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TIIK SALT LAKfi TIMES. S ATI) lit) AY. nJ . 11 I o . . . - , Of thc$17,GCO,r,00 which Uncle Sam has spoilt for sites, eJ.OOO.OM) was paid for four building lots, as follows: I'lnlutielphia p(,BlolTicf,l,4l,0()0; Boston custom house, Chicago postollice,$l,&J.(JOOlaml New York custom house, l,O!X!,0uU K.OHEKT CHAVES. Two Hundred and Torty Completed and Seventy-fiv- e Yet to Come Elegant Structures. EOME OF THEM MONSTROCITIES, Tho Total Cost When All Are Completed Will Ecack the Mammoth Sam of $100,000,000. Special Correspondence WASHINGTON, Aug. ' Uncle Sam is Jcal estate owner on a pretty large scale. In addition to his property in this oity, val-ued at hundreds of millions of dollars, ha Jim a great numberof line buildings in the more important clt ies and towns through- - mrnaings, brought on tho era c over orna-mentation, and such ridiculous examples of mixing pnlac with warehouses as those at jVensacola, Fla., lloehestcr, j. X., and Denver, Colo. For an example of the pretentiousness which accompanied this c. the traveler should see the poslolhco at Council Blufts, Ja.. where in this public building, a small structure, not only is the light of day kept out of the rooms, but the whole is made to look precisely like one of the houses which the children make of toy building blocks. There is reason, however, to feel encour-agement for the future. We are now get-ting some really Brand public buildings in tlio'Uniteil States. Our public architects lire learning to strike the mean between bleakucss and exces.si-- e ornamentation. They are discovering how easy it is to make a wall artistic in its own lines with-out, having to add things to it which have no other use than t heir supposed represen-tations of art. They are realizing that character, symmetry, harmony-whi- ch combine to muke simplicity-plea- se better and live longer than struggles in complex-ity for the graudeur which Is never quite reached. Hetter still, our architects are making list, of local color, of neighborhood tradi-tion, of climate, in fashioning buildings which shall lie something besides mere roofs and walls, which shall fit into their surrounding, which shall mean some-thing. To my mind the grandest, of tho large buildings owned by Uncle Sam out- - frit! ill IM, mm "h 'it tfv --r "71 WW i A 1. Tioy. N. Y. S. San Antonio, Tex. cut the country. If all tho congressmen v. ho want appropriations for public build-ings could have their wishes gratilied, in a few years every town and village would he ' provided for. When Uncle Sam puts up a building for the use of his postal employes, judges ir tax collectors he usually puts up the biwt building in town. Inmost eases structures of much smaller cost would do just, ns well, for all practical purposes, but there is a certain national pride in having t he houses Undo Sam owns a little better than other people's houses. There is a general belief that when Uncle paiu spends money for grand buildings, of imposing design nnd enduring materials, lie is doing only that which it is dignified mid proper for him to do. And undoubted-ly public opinion will support congress in its policy of making liberal appropriations for government buildings. In many parts of t he country, where tho army and navy are never seen, the ollico building of stone or marble is the only means the government has of placing a sign manual of its wealth Bud power before the people. "Since a costly and handsome postodice building was erected in the chief town of my district," says a southern congress-man, "a marked change in the feeling ot my people toward the government has been discovered. They were loyal enough 1. Wilmington, Del. S. Wichita, Kan. 8. JctTcr-son- . Tex. 4. Ketroit, Mich. 5. Winona, MhA 0. Tort Wayne, bid. side tlie eitv of 'Washington is the new postoflice at, Troy, X. Y. This is partly be-cause it is, truly Trojan and Trojan with-out suffering any loss of utility. Every floor of the great tower is to be used for olllce purposes. In designing this building the architect may have had