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Palestine daily herald. [volume] (Palestine, Tex.) 1902-1949, May 05, 1910, Image 5

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caP5to1 gr ° unds ° Pce lnside these Passages again An elevator conduc
o Sew are still in use tor operating of the
A offices some one lifts to the
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ate and house office buildj j
rej t0
built and subterranean with the
connect the two jsta ot has and
capital iUeJ opened
co 85pUol building
has a modern
pearance from the ground up but
underneath In the subbasement so
to speak everything is mediaeval In eral miles to run across the engine
the good old days when the founda
tions of the government were built
brick work was en regie Hence un
derlying the whole building are be
wildering stretches of bricked corri
dors that twist about like a maze
The subways from the house and
the capitol Modern architects and
workmen have done their best to
straighten out their kinks eletcric
lights point the way to elevators out
by the way
But y tlle setting to and from
p ir that the way is hazardous Cu
rious narrow stairways twist down
from the upper stories and gloomy
brick walls temporarily burnished
have to be passed And theie are so
many outshoots of corridors that it Is
the easiest thing in the world for the
meditatively inclined statesman to be
wondering along and suddenly dis
cover that he is off the beaten track
and finally after tramping about sev
The capitol underground somewhat
resembles the catacombs Every few
months rare paintings antiquated re
poits books or files of correspond
ence aie unearthed in some daik cob
webby and longforgotten cubby hole
tap a series of these subtei
They teaurrected
a portrai in oil
ranean passage ways at either end of
from just such
a hiding place last ses
sion it was a picture of one of the
former vice presidents and after an
art restorer had spent several weeks
on it rubbing off the
w iic grime aifd dust
of the cavelike passages and dozens
of 0f several scoie years it was delegat
sign boards tell the way to way
But there is hardly a day that even
those senators and congressmen who
habitually use the tube dont find
themselves temporarily lost in the re
cesses of a whitewashed brick corri
dor that turns and twists in and
about and smells hot and fetid
It Isnt only at the subway en
trances that the explorer of mediae
s vallsm finds himself stumped Beiore
the office buildings were built it be
came necessary in order to accommo
LrdaieJegislators with rooms to use
little celllike boxes provided with
Brussels carpets and mahogany furni
ture on the same level as the sub
basement However they had light
from the terrace and windows that
overlooked the grassy slopes of tilt
ed to a place of honor in a commit
tee room
Directly underneath the dome of the
capitol and the deepest level of the
sub basement is a small room like a
crypt Historians insist that the archi
tect of the capitol intended that it
should contain the bones of Washing
ton who by the way laid the corner
stone of the original buiding on Sep
tember IS 1791 and it was evidently
built to receive some precious relic
Visitors seldom penetrate to the
room In it lies the bier on which
three presidents hae Iain in state
Lincoln Garfield and MeKinlcy It
has borne the wpight or these distlu
guished dead on the occasions when
Hie martwed piesidents laid in slate
in the lotunda of the capitol itself
But speaking of the subteilanean
Have You Noticed
How prices of things for the tableeggs meats groceries
etc have advanced the
past few years all except
Its price is no higher today than seven
years ago when it first established itself as
the most popular brand on the market
U o A
depths ran across a very well known
member of congress down there re
cently The member has served here
for twelve years at least and knows
the ropes thoroughly But he frankly
admitted that he had been lost And
if you ever let it get out I was lost
he added to his rescuer the people
up in my district will defeat me sure
It would never do to let it out that I
didnt know the way around the capi
A new play called Her Son is to
be produced in Brookljn shortly
John Diew says he will play
constant George all next season
John Mason is rehearsing a new
play which will be produced shortly
Margaiet Anglin has begun rehear
sals of Antigone which she is to
give at Harvard
The Lady of Ledbetter Square is
to close its season soon and may be
made into a musical comedy
Henri Bernstein is at work on a new
play which is said to resemble The
ThiPi In its general lines
A new comedy by Anthony Hope
and Cosmo Gordon Lennov Is tailed
Heions Path and is a stoo of Eng
lish country life
John Galsworthys play Justice
which will be given next season in
New York is an attack on the English
piison system
Dorothy Dorr an expeit actiess In
declamatory parts has been engaged
to play in Chantecler with Miss
datns presumably in the opposite
part of the Golden Pheasant
Beitha ICalich has tinee new plays
nne by a German author another by
i Russian and the third by an Ameri
i an All of thees plays have for their
ubject modern conditions of life
W J Ferguson Is the only surviving
actor In active service who was in the
company presenting Our American
Ilattie Williams is said to display
unjxqfected emotional ability in Alfred
A Maker of Men which she
Bipg as a curtain raiser with her
farce The Girl He Couldnt
Behind Him
WMlam A Brady incorporated has
acqilfcd from Frank Curzon of Lon
don tte American rights to The
Naked Truth a comedy which has
justj been produced at Wjndhams
Theatre London
by Charles Hawtrey
4j o
MIS3 Amy Lesser who for four
yearsJwas Miss Rose Stahls under
study in The Chorus Lady and
never had a chance to play the part
is now playing an impoitant role in
thenew Forbes comedy The Com
That the members of the Dollai
Princess company may hae a rest
Mr Frohman has decided that the
musical comedy shall end its long run
at the Knickerbocker Theatre New
YorkvMay 14 and leopen the house in
MrBelasco has decided upon chang
ing trie names of his two theatres in
New York The Stujvesant will be
lenamed the iBelasco and will be used
by Mr Belasco for his own plays The
present Belasco will return to the
former name the Republic
On October 23 1910 Sarah Bern
hardt Will reach her sixtysixth year
On October 31 1910 she will begm
her seventh tour of the United States
which she says will be her last Hei
repertoire during her American tour
will Include fifteen plays
Gladys Moore the toe dancer in
The Midnight Sons who imitates
Genee used to be a chorus girl in
various musical comedies One night
while playing in Philadelphia she was
called upon to do a solo dance and
ever ince she has been drawing big
Hull and Meal
We now have meal and hulls
sale Spot cash to everybody
Anderson County Cotton Oil
Hamilton the Saturday
Evening Post Boy wants your order
for the Post every week Phone 472
Cousin at Fords Theatre on theUn Jw do thirest aJ
< J
Two Souls Willi But a
Single Thought
when they start out for an evenings
entertainment and that is to in
dulge in a dish of luscious ice cream
at Morgan Davis The young
and old alike delight in a dish of
chocolate vanilla or dtrawberry ice
cream either at their own home or at
Morgan Davis ice cream parlors
Successors to Booth Brcs
Perfect Affinity
exists between our patrons and our
store They know where they can
always find the latest thi lgs in
neckwear shirts collars and foot
wear They also know that we
keep underwear hose and hats of
the best quality and where they
ran get just what they need at at
tractive prices
Win Branagan Co
I Lead in the Fruit Business
In Palestine
i l Lj nHZZZOthors Try to rttrw lLL
I Control Selling More Than All Others Combined
And Can Sell Cheap
Fruits Are Always Fresh
Tho Original Frlut Man
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