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rTh The O One Sure T1i FVa ful to Keep pciis Cool in Q Qww I H H b i I II Z ZI j
t Her Severely Plain Exterior Ext O Gives ive No Hint of the Comforts to Be Found Inside t r One of the Best e t Equipped u p and d Most Ho H roclike Houseboats on the th Potomac o ac f I An Attractive Spot Aboard Ab > ard the Griielda Gn < lclda Y7tore V Wtr lre c Soft Pillows Invite Slumber J j
0 N N
Here the Dweller Is an anIndependent anIndependent anIndependent
Independent and Ab Absolute Absolute Absolute ¬
solute 1ute 1uteThe Monarch MonarchThe i onarch onarchThe
The Acme of o F Solid Com Comfort Comfort Comfort ¬
fort and SelfSatisfied SelfSatisfiedLaziness SelfSatisfiedLaziness SelfSatisfiedLaziness
Laziness LazinessThose LazinessThose LazinessThose
Those Who Have Tried1t Tried TriedIt TriedIt
It Say There Is NoMonotony No NoMonotony Notyonotony
MonotonyOW Monotony tyonotonyHOW MonotonyH
OW to keep cool In summer Is the thegreatest thegreatoet thegreatest
HOW H greatest problem pro lem that confronts confrontsthe confrontsthe confrontsthe
the average Washingtonian Washingtonianwhen Washingtonianwhen Washingtonlanwhen
when the adjournment of Con Concuss Conrrss Congress ¬
cuss rrss and the hegira of a 8 large portion portionof
of tho population to the various resorts resortsof resortsor resortsof
of the North has left business bu lneSfl at a astandstill astandstill astandstill
standstill and recreation at a discount discountIn discountIn discountIn
In proportion to tho size of the city citythere citythere citythere
there are very few nearby nearb resorts re orts wherecool where wherecool
cool < 001 breezes and attractive attraetl methods of ofpassing otp3SslnJ ofpassing
passing nn evening tempt the weary wearybusiness wearybusiness wearybusiness
business and working man to leave his hisfront hisfrlnt hisfront
front doorstep that has baked for hours hoursIn hours1n hoursin
In the sun and over which the only onlyBreath onl onlhrrath onlybreath
Breath of air that stirs carries with it a aportion aplrtlon aportion
portion of tho accumulated heat of the theasphalt tbelspha1t theasphalt
asphalt in the street streetCar streetCar treot treotCar
Car rides to the country are something somethingof
of If a t relief but the thought of being beingwedged beingWdged beingwedged
wedged into an irritable crowd or cling clinging clingIng clinging ¬
ing to the running boards and having havingones h8vlngon8 havingones
ones feet stepped upon by every arriv arriving arrivIng arrivIng ¬
ing or departing passenger discourages discouragesmahy dls discouragesmahy < ourage ouragemab
mahy mab A trip down the river offers the thesame thesamp thesame
same objections with the additional unpleasant un unpleasant unpl1sant ¬
pleasant feature of having to hurry hurrythrough burr burrthrough hurrythrough
through dinner and ride for miles milesthrough mikethrough milesthrough
through the hottest section tlon of the city cityto cityto cityto
to catch a boat Th There < < re e is to be sure sureth aureth sureth
th possibility of rowing or paddling up uppthe uptip upt
tip t > f river where the water atr is I pure and andfresh andfnsh andfresh
fresh and the breezes bree cool But after an anevening anpning anevening
evening pning so spent one must return to totjc tot totu
tjc t j hot streets and durIng a few fewminutes fewmInutes fewminutes
minutes lose all the good effects e < < ects of the thec theQutlnP thevutifP
c utliy
Many Yield to Despair DespairBecause DespairI Despairbecause
Because I > c use of these things many people peopleiespalr people1rspalr peopledespnir
iespalr of obtaining relief and after afteriwvorI aftvJfIerrl afterseveral
several weary wear and unprofitable hours hourstiat hourst1 hoursteat
teat t1 t seem interminable retreat to their theirbedrooms theirbpdroom theirtedrooms
bedrooms only onl to toss about in a vain vainfffirt vaineffnrt aln alnrrnrt
fffirt rrnrt to secure a a nerve restoring re toring sleep sleepMattresses sleepl1attresC8 sleepMattresses
Mattresses are spread on back verandas verandasor eranda8or
or roofs by some enterprising bachelors bachelorsand bachelorsand bachelorsand
and summer widowers and frequently frequentlypartial frequentlyIarUnl frequentlypartial
partial relief is secured But the one sure sureway sureway sureway
way of having a cool and pleasant sum summer Bummer summer ¬
mer without leaving Washington has hasbeen ballbeeu baabeen
been overlooked by all but a few wise wiseones wiseIDtS wiset
ones t + cs who say II nothing but look cheer cheerful obeerful cheerful ¬
ful fulThere fulTh
There Th re is no city elt in the United States Statesthat Statosthat Statesthat
that can an equal Washington for Its pos possibilities po poslbllltiea poesibillties ¬
sibilities of life on the water There Thereis ThreIs
is no river in this part of the country countrybetter countrybeltr countrybetter
better adapted to such a a life than the thePotomac thePotomac thePotomac
Potomac The marvel of it all is that thatso thatso thatso
so few have availed themselves of the theprivilege theprivilege
privilege prhn g so o freely freelyextended extended extendedFor extendedFor
For the man of moderate means there therela thereis
Is no nl simpler or better means of turn turning turnang turning ¬
ing a loot 1 ot summer summer into a A long vacation vacationor
or giving hIM family a summer home with without withut withut ¬
out ut sending them a 8 long distance away awaythan a1aytha awaytitan
than tha n to move beg and baggage into intoa
a comfortable houseboat hou eboat He is then thenas tMnas thenas
as independent as the captain of a ayaclit ayacht ayacht
yacht and quit quite as comfortable as he hewould hewuld hewould
would be in his own home Th There r are areno areJlO areno
no disagreeable neighbors or 1C there thereare therealC thereale
are it Is a simple ahRpletnaUer matter to weigh an anchor anhor anclior ¬
chor hor and drift a f tw w hundred yard yardclown yardalovm yardsdown
clown ovm stream After i oclock in the theafternoon tbeatcrnlJOn theafternoon
afternoon it Is always cool and It there thereIs thereIs thereis
Is a breese anywhere It is I across acro the thesurface thesurface therface
surface rface of th the river riverA riverA riverA
A Dinner in the Open OpenTo OpenTo Openro
To ro sit down to a comfortable dinner dinnerr
r n ah > > h from the markets marke of the city elt and andserved and4fned andMerged
served in the open air and then to sink sinka 8Inklak
l lak > a < k into a comfortable recHnlng chair chairwith chairYomi chairwithi
with a good cigar or pipe between Ml K n your yourteeth yourteth yourteeth
teeth to lazily feel th the floor beneath beneathyour beneathJur beneathsour
your Jur feet gently ri rise and fall with the therippling tb tbrippling therippling
rippling of th the water to watch the thelights thehghts thelights
lights of th the heated city glimmer out outin outIn outn
in n the t h growing owlng darkness and feel that thatsou thutyou thatyou
you are ar away from the noise dirt and anddiscomfort an4discomfortal enddiscomforts
discomfort they are shining upon to towatcu towatcu towatcu
watcu the canoe gliding past and listen listento Jttttento listento
to the merry laughter and tinkling mu music mulIle music ¬
sic lIle that float across ac the water tel from fromthem fromt fromthemthat
them t hemtbat that is houseboat boAt life on the Po Potomac Potlmac Pot ¬
tomac tomacThere tlmaclh4 t mac macThere
There lh4 > re is no question of wooing wooln sleep on onthe onthe onthe
the houseboat The greatest reateat problem i ito Sto Ir Irto
to keep your eyes open until a decent decenthour d8ellthour decenthour
hour for retiring And after a truly trulyrestful trulyrpttul trulyrestful
restful night you awake in the morning morningthoroughly momlacthorougbJr morningthoroughly
thoroughly refreshed and ready rad for a aplunge aplunge aplunge
plunge into In the bathtub provided on all allIdcs alll allsides
sides Idcs l 1 of yo your r MOM home You dont doin have to tocoax tooax tocoax
coax oax your appstUte for th the net brtnk brtnkfast hreAkfast k ktast
fast that i is put before b Cere o you And When when
f i a t + tt i t 1 1I c i if
f f The Sitting Room of the Griselda Here the Evenings Are Spent After the Night Air Drives DrivesI t Interior View of the Columbia To the Right Is the Galley to the Left One of the State StateRooms Statet Statethe
I t the Guests From the Deck t t Rooms RoomsI RoomsNNNNNNNNNNNNM I
you OU reach your place of business how howinfinitely howInftnltely howinfinitely
infinitely better prepared for the duties dutiesof duU duUoC dutiesof
of the day do you feel than the man manwho manwho manwho
who has spent the night in the city cityAs cityeonlruted cityAs
As contrasted with a country place or ora ora
a 8 cottage cotta < < e on land the houseboat has na the theadvantage tbeadvantage theadvantage
advantage of a 8 changing scene to suit suitconditions suitconditio suitconditions
conditions conditio or inclinations In Jlnatlon with no taxes taxesto tJudto taxesto
to pay pa and little care or responsibility responsibilityThe
The novelty novelt of living m ht a boat may maywear mayWearoft maywear
wear Wearoft oft in time but certainly a short shorttrip shorttrip shorttrip
trip down down the river or up the canal canalalways1fae te tealways Isalways
always1fae always practicable ticable cable and an easy remedy remedyfor remedytor remedyfor
for ennui Has anyone found a person personwho per personwho on on1ho
who has lived on a 8 houseboat who ho has hasbecome hasb hasbecome
become b COme tired of this mode of living livingNights 1IlnKNights livingNights
Nights on the Water WaterThere WaterThere WaterThere
There will be found many who will willlift willlift 111 111JlCt
lift their hands in horror at the thought thoughtof
of spending more than a hundred hundr nights nightson nightson nightson
on the water The malaria lurks there thereas thereas
as 8 a 8 deadly enemy they tell you To Tolive Tolive Tolive
live all summer in such a fever polluted pollutedatmosphere poJ1utedatm pollutedatmosphere
atmosphere atm phere and subject your family to tothe tothe tothe
the danger of wasting utlng if not fatal fatalmaladies tatalmaladlee fatalmaladies
maladies is the height of folly Let Letus Letus Letus
us take a calm view of the situation situationAre tuatlon tuatlonAre j jAre
Are the waters of the Potomac P tomac the thebreeding thebree thebreeding
breeding bree lD place of more fever germs germsthan germsthAn germsthan
than those tho e of Florida where dozens if ifnot itnot Ifnot
not hundreds of families from a northern north northern northern
ern climate spend the entire winter wint r in inhouseboats inhoueeboita I IboulHtb
houseboats boulHtb houeeboita ttt1 There is net a river in that thatStats thatState thatStats
Stats that is 1 not fed by streams atrea UJ that thathave thatMve thathave
have their source in cyprus swamps swampsYet swam swamYet swampsYet
Yet where here are the cases of malaria that thathave thathave thathave
have resulted Iltod from the houseboat life lifeon lifeon tCe tCei
i on those waters If the Potomac is isI l lwaJque isunique
I unique In m n its It feverproducing qualities qualitieswhy quallUewhy qualitieswhy
why is it that those who ho are now and andI andhave awlhave
I have for years year been living JIvingIn livinginthe In the local localhouseboats J localhouseboats RI RIhoUHbo
houseboats hoUHbo have persisted in a state stateof ItAteot stateof
of good health healthIt heAlthIt healthIt
It Is a 8 fact that can be demonstrated demonstratedby
by inquiry of sailors and men who fol follow follow follow ¬
low the water that few people living on onboard onboard onboard
board a 8 boat are known kno1 to have rheu rheumatism rheumatlam rheumatism ¬
matism typhoid bad colds or the com common comI common ¬
mon ills II prevalent on land The house houseboat wte wteboat uaeboat ¬
I boat eliminates any possibility of or o bad
sewerage or drainage One has h all the theadvantages theadvantages
advantages of fresh air as in 1 camping campingout campingout campingout
out without its inconvenkriees InconvenlM ces for in inthe Inthe Inthe
the houseboat we can have a good goodkitchen goodkltchftt goodkitchen
kitchen with range or oil stove ice box boxa bOxa boxa
a bathtub and convenient washstands washstandsSeason washstandsSeason 1lUIhatandllSeason
Season of Cool Breezes Breezesbut BreezosA
A day may be ever 110 hot Oft shore shorebut shorebut
but the houseboatw knows where he hewill hewill hewill
will find a cool spot out on the open openwater openwater
water and under ample awnings a A Afew Afew Afew
few hundred yards away oiv shore his hisless hisless
less fortunate fellowmen may be tan tantalised tantalised ¬
talised with with Ith mosquitoes or they may maybe maybe maybe
be unable to sleep in beds II in their warm warmrooms warmrooms AMR AMRrOOtne
rooms but a short distance from them themout themout themout
out on the water where the solitarylight solitary solitarylight IIOlItar IIOlItarl
light l ht shows aho the houseboat is anchored anchoredeveryone ancboredeveryOIM anchoredeveryone
everyone is slumbering > > cool and nd com comfortable comfortable comfortable ¬
fortable The slightest breeze br 1 hi wafted waftedthrough wAftedthrou8h waftedthrough
through the windows and sometimes sometimesblankets IIOmettmesblankets sometimesblankets
blankets have to t < < t IKS used when at the thevery thevery thevery
very same me moment the people on shore shoreare aboreare shoreare
are restlessly UMBly trying to sleep In a tem temperature temperature temperature ¬
perature fifteen degrees hotter hotterThe hotterThe hotterThe
The number of houseboats houaebOa on theEastern the theEastern theEtuttern
Eastern Branch and the Potomac with within withIn within ¬
in a few miles of Washington is l hard hardto hardt hardto
to t reckon The very small fry abound aboundin
in every favored anchorage ancbora The better betterclass b betterclass tter ttercia
class cia of this craft is I not to tie IH found foundin CoundIn foundIn
in the number num the life deserves cko ervetl Against Againstthe ApIetthe Againstthe
the dark background 1Mwk < < round of Analostan Iii Island IelIUId Iiisad ¬
and there is a 8 string > > of home but butmany butmany butmany
many of them are deserted and fallingInto falling fallinginto rallllttfIto
into decay and not one averages a veraIJe up to tothe tothe tothe
the standard that one would wo lcl expect It Itis ItIII ItIs
is true also that of the few t floating
honM that consider COMI er Washington their theirtMMte theirIMM theirYese
tMMte of sufttHt tit a a large larg proportion rt1On are
down the river as a far riu teraa as Colonial Beach Beachor Beachor I Ior
or Journeying slowly up the Chesapeake Chesapeakeand c ke keand
and Ohio canal in search of new scenery sceneryA IlCeneryA sceneryA
A Model Houseboat HouseboatOne HOUMooatOM HouseboatOne
One of the best equinped equl pe4 houseboats houseboatson bouMboaton
on the river is owned by Frank T Raw Rawling RawJlqlll Rawfngs
ling Jlqlll well known in real estate circles circlesin circlesm circlesIn
in the Capital City Thecoenpieteness Thecoenpietenessof Th completeness completenessof
of Its equipment and the luxury of Its Itsinterior I IInterior itsanterior
interior arrangements arrangemen have made thecost the thecost theeoet
cost of this tb watery home several veral thous thousands thoueands thousands ¬
ands of dollars But then Mr Rawlings Rawlingsis
is I a 8 devotee of aquatic life He fol followed folIQwed followed ¬
lowed the th sea in his younger y tlqer days day and andthe andtb andthe
the tb enthusiasm he puts into the details detailsof dcta11sor detailsof
of his h summer home counts the cost a aa as asa Ii Iimere
a mere bagatelle It is not necessary necessaryto
to go to the expenditures that he has hasalthough huaJtbough hasalthough
although the results have been a de degree deJ degree ¬
gree J ree of comfort and elegance not often oftenseen oftenn oftenseen
seen n in ii houseboat t life lifeSummer lifeSumm lifeSummer
Summer Summ r is not enough for him His Hisboat HIsboat Hisboat
boat is moored at Sennets boathouse boathouseat
at the foot of Thirteenth Street all win winter winter winter ¬
ter Whenever heneer the weather is pleasant pleasanthe pleanthe pleasanthe
he spends Sundays and holidays on onboard onboItrd onboard
board and indulges in many a short shortcruise shortcruise hort hortcrutee
cruise His houseboat te nearly sixty sixtyfeet IIlxtyCeet sixtyfeet
feet long and about nine feet In beam beamThere beamThere beamThere
There in h a luxuriously furnished lining dlnhlKloon diningsaloon liningsaloon
saloon loon and living UvIn room numerous state staterooms f5tat f5tatroo staterooms ¬
rooms roo Ul a a bathroom a galley storerooms storeroomsand atoreroomtJand storeroomsand
and pantries and spacious verandas verandasprotected veranduproteeted verandasprotected
protected by awnings from the sun The Theentire Theentire Theentire
entire boat is lighted by acetylene gas gasand KitSand gasand
and the elaborate equipment includes Includ a apowerful apo1frful apowerful
powerful gasolene launch for towing towingMr towinKMr towingMr
Mr Rawlings has ha hits family with him himall himI himall
I all summer ummet long He makes protractedcruises protracted protractedcruises Irotracteflcrutee
cruises long distances tU tances down tho river riverbelow riverbelow riverbelow
below Colonial Beach His vacation IK IKspent i8spent Isspent
spent on the th boat and when he is de detained detained detained ¬
tained in town ho manages to run down downto downto downto
to his anchorage every Saturday to stay slayover stayoer stayover
over Sunday Beyond the pleasure that thathe thatbe thathe
he and his family derive mve from the UU boat boatthere boatthere boatthere
there are many man of his hi friends about abouttown abouttown abouttown
town who have had the pleasure of be becoming b boomln becoming < ¬
coming oomln < < his guests gue ts on board his hi water waterhome waterhome waterhome
Another Handsome Craft CraftAnother CraftAnother I IAnother
Another boat that is seen e8n very v ry often oftenup oftenup oftenup
up and down the river is I that belonging belongingto lx > lonKln lonKlnto
to the West est End Rod and Gun Club ClubThe Club111e ClubThe
The anchorage of this boat is oft Ana Analostan Analotan Analoelan ¬
lostan Island when not on a cruise cruiseThe crulHrhe cruiseThe
The club members however take nu numerous numerous numerous ¬
merous excursions With 1th the assist assistance ft8tIItance assiztanee ¬
ance of a rapid traveling traveJin tugboat a anumber anumber anumber
number of runs down the river rlv < r are aremade Rremade aremade
made during the hunting season eea on When Whena hen
a 8 spot pot favorable for duck uck shooting IK 18reached isreached IKreached
reached the tug is dismissed tUeml e MOO for forweeks foreek forweeks
weeks eek at t a time the members revel in inwater inwater I
water and upland hunting huntingDuring huntingDuring huntingDuring
During the closed season tho boat is istowed 18towed istowed
towed to the th outlet lock of the canal canalabove cRnRlabove canalabove
above the Analostan boathouse A pair pairof 1Qlror pairof
of mules is secured and the JI trip up the thecanal thecanal thecanal
canal is I commenced When hen the travel travelers trav travelem l len ¬
ers have gone KO e as II far as they wish they theytie theytie theytie
tie up and enjoy country countr life until they theyare Ulejare theyare
are ready read to return Although the boat boatis boatI boatis
is I not specially adapted to living pur purposes purposes purpotIe8 ¬
poses there ar are a number of cots O s aboard aboardfor aboardfor aboardfor
for the members of the club to alee aleeupon sleeupon sleet sleetupon
upon during trips trlp The commodious commodiouspantriea commodloullpKntrlt commodiouspantries
pantries and enormous Ice box provide providefacilities providejellltiN providefseilities
facilities for carrying refreshments of ofmore ormore ofmore
more than one kind and th the cook who whohi whtSa whoie
hi heavily subsidized sub ldlzed In proficient In the themanufacture themanufRctUle themanufacture
manufacture of refreshments refres ments particu particularly PArticularly Particularly ¬
larly adapted to stag entertainment entertainmentA
A Home on the Deep DeepThis Deeplhl DeepThis
This lhl club boat is sixty xty feet long by byfourteen byfourteetl byfourteen
fourteen feet et beam and has h a a capacity capacitylor mpacltyfor capacityfor
for accommodating from ten to k twenty twentyguests twenqeemfWt twentyguests
guests in comfort The main saloon loon Is Isa IecMftblnatloa lea
a combination reading room dining
room and card room It is 1 quite qui e large largebeing Jarsebeing largebeing
being at least lea t thirty t rt by thirteen fe feet t indimensions in indimensions indlmenslolUJ
dimensions Just Just at present It is tied tiedup tiedup i iup
up at Cumberland s boathouse at the thefoot thefoot i ifoot
foot of New Hampshire Hamp hlre Avenue where whereit whereIt whereit
it Is I undergoing underg > lng extensive exten te repairs and andrenovations andrenovationS andrenovations
renovations renovationS preparatory to lit long mid midsummer mJd3ummer midsummer ¬
summer cruise cnI John J hn Hank Is Isthe latbe isthe
the commodore of the club clu His able ablelieutenants ableJleutenant2 ablelieutenants
lieutenants Archer Cunningham and andFrederick andFrederick D4 D4FrederIck
Frederick Rupertiw are directly re responsible nsponlble responeible ¬
sponsible for the completeness of ofthe orthe ofthe
the arrangements for each cruise cruiseUpon cruilleUpon cruiseUpon
Upon them rests particularly the task taskof taskof taskof
of seeing that the ice box Is amply amplystored amplystored amplystored
stored with supplies likely to be be needed neededduring neededdurlng neededduring
during the hot hours of the Journeys JourneysBut journ journeysBut s sDut
But the houseboat that appeals most mostto mostto mostto
to persons of moderate means who whowish whowish whowish
wish a genuine water homo is the Co Columbia Columbia Columbia ¬
lumbia built and owned by Frank N NMoore NroorC NMoore
Moore roorC Its anchorage is off the Mary Maryland MaryIRnd Maryland ¬
land shore Just ju t above the Aqueduct AqueductBridge AqueductBrldgo AqueductBridge
Bridge and below bow the Three Sisters Al Although Although Although ¬
though Mr Ir Moore modeetly says 888 that thattho thattho thatthe
tho work on tho boat Is far from fln flnished lnti n nJAhcd
ished ti hed he has a home that abounds aboundswith aboundsnHh aboundswith
with comforts The scow on which the thehouse thehu1le thehouse
house is built once plied the waters aters of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the canal The boat Is II 0 by b 19 feet over overall overall overall
all It has seven feet headroom and anddraws AnddrLws anddrws
draws fifteen ftrt n inches It Is the U e only onlyhouseboat onl onlhouseboat onlyhouseboat
houseboat on the river that possesses possessesa
a flat deck on one plane planeMr planeMr planeMr
Mr Moore is a 8 boat bvUder Uder and has hashis hashis hashis
his shop on shore opposite the point pointwhere pointwhero pointwhere
where his houseboat S le moored inoor 1 While Whilenot Whilenot Whilenot
not averse to an occasional cruise he hespends hespends hespends
spends most of his time at tho one an anchorage nnchorage anchorage ¬
chorage Winter possesses 910BSeS no terors for forhim torhim forhim
him and when wht Ice begins to form on onthe onUaC onthe
the river he cuts loose and tows down downto downto downto
to the Little River which affords an ananchorage ananchorage ananchorage
anchorage removed from the tee I e floes floesthat floesthat floesthat
that menace boats above the bridge bridgej bridgeMoreover bridgeMoreover
j Moreover he is sheltered from the high highwinds highWInds highwinds
winds and floods floodsCaught floodsCaught oods oodsCaught
Caught in the Drifts DriftsLant DriftLAtt DriftsLast
Last year he delayed his flight too long longand longand longand
and was caught In the Ice drifts One Onei OneenormOUB Oneenormous
i enormous piece several acres in extent extentcaught extentcAught extentcaught
caught him and lifted one end of the theboat thebot theboat
boat nearly four feet out of the water waterHis waterJ waterIlls
His J 118 own distaste dllta te for his surrounding surroundingwas surroundlngszWRS
was not entirely shared by members of ofhis orhis ofhis
his family who had splendid splen ld sport skat skatIng skatIng chatlag
Ing on the ice about the boat and re returning returning returning ¬
turning when desired to the warm and andcozy andCOTy andcony
cozy Interior of the houseboat to rest restBarring restBarrins restBarring
Barring floating Ice there Is very < ry lit little little little ¬
tle chance of an undesired U1de lred change In Inthe Inthe inthe
the position of the houseboat It Is se secured secured secured ¬
cured at Its mooring by two booms boomsshackled boomilshackled boomsshackled
shackled to tho side of the scow and at atthe atthe atthe
the other end to piles driven deep Into Intothe Intothe intothe
the shore This effectively prevents the theboat thebOfit thebeat
boat from moving toward or receding recedingfrom reecdlngfrom recedingfrom
from the shore Two woven wire spring springlines springlines springlines
lines keep It from moving up or down downstream downtroRm downstream
stream The only motion that remains remainsfor remainsfor remainsfor
for It IB the tb gentle rising and falling oc occasioned occAsIoned occasioned ¬
casioned by b the swell from passing passingboats pfisslngboats pasalnboats
boats The water Is at least ten t feet feetdeep teetdC featdeep
deep dC < p at the anchorage so that tlu there Is JHno Isno isno
no danger dangt > r of Its resting on sharp rocks rockswhen rocks1h rockswhen
when 1h < n the tide runs out Many a house houseboat hOUS8bOfit houseboat ¬
boat Is I wrecked in n this very er way Quite Quiteas Quiteas Quitas
as dangerous as rocks in shallow water waterare waterare waterare
are the anchors when the houseboadrifts houseboat houseboatdrifts houseboatclrUts
drifts Oily a few years ears ago In InGraveacnd InGraveJlcnd inGravesend
Graveacnd Bay Da N Y Pierre Lorll Lorlllards LorllIards Lorillards
lards valuable houseboat settled on the thesharp thesharp th thsharp
sharp fluke of her anchor punching punchinghole a ahole aholo
hole through her bottom and she filled filledwith fllledwith fill fillwith
with waterMr water waterMr watorMr
Mr Moores lIoor s home Is scientifically ar arranged arged arranged ¬
ranged ged Every Ker Inch of < Jr space is utilized utilizedThere utilizedThere utilizedThere
There is I a large lAr 8 dining room a a living livingroom livingroom
room a kitchen and pantry and cornfortgble com comr comforttiblo
1 forttiblo r 1l statarboms ut tntor sr oms m < l tvlth with Uo ttoule flnilhlei lebink3 Viiinti bunks
and dressing rooms attached But the themost tJtemo themost
most mo t attractive feature of all ll is the thespace tbespace thespace
space allotted to verandas at both ends endsThese end endThe endsThese
These The e are shaded 3ha by byawnlga awnings and have havecomfortable havecomfortable havecomfortable
comfortable chairs rugs rq potted plants plantsand plantsand plantsand
and flowers and a dozen and one devices de devices cIevlcetl ¬
vices to add to ones comfort Fishingtackle Fishing Fishingtackle F1IIbha F1IIbhatackle < <
tackle is everywhere in evidence and andlines andJInes andlines
lines are constantly out from the off offside 01 01Klde offside ¬
side of the deck The background of ofdark ofdark
dark green woods is a most effective effectivesetting eftecttveettlng effectivesetting
setting When you ou turn your back backupon backupon backupon
upon the river and gaze upon the wild wildly wildly ¬
ly picturesque ploture que shore it is difficult to torealize torealize torealize
realize that you are not far away inthe in inthe Intho
the woods woodsThe woo wooThe woodsThe
The cost of building a suitable house houseboat hoUeboat houseboat ¬
boat is difficult to state A small one onecan onecan onecan
can be constructed con trocted at a cost of not notmore notmoro notmore
more than 3100 000 From that figure one onemay onema onemay
may ma go as 8 high as he wishes There is isalmost Isalm08t isalmost
almost no limit to the amount of money moneythat mone monethat moneythat
that can be spent in building and fur furnishing furnIshing fur furnishing ¬
nishing one of these th homes homesThe hom9lThe homedThe
The scow that furnishes the founda foundation foundation foundation ¬
tion is the largest Jarge t Item It must be bebuilt bebuilt bebuilt
built by a boatmaker as the average averagecarpenter averagecarpenter averagecarpenter
carpenter cannot c nnot construct one that will willprove willprove willprove
prove thoroughly th roughly satisfactory saUstactor Its cost costIs costIs costis
Is Increased by the fact that the ma material mRterlal material ¬
terial required Is Georgia pine The TheVirginia TheVlrginl TheVirginia
Virginia pine has been repeatedly re etedly tried triedbut triedbut triedbut
but does doe not answer the purpose In Indrawing Indraw1n Indrawing
drawing draw1n up the plans care should be
N no assembly in the world are the theI theI
I IN I I nAnners and fashions of the day daymore daymore daymore I
more accurately reflected than In Inthe InI inJ
I the house of commons There wasa was wasa
a time less Je 8 than thirty years enrs ago when whenany whenan whenany
any an one appearing in the house in an at attire attire attire ¬
tire not absolutely In consonance withthe with withthe withthe
the strictest fashion of afternoon drossthat dross drossthat drossthat
that Is to say 58 black frock coat and silk silkhat silkhatwouJd silkhatwould
hat hatwouJd would have been at once pulled up upby upby uph
by h the speaker s et ker himself himselfJoseph himselfJoseph himselfJoseph
Joseph Connell M P had to produce producea
a a medical certificate to the effect that a atall atall atall
tall hat gave him a headache before hewas he hewas heWA
was WA allowed to wear a soft one And AndColonel AndColonel AndColonel
Colonel Courley Courle more recently rcccntJ was repri reprimanded reprimanded reprimanded ¬
manded for appearing in a cutaway coat coatOn coatOn coatOn
On another a other occasion about twentyfour twentyfouryears twentyfourears twentyfouryears
years ears ago a wellknown Irish patriot patriotJohn patriotJohn patriotJohn
John Martin caused a shock by b cominginto coming comingInto comingInto
Into thehouse thp house In a lowcrowned d white hard hardhat hardhat hardhat
hat He too was hauled over the coals coalsby cORlsby coalsby
by the speaker who ho called him into hisroom his hisroom hIsroom
room and gravely remonstrated with himfor him himfor himtor
for his violation of timehonored tradi traditions traditions traditlons ¬
Cowens Garb Like a Miners MinersJoseph MinersJo MinersJoseph
Joseph Jo eph Cowen was wa one of the first of oftho ottho ofthe
tho rebels from the general code codeAlthough codeAllhough codeAlthough
Although a very ver wealthy man he al always alwas always ¬
ways dressed like 5 ke a miner out for a aSunday aSunday aSunday
Sunday holiday and and insisted on wear wearing wearIng wearing ¬
ing an illcut suit of black ornamented ornamentedwith ornamentedwith ornamentedwIth
with Immense pockets and a 8 soft black blackfelt blacktelt blackfelt
felt that of a fashion more common commonIn commonIn
In America than in tho United Kingdom KingdomWhat KIngdomVhlll KingdomWhat
What a a terrible shock would the speaker speakerof
of the seventies have had could he have havebeheld haeb
beheld b < held the prime minister himself ar arrayed arrayed arrayetl ¬
rayed In the short monkey monke Jacket of some somealpncaUke
I alpncaUke material which Mr Balfour Balfouraffects DRlfouraffeots
affects In hot weather weatherIt
It was the arrival of the working workingman workIngmRn workingman
man member in 1SSO which brought broughtabout broughtbout broughtabout
about bout the upsetting of the theold old customs customsof
of dress and the arrival of the bllly blllyI b1ll b1lli billyccck
I i cock Hat and short ort sack coat of blue blueI bluewhich blueserge
I serge which today excite no comment commentJTho commentrho commentThe
JTho The late Sir William l1Iiam 3llaal Allan Ilan was IVHS the thet
I r
exercised not DO to allow the beam to ex exceed exceed exceed ¬
ceed thirteen and a half feet That Tbatthe te tethe isthe
the limit for craft that wish to navi navigate navisate navigate ¬
gate the Cfcetapeake Ct Che wpeake and Ohio Canal CanalRepays CanalRepass CaDalRepays
Repays More l e Than Cost CostThe Ce CoalThe t tThe
The cruise 91p tp p the canal more than re repays repays repays ¬
pays the trouble of the undertaking undertakingThe uodertakmlThe undertakingThe
The expense is very light Toll charges chargesare cbargetliare chargesare
are about 350 for the round trip This Thistakes TbiAtakes Thistakes
takes you as far as Cumberland Two Twomules Twomules Twomules
mules and n n driver are secured aee re4 at atrelUlODble a areasonable areasonable
reasonable cost and furnish all the mo motive motive motive ¬
tive power that te needed The life lifealong Ufealong lifealong
along the canal Is quite qut e different from fromany froman fromany
any an preconceived preeon ved ideas we may have haveentertained hAveentertalntd haveentertained
entertained entertalntd regarding recardt g it it There is a adreamy adream adreamy
dreamy dream easygoing easygobs yIO manner prevailing prevailmswhich prevalltqwhlek prevailingwhich
which is conducive nduclve to perfect rest Then Thentoo Thentoo Thentoo
too too one occasionally has the oppor opportunity opportunlt opportunity ¬
tunity tunlt of improving his swearing eartn vo vocabulary vocabulary vocabulary ¬
cabulary cabularyWashington cabularyYashinJton cabularyWashlnf
Washington Washlnf ton has an ideal river for forhouseboats forboU8ebo forhouseboats
houseboats boU8ebo Unlike the waters aten about aboutNew aboutNew
New ew York and other large cities dtl there thereare thereare thereare
are fe fev v passing craft to blunder into intoyou intoyou intoyou
you when hen you are moving to new quar quarters quarters quarters ¬
ters Your rest at night n ht te not dis disturbed dl dlturbed disturbed ¬
turbed by the screeching of tugboats tugboatsthe tugboatsthe
the wheezing of brokendown tramp trampsteamers tramPsteamers trampsteamers
steamers or the roar of machinery from fromsome from8O fromaonie
some 8O aonie e ocean liner From Analostan AnalostanIsland Anal08tanIel AnalostanIsland
Island Iel nd to the Little Falls Fall there are arereaches arereaches arereaches
reaches of shore that cannot be im
first to utterly break away from the thetall thetall
tall hat tradition He had never worn wornsuch wornsuch oOlnI I
I such a thing thing t ng in his life and entered the thehouse tIMhouse thehouse
I house in a huge broadbrimmed felt feltvery feltry fallvery
very ry like a cowboys sombrero sombreroThen somk0rcThen sombrereThen
Then came Kter Hurdle who gave his hiafellowmembers 1iafellovmember hisfellowmembers
fellowmembers the greatest test sensation sensationwhich JIe18Mlonwhich sensationwhich
which parliament had yet et experienced experiencedby
by appearing In a costume < < stame consisting consistingof con t Ung Ungof
of corduroy trousers waistcoat of ofknitted ofJmltted ofknitted
knitted thread a red KiutRer round his htethroat blsthroat histhroat
throat such as costermongers co coste tetnlng8ls rnongers wear and andon andon andon
on his head a cap wih earfiaps of the thenow t1Mnow thenow
now obsolete deerstalker pattern Small Smallwonder Smallwonder
wonder that after th thIS t takes a g good gooddeal nocI nocIdo od oddeal
deal do l in the way of sartorial sa orlal eccentricity eccentricityto
to cause even a ripple among the mem members members members ¬
bers of that legislative assembly assemblyAppears atMHmblyAppear assemblyAppear
Appear in Hunting Costume CostumeQuite CotumcQuite CostumeQuite
Quite recently however Sir Philip PhilipMuntz Philipruntz PhilipMuntz
Muntz runtz did succeed in rousing some in interest Interest Interest ¬
terest by b appearing ap rJng one evening venlng in April Aprillast AIXI1last Aprillast
last in pink He was bound for a adinner a adinner adinner
dinner at which he had to wear the theevening the8enlng theevening
evening dres dress > > s of his huntand a as < < he would wouldliavo wouldhae wouldhave
have no time to make a change between betweenhis betweenhl8 betweencis
his cis visit Islt to the house and his hl party part he hebad 1Mhacl behad
bad no choice but to come down in hunt huntIng huntIn huntlag
lag In attire He compromised matters by bywearing bywe bywearing
wearing we rIng a long overcoat closely buttoned buttonedas
as he walked to and from the division divisionlobby dlvl divisionlobby lolt loltlobbj
lobby but In the smokingroom there therewas thereWAil therewas
was no disguise disguiseOn dltaguleOn disguiseOn
On another occasion during the present presentyear pretWntyear presentyear
year much amusement was as caused by bythe bythe bythe
the sight IKht of a member rushing in for a adivision adlislon adivision
division in a large white mackintosh cklntosh It Itappeared ItapPeAred Itappeared
appeared that the gentleman in ques question quealion question ¬
tion had b Men n taking a L bath when hen he hewas bewas hewas
was suddenly roused by b the startling startlingnews MarUlngnews startlingnews
news that the opposition was trying to tosnap tosnap tosnap
snap a division with th the object of catch catchIng eLtchIng catching
Ing tho government oernment unawares He was wastherefore WIUIthcrerort wastherefore
therefore forced to rush to the rescue rescueof reeueoC rescueof
of his III party In an attire of the very veryscantiest veryIICtntle veryscantiest
IICtntle scantiest t which he concealed concealed as best besthe besthe besthe
he might under the abovementioned abovementionedrainproof abovemerUottedndnprooC abovemertlonedrainproof
rainproof garment garmentThe prmentThe garmentThe
The intensely hot weather iIMr In the be bemur saa saamor S MM MMmor
mor of ISM led to t another rvrofttttoa t1oft In
Fear of o oNot f Unhealthfulness UnhealthfulnessNot UnhealthfulnessNot P
Not 1 Borne Out by byExperience by byExperience b bExperience
Experience ExperienceSome ExperienceSome ExperienceSome
Some Nof of Washingtons WashingtonsMore Washingt 1 1itiIore fs fsiVore s
More Notable Nof NofSummer l able Floating FloatingSummer FloatingSummer Floafin
Summer Homes HomesPotomac 1 1Potomac I IPotonlac
Potomac Has Many Manyvantages Manyvantages Ad Advantages ¬
vantages for These TheseLeisurely TheseLeisurely > J JLeisurely
Leisurely Craft Craftproved CraftprOffl Craftproved
proved upon as mooring moorlD sites The Thewater T1Iefa Thewater
water fa tt > r from a point off Georgetown esi esilege eeIpge eNloge
loge pge to the limit of navieatloB navtpdoastream ip ipstream p pstream
stream is pure and sweet It Is Iaa a as gent gent4a ssd ssda 4a
a drinking water to be had In the Dte Dbtract Dtetrict DIItrict
trict A bath in the deep parts of oLaa oLaachannel the theOWlxik illschannel
channel Is as p pleasant t u It Is IsIng refresh refreshing
OWlxik Ola 1fe and His ArkThough Ark AtkThoqh ArkThough
Though many JDD centuries hare passedsince passed passedsince pa d dsInce
since Noah built his at ark It has basn ooh oafystyle oohbeen
been n within very reeent yean that ids idsstyle d dI
style of boat Dul building has been bee Mty Mtyappreciated IIIIIYappreclated lt y yappreciated
appreciated and copied The most con conspicuous Osasplcuous ¬ J Jplcuous
spicuous example of this is to 1Ht fowl fowlin fdin fee I IIn
in the houseboat fleet of the t e late Ftam FtamLorrilard PleneLorrl1ard PlzenLorrilard
Lorrilard who not only built an aDThe stir stirThe a aThe
The The Catalan to shelter himself and andhte sadhis l lbill
bill guests gue t but in addition adcUtloA1Med tootlt btd14 and andneed aadused
need an auxiliary ark to carry cartTds cartTdsanimals his hisanimals Irisanimals
animals This boat was fitted with withstalls WIthstalls withstalls
stalls for his horses and a d keen keens s for Ms Msdogs hisdogs lIB lIBdog
dogs dog These boats he used u ed In Southern Southernwaters So1ItIesawaters Southernwaters
waters and when he found the condi eoditiong conditions COIIIIItfomt ¬
tions excellent for hunting his dogsand dogs dogsand dopand
and horses were unloaded and all made madeready madeready madeready
ready for the days hunt hllDtluxurioUIJ This was wasluxurious wasluxurious
luxurious hunting hntlngtired huntingpar pox excellence When Whsning 7 7tired
tired by a day days sport he hat a Sank aatIng Z Zhag
ing and movable palace to retire to tosurrounded iesurroundecl issurrounded
surrounded by all the comforts of a ahome a aAltboush ahome
home homeAlthough homeAlthough
Although as stated before there are arenot arenot arenot
not many hou houseboats eboMs on the waters of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Potomac the few that t at are there therea thereage
age a al 175 quite worthy worth of a visit There are arecertainly arecertainly arecertainly
certainly thousands of Washingtonians Washlngtonlanswho
who are heartily heard worn out by the tons tonsand 10Dgand longand
and hot summers in the city There Theromust Theramust Theremust
must be many of these tbe e who ho would en enjoy enJox enjoy ¬
joy the carefree and pleasant plea ant life life on onthe onthe orethe
the water To this number may be begiven begiven begiven
1 1dueements
given the advice to investigate the in inducements inducements ¬
ducements of houseboatlng bou eboaUng If at the theend theend theend
end of a day and evening spent on onboard onboard onboard
board one of these delightful craft the theinvestigator t theInvestigator e eInvesUptor
investigator is not possessed posn sed of the he de desire dee desire ¬
sire e to go and ad do likewise Ukewt e he must mustsurely mu mustsurely t tsurely
surely be lacking in appreciation of ofcomfort ofcomfort ofcomfort
comfort and love of nature
Queer Attize Att ktllize ze in l the House of Commons
parliamentary attire People passing the theterrace thetrae theterrace
terrace trae in boats boat in July of that tllatnumb year yearsaw yearsaw
saw numbers numb n of M Ps P lounging aseut aseutla I abeutIn teUt teUtIII
la their shirt blrt sleeves white w some had hadeven IIadeTen liedeven
even discarded their waistcoats as a well wellas w l1 l1as
as their coats In old days then was no norelaxation ROrelaxatton norelaxation
relaxation 01 0 the rules even vea In the thehottest thehottest thehottest
hottest weather but now noW4rea legislators legtehUorddress legislatorsdress
dress themselves with more regard J to tothe tothe tothe
the vagaries oC the thermometer thermometerCool thermometerCool thermometerCool
Cool Clothing Kew i sw Coma CMBBWBIt
It was 8 T G Bowles Bo les who originated originatedthe originatedthe ted tedthe
the fa t fashion t5hlOl1 hion of wearing t > arlng white duck trees trousers trowIe1S treesera ¬
ers in parliament and this tht sensible costume cos costume eo eotume ¬
tume has had many imitators Imltatorathem among amongthem amongthem
them Harry Cnst who wears a black blackfrock Wackfrock Lickfrock
frock coat with white duck continua coatinuatlons continuations eoaUauaUons ¬
tions During the hot spell roC ° t the middle middleof mId4Ieof middleof
of July Henry Kimber might mi < < bt have been beenseen beenpeen beenseen
seen in a a gray frock coat and Dei wearing wearingno
no waistcoat while hile Sir Alfred Haalam HaslamSir HaalamSir HaalamSir
Sir Robert Fitagerald and others were weretastefully weretastefully reI reItaatduJly
tastefully attired in light suite and ad white whitetall whitetall whitetall
tall hats Suits of flannel are now by no nomeans nomeana nomeans
means uncommon during duri dune great heat heatFancy heaLFancy heatFancy
Fancy waistcoats are a comparatively oompnrathrelyrecent comparativelyrecent COIftpaaoathelyreocent
recent innovation In the commons Col Colonel CeIonel Celonel ¬
onel Lockwood always not noted d as one of ofthe orthe ofthe
the bestdressed of M > C Ps was one oC oCthe otthe ofthe
the first to wear a white waistcoat in inthe Inthe inthe
the house He has u also maintained his hteposition Jalapo hisposition
position po IUon as leader of the fancy waistcoat waist watetcoat walatcoat
coat brigade by appearing in a speci specimen spedmen specimen ¬
men described In a tailors paper as a ha hawhite a awhite awhite
white ground with a scarlet overebeck overcheckmade overebeckmad overebeckmade
made mad in doublebreasted style Sir SirGeorge SirGeorp SirGeorge
George Parker has been ten seen in a beau beautifully beauurully beautifully ¬
tifully creamcolored design p with round roundpearly roaDdpearly tonalpearly
pearly looking look r I g buttons butto while Mr Has Hasley JIa5Ie Hasby
ley Ie member for the Watford division divisionof dIvWonof
of Hertfordshire is notable for a waist waistcoat waistcoat t tcoat ¬
coat which Is blue with black stripes stripesJohn stripesJohn stripesJohn
John Burns almost invariable attbe isa is isa isa
a reefer suit and Dd billycock hat while Mr MrBalfours MrBaJtour MrBailouts
Bailouts only peculiarity in drew dre te hia hiaspats hIaapata hisspats
spats which are Invariably of a dull yel yellow 7ellow yellow ¬
low hue Red ties ar are I another novelty noveltyin oty otyIn
in the house bou Arnold Forster used at atone atone atone
one time tlm frequently to sport a tie of ofI orvivid ofvivid
I vivid scarlet et though tb < < Up he has now quite quiteabandoned qalteODe quiteabandoned
abandoned ODe < < this practice hut Mr Morley Morteyte KorIeYwi
te still wi sometimes to be seem woarteg a acravat a aera acravat
cravat era vat of this bt revolutionary t17 hue be

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