the two Troys tho ancient aud the modernin mind. K ho did, and this bit of sentiment gave him his motif, he is a genius. If he did not have the name of the town ard its suggestiveness in mind an inspiration must have guided him. Another line example of tho use of local tradition or history in a government build-ing is tho new postodice at Sim Antonio, Tex. It suggests tho Alamo, that famous citadel whoso heroic defense will live in song and story till tho end of time. Hy it-self the San Antonio postoflice is art. Con-sidered in connection with tho Alamo, near the ruins of which it stands, it is poetry. At Heading, l'a., and Houston, Tex., we have successful and unsuccessful exam-ples of the same sort. Tho Dutch-Coloni-structure in tho former town suggests most admirably the settlement, the devel-opment, tho character of the place. At Houston, on the contrary, the architect appears to have said to himselft "This is a warm climate. Morocco has a warm cli-- i A fev if Ills ,A A Ai fftfflr frMw lit p It sJtll Mil lp4p im i "ii i - -- 1 J. Houston, Tex. 2. Reading, Pa. rieforo and nil that, but this Ann building lias brought homo to them a more vivid realization of what the government is than they had had. "The only manifestations of federal power they had ever seen were the opera-tions of the poKtofliue and tho work of t he revenuo collectors. The government had seemed to thein something distant, ill more traditional than real. But the erection of this handsnmo building the linest structure a majority of my constitu-ents havo ever seen makes them think the government is after all something but a mail carrier and a tax gat herer. It has marie thein fool t hey were getting some re-turns from their taxpaylng; that govern-ment has some interest in t hem; that it is their government. In my opinion every ' public building erected In this country, es-pecially in t he smaller towns, is worth its cost for this purpose of inculcating- tho and confidence of the pimple, if for nothing else." It, is only on some such grounds as these that the expenditures of the government can in many cases be defended. Nothing but sentiment can excuse tho investment of UaiO.OOO for an ollice of which a post-master and his three or four assistants are the only occupants, and where good enough qtinrters had been previously rented for V.'H) or ifSOO a year. In a majority of the Siblie building investments now being .do by congress the rentals saved to the jveriimunt amount to no more than ouo-- 1. La Prosse, Wis. 2. Kprlnuui-ld- , Mass. 3. l'a. 4. Urooklyn, N. Y. 6. Wilmington, N. V. 0. Oalvaston, Tux. luU They are in nearly the sumo lnti- - ' tudo. Thereforo I will give Houston something Moorish." He did so, anil ought to be hanged for it. When a sight presents no local suggestion nor color the architect would better leave the design to some stone mason than to go olt to Africa for his inspiration. A Moorish postodice in the good town named after that grand old American, Sam Houston, is an abomi-nation. Is federal arrhilcture developing a type of government building? I think It is. And while one cannot admire the idea of Mr. Wnnamuker, wbo wsiitelt congress to erect a gov ernment building iu every town, all of theiu alike in design, it is a satisfac-tion to know that by t he slow processes of growth and experiment something like a typo baa been reached. Kxainiuatlou of t ho plans of scores ot new public buildings shows the. cornertower in a structure other- - wiso rather plain to be now ufavorite feat- - ure. The tower has its advantages in that iiejirlv u.11 crnvnrnmeut buildings are erected ou corners; it does not cost much, and gives character and impressiveuess to the whole; it is elastic, and may bo applied to large buildings and small, and it is utili-tarian. It is dignity without much waste of space or material. Good examples of the use of the tower may be found at Gal-veston, Wilmington, Del., Brooklyn, N. Y., l.a Crosse, Wis., Springfield. Mass., WUliainrport, Pa., Detroit, Winona, Minn., Wilmington, N. C, Fort Wayne, lud., Wichita, Kan., .lefferson, Tex., and at mauy other places. Some of the most beautiful buildings owned by the government are simple, in-expensive structures in small cities. For an example take tho postoflice at the county town of Owensboro, Ky. Its cost was only 10,000, but it is a littlo gem whose simplicity could with protlt bo imitated in mauy larger buildings. How much ha the government expended in public buildings throughout tho coun-try t 1 could find no ouo at the treasury department who knew. A computation of my own, however, gives tho following results: l or public buildings S!'.',(W,0OO For Bites ir,00O,iO Total $lou,000,00u The government now owns "10 completed buildings postoltices, court houses, cus-tom houses, mints, sub-- t reasuries. About sovemy-liv- e buildings are now under con-struction. Uncle Sam has a dozen build-ings which cost an average of four millions apiece, as follows: N'- - York 'custom house ami postoflice. $'.1,000,000 St. Louis custom house aud postotnee.. 6,700,000 nnciimaii custom hoiise aud postoflice 0,100,000? 'iiieaRo cuttlom bouse and postoftice. . . 4,900,tioil Boston postoflice and 4,V0O,UOO I'lilkulelpliia postoflice 4,;J,U00 Now Orleans custom house and post- - oiltce 4,50 ',000 Charleston custom uouso 3,etW,0 B:ut Francisco mint 2,i:.t5,0i0 Ualtimore postoflice (.not complete).. .. 1.500,000 lJoston cusLom house I.200.0U) New Yortc l.VlW.tXiO j Total ftT.CSOUU V. F. lllII.DlKIt AT OWKSSBOItO, KY. fcalf of 1 per cent, or 1 per cent, of the minis expended. In only a few instances, and these ill the larger cities, is the govern-ment pelting a fair retitru in way of reut-al'- i saved on tho sums invested in public buildings. Hut tho government., happily, is not simply a business concern, always seeking the most practical and profit ablo Investments for its money. It does do much, and can afford to do more, for sculi-roon- t, for education, for the inculcation of patriotism and respect for --its own power and dignity. Since for the most part our public build-ings are jduos.tioq.iU rather than utilitar-ian, it is a pity we oannot have more true art in their designing, more good archi-tects and fewer politicians in tho treasury ollice, which controls Uncle Sam's exten-sive building operations. Many of tho structures erected at enormous cost by the federiil government ore architectural fail-ures. Some ere abominable. Twelve or fifteen years ago the fashion was to put millions upon millions into mnssiveness, out of which, unfortunately, character was omitted. Such are the government build-ings at Chicago, Cincinnati and other cities. Reaction from this stylo, which literally wasted cubic oci of marble end jgraaite in tiia construction of dull, gloomy Ei Mb liiaM MacMnery Cii f C. P. MASON. Manager Headquarters for all Classes of Masbr 1 Engines and Boilers irotn power ana upwards in. st(JC f(' diate delivery. Steam I'umps, Injectors, Horse Whims, i!oistia r!" Rock Breakers, Wall's Rolls, lngersoll Air Compressors and Drill catin" Oils, Mine, Mill and Smeller Supplies, Silver, Gold and Con, T( Ig Mills erected and delivered in running order. Maine Office and Warerooms 253 S. Mm Street, Salt 14 ? AGENCY, BUTTE, MONTANA. d UTAHQjAT10NAL Of Soft LakefTT.$200,000.00. r iJ-i-- -J - lVmaM, . I'A 'M Mel . A- - JONES, Cash'r. J. M. STOUT, Pres. C. W. 'lce-l- r 1 A."nTnp. reiver Rnhrrt J. T Hashey, 1 C. W. W. H. Lvon. .1. M- - . Williams. A. iVWHIiams. T. K Wil. lams Bcyd 1 ; Louis (John. A. M. Jones, iljos. Carei J A ,.olsUc ck, J. M. Stoutt, S. O. hwing, Alex. Kegels. A GENERAL BANIHnITbUsTnESS TRANSACTED. and closing VutdtH and Safes; OTCM and inspect our new Automatic opening absolutely l'ire nnd liurKlar proof, and lioest ot the i kin ot UntaDo . l'rivate .Sales and Boxes for rent by the niontn or jeat at w THE FOMY M 3IACiILS COIfj ;, Telephone SU; : : 424 Y.EST FIRST SOUTH, : : I.o.I! OK T. C. STE33I 4 i D. VAN BUSKIRK. OFFICE Jho Van Buskirk InvostniPiit Co. GENERAL REAL ESTA'lE BUSINESS TRANSACTED. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO Hi FORMING OF SYNDICATES. AGENTS FOR EASTERN CAPITAL We do not handