of
Pennsylvania, will be at the Nicollet, and
will be one of the interesting figures of the
convention. He is nearly To years of age,
and thirty-one years ago was elected
speaker of the national House of Kepre*
sentatives.
The Minneapolis Tribune savs: "Fully
5,000 of our nicest young, middle-aged and
old men want to act as ushers and door
keeps anil such like jobs at the convention
—all free," said George A. Ilrackett yester
day. "It's one of the most difficult of all
the tasks assigned to find out who is to be
appointed." Among the many organiza
tions who have tendered their services are
the traveling men and the Veterans' Union
League. Either of these organizations can
furnish more than enough men alone.
Then there are hundreds of men who come
up and otter their services every day,
and it looks to a man up a tree as
though a good many—say four out
of live, at least—will eet left. Colonel
Meek said today that he had nsked the
local committee to make out a list of all
the applicants for appointment. These
will l>e submitted to him and he proposes
to appoint as many as there is room for.
The Veterans' Union League members are
the most active hustiers in the party in
this city, to whom every Republican is
glad to be of service, stand a good show
for some of the appointments inside the
building. It is estimated that at least 500
appointments of this character will be
made. Mr. Meek's own idea about the
ushers does not agree with the popular de
mand. lie says they ought to be young
men who can run up and down the stairs
easily, quickly and noiselessly. He says
a young man of 18 or 20 who is bright and
active is the ideal usher.
TEN MONTHS.
A tronblesome skin disease
J caused ino to scratch for ten
IteaM mouths aud has beeu iEjSjijEjfl
cured by e few days* use of ESaSafl
M. H. WOLFF, Upper Marlboro, Md»
SWIFT'^jPECIFIQ
I wm enred several years ago of whits swelling
In mv leg by using K3E9E9] an<l haTe no
symptoms of re tarn of the dis
ease. Many prominent physicians attended ma
and all failed, but 8. S- 8. did the work.
I'ACTI W. KIUKVATIUCK, Johnson City, Tenn.
Treatise on Tllood and Skin Dis- [
eases mailed free.
SWIFT SPECIFIC Co., J
Atlanta, Ga.
FAT FOLKS REDUCE!
BY
DR. SNYDER,
THI SUCCESSFUL OaasiTV SPECULIS*
•§■ aft-.r trMUneat b»
Dr. Snyaer.
TMiin-iatj] of Editor CISM. P. BOM, Ri«« lab* Wit
"A* 1« well knows to a Jar** nnmhtr of out
friends, WP have IKICI i;« ier the treatment of Dr.
O. W. K. snyder. the celebrated *jx-cla;.*» of CM
c-v<). sine" the lKth of January, for obesity,
w:t:i V..TV fnktifylft* result*. an the following state
ment of weight au'l before and altar
6<J (lays' treat meul will show:
Befurn. Alter. Loss.
Weight—34s pounds.279 pounds .66 pounds
Chest— s"»s inches... 4* inches...U If Inches
Waist— 60J* inches... 45 Inches... inches
iiips— inches... 48 inches...'M inches
" Ail the time ae have attended to oar regular
business, suffered no inconvenience whatever and
have been improving every day. We would ad viae
all afflicted *.ith obesity to write to I>r. HnydeE.
We wiil be pleased to answer all i' Iters of Inquiry
where star p m Inclosed.—.Rise ZcUe ( HU) Tian*
April I, li'ji. |
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