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Berlln the Best Managcd Cap? ital !n All Europe. FINE BUILDINGS, STREETS Runs Gas and Electric Works at n Proflt and Makes Money by Insuring Its Buildings?Largest Real Estato Ownor ih Pussia. (Copyrlght, 1903, by Frank G. Carponter.) BERLIN, Feb. 28.?Berlln la tho best munaged city ln Europe. It haa uniform ly the bost buildings alid tho best Btreots. Tho Btreeta aro wldo aud well paved. Asphalt has Jbecn put down on most ,of ^? thom, and you can drop your hohdker I'liief rilniost tinywhcro without solling it. lElicro is no rubblsh to bo seen. 11 you throw n scrap of papor on .thc pavement la pollccmun may oiilor you to ))lck lt oip, aud if you loave a pllo at dirt ln your yard you may bo arrested. Tlio town is watched and evcrythlng ls mado pleaslng to tho oyo. All plans ?liavo lo be submlttod to tho city nrchl 1 tect and ov^ry slffli board Iuls to be ap jirovod beforo lt can go up. Tou cannot build a dog lionnel without tho approval of tho city fathcrs, und thoy re.gnluto tho wldth of ovory wall, tho helght nf the coilings, and also tho holghl of overy houso. Tho rosult is that thc moat of the ibulldings aro unlform. They are all flats, and you can rldo for mlles past yellow Btructuros of flve stories, most of which fliavo storcs below ond opartments above. What Berlin Owus. Tho Gormans bellovo ln tho clty owner-. Bhlp of public worJjs aud Berlln ls intor estod in all sorts of undertaklngs. Sho owns tho market hatls and cattlo yards. Sho has savlngs banks and loan ofllces, und moro real osta.to than nny Indlvldual or corporatlon in Prussla. Sho owrfs gns aud electrlc works. and llghts not only ithe streets, but also private houses, for ja conslderation, Sho runs oji Insuranco company, and forcos ovory property ownor to take out an Insuranco pollcy ^to prevent loss In caso of flro. At tho samo timo by her buildlng rogulatlons bLio sees to lt that hor lossos aro as fow as ? possible, and ? Uio result ls that the Inst'ranco dopartmont makes money. In tteed overy dopartmont doos oomporatlve 3y we'H; tlie clty pays all her own oxpana "es arnd comes out a milllon dollars or so nhead'-, at the ond ot tho year. Stlll ,Berlln carrles tho Interest upon a largo public dobt. Sho' nwes $05,000,000, which ls a little more than one-flfth-the dobt of lNow 'Vdrk, $15,000,000 moro than thc debt vt Phlladelphla, and a little loss than threo tlmes ns much as is owed by Chlcago. Tho diflcnenco botwoen Berlln and tho average American clty ls that Rerlln gots the worth pf her money. Her1 public buildings aro well put up .and there are . few public jofvs. Of late tho parks havo beon la.lely lmproved. New roads havo been lald out ln the Thlcrgartoji, n wood cd pleasure groUnda of G0O acres ln the lieart of tho city. Now statucs have boen put up thore-and jamong others thnse of tho Alleo of Vlctor.y whlch ls llned wlth marblo figures and busls of .Gei-man he roes. Berlin Is buildlng pleasure grounds for thc chlldren ln every qudrter of tbe clty. fine ls gradually remndellng tho old Hlreets and the day wli'J como when sho will vlo wlth Paris as tho most beauti? ful clty of Europe. Berlin's Eij. Boom. Berlln ls now the thlrd clty of Europe. libndon is llrst. Pstrls second, Berlln thlrd und Vlcnha fourth. Borlln proper has over 1,800,000 inbabltants. but wlth the suburbs she has moro Uian two mlllions and its ls a question whethor tho Great? er Berlin ls not equul to Parls ln slze, Tho town has been boomlng slnco the Franco-Prussl'aYi war. lt hnd 600.000 ln JSfiO, and at tbe timo of that war only three-qunrtexs of a milllon, After thut the govcrnmont got tbo blg war lndemnl ty. The French pulled a bllllon dollars out of their woolen stocklngs and hnnded It ovor to the Genmui victora, and much of thls money camo to Berlln. The peo? plo floeked ln from all parts cf the em? pire to soe_ It tliey.-'coiuld not got thoir eliaro nf it,'" ancf Berlln grew. It has beon growlng ever since, and notwlthst'ond ing tho hard tlmes it ls growlng,'to day. lt now covors twonty-llvo square imiles in the Spreo "Vnlley and ls rcach dng out in overy dlirectlon. How German Cities Thrive, A slmllar gnowtli ha? taken plaeo throughout the Gormnn omplro. Nearly overy city has put on Uio soven leaguo iboots of modern progress, and has bullt new buildings fastor than most of our Amorlcan towns. The improvoments havo ibeen better thnn ours, apd you wlll not flnd a country on earth that lias as many flno olUes as Germany ln propor tlon'to its popuLatlon, Let mo glve you a fow facts about some of -the cities I know. I llrst camo lo Germany over twenty years ago, and the growth nas boen almost altogothor Blnce that timo. I^ilpslg is threo tlmes as largo as it was then. lt had 100,009 populatlon at tho timo of the Franco Prussian war, and lt numbere almost half a mlllion to-day. Munich and Dres den oach havo now half a milllon, Bros 3au has -l-I.OOO, Cologno -100,000, and IFranicfort on tlie, Aiain about 800,000. Xmrtmund, Uarmrsn and Danzlg havo oach $1K?,0W; Chomnfta. 200,000, and Hain burg haa three-iiunrters of a mlllion, and ls fast rlslng towai-d. tho mlllion inark. The Unlt?d States has tblrty-olghfc towns whlch havo more than 100,000 pop? ulatlon, Prussja is not ua blg as Texas and it has twenty towns of moro than 103,000 populatlon. Stettln ls blggcr than i WOOD'S "TRADE MARK" Farm Seeds nre the bt-st that can be obtained ?froo from weed Beeds und inipur itji-s und of strong genninuting qnaUticH. lt i? vi-ry inijiortimt if you desire to b?cuto good stundfl und good propa to purchase tho liijjcli<'sf fjrudu sc-r-ds obtuinable. Thirt you cau alwaya do by pur chaeing " Wood's Trndo Murk' Mriiixd " of Farm Seeds, Wood's New Seed Book for 1903 mailod on jequest, teJIs ull about Vegetableund Flower Seeds, (iraws iiitd Clover Seeds, See.i Fotatoce, Seed Oats, I'obacco, Seed Corn. Cow Peas, Soja, Velvet and Navy Beans, Sorghums, liroom Corn, KafflrCorn, IJeanulK, fllllet Seed, etc. Write for Sted Jlook agd pii<<h of any Ftxrm fiuvAs req ulr< d. T.W.W00D&S0NS, SeedsmeD, Pichmond^ Va, r A. "THE LITTLE MATTER OF BEER." Mlnneapolls, Drusseldorf ls blgger than Loulsvllle, Hanover ranks wlth Newark, N. J., AJtoona i's'-a-tut as largo as St. Paul and Eberlleld and' Hale are about the same slzo. Nuremborg is" about as blg as AVashlngton, and Charlattenburg and Ivoenlgsburg, on tho odgo of Berlln, ara oach 180,000 and more. lndeed, tho wholo country ls growlng and thoro are good-slzed cltles hero the names of which wo . hardly know; JtiBt now tho times are hard and the country is ln tho mldst of a business doprosslon. It has, how ovor, plenty of resources, and Its sav Ings banks aro full, Berlin From the Ringbahn. , One of tho best ways for a blrd's eye vlew of Berlln ls a rldo on the Ringbahn. This is an. elevated railway onclrcling tho city and stopplug at all tho chlef soctions. There are two branclios?tho North Rlng and the South Rlng, whloh havo tralns ovory fow mlnutes. Tho cars movo by steam and tho fares aro ex ceodlugrly low. You can rlde for nn hour for 5 cents thlrd class, and tho socond and flrst clnsses aro not vory expensive, There nro slot machlnes at tho statlons whlch sell thlrd-class tlckets for tho or dlnary trlp for two and one-half conts oach. Such a tlclcot glvos ti rldo for llvo statlons, and lf you go further you must arrange for an oxtra pay mon t at tho end of the rldc. I took my tlokots at tho Frledrlch straflso BalfnhoT. AVo shot out of tho dopot ovor an onorrnotis restahrant bullt under tho track and rodo for somo mlles to tho edgo of the clty. Wo wont by tho oatUo market and slnughter houses belonglng to tho munldlpallty, post tho city gas worlcs and sklrted the ot'Ige ot Borlln, flnd Ing flve-story bulldlngs cloar ! to ,tho boundaries. Further on wo on toro'd tho oity agaln, rodo about the TJilorgarton, past tho zoologicnl garden and ln tho end cntno bnck to the place whero wo started. Berlln the Dude Among Citles. Thla rldo shows ono how woll Berlln ls bullt and how woll lt.is kqpt Most of tho bulldlngs are now, andtnotwlth ntandlng tho poor who aro as many aa ln any clty. ln Europe, oxcept London, lt hos no oyesores. Ono aeos nb clothes hanglng out of flat wlndoWs or on ropes or wlres stretched from bulldlng to bulld? lng as Jn tho ctties of tho United States. Thore arn no ash-piles or tln cans in tho back yards and even tho wood and scraps are nlcely pllcd. Tho roads aro overywhero clean. The clty ls a dudo compared wlth other mn nlolptilltles. It Jiaa creascs in Hh trous? ers and a bouqupt ln Its bution-holo, Most of tho Hats ln tho suipmor have wlndow irnrdans hanglng out ovor tho Btl'OOtS. These nro lllled wlt'h llowers and tho varlous. ntorles nro db'cbrated wlth llnes of roses nnd fiicbsins aud other bright colored blossoms., Ol' lato Ihe ihils havo been bullt wllh balconles nriangeil OSpoclally for flowers so thnt ono cnn walk under hanglng gnnlcns for mlles through thn streets, looking up ul flow? ers nll tlio wny. In Business Berlin, Tho business parls of th? njty are ho comlng qulte ;is woll doooi.itod Ji.s tha rasldonco sectlons, Thn Ooriiiuiin nre aroo'd wlndow (Ikjsi-i-.s. They MJidcistund tho valuo pf plato ghms, nnd uiiuiy mer chiiiiis keep men on Ihe sldewnlks who rul, the wlndow. wlth phaniols slOus ovi-ry few mln-tes lo haop the gluss clear of molslure and dqst. Tho stores usually havo small slocks, but tln-v .arry tho whole stock in Iho whtdowB. Mniiv of tho wiiniows are frunied in svilh >-h< Ivcs or wlili roljjng pupbparda which can be pushed up cjnso to tho plale glusa, A* you look at llio wiuiiuivs you IraaglllO, the ostalillshment Ls lurgo, but Upon enlcrlng Hnd only a, countcr aml .?? smalj conipnrtmoni back of it, iviih ppe "r tv.o pl'oi'l's In chargo, I ir you ii.^k to see somcthlpg l|ko tho; good. ln th(* wIikIows the merchant roliq i.ack tho cupbos-i'd mi'l hnnds you out the artlclo, for It ls often Iho <>nly ono he has ln stock, If vou buy ho lliunkn you, lnn lf not, in ino!-t cases, he hh] sumps an Injured alr and wonder. what you meau by usklng tho prlce and haud-< llng hls goods wlthout purchasliig. lndeed, 1 fear to-look at any aitk.lo here wlthout J am sure ot buylng sorno ihlngviicfora J leave. Tbe merchanls nro not uocuslomod to our ways of dolng. They jnuko moro of thelr buslnew* nnd peot you to take your hat off when you enter the store and lteop lt off whlle there, and'.you should- say cood-bye when you leuvo.V at which tlme ono of the e.lerks opens tho door nnd bows you out. The av'orago clerk wears a froek coat, and ln the best storeB all tho clerks are dressed in Pbls way. Berlin's New Department Stores. The or'usty oustoms of tho Berlln mer? chants havo mado dopartmont stores very popular. The peoplo are glad to go where they can look at goods without buylng, and where tho merchants advertlso that it ls no trouble to show them. Thoro have been no department stores ln Germany untll late, but thero are now two ln Berlln, eltber of whlch would be a crodlt to any Amurloan clty. Each omploys about 2,500 hands, with moro on Chrlstmas. Tho most of tho omployes aro glrls,' as woll dressed and us flne looklng as you wlll seo anywhere. They work from 8 o'clock in the mornlng un? tll !) In the evenlng, wlth two hnurs off at noon for luncli. Thoir wages ai-o from 25 to 50 cents a day, and thoy eat and sleep thcmsolvos. \ Tho department stores do all they onn ito attract austom and'-vlsltors. Tulco Wcrtholms', which ls the biggeBt store in Borlln. It has a wlnter garden fllled wlth palm trees aud troplcal plants and so covered wlth ferns that they mako p. perfect carpot on each side the path. BERLIN BUILDING PLEASURE GROUNDS FOR CHILDREN. Thoro Is a fountaln In It and seats un? der tho palms whore tho customurs can rent und chat between tlio intervuls of Hhopplhg, lu Ihe summer there Js an uddlilmiul gardcn and fountaln. The -stoi-o has a luncheon room and all tho oilic-i- attiai.-tioiiH of slmllar establlsh iiiints ln the I'niiiMi BlntCE, TelU's iJi'pailuiout fStpr's) whlch ranks next to W'ortholms', hns an Amorlcan soda fniintiiln, whlch camo from Phlladolphla, Tho fountaln ls an Imrneiiso oue, inudu of iiiurble and sllvor. lt bus about nno hundred splgots. Tt fuirilshes leo uream Buriu, but Iho di-ink does not cnmpuro wlth uut American nrtlclo. Thls is ono Of the fow soda foiuitains ln Borlln and it is woll patronized. Picturcs While You Wait. Both of these stores havo their photo grapll gallei-ieH, with Special days for /mon, wonieu und chlldren. Tbe day l Vis|ted AVertlu'lniH' wus evldently baby day. for a uoore and moro ot babies woro wuitlng lo bo taken. Tbo photographcr was a tiwoll rjrosseq ln a long black frock f"-.i und crousud trousers. Ho showed mo hls lustantaneous upparatus, coiiflst liiK ln part of miiKiii'slum llnsh llghts operiited by Bleothclty, All IiIb photo graphg nre mndo ln ono hundrcdth of a Bocond, whlch ls especlally good for tho baples. Anotljer -foature of the stores are their theatre bureaus. Each solls tlckets for 1 nll tbe operas, poncerts, vniiotles and f other urnusenu-nts. Tfclts has recently ti'idttil a tr.avollug bureau, whore you can Sbuy_ ralltg^o, anfl jBtefinwhl^ .Uclttts, and^ How to Cure BioodPolmon* By n teor*. new way?Trial treatment nnd cssny free to ?11?Send for it this very day. If thero be nny mnn or woman who hns blood polBon, whethor trnnsmtttcd by pnrenla or nc qulred by contnct, thoy should wrlte PtoI. Fowler of Now London, Conn., for n freo trJal treatment of hls vot-y rcmnrknble now dlscovery thnt has cnught llko wildflro oven golilg bo fnr ns to rcstoro tho bones of the nqso nnd cnrs when they hnd rottcd away by the terriblo polson. It ls no mer-. cury.orlodlcloofpotash, nothluRtortibonnndno sltnpio llquld, tnblet or plll but sn lierballno com-, pound outlrely dlffcrontfron) nnythlng heretofore foiown. In mnglc-Hko fnshlon it cures blood poisotl ln theprhnnry, secondnry orlorllnry etnge, copper colored spotsi swelllng of tho glsntfs, sores on the pnrts, plmplcs, sorc thront, mvollen grolns, nchcs, old sores, ttlcors, mucous ?pntcbcs tn tho mottth, loosenIng of tho teoth, hnlr 01 oyebrows fnlllng out ttndaTl tho other slgnsof blood polson, Rremovcseverybloinish ln niew dnys nnd cures permanently in a. fow weeks not only tlie blood polson itsolr but restores tho stonncli, llver, kld? neys and heart to thelr normal condltlon thus agaln oponlng to you tho gates of soclety, tnar rlnge and paronthood. I)o not, nut It off| do not expcrlment. Satlsfy yoursolf thnt .whnt tho profcssaor snyB is truo by Bendlng namo aud address todny to Prof. Fi 0. Fowlor, Box 001, Now London, Conn., nnd ho will send you at onco (scnlcd.nnd free from oll marks) a full trial treatment of his dlscov? ery nbsolutely freo, togothcr wlth n vnlunblo trontlso "All About Blood Polson and Its Cure." ? Be nsks for no monoy, slmply the privllcgo of convlnclug you tlmt wbnt he hns dlsoovered will otiro you, so loso no tlme ln scndlng your address. Do bo todny and you will soon be cured. havo round-trlp rates all ovor Europe ut reduced prlces, Ono of the ' chlef drawbacks ln this' tradk ls the lack of cash carrlors or cash boys. Tho