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INCREASE OF LONDON HOTELS.
I'rcncnt Cnraratmnry Accommodation *
of the WorM'rt Cupitul.
With a population of 0,500,000 , Ixm-
Son harbors evt'ry day 1J0,000 ! stran-
fern. Some may remain a week , some
t month , but all the year around there
Is an aver.ijic of 120,000 visitors who
ire within me metropolitan boundar
ies. No citj In the world can exhibit
luch a proportion a second's consider-
itlon will show that it is stupendous.
The lirst thing arising Is , Where Is
this army harborcdV Itoughly It maybe
bo said to bo spread out all over Lon
don , but when particular inquiry comes
to bo made It Is found that only 70
per cent of the gross total actually
ipoud the night In the metropolis , while
less than 17,000 put up at recognised
hotels. In other words , 17,000 persons
bngagcd hotel rooms yesterday in Lou-
flon , while over US.OOO stopped In pri
vate houses or with friends. These
figures have not been achieved hur
riedly or without much Inquiry and
dllllculty , owing to the lack of ready
facilities established by law. In Paris
very guest of a hgtel or lodging-house
Is obliged on his or her arrival to till
up a term issued by the police , , wherefrom -
from the precise number of dally visit
ors to the city can be ascertained al-
most to a unit. It is different in Lon
Fifteen years ago the Cecil , the SaVoy -
Voy , the Mutropolc , the Victoria , the
Grand , and the Klrst Avenue hotels
had not been built. The daily hotel "ar
rivals llftccii years ago did not aver
age 1,200. A hotel with llfty bedrooms
was a monster caravansary , and the
richest and most aristocratic foreign-
crs were compelled to put up with
apartments , or else the dirt and incon
venience of the little hostchlcs which
Were thickly dotted throughout Albe-
murlo street , Dover street , and the
jELinovcr square quarter Including
that marvelous institution known as
blarldge's. Nowadays we h'ave the
Cecil , with COO rooms ; the Mctropolc ,
Jrlth 2T 0 ; the Grand , with 200 , and the
Bavoy , with 800 ; to say nothing of the
Yust hive of hotels In Kensington and
The recognized hotels of London have
no fewer than 18,500 bedrooms , with
Accommodation for 23,000 guests , or
80,000 at a pinch.
, Of private hotels and boarding-
bouses of the first class there are 2,200 ,
With accommodation for 38,000 visit
ors. Altogether 280,000 visitors can bo
accommodated In London at hotels and
boarding-houses alone. If we add
Vpartmonts the total would reach
three-quarters of a million.
| No moro forcible illustration of the
growth of hospitable llondon In'recent
years can be cited than by the slmplo
( Statement that In 18S1 the hotel ac
commodation called by courtesy first-
class , could provide quarters for only
Perhaps not the least Interesting clr-
( Cumstanco In connection with the ho
tel accommodation of the world's me
tropolis is IN practical confinement
[ within a llm MM ! snherc If we draw
n half-mllo circle about the Nelson
statue , we are inclosing a vast popula-
tlon which Is shifting Its habitat in-
coHsnntly. Tradesmen nowadays do
not live over the shop , so that if wo
BUbtract the tradesmen wo find that
jtho parish of Savoy is almost entirely
composed of waiters , cooks , and chain
'berniaids. ' Judged resldentlally , it la
the most marvelous under the sun , for
It shifts Its population every week.
Its 10,000 Inhabitants of last week
etc to-day scattered over Europe ; and
Sts residents of last month are to-day
Jin Russia , in Montana , in India , and
In Japan. London Mall.
Caught , Cold in a Dream.
Of course , says the Louisville Courier-
Journal , when the young matron said
( that a dream was responsible for her
jcold , everybody became interested.
PDreams arc always interesting , some-
[ times Intensely so , but one that actual
ly resulted In something and left some
( tangible trace was indeed novel.
1 "You know , " shu said , "that I have
jjust returned from my old home from a
( visit to old friends , and the familiar
flcenes may have been responsible for
the dream. At any rate , In my dream 1
'saw the lightning and heard the thun
der , and realized that a storm was np-
preaching.Thcn raindrops began to
fall. The rainfall'became ' heavier at
every Instant , until I thought that there
Jiad been n cloudburst. All this I saw
In my dream.
"Then suddenly , and still dreaming , I
[ heard a crash and thought that the
Jlmb of an apple tree , heavily loaded
"with fruit , had broken , and I could see
the luscious fruit lying on the ground.
I Imagined that I hastily arose and ran
to gather the fruit. I remember that I
threw R light wrap about me , but 1 was
She of the cold stopped , and one of
toer auditors turned with a look of dis
appointment. "I don't see anything ex
traordinary In that , " she said.
"Oh , but let "me finish. The dream
jwas so vivid that I awoke startled.
lA.nd , what do you think couldn't talk.
I had such an awful cold that my voice
Iras temporarily lost. "
lljltornlm-e in Georgia.
A Georgia paper has an account of "a
ot literary dinner , after which there
was a wrcbtllng match to decide who
was the best literary man In town.
Mart Tompklns throwed Luke Landers
five times , and was afterward declared
head writer and literary president"
Dried eggs are exported to Alaska
and South Africa In largo quantities
It takes a girl graduate about three
i years to come to earth with the renllz-
# * atlou that a $4 a week Job la better
> ' than looking for n prince.
WHAT TO WEAR AT THE SUMMER
ThU ' 'cmnii HIII Hecn TMtirkcd by a
Very l'crccitllle Step Towuril Klub-
ortitcneHH fct-oin Ililt Time on the
1'lcuHiirc Seeker Will lie Picturesque.
New York correspondence !
LOT II 10 S for
otitint ; folk are
e x 11 e r 1
All hist .slimmer
the outing rigs
b.\ severity that
r u r o I y ruhixed
moro than wan
evidenced by A
waist or by sin es
pecially H a u e y
lint. Fact was
the walking skirt
, , wni the main fea
ture und really set the standards for
nearly nil such costumes. In ratlu-r loss
degree this lins been true in the present
smmnor , but severity has been losing its
pHp gradually , and an occasional "pic-
turc" outing girl , while in the strongest
possible contrast to the others , lint * not
seemed altogether out of place. Tbo cou-
bciiucncc is that in the outing suits plan
ned for curly fall , the picture girl is re-
niuuiburod , mid the plain walking skirt
of dull color Ls almost forgotten. Since
the newer skirt's length is about that of
the plainer one , no fault can be found on
that score , while in the matter of ap
pearances a great improvement will bo
Three examples of the picture outing
suits an- put in the lirst large sketch.
They may not wem as suited to roughing
It and to physical liveliness as were tlie
suits of smnnu'r , nor are they , perhaps , so
harmonious with the browned arms th.it
the summer girls have been acciiilving ,
but they're n lot prettier than their pred
ecessors. First is shown a white serge
gown , the skirt finished with u baud of
red and white striped cloth headed with
n iloral de'sign in white soutache. Th >
jacket fastened in front with white silk
frogs and was of the striped material ,
with a sailor collar of white pique em
broidered in red. The pleated suit wns
white brilliantine , with stitching in green
Bilk tloss and with panels of a white bril-
linnthio ( Inured in green. LaajL is a tennis
coMtume finds but ono supporter among j
the current stylish acceptances. This U /
the nutomohltn coat , which still may be
plainness itself and yet bo stylhh. A
common type of it appears beside the hi- ,
itlnl , and MM sketched was shaded diirk I
roil and black silk , with snllor collar of ,
the same. Such coats are made also of .
shndcil dark green , blue anil dark re-1 silk ,
and air finished with bands of the silk or (
are stitched in black. Some have a Ineo |
willor collar , hut more have collurs of
the silk. IMtti-k tnffetii is still popular.
( Jra s linens mul silk pongees are worn
extensively , but are not as elaborate us
ore the silk ones. During the summer u
general step has been takentoward , elabo
rateness , anyhow , ami It Is likely tint
this garment will set Its stump on the
costly and highly wrought coats ot next
Handsome little boleros of white cloth
are worn u deal with outing costume * .
They are cutaway in front and are fin
ished with bands of bright silk or oriental
passementerie. The sailor collar is gen
erally finished in the siime manner. Kven
now white cloth dresses are an impres
sive feature of the summer dress show tor
suits of white anil of biscuit cloth lire
made with rcintirknblc elaborateness.
Handsome white canvas cloth dressis
have the Spanish llounces caught with
medallions of cream lace , the spaces be
tween the Ince being filled with graduated
bands of Imlf-lnch black velvet ribbon.
All shades of tans , biscuits and browns
PICTUKHSQUENESS AGAIN TO DOMINATE.
are worn , the eggshell shade being very
popular and making up very beautifully.
This shade is trimmed with the same
color of silk hemstitching , tiny steel se
quins being sewed to the edge of the lat
ter. Many of the skirts are niatlo with
three or four half-inch tucks at the bottom
tom and with pleated sides. Skirls do
not show lace trimming very extensively ,
but instead have black \clvct or some
design embroidered in oriental colors.
Thc e last trimmings apparently are to
be in the height of fashion for the au
tumn , ami are reflected In the stylish
dresses nude for the end of summer. A
trio of those are put here by the artist.
At the left is a black dotted organdie
trimmed with heavy cream lace. Next
appears limn colored batiste figured with
pale blue and trimmed with white lace in
sertion run with black velvet ribbon. A
cadet blue canvas veiling was the third
model , tucking , bands of black taffeta
and white nainsook embroidery ornament
Hlaek gauze gowns are numerous. They
are striped with black velvet over the en
tire skirt above und below a wide band
of black or cream lace appliquod at cither
edge. A skirt seen on many of the sheer
and muslin gowns is ruflleil up the back.
FOR THE LAST MONTH OK SUMMEH
'uwn of grass linen cloth , trimmed with
llulgnrlan embroidery and worn with u
Utility white Inuti and cream luce laser
lion bodice. These xet-ups are quite un
like the prevailing plain shirt waist anil
bhort tfUrt of taut jtur , aud the latter
Six llounces above tbo ono at the hem ,
which extends all around , make the besl
effect. The flounces nre edged with lace
and caught to the edge with tiny rosettes
of black velvet. Another style has the
flounce deeper In front than at the back.
SINOI.n TUfiH HAMMOCK.
The novelty of the ImniiuooU shown
/n / tHe picture cotiHlits ' Its ability to
Keep on the shady side of the tree at
all hours of tin- day , and It also has
the advantiw of bolus adapted for use
on a Hlnste Iroo or the side of a house ,
v : , ' > ro only om > support Is available.
Of course , It will tint ourvo from end
to end Ilko the ordinary hninmnok , but
It has a Hwlnglng motion of Its ow n ,
HWINOS I.1TKKAU.V AIIOUM > THIS 1 IlKK.
and it can bo made quite as comforta
ble for resting as those now In use. '
The attachment to the tree Is made by
a ball and socket Joint and the two |
hooks , with the suspending cables , the
Joint allowing the hammock to swing
laterally In substantially the name
plane. Hy providing duplicate heads
for suspending the hnmmoek It can
be moved around the tree into another
position as the day advances , thus al
ways keeping under the shady side of
the tree , and when not In use it folds
up flat for storage In small compass.
The Inventor is MalachI D. Huff of
Carthage , 111.
IS LAKE ERIE DRYING UP ?
Startling Report Wliteb Comes From u
Government ( > lllciul.
Tradition has it that oucel upon a
time , for a single day , since clvill/.a-
tlon obtained a footing on this conti
nent , the bed of the Niagara Uiver was
drv and the ellll's down whleli Mm
mighty waters have since plunged with
out cessation stood forth naked and
black and frowning and grim. The
phenomenon was explained on natural
grounds. The same tiling may happen
again under similar circumstances ,
though such an occurrence would at
tract more wondering visitors , probably
than docs the great cataract now as It
roars and surges and Hashes In the sun
light from century to century. It must
suggest to most people a surprise of
hardly less degree to be informed that
Lake Erie Is In danger of becoming HO
shallow as to offer serious obstacles to
navigation. AVe can conceive of the
Niagara being dammed at Its source ,
but few have ever dreamed that the
vast expanse of water which furnishes
It its life current would ever Perceptibly
That la the startling report , how
ever , that the chief engineer of the Ma
rine Department of Canada has Just
made. He has returned to Ottawa from
a tour of Inspection of the upper lakes ,
and states that Lake Erie Is lower than
was ever known to be the case before. I
Tills condition IH due. he thinks , to a' '
Kcrlcs of dry seasons , to the drain
made by the power development works j
at Niagara Falls and to the fact thai
dredging the Tounwnnda canal has
made It easier for water to escape from
the lake. lie considers It Imperative
that the United States government !
adopt remedial measures at an early.
date , else navigation upon Its present
basis will be uerlonsly Interfered with , j
He offers no suggestions as to what
remedies should be applied. The sea-1
sons are not likely to remain always" ,
dry , thought when a body of water like \
this great Inland sea Is appreciably af j
fected It Is about ( ho most startling
commentary yet noted upon the policy ,
of stripping the country of its rain-
gatherers in the forests of the North- '
west. Lake Erie at best IH one of the
shallowest of the great chain. There' '
are three divisions in Its floor , increas
ing its deptli toward Its outlet. The
upper portion has a level lloor with
an average depth of about thirty foot1
The middle portion , taking In the prin
cipal part of the lake , has'a mean depth' '
of , from sixty to seventy feet. Tlia
lower portion varies from l0 ! to 'J10 feet.
Those measurementK were taken a
number of years ago and are not ap
plicable to the reduced depth that hua
The area of the lake IH ! ) , < ! 00
miles , or moro by nearly a fourth than
that of tho. State of Massachusetts.
Hut It drains only a narrow margin ot
country around It and receives no rlv-
urs of Importance , the Mauinee being
the largest on the American Hide. It la
more than 300 feet higher than Lake
Ontario. It is one of the most Import
ant factors In our byhtem of lake mul
gallon , and furnishes business fin
many nourishing towns and eltle.s. The
present report concerning It may be a
false alarm , a passing sensation ,
though we do not expect representa
tions for the sake of heusation from
scientific gentlemen In government ser
vice. No harm can come from a care
ful investigation of the conditions , tc
say the least. Boston Transcript.
A Helpful Hint.
"Sir , " began the beggar at the re
taurunt door , "won't you help me t <
get a square meal ? "
"No ! " snapped the man who had Jusl
come out. "But stay ! Yes , I will
Here's a tip for you. If you succeed li
raising the price of a square meal dou'i
go In that Joint for It , for you wonl
pot it. "
No man enjoys a Joku aUOtiti lite bald
The imly lists'.sumodincn liave for
a man , Is to watuh him. ,
lie Hint , lloth diwn with dogS Hliall
rise up with lloas.
Hotter bo stupidly Mient Hum volu
bly insincere ,
Speaking of luok , Uio only time
KOino birds Kotioiileatly | n u | ) their
lives , they KOI a wonn.
1'Iso's ' Cure is Iho best , medicines wo
over used for all atTcutlonsof the Uiroat ,
and lungs.Vin. . O. Kwlsloy , Vm- ;
burcn , liul. , Fob. 10 , 1000.
Col ! < ) ; Color * .
"Our college colors are pink and old
gold"said Miss Frocks.
"Our college colors were black and
blue when I was Initiated Into the
secret society , " added bor brother.
Detrlol Free Press.
Do Ynnr ! > > Aclteuiil fltirn ?
Shake Into your shops. Allen's Foot-
Ease , a powder for the feet. It ma ens
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cu et
Corns , Hunlous , Swollen , Hotihd
Sweating Feet. At all Druggists und
Shoe Stoies , U."c. Sample sent FK1.IO.
Address Allen S. Oliiistcd. U'Uoy , N V.
Nil turn no DIstllliM- .
Five montlis ago the Illblo Tctnl r-
unco association ottered 100 inilnca- '
any chemist who would go before a e < i-
potcntj committee extract a sin 'e '
ounce of alcohol from any quintlt.\
Hrain , grapes or other vegetable s , >
Btanco In Its ortianlc state as proinu. J
by nature. Ho fur no response has
been received to the oiler.
Tun of a Kind.
"My daughter , " said the city visi
tor , "has a line touch on the violin. "
"I dunne how how that may be , "
said the country relation , "but Mary
Jane , thaiIs 'Hall
liddle. " Atlantic Constitution.
Mr * . Wln > lei > ' SOOTHING BYUW for clilttlriH
ttothlng , rotten * Iho RIIIHV relii"u < InlliiiiiaUuit
ln , curn wind cullu. I5c tiultU.
Copenhagen , Denmark , has a larger
deer park thau any other city In the
world. It covers an area of 4,200 acres.
All Hi" ' rt.
MISSShofldlcWhat's ' till * MA * ' "
Mr3. Shoddlo 'That ( here > ft
autlqiio cwit.-o'-mall wet I'lxiiitfliuah
them art ioOms. It's to stand m fb *
fumt hall" .
"Hut what for ? "
"Wat let' ' You'd bettor I'earf rhc
history a little. I want folks to tlimk
Unit * our ancestors was hiclftnnpd a *
went to college nn' played football , " "
llMl..s f'ATAUIIII CMtUK
Is taken intcnmilv. Price , 7f confcv
A .sin-- ttui' .
Miss Ncwrlch "Hut tliere 'is N *
much to loam. J .shall never know
good Iroin bud. "
.Society Teacher "Nothing Is easier ,
my dear young lady , .lust avoid-
everything that looks sensible and no-
one on the. avenue will suspect ttufc
you are not well lidrn. "
< ) nl > On.Wuy. .
Mr. Mira\\l > er. " 1 wish T ICJICVP
sonic nice , easy way to make money "
Mrs Mleawber "Well , my dear ,
you mlitht get your life insured , runt-
then die. "
I''oiWomen's Tronblcn , Too.
New linden. 111. , Antr. i'J. Mrs. An
ton ( Jrlesbaum. .Jr. , has been very IIL
Feninlo weakness bad run her tlovui HO
lo\v that Mho ciiiihl not do her hoUflo-
work. ' She bad tried iniiuy things , but
got no relief.
Hodd'H Kidney rills , a now remedy ,
which Is better kri.nui here an a euro
for llright's Disease , Diabetes , Dropsy
and Itbcumatlsni , worked liken ehucm
In .Mrs. iSrle.sbaum's ca e. She use < 3-
three boxes and Is no\v a new woman ,
able to do her work as wellas , ever
she was. Her general health Is much ,
improved , ami she has not u nln to
symptom of Female Trouble left.
Dodd'.s Kidney IMlls are making r
wonderful reputation for themselves in
this part of the State.
i\ : < > r > Ililni ; ( lici'luul.
Floor Walker " '
You wish to do some shopping
Bride ( with hubby } -"Y-e-s. "
Floor Walker ' .Step into thcismoko-
lug-room and the boy their will
you a check for your husband. "
Letters Proving Positively that
there is 3STo Medicine for Woman's1
Ills Equal to Lydia E ; ' Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound. ' * ' t'\ \
. ANNIE THOMP5ONnaB8
. - BY - I'EHMISSIOW. )
( ALL I TTKIIS JL.KS 1-tJllLISIinn BI-ECIJIL
"I cannot say enough in regard to Lydia E. PlnJcbam's Vegetable Cbmpountt
It has done me more1 good tlum rill the doctora. I have been troubled wltb
female wealrucBS in its worst form for about ten years. I had Icucorrhocw ,
and was BO weak that I could not do my housework.
I also had falling of the. womb and inilnminution of the womb and ovnriri ,
and at menstrual periods I suffered terribly. At thncH my back would ache
very hard. I could not lift anything or do any heavy work ; \vt\tt not able to
stand on my feet long at a iirue. My husband spent hundreds df dollars for
doctors but they did mo no good. Aly husband's sister wrote what the Vege
table Compound had done for her , aud wanted mo to try it , but 1 did not then
think it would do mo any good. After a time , 1 concluded to try It , and I can
truly say it docs all that iu claimed for It. Ten bottles of the Vege'-ablo Cam.-
and seven packages of Sanative Wash have made- new woman of me , 3 Laiu
had no womb trouble since taking tbo fifth bottle. 1 weigh moro than I have
in years ; can do all my own housework , sleep well , have a good nppctito , and
now foul that life is worth living. 1 ewe all to Lydia E. Plitlcliiun's Vc -
uti1)lo Compound. I feel f hut it 1ms wivt-a my lite und would not be with
out it for anything. J run alwtivn glad to reconnneud it to ail my sex , for JL
know if they will follow Mrs. rinklmm'b directions , they vill be cured. "
Gratefully yours , Mcs. A.N.NIE THOMPSON , South Hot Springe , Arlc.
CHANGE OF LIFE.
" I was taken sick
five years ago with
1 The Grippe , ' and
had a relapse and
was given up by
tl-1 doctor and my
of Life began to
work on me. I
flowed very badly
until a year ago ,
then my stomach
and lungs got so
bad , I suffered terribly ; the blood
went up in my lungs and stomach , and
I vomited it up. I could not cat
scarcely anything. I cannot tell what
1 suffered with my head. My hus
band got ine a bottle of Lydia R. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound , and before
1 had taken half of it I began to im
proveand to-dnvl am another woman.
Mrs. Pinkham'a medicine has saved my
life. I cannot praise it enough. "
M. A. DKNBOH , Millport , N.Y.
" I commenced
taking Lydia E.
about 3 months
ago , and cannot
express the won
derful good it has
done me. Men
struations were so
profuse as to leave
me very weak for
some time after.
Was also troubled with
tired feeling , bearing down sensation ,
pain across the back and thighs. J"
felt as though there was u heavj
weight in uiy stomach all the time.
I have taken two bottles of the meilj-
clno , and now have better health ti
I have had for four years. "
Mns. Lizzm DICKSOH UoDair ,
Avalon , Ohio :
HKWAllD. Web Todeix H dwlth IbeNational City Bunk ot Lynn , 9SOOQ ,
which will IK > paid to any person who can find that the a bore testimonial letter *
are not genuine , or were uuMlsliod before obtaining the writer' * iiocial pt * .
minion. I.VItlA E. I'lHUllAil MEDICINE PfV .
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