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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR
THE MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS
AT JACKSON PARK
farpasslnff la Noble Reitatjr any Struct
ores for Similar Purposed In (lie
World'! Hlatorr The Agricultural
ruI Woman' luli(lln?.
HE MAONI P I4
cence of the world's
fair buildinirs at
Chicago is beyond
parallel in the his
tory of the world' 8
One of the most
ures raised for the
Exposition is the
ing. The style of architecture is
classic renaissance. This building is
put up very near the shore of Lake
Michigan, and is almost surrounded by
the lagoons that lead into the park
from the lake. The building ia 500x
800 feet, its longest dimensions being
east and west. For a single story
building the design is bold and heroic.
The general cornice lino is 03 fect
above grade. . On either side of the
main entrance are mammoth Corin
thian pillars 50 feet high and fl feet in
diameter. On each corner and from
the center of the building pavilions
are reared, the center one being 141
feet square. The corner pavilions are
connected by curtains, forming a con-
tho elevated railway. On the first
floor, near the main entrance of the
building, is hx-ated a bureau at infor
mation. Thi floor also contains suit
able emu mi ilea other rooms for
the different liv k associations.
On the floor there arc also large and
handsomely equipped waiting rooms.
iSroad stairways lead from the first
floor into the assembly room, which
has a renting rapacity of about I, .WO,
The assembly room furnishes facilities
for lectures, delivered by gentlemen
eminent in their special fields of work,
embracing every interest connected
with live stock, agriculture and allied
Among a great, number of sketches
submitted in competition for this build
ing by women all over the. land, the
president of the Hoard of Lady Mana
gers quickly discovered in the f-keteh
submitted by Miss Sophia (. Ilayden
that harmony of grouping and grace
fulness of details which indicate the
architeetual scholar, and to her was
awarded the first prize of a thousand
dollars, and also the execution of the
Directly in front of the building the
lagoon lakes the form of a bay, about
400 feet in width. From the center of
of this bay a grand landing and stair
ease leads to a terrace six feet abovd
ihe water, Crossingthis ten ace other
vtaircases give access to the
ground four feet above, on which,
about 100 feet back, the building is
situated." The first terrace is designed
in artistic flower beds and low shrubs.
The principal facade has an extreme
length of 400 feet, the depth of the
building being half this distance.
JMiilliililii iiiiiliiii ill!
. TUPAGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
tinudus arcade around the top of the
building. The main entrance leads
through an opening sixty-four feet
wide into a vestibule, from which en
trance is had to the rotunda, 100 feet
in diameter. This is surmounted by a
mammoth glass dome 130 fect high.
All through the main vestibule statu
ary has been designed, illustrative of
the agricultural industry. Similar de
signs are grouped about all of the
grand entrances in the most elaborate
manner. The corner pavilions are sur
mounted by domes ninety-six feet high,
is the style
The first story is raised about ten
feet from the ground line, and a wide
staircase leads to the center pavilion.
This pavilion, forming the main triple
arehed entrance, with an open colon
nade in the second story, is finished
with a low pediment enriched with a
highly elaborate bas-relief. The cor
ner pavilions have each an open colon
nade added above the main cornice.
Here are located the hangingardens.
pvi . .. zirzL -
THE WOMAN'S BUILDING.
and al)Ove these tower groups of statu
tory. The design for these domes iS
that of three female figu res, of her
culean proportions, supporting a mam
To the, southward of the agricultural
building is a spacious structure devoted
chiefly to a live stock and agricultural
assembly hall. Tho building is con
veniently near one of the stations of
A lobby 40 feet wide leads into the
open rotunda, 70x65 feet, reaching
through the height of the building,
and protected by a richly ornamented
skylight. This rotunda is surrounded
by a two-story open arcade, as delicate
and chaste in design as the exterior,
the whole having a thoroughly Italian
courtyard effect, admitting abundance
of light to all rooms facing this -inter-
ior space. On the first floor are located,
on the left hand, a model hospital; on
the right, a modtl kindergarten; each
occupying SOsGO feet.
The whole floor of the south pavilion
h devoted to the retrospective exhibit;
the one on the north to reform work
tncl charity organization. Each of
these floors is .80x203 feet The cur
tain opposite tho main front contains
the library, bureau of information,
. In the second story are located ladies'
parlors, committee rons and dressing
rooms, all leading to the open 'balcony
in front. The v, hole second floor of
the north pavilion incloses tho great
assembly room and club room. The
first of these is provided with an ele
vated stage for the accommodation of
speakers. The south pavilion contains
the model kitchen, refreshment rooms,
reception rooms, etc.
The building is encased with "staff,"
the same material used on the rest of
the buildings, and as it stands with its
mellow, decorated walls bathed in the
bright sunshine, the women of the
country are justly proud of tho result.
THE GIRL AT COLLEGE.
Dross Not the important Topic It I
Supposed to ho.
Dress in a woman's college is a mat
ter of much slighter moment than it is
popularly supposed to be. The last
thing a girl who is in earnest about
her education cares for is her gowns, if
only they are comfortable and suita
ble. One girl known to the writer
went through an entiro college course
offouryeais with four new gowns,
and she was well dressed all the time.
The expenses of fitting up one's quar
ters are not so much for a
woman as for a man, suppos
ing it to be done at all in
the latter's case. The "knowing
how," which is characteristic of a
woman's lingers, is better that a great
many dollars in a man's purse. The
dantiest study parlors the writer has
ever seen were two furnished with the
most obvious articles of need by tho
college, and decorated at an additional
expense of 23 for the two by tho
girls who had taken them for the
year. There is no point of expense in
which the woman student has not the
advantage of the man student. No
matter how little he can live on, she
can live on less. When he economizes
in dead earnest he goes into a cooking
club and eats abominable food because
it is cheap. She rigs up a kerosene
stove in her own room and does her
own cooking and lives well on a dollar
less a week than he does.
A snake not"6f ten heard of, at least
in America, is the liver-colored snake
with two hcads,or perhaps they should
bo called mouths, though it doe3 not
have two mouths at the same time.
They are reversible mouths, occupying
the opposite end every six months. It
lies with the two ends crossed on each
other, as with folded hands. Every six
months, according to the.If artfordTimes
t,he change of the seasons reverses the
functions of the two ends, the head be
coming the tail and the tail becoming
the head. The mouth at one end heals,
or closes up all but a small opening,
while the opposite end becomes the
mouth for the next six months.
A friend of mine in India, who told
me about this remarkable snake, said
he refused for a long time to believe
that the functions of the two ends
were reversed every six months, bat
one day he found one'of these snakes in
the jungle and carried it home, where
he had a physician examine it. The re
sult was, the puysieian confirmed the
stories of the creature and my friend
was skeptical no longer. I learned no
other name for this singular, reptile
than that of "the liver-colored snake,"
Compressed Air In Chicago.
An ordinance has been passed and
signed by the Mayor of Chicago giving
permission to a company known as the
Chicago Tower, Supply and Smoke
Abating company to lay pipes in the
streets of that city for the transmission
of compressed air as a motive power
A DUffusted Man.
"How is business out in Missouri?"
"Gone to the dickens! The trarelin
public don't carry their valuables with
'em no more. Chivalry has played out
since Jesse went to glory. I'm gwiuo
to jine the Farmers' Alliance!"
A ifteful Mirror.
Little Nell What does the organist
at our church have a lookin' -glass
fixed over his head on the organ for.'
Little Dick I guess that's so he can
tell the choir when the minister is
New York In tho Future.
Little Miss Gotham Won't baby
have a good time when he grows up?
Mamma Why so, my dear?
Little Mies Gotham Why, the streets
will be all done then.
Cause for Pride.
"Who is that ragged old bummer
who carries himself so proudly?"
"Why, that Is old Fewcloze, who is
tho only survivor of the four character
members of the jail gang of 1871."
Teacher What is the hide of the al
ligator used for? Well, Michael.
Michael Please, ma'am, it's to make
imitation alligator bags and other
Low Hates for Modern Woodmen
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
Rrilway will sell Tickets from points in
Nebraska to Omaha at low rates on tho
certificate plan. Sec Ticket Agent for
particulars as to dates.
J NO. SEBASTIAN, (i. T. & f. A.
Chicago, U. S. A.
Seventy-live Poland China pigs, April
and May farrow. Sired by Virginia
Lad 8457 S; ho by Business 20489: dam
Virginia 32588 by Tecumseh 4339. Sows
by Geo. Wilkes, Equality, Tecumseh
and many other noted sires. There aro
none better bred. Will breed a few
sows for sale to Groom 17687 O, A Grand
King Tecumseh boar and Square Busi
ness 2nd for spring litters.
E. H . Andrews, Kearney, Neb,
Oregon, AVashington and the North-
The constant demand of tho traveling
publicto the far west for a comfortable
and at the same timo an economical
modo of traveling, has led te the estab
lishment of what is known as Pullman
These cars are built on tho same gen
eral plan as the regular first-class Pull
man Sleepers, tho only dilterence being
that they are not upholstered.
They are furnished complete with
good comfortable hair mattresses, warm
blankets, snow white linen curtains,
plenty of towels, combs, brushes, etc.,
which secure to the occupant of a berth
as much privacy as is to be had in first
eias? sleepers. There are also separate
toilet rooms tor ladies and gentlemen,
and smoking is absolutely prohibited.
For full information Send for Pullman
Colonist Sleeper Leaflet.
J. T. MESTiN, C T. A. 1044 O. St.,
E. B. Slossox, Gen. Agt.
Remember "Jenning's Hotel" ia
headquarters of People's party while in
Omaha. Located corner Ninth and
Harney struts 13tf
Send ten cents in stmps to John So- -bastain,
Gen'l Ticket and- Pass. Agt, ;
C , R. I. & P. K'y. Chicago, for a pack r
of the "Rock Island" Playing Cards. .'
They are acknowledged the best, and
worth five times the cost. Send money
order or postal note for 50e., and we ,
will send five packs by express, prepaid.
L. ft. CUTEff."
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