olerks aro not allowed to han dlo , moiioy. Thoy tmeroly mako out a1 check for you an'd you go wlth thom to ono'of: the oashler's desks statloned ln dlfforont. parts of the store and yoursolf pay over tho monoy. At tho samo tlmo tho clork hands your purchases to tho bundle boy to bo wrapped up and goos baclt to hls.work. Buying Departmenta. I don't know Whethor our department stores havo tho same system of buylng. goods whlch ls common. here. .On tho top floors of the department stores are sam? plo rooms wlth counters _nd all facllltles for dlsplaylng goods. On certain days of tl)o weok certain ikinds of goods aire bought, and oh these days the men sell? lng .Such g-oods appear wlth tholr sam? ples. Monday, for Instonce, may bo cor? set day. At that tlmo all tho corset salea inon from "Borlln and elsewhero come to the store and flx tholr samples ln the rooms allottod to them. Tho buyers of the store go over them and order such ns they want. Another day may bo de votcd to dresses, coats, etc, and a thlrd to hardware. Berlln is ono of the chief manufactur Ing cities of Europo, and many klnds of goods aro made in it. It is noted for its notions, and In th(s Js fast becomlng cqual to Parls. The Berllnese aro fond of novelties, and Amcrlcans should send tholr nowest thlngs to this market. Al? ready a varlety of American goods are sold ln the department stores, such thlngs as .speaklng and muslcal machlnes, typo wrlters, photographlc Instruments, Amorl? can furnlturo nnd desks havlng sectlotis devoted to thom. The Great German Stomach. I have taJcen soveral 'Purklsh baths slnce I camo to Berlln, and whlle dolng, so have had a bird^s-oyo vlew of tho great German stomach. Tt is enonnousl The god Bncchus hnd nothlng like It, and Grumbrinus himself would look at it with ehvy. It' Is almost unlversal. Every other man you meet carrles a bay wlndow about wlth him, and somo over-developed 'ones actually measure two feet from vest button tc backbone. These people Hve well. They ore great eaters and great drlnkers. Every block has its rostaurant and beor garden, and in ovory ono you can bo well fed. Some ot' the best restaurarits aro tho eheap cst. There ls one known as "Ke-mpiii Kkl's," on Lelpslgor strosse, not far from the corner of Frlorrlch strasse, whore I can get an excellont dlnner for two or threo marks. I pay soven and a half conts for n soup, twenty-five cents for tt. much roast goose as I want, and thlr ty-seven cents for a boekstcak. Salads and su-eots aro proportlonately cheap, and everything is well served. Thore nro many other good restaorants, some so hoitsed that they would bo con sldorod palac.lous In tho United States. Tho hotcLs have good mealB, and alto "gethor one gots as m_ch for hls money hero .aa at nny^place I know. The Little Matter of Beer. 'As to beer, tthe Gercrians m_,ke the best', and they know It Thero are mll? lions Invested ln beer gnrdons and beor halls ln Berlln, and their incomo amounts to mlllions a year. It ls sald tliat a mll? lion glassos uro drunken every day, nnd thls means about a half milllon quarts, Tho boor glasses hero are rcgulated by law, and tho ordtnary dtink ls twlce that of the United States. Thore is a mark near tho top of overy glass made wlth a illo to whloh tho beer niust rlso with? out foani, and the oustomer Inslsts on full glasses, Beer ln Cormony takes the placo Of water. 1 venluro thero aro ten glasses of beer swallowed hero to overy glass of water, and also that thero aro hundreds of men who drlnlc on tho average somo thlng llko a gallon a day, Men, women and chlldron drlnk, early and late, and tho total consumptlon surpassos ooncep tion. Ouc of our eonsuls, of an nrlth* metloal bent. reueuty mado an estlmute of tlio aumial beor blll of tho nutlon. Hls llgures show tliat tho Gorniuns Bwallow onouKh beor ovory year to imika a luke six feet deep and mot'O than a mlle sqiiare, and so much that it wlll ave rago forty gaiions to every muri, woinan und chlld iu tho country. Muoh of tho beor druhkon is Buvarian, whlch country ls sald to mako tho best beer of tbo world. Munlcu alono ships nlne milllon barrels evory year, und it driuks moro than It shlps. Tho Nuroni bergci- and tho'-pilsnor beers aro ?1ko luigely usoi'l, und Berlln lUclf makes un oxcellont artlclo. '-V ' CTAW?,% ?PA&Pm'X81\. GOSSiP OF Polltics Has Bearlng on Every Act That Takes Place. MISS ROOSEVELT DEPART^ Attended Wlth More Ceremony and Fol-de-rol Than is Usual Wlth Klngs' Daughters, Across the Sea. Sunday on the Speedway. ?iur&'i ' --i -BydOHN MARTHOL. ;i (Special to Thn Tlmes-Dlspntch.) NEW YORK, March 21.?Soldom In the history bftlUs clty has'polltics so lnflu encod; tho communlty;..Almost every mu? nlclpal act has somo boarlng on tho'Tloll tlcal sltuatlon. Local matters aro more or loss o'vershadowedby tho presldontlal contest, and tho manlpulatlon that Is now golng on has for Its object the strengthenlng oftha Republlcan maollln ery, It wna tor that purpose Gonoral Greohe was mado Commlssfoner of _ Po? llce that Superlntendent of Electlons !Mo Oullagh, ls to tbejromoved, and the ques? tion ot establlshlng a mu'nlclpaj gns and olootrlo llght -works agltated.lt oftecti Wall Street nnd 'tho blg eorporatlons. It Is also the talk of olubs. j j > '???': ;Mr. Walter Goer, a promlnent member of tho Manhattan Club, a large' employer of labor, by reason of hls posltion _? prosldent of the New York Archltecturat, Terra Ootta Company, has taken a proi nounced stand for Judgo Parker. . Hls vlews glve a very oloar idea oif the $enf oral attltude of imanufacturers. ? ? ? Por twenty years the ho-useholder bas groaned on the roootpt of hls gae bill, iArge bllls and had gas have prevalled so long that only tho oldost inhabltant has a recolloctlon of gaB as tt should be. Legislation reducod the prlco ' from H.25 to Jl per oublo feot, and for thla out there was much rejolclng Not long after a war took place botween competlng com? panles. Gas went down to 60 cents, and gns ranges, stoves and hoaters were' of? fered to subscrlbors froe of 'charge or rented at low rates. Tlio war atopped and up . wont the rate. A consolldatlon of gas companles had been eftected.' Dlvl dends, however, wero pald ns regularly when the selllng price was 60 cents ns whon it was $_ The moral is that tho Legislature allowed the dompanles a leeway of 40 cents on tho price. It avold ed oll the troubles whloh mlght arlso out of 'flnivostigatlons," thn capltal stock) recelved a goodly lnjectlon of wator, so that no great aurplus should be plled up to attraot attentlon or rio large dlvldends should bo pald. It Is sald that thls glant monopoly is vlrtually tho prlvate prop? erty of John D. Rockefeller. ? ? ? Llke a flash of llghtnlng In a clest- sk> now comes the announcement that the clty contemplatos the buildlng of munlcl? pal gas works to provlde for Its own consumptlon. Tho object of thls, I am told, ls not so much to save money as to demonstrate to voters ln thls clty that the Trust Gollath can bo beaten by com petltlon and by other mothods. That tbe trust question ls an economlc, not a po? lltlcal question. In thls connectlon tt la to be observed that whilo tho clty mlght wrost ltself freo from the tyrannlcal clutches of th6 gas trust. lt will leave the householder to flght hlt own battle or to humbly submlt to the sleantlc ex tortlons of the Rockefeller party. ? ? ? The salllng of Mlss Allce Roosevelt'for Porto Rlco was cortalnly an Interestlng event.. Attended by her uncle and her aunt ln a handsome private carrlaye, whlch dashed down to tho pler, MJsc Allce went on board. At the gangpjanr the captaln of tlie steamer met hor ard accompanled her to the dek. Here tbo chlef stoward mot her and attended her to hor apartmonts, whlle a number cf oabln stewards flocked about for her lu~ gago, hand-bags, wraps and. belonglngs. On the pler .there wa? a platoon of poLce ln dress unlforms commanded by an in spector and captaln of pollce. An Eng llshman on tho steamer smlled and sald; "You Republlcans amuse me. If Mlss 'Allce wore^a royal prlncess she could not be attended wlth groator honors. In deed, in.England, our Klng's daughtors move about with far less ceremony." ? ? ? Last Sunday the absence of snow and Ice from the Speodway and of mud was halled with joy by all lovers of thorough bred trotters. They were outln force. And the pavement was thronged wlth pedestrians, keenly apprcclatlve of the abllltles of the great horses that road by, Nothlng ls moro pleasant on a brlght Sunday mornlng In the sprlngtlme than a vlsit to the Speedway, whlch tor up wards of three mlles flanks the Harlem, and affords to drlvers a grand, well kept trotting track. Sunday was a superb day, tmd road rlders and, .Bpectators made tho most of lt. Mon and woraen llned the sldewnlks all tlio way from .Washlngton BrbJTe up to the bend In tho road neait Pyckman Street, ahd the drlveway proper was dotted from end to ond with floet trottors and pacors. Thero were many now horses on the road, but the old favorltes flnlshed ahoad of them ln most of the brushbs. Quoen Wllkos, looklng just a little more boatt tlfnl and graceful than ever bofore, so lt seemed to her admlrers, oponod the sea? son the undoubtcd mlstross of the road. Threo of tho bost of ull tho trotters that woro out tacklod her, ono aftor another, and she beat thom in handsomo stylo, In tho absence of 0. E. Smatbers, hor ownor, she was drlvon by George \V". Spear, ? ? * Mr. E. H. Smathors, besldes belng the proud owner of Queon Wllkos, ls the own er of several othor great trottors. Dur? ing tho last electlons I am told Mr. Sniath ers won $10,000 ln "backlng his oplnlon." Mr, Smathers ls a bankor by occnpatlon, a very popular club man, nnd a Uhorough aportsrnan. But back to tlie Speedway, Lllllo ITolen, 2:15 ]-4, a trappy, rapld galted bay trottor, drlvon by Oongress man Po Wltt O. irianugun, of Morrls iown, N. J., moasured strldea wlth Quoen Wllkos llrst. Both of the llttld-bay mnres were stepplng and golng at a great rate when tho brush onded, at tho end of half a mllo, wlth Quen Wllkos a longlh ln front. Sppar seomod to be making no pffort at all to drlvo hor out. Ho hnd to rally hor a blt at tho flnlsh of the next brush, when tho Klng, 2:10 1-2, wus hor cqjupotltor, but 0he rosponded bravely and beat Davld Lamar's blg bay horso half a length. Thls was a splendid battle for thn leud. both trotters bolng lapped from end to end. Havlng fallcd wlth Tho Klng, Mr, Lamar took tho relns behlnd Huliy Slmpson, 2:11 1-3, and trled agaln to head Queon Wllkes, but Sally was no mutoh for tho fleet l|ttlo mare, ? ? ? There were many mares from other cltles on tho Spoedwny. and as every body loves a good trotter, lt may n?t bo amiaq to note. the pei-formances* of pthcraj ."'??'> WelMail You Sample pree *\ "" ?** emmU IN THI8 BOTTLE la a Tlt.llr.i.- and Tllsllr.ini medlclnal Toet^ which -lll maka ron '??! ?onni and itro-a*, Itli n Food tnade from tb? purait laUcUd ??. Ilvar oil. tltallMd. gu?l_oolliod -nd rnidloato, by tha adrii tlon of bypophoipb toi. HoTo-d and nomedlelne wlll doyo__ea*MM_ aetnt I praottoal _ood aa thl*MloaUfl?trtuth|M. ?r, noib.former end bollder, OSOMULSION. _"o roattar by what diitaaeyon may ba afHiet?_, no m-tter wbal cr.an or part of your body la __i*? Otomultioa will, wl_ petleaoe, make ro well and itronf. A ...'