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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
PART II.
TO-DAY'S REPUBOG
Ii Printed in Five Parts
Three News Sections. Cootie
I 10 PAGES.
Section and Magazine.
NINETY-FOUKTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SUNDAY. DECEMBER: 22, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AN HISTORIC CHRISTMAS VICTORY CELEBRATION
AS OBSERVED IN TRENTON
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO.
Rollicking Germans and Loyal Britons Held the Town and Made Merry While Washington Led the
Bagged Continental Soldiers to a Great Triumph Capture of Ilessian Stronghold Most
Valuable Gift Ever Offered to the Nation Dangers of Grossing a River of Ice.
RErUBIJC SrECTAU
Christmas Day in the city of Trenton, X.
3., should be a memorable one this ear,
for 1901 msrks the one hurdred nnd twentj
flfth anniversary of Washington's crossing
the Delaware and of his subsequent victory
over the Hessians holding Trenton. Decem
ber 25 falls on the same day of the week
this j ear as It did then, so the date is
in every sense an anniversary.
Rollicking Germans and lojal Britons hell
the town and made merry 'on that flnt
Chrltmas Day, while the Continental sol
diers, in their tattered uniforms, suffered
on the opposite shore from cold and hunger.
The attack upon the village mas planned on
Christmas Ee. although for some time pre
vious the leader of the Continental troop
had been busy with charts and maps tend
ing to this end.
General Wash'ngton on the evening of
December 24 rode oer to the headquarters,
of Major General Greene, and here the final
council of war was held. The scheme was
to cross oxer in three different places ono
division, under Cadnaladcr, to attacK
Bordentown, a second to cross Trenton
ferry and if possible close all av enues of es
cape for Rahl's troops, and the third dlvl
eion, under General Washington, to make
direct attack upon the garrison at Trenton.
Holiday Chosen for Trip.
The night of Christmas 'was chosen for
the crossing of the Delaware River with
very good reason All were familiar with
the much-honortd observance by the Ger
mans and relied great! on the expectation
that a too free . of Intoxicants might to
some extent disable the effective force 3f
the enem and make the watch dull.
The cold hsd been intense eer since De
cember.20. and the Delaware Hier was fa'l
of floating cakes of ice. The current was
swift and dangerous and the weather ch"e'
lessand cold As oun as the evening shad
ows commenced to lengthen the troops
came down to the river. General Washing
ton, who wjs on horseback. cagerlv
watched the boats as thpj pusl.ed off, and
theeril) wished each vanishing craft full
of buff coits .1 merrj Christmas.
Jagged ice nemmil tne nonii in on o-jiii
sides and greatl impeded their progress A
seera storm of mingled --now and hail
blown about bj a stilt northeaster -el In.
drenching the-soldiers and chilling them to
the bone.
It wat. onlv with the greatest care and
labor that the horses and art'llerv could be
tcrrled. Had not Colonel John Glover's reg
ltrer.t or seafaring men from .Xlarblehead,
Jl 1"-.. lent skilful assistance the expedl
l.cr, no doubt, would have failed
nittlllnsr With the Ice.
Thee sailors md fishermen, armed with
girs, did in blue round Jackets and trous--.
vttli large leather buttons attached.
tre then, a" the had been in New York
12 rbor early on the morning of August 30
whc-i the retreat was made from Long In
land, the men on whom all relied to seethe
iirm safelx landed
oon after Stephen's brigade had reached
the left bank of the river and had formed a
ciiain of sentries around the landing place,
Washington, with his Lieutenants, crossed
to the New Jersej shore. All the officers
were at the outset glooms, depressed by the
cold and storm, and seeing verv little chance
of future elorv. Se!ng till. General Wash
ington broke through hl customary reserve
and Indulged In a little pleasant at the
expense of Colonel Knox, asking him That
part of the spoils he Intended s.-ndirig as h
Christmas present to a certain maiden of
strong British sentiments, for whonu the
gallant Colonel had shown a marked admlr-,
at Ion.- j
This little piece of ronsense. coming as it
did when everything was tinged with a som
ber hue. scattered the gloom of the officers,
btl.dlrg their thoughts fljlng to their own
fmeetheattF and bringing .Islon of a warm
welcome awaiting the-n when they returned
after the capture of Trenton
It was expected that before midnight the
force would be over the river not a thou
sand feet wide at the crossing but for nine
weary hours they struggled resolutely with
the floating Ice cakes, and it was 3 o'clock
before the last man reached the other shore.
Then commenced the weary tramp in the
cold and sleet. Instructions had been given
to the men to march quietly, keep good
order and bear In mind the password. "Vic
tory or Death!"
Roads In Bad Condition.
It was a cold and cheerless morning. The
slippery condition of the road retarded prog
ress very much, and the want of proper
clothing made the condition of the men piti
able Indeed
Moving silently past the quiet farmhouses
andvblack
and through forests of hickory
oak on the river road, they came fb Bir
mingham, four miles from the landing place
There. .without dismounting from his sorrel
horse. General Washington stopped for a
moment And partook, of the hospitality of
Benjamin Moore, while the column halted
for a hasty meal. When the order to march
was given a large number of the soldiers
were found asleep by the roadside, and It
was with difficult that they were roused
The column was now broken Into twu ill
visions, which marched toward Trenton In
different, directions. The distance thitlier
by either route was aliout equal, being be
tween four nnd five irlles, with perhaps a
little advantage for General Sulllvan'3 di
vision on the river road
Just stepped out of the house after hearing
the report when he saw tr-e enemy ap
proaching It seemed to him that It was a
part of stray Americans about sixty In
number The sentinels challenged the
Atrerlcun party, and, receiving, tne reply,
that they were friends of Washington,
shouted In German the alarm "The en
emy! The enem ! Turn out! Turn out!"
Three nllera Were Fired.
The Continentals fired three times, but
Lieutenant Vv lederhold. thinking that they
were still too far ana;, waited until they
were nearer, and then gave them 'a' voile.
The pickets then began to retire, not b the
road, but across the fields toward Colonel
Rahl s quarters. The had not gone, far be
ing was going on between the two divisions
under Generals Greene and Sullivan and the
Hessians. General Washington and his staff
were engaged with Colonel Rahl. who hod
.been fast asleep when the enemy entered
the town, and who, not being awakened by
the firing, had.to'be aroused and routed out
of bedMjy Lieutenant Piel.
Surrounded by his staff and by his escort
ttrcTMladelpMa troop of Light Horse. Gen
eral Washington took his position nn the
high ground on what Is now Princeton ave
nue, opposite Fountain avenue. Here he was
able to overlook, the town. and direct the
movements of his troops. There Is a tradi
tion that at this spot a bullet struck his
horse and so disabled it that another hid to
be procured.
The battalion of the Rahl regiment, which
had advanced up King street as Jar .is trie
little bridge, where the Hessians' cannon
was being fired, delivered two voile s at
the Americans
The continentals were pressing In on
every 'side Snots were being Jlred from
houses end cellars, and from behind fences
and trees, and It was hard to bring the con
flLserl Ilesslnn hattnllors nn to the work
.GeqeraL Sullivan's division was rapldlv tak
ing possession oi ine souinern pari oi ine
town.
" Willie Rahl and his troops were engaged
with Sullivan Colon! .M.iwhood attacked
the main body. In tne midst of the sharp
firing he discovered the commanding form
of Washington passing from column to
column, and brlnsiPB" order out of con
fusion, lie Immediately ceased pursuit, and
i drawing up his artillery attempted to
Icnurge ana lane -uiuvi a uaucij. uc
effort was vain.
Being dreadfully galled by the grape shot
of the patriots, and perceiving Hitchcock's
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When ench column had proceeded about
one-half of the required distance the-first
slims of dnvlleht bezan to aoDear. and -the
plan of a surprise In -the darkness was nec
essarll abandoned. To retreat at this late
hour would be to draw upon them the Hes
rtan force In strength, and General Wnsn-lr-gton
ever and anon called to his men,
"Prers onl Press on. boys'"
Ueaeral 'Washlasrtoa'a Words.
On the Scotch road General Greene s di
vision was joined by Captain Washington's
enmpan. which had been enlarged by pick
ing up men approaching or coming from tho
village, and the column then entered tha
Pennington road, about a mile beond the
village. As soon as the town was seen it is
said that General Washington waved his
sword and exclaimed: "There, my brave
fellows, ate the enemy of your countrv!
Remember, now, what jou are to light for!"
The advance party of the Americans
came In sight of the Hessian pickets on the
Pennington road at about 7.45 This post
was at the house of Richard Howell and
his son Arthur both coopers by trade The
Germans called it an alarm house, and
when the guard occupied the building It
was their eustom to stack their arms at tho
door and leave a few sentinels In charge of
them.
This night post had evidently been with
drawn and the day posts had reported all
quiet to Lieutenant Wlederhold. He had
THE OLD FERRY-HOUSE.
foro they observed an American battalion
and three regiments coming in on their
right nnd cutting them off. Lieutenant
wlederhold and his men nlacedtberoselves
immediately on Von Altenbockum's iKhu
wing and prepared to make a stand. They
had barely time to Are a volley before they
were nearly surrounded and were obliged
to retreat very hurrledl.
General Greene's division forced the upper
picket station, and three minutes later Gen
eral Sullivan's troops, which had previously
made a brief halt at the cross roads leading
to Howell's Ferry, for the purpose of allow
ing the division on the upper road to gain
time, struck the outer picket, consisting of
one officer and fifty men, at "The Hermi
tage," Just on th outskirts of Trenton
Germans Became Frightened.
Like General Greene. General Sullivan and
his men carried all before them, the startled
and unprepared Germans fighting well
and desperately, but in a most disorganized
manner. The object of the lower picket
which Sullivan's division attacked was to
communicate with Colonel Rahl. This offi
cer, had he been attending to his duty, in
stead of enjoying a Christmas frolic, would
have learned of the enemy's approach long
before he did, and possibly Washington and
his men would not have secured their
Christmas present.
As the Hessians fell back Into the town
they fired from every point of shelter, but
were quickly driven in. While this skirmish-
and another Continental regiment advano
clng from behind the American column.
Mawhood wheeled and retreated toward the
high ground In the rear, leaving his ar
tillery upon the Held. This the Americans
were unable to carry off On account of a,
want of horses.
The action continued only about fifteen
minutes, but it was very severe. Wash
ington was exposed to the hottest fire,
while encouraging the militia by voice and
example. General Mercer dismounted after
the first fire, the gray horse he was riding
having been disabled, and while on foot,
endeavoring to rally his broken troops, ie
was felled to the ground by a blow from a
musket, dealt by a British soldier.
When his rank was discovered the enemv,
believing it to be Washington, raised an
exultant shout and cried:
'The rebel General Is taken!"
Several rushed to the spot, exclaiming,
"Cnll for quarter, you rebel!"
"I am no rebel." cried Mercer Indignant
ly, while half a dozen baonets were at his
breast. Instead of calling for quarter, he
determined to die fighting. He struck sev
eral blows with his sword, when they
bavoneted him and left him for dead
The loss of the Americans in this en
gagement was about thirty, but it was on
the whole a glorious victory, and Wash
ington aad his men presented to the coun
try the most valuable Christmas gift ever
offered to tha land of the free.
Siatiie Will Soon He Tdkeu From
I'aris to Cfereinnnt in
an Automobile.
SPHCIAL BV CABLE.
Paris, Dec. 21. Bartholdt. the famous
French sculptor, designer of the statue of
Liberty Knllghtenlng the World. In New
York Harbor, has recent) completed an
equestrian bronze statue of Verclngetorlx. a
famous chief of the Gauls In tae contests
with the Romans. This statue is twenty
feet high and shows the ancient warrior,
wearlrg helmet and brandishing a sword,
mounted on a leaping norse. as if dashing
sntftl toward the advancing enemy. The
horse has an rour reel on tne eann ami is
vuppcrted b .i column underneath the mid
dle of the body. There is great animation
and vigor in the group.
The statue being completed a few da
ago. it was placed on a great automobile
anu arawn mrougn me streets oi mis cny
to the front of the automobile exhibition
now going on. There it will stand until tne
show Is closed, when it is to be carried
on Its automobile to the city of Clermont
Ferrand, where it will be placed perma
nent!. It was at Clermont that the Gauls made
their best stand against the Roman lnvad
... and there Verclngetorlx won fame.
The trip to Clermont wtll be watched with
great lnteest by automobllists. Clermont is
220 miles south by east from. Paris, and it
is calculated that the Journey will occupy
at least five davs. The automobile Intrusted
with the task is of 3S-horse power.
Bartholdt had at first intended to make
the statue eighty feet high and place It on
a great rock overlooking the city, but the
subscriptions did not come up to the expec
tations of the promoters, and the size was
reduced. The statue will stand In one of
the city streets.
ABYSSINIA. AND ITS ARMY.
King Menelik's Soldiers The Man
ner of Their Behavior and
Dress.
BT CAPTAIN RALril B COBBOLD.
(The author of the following article was sent
out to Abvsslnla by the British Government on
account' of his experience and tact In dealing
with natives He was charged with one or two
presents from King Edward Y1T, to the Em
peror Menellk, and'hfs chief mission u la
ro-operatlon with Major Hanbnrr-Tracr. to see
thit llenellk's army acted In Intelligent con
cert with the British Camel Corps under Colonel
Bsrayne)
Ono fine morning In the spring of this
year I stood with Major Hanbury-Tracy on
a grassy slope in Abyssinia, five miles our
of Harrar. to watcn tne approacn or'nis
Makonnen and his army Into the town.
The (lay was Just breaking, and across a
purple mist that lay In the valley below us,,
like a dividing line, I could see on the oppo
site slopes numberless moving specks of
white. As the sun rose higher, its dazzling
rays seemed to bridge the distance, and the
specks three miles away became a vast,
restless camp of human beings.
All about u, and stretching far along- the
road back to Harrar, were throngs of na
tives rushing excitedly to meet the ap
proaching cavalcade.
Suddenly the distant camp broke and
formed Into a line which I afterwards knew
to be a mile In length and began Its inarch
toward us. First to arrive was a group of
girls, half clad and wild, chanting songs)
that never had a tune. Then came a troop
of sixty horsemen,' who, heedless of the
throng, pushed their way hither and
thither, dashing In and out over ground
that would have made even the most reck
less hunter pause.
A Mad Ruh.
For one brief Instant It seemed as If we
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would be stampeded by their mad onward
rush, but with marvelous skill they swerved
in time, passing so close that we could see
every detail of their strange, fantastic
garb. Bare of head and feet, and fierce of
face, with breeches made of cotton cloth
that fitted tight about the ankles, but grew
looser at the thighs, and their boJks
swathed In gay silk. bIoues. over whlcn
hung Jackets made of lions' skins, they
made a wr.rdrous picture.
The virv horses they bestrode, finely bred
animals with gorgeous trappings, appeared
to rea'ize and to rejoice In the fine show
tl. i 'iMtie as they flew past, urged at top
, iu by their riders, who, regardless of the
crowd and of all the rules of cautious
horsemanship, hurled darts at one another
with startllngly unerring aim. each man
warding off the missiles that came his way
by catching them on the raw-hide, sliver
embossed shield which he carried.
By now the sun was high in the sky,
and, as though to complete the bizarre pic
ture, there rose a fleeting cloud that rolle-1
along between us, and the light, and threw
a nortentous shadow, scurrrlne down the
distant hills and over all the snakelike
army, until, passing over our heads. It
sped on to point the way to some far goal
beyond.
Men of Importance.
Following after the meteorlike dart-throw
ing horsemen came lines of sedate-looking
mules laden with elephant and rhinoceros
tuskr. and after these some 200 men. evi
dently of much importance: for, borne in
front of such, were long poles from the
tops of which dangled elephants' tails and
shaggy fragments of lions manes, denoting
in each man's case the animals he had killed
About the foreheads of these men were
bound bands of red and yellow silk. Indicat
ing other and more distinguished deeds, and
all were shouting and singing ballaiu of
their own prowess.
To add to the pandemonium necessary to
satisfy the savage spirit, a band of twenty
drummers, each with two drums tied in
front of him on his mule, came pounding
by, putting into their work a vigour and a
technique aU their own.
Next a troop of- horsemen gaily capari
soned and armed with swords', shield', and
breech-loading rifles, and bearing pennons
of green and yellow and carmine; their
chiefs, or leaders were distinguished by
cloaks of varied richness and color purpl-.
green or scarlet predominated and all elab
orately covered with gold and silver fili
gree. The Main Flsrare.
A little space and there appeared a kind
ly, placid, benlgnaant-looklng man of fine
Intellectual face and dignified bearing, but
thin and worn. His coat was of plain black
velvety beneath which shone a scarlet shirt.
with nether garments of the customary
cool and spotless white. A beaver hat, also
black, completed the costume.
No one could doubt who was the central
figure of all this pageant, as, flanked on
either side by patriarchal chiefs, and fol
lowed by a swarm of courtiers, he rode as
one whose very presence meant some mys
tic good to all this dusky multitude. Ke
gardless of hoofs and of club. laid on wMfe
ro gentle force, the people fought thesr
way closu up to him. making frantic ef
forts to kiss his hand, his foot, his robe.
hl3 horse: or. failing these, even the ground
beneath him.
Catchlrg sight of us. he paused dls
mounted, and came forward to Md us wel
come, and to Invite us to ride beside him.
So it happened that we were with tha
great Ras Makonnen. cousin to the Em
peror Menellk. when he brought his bnda
ti state to her new home In Harrar.
Talking pleasantly through an interpreter,
we found that he took a deep interest In toa
Impressions we had formed of his country.
aril he made many courteous inquiries re
carding the pleasure we took In the cap
Ftal.
Typical Sonaanrae Saltllera.
As we neared the outlying circular, coni
cal, thatched houses we passed the Soudan
ese guard, under Comte Gulbourgere, who
has so p?tlntly and successfully trained
them, and soon afterwards our own SomaJ
escort, who smartly presented arms.
On either side of the broad, grassy road
long lines of soldiers extended as far aa
the town gates, where, on a square of brb.
liant turf, was spread a. carpet. Here tho
Ras was met by the chiefs of the priest
hood, with whom he spent Ave minutes In
conversation, afterwards -remounting and
parsing on. still between long lines or
Abyssinian warriors, who. with broad, red f'
oacus arounu tneir waists, ana wiia any
pennons placed at Intervals down their
line, guarded the path or his approach, and
bowed to the ground as he passed.
A TWELVEMONTH CLOCK.
New Timepiece Will Requite
Winding but Once a Year.
ItEPL'BtlC SPECIAL,
"Hartford. Connw Dee- a. A clock Invent
ed by David Vauthler.-a FrenchmaB. to to
be manufactured in this city. The fratafa
of the clock is that it has to be wound feat
once a year. An example is In tho onsta
of a lawyer, where It has been miinfai
ever since the fourth day of last January.
It has not been touched since It waa set ha
motion, but it has not stopped once, aad
keeps perfect time.
The movement is said to contain but-oa
heavy spring, which Is placed within a
drum or barrel. This drum Is equipped ost
the outside with ratchet gears which con
nect with the train. The drum revorraa 4
uui uuctr in s uiuuui.
The annual-wind clock Is regarded bjral
chanlcs as a great triumph. Thlrty-dtU
clocks are not unusual, and are maa Mf
this country and In France. Invantora fecva
been experimenting for years trytaa; tat
make a. clock that win run a year with aaa"
winding. M. Vauthler Is said to be tha only
one to secure the desired result. Tha are
rooters of the new enterprise ray that aaa
of the strong points of the new clock la taf-
it can be manufactured for a low prlea tat
will cost no more than clocks that will Ral
only twenty-four hours.
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ALBERT BORDEN.
4nirrrEK on the sune at repebmc.
Modern sky-scrapers are dwarfed by com
aarbjon with the gigantic steel structure
kaown as the Friede Aerial Globe, which
will be one of the attractions at the St.
Iiouta World's Fair in IKS.
Statistics verify the claim that this struc
ture wilt be the largest In the world. Tow
ering upon Its pedestal to a height or 700
feet. It will measure UOO feet In circumfer
ence at the base and 1.000 feet around the
globe proper It will accommodate 30.000
aeraona at one time.
v Figures, however, faU to convey a true
Idea ,of the immensity of the structure,
which waa designed by a Et. Louis man.
aWrauel If. Friede.
If built over the dome and main building
of the National Capitol at Washington,
saace would still be left In the Interior of
the glebe, snore than (undent for the mag
nlaeent new Congressional library.
Half a dozen modern offlce buildings, each
sen attfiea high, would have to be piled on
top of each other to reach the observatory
tower which crowns the colossal structure.
Place the 'Washington Monument. SSS feet
high, on top of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel,
214 feet. In New York. The Washington
Monument Is the highest structure In the
world, except the Eiffel Tower, bat with
the height of the hotel added It would still
fall, by twenty-one feet, to reach the top of
the flagstaff on the Friede Globe.
The tallest building In Chicago Is theJMa
sonlo Temple, 26 feet high. If Increased In
height two and two-third times by the ad
dition of thirty-three stories to the twenty
It already has. It would equal the Friede
Globe In that respect. The twenty-six-story
St. Paul building. In New York City,
308 feet high, would have to be run up to
fifty-eight- stories.
A man stepping' from the statue of Ben
jamin Franklin, on top of the Philadelphia'
City HaU, H7 feet above the ground; Into
the Friede Globe, would have to climb the
winding stairways tor a distance equal to
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that from the basement to roof in a fifteen
story offlce building to reach the top.
This Is the age of steel. The Friede, Aerial
Globe will represent the extreme possibili
ties of steel structural work. Originality of
conception is united with strength and sim
plicity in construction. The dream of the
designer, before the first step could be un
dertaken, was subjected to the cold scrutiny
of scientific investigation, and the massive
plans have "worked out" to the last bolt
According to the figures of Albert Bor
den, the chief engineer, 14.000 car. loads of
steel and other material will be required for
the structure. For the foundations, which
cover a space somewhat larger than an or
dinary city block, concrete to a depth of
over twenty feet, requiring 25.000 barrels of
cement. Is Included among the specifications.
The Friede Aerial Globe will bear the
same relation to the Louisiana Purchase
Centennial Exposition that the Eiffel Tower
did to the Paris Exposition of ISM. and the
Ferris Wheel to the Columbian Exposition
at Chicago In 1SS3. The Eiffel ToWer cost
tl.300,000 and the Ferris Wheel about" $800.
0C0. The cost of the Friede Globe will be
more than Ji.500.OCK). IU capacity will be six
times that of the Eiffel Tower and ten times
that of the Ferris Wheel
In practical usage the globe will be a col
lection of amusements in midair, contain
ing provision for every form of popular di
version from grand opera to vaudeville and
from pipe organ concerts to a three-ring cir
cus Being of ncrmanent construction nn.i
1 the finest materials throughout. It is to re
main after the Fair, supplying the city's
needs in the summer-amusement line for
years to come.
The globe proper, measuring SO feet In
diameter, will be mounted upon a pedestal
of steel pillars, rising to a height of 250
feet and slightly inclined Inward. The eight
legs upon which the pedestal rests are firm
ly planted in the concrete foundation.
At a height of 110 feet, supported by the
framework of the pedestal, the first of the
amusment features, calted the Aerial Sus
pended Roof Garden Is located. This space,
octagonal In shape and 1.000 feet in circum
ference. Is Intended to accommodate 8.000
to 10.000 people, who will find diversion In
the restaurants and theaters located there
One, of the restaurants will serve German
and' the other American menus exclusively.
In one of the theaters an extravaganza.
"1901," showing events connected with the
history of the Louisiana Purchase, will be
produced. The other theater will be used
for light vaudeville or concerts on the con
tinuous plan.
Next above. Is the Aerial Coliseum. 314
feet from the ground, with a seating capac
ity for 10,000 people and a promenade 20
feet wide around the top of the seats. The
windows of this promenade will be equipped
with telescopes, through which the Exposi
tion grounds can be studied In detail.
In the Coliseum proper wiU be a targe cir
cular floor space, (00 feet In circumference
and fifty feet wide, with a racing track
around the extreme end and three circus
rings, one on each side of the elevator
shafts, large enough to accommodate any
two of the present traveling circus com
panies at the same time.
Under the Coliseum seats will be a space
fifty feet wide and W0 feet around, where
caged animals will be exhibited.
The next upward trip brings the visitor
to the very center of the globe. 290 feet
above the ground, where la located the lar
gest music hull In the world, measuring TJi
feet In diameter and fifty-four feet from
floor to celling. Here concerts by the most
famous military bands of this country and
Europe and the leading symphony orches
tras will be given. A grand pipe organ will
be built aroun'd the elevator shafts, and
here each Sunday during the Fair sacred
concerts will be given free of charge.
Around the globe at this elevation will be
one of the most attractive features of the
entire structure, the aerial moving cafe,
ten feet wide and 1,000 feet in circumfer
ence, where patrons can sit at refreshment
tables and view the exposition grounds
and country for thirty miles while slowly
moving around the globe at a height of
nearly 40 feet above the ground.
This entire hall will be Inclosed with
barred opening, to enable the visitor to'
view the paroramlc scene spread out be
low. Including, not only the whole of Bt.
Louls County, but East St. Louis, Belle
ville. Colllnsvllle. Edwardsville. Alton. St.
Charles and other towns, together with the
confluence of the Illinois, Uissourl and Mis
sissippi Rivers. t
Above the music hall and moving cafe, at'
a height of 444 feet. wiU be the largest aak
garden in the world, from the floor of whlek
wilt rise the glganUo steel arenas, fl fear
hlah. to the ton of the globe.
through- these arches will be Inclined I
walks.
On too of the globe proper WiU be I
tory" towers rising to a height of Ht feat.
from which a still more extensive View wH
be afforded.
In the .center of the entire struetare asst
running from the ground to tha tefsneat
observatory, will be-an octagonal eseralarv
shaft. In which sixteen huge i
vators, with a capacity of sixty
each, win run. A grand wlaetas! i
win also be built Inside the elevator I
from foundation to roof; - i
Four great electric searcaHgata wBJ ssMb
from the top of the globe, which wist fee AW
lumlnated throughout with Tar! ortstagj
electric lights. Constructlan work at aear fei
progress, and, according- to toBtteeer Ba
den. wilt be. finished by Mar 1. Mat
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