___ To aome pnople. aeeattoffltd to look to tnm forrolloflrora aoboi nndilli, thla m?y-ocmhud ef belltf, but tboto who know the true ???_ ol tbe body wlll eaaily aoknowled.a that only la food !? to be found that atran.th whloh ia tha foundatlon of boaltb, and wlthout whloh drn?? and pottona are aa naelair for bolatarioa-p yoo. ayatem M U UHH papar foratoppin_ a laak, i_a Tharafara, tf ??farioa' from ?_.'/ ehronlo ?e_plalul,pnt your f-lttfla Oiomulalon. and It will not diaappoint yon. If lnngr or .haal ara weak and yoa auffor from eonfba and oolda. try O-omnlilon. If imporariahad blo'.d abowa ltaafi, la plmplaa. blotoliaa, akln tro.olea, ata.j ecricj. jroor ajatoro wlut O.oaiulaion. .J r>RITE FO"? FREf Gt*R.F-S_ To thoio wh. wonld llko to try th. woo-arrnl rroportlei of tiiU yn-t, _ adlclna'. >'o-<l.waanvJ Sand uayoornawe and foll addre-". aul wa will forward you. by mal>, ,\ a.._,Ua /r**\ J-driX OTOtruLjforiQO., j 39 De Peyster St., *c_v Vork.' j Ozomulsion is on Sale at all Druggisss Sally Slmpson flgured later ln three rod bot brushos witlh the Plttsburg trottor. Embor Day,. 2:22 1-4* and. won tyo ot them. Tho mares appcared to bo, very evonly matchcd ln nolht ot speed, but Ember Day made two breaks to Sally's one, and so lost hor chanco to wln the odd brush. A. E. Perrcn. of Buffalo. drovo tho Pittsburg flyer, ^ Awopo of portoRlcoIam told the fol low Ing good story: Whon ltcar-Admlral Coghlan pald an ufflclal vlsit to tlio IJnltcd SUtcs tralnlng shlp Monongaholu u Bai Juun ho '*as taken flat ubaok by havlng to run the guuntlot of slx colossal sldo boys, jyho towored aloft llko tho Plllars of lloroules. , "Are theso only boys, or tlie Bar num's glants?" the Rear-Adtnlral ask "Qh, just evory day boys," unswored Captaln Rees. "Thoy oi-e the klnc] of children wo vaise hero." On loavlng thc shlp an hour later tsifc nygmles?the smullost of tha company? had Hupplanted tho Goliaths nt tho post of honor, "What?what are those?" asked the Rear-Admlrul, as ho lookod down on tho dimlriutlve "Infants.* "Thls is a dlfot ent lot;" "No," replied tho captaln; "tho vsume apprentlcos." !'S|r?" gosped the incrodulous Roar Adnilral. "Well, slr," exclalmed Captaln Roes, "ypu seo, they uro a vory shy. defsreii* tlal lot. They always dwludlo und shiiuk up this way In tho preseuco ot a roal, full blowiv Hear-Admlrul, They will grow Tho'raelng sennbn around the motroplls wlll cortulnly bo most lntorostlng. Injnti. clpatlon of raco days f|arlsts are already at worfc pnpfJtingi ioc Jthofc elans. JQ ?T beautlfy tho flower beds and patches ot shubbery, and track bul'ders are crltlcally, examlnlng the tender spots whlch suf? forod from lee, snow and heavy ralns, e Compllments of an Old Maid. A sweeplng elatemont ls ^ot always tt clean Bwcfep. Tho United States ls a great place fot jealous poople?lt |s so trustful. Tho man who strikes an attitude ls gen? ornlly struck on himself, The long nnd shoi't of anythlng ls not tho equare of lt, \ Mr. Koosevelt's uppolntments' nre llke calcluin llghts?colored and hard to ma ulpulato. How could a womnn throw llght on anj'" tJiing. ' ? ' . A biillliint ln|vyer ls npt necessarlly a, solltiiry gi-m-mtm. ' .I _,.'_;: Tho mun who gets inty a heated dls cm.slon rndlatoH Jiot ulr. JIow diffcront Is mun's, and woman a estlmato of a reduced flgmro, A great many men hnvo a non-ous af* foctlon-for thelr wiyes. ! Tho man who shakes fill over at the approach of hls wlfo lias|tho s.atlsfactlou oft' hoatl-cn land. d tercsliiis manner of condLtlons ln the far* mlnor. |' They work wondors-rThe Tlmes-Dls< putch ads. SINCE the WAR "Famous 4 C\ff\ *lttA" Presoription IUy?00(1' NOW OVER 4Q YEAR8J?AND .|K_I,Y TP REMAIN THE ONLY RBAL CURE FOH Rheuniatism *n? n-s/buooo reiation?, _t drusgUts. 'So. HutUa. J Pwtal brtngi bookttt, ! _W_, U. _**_.?_, UuiYoryity l'Uc?, K*w Vwka. ?) J '"" :" J. I L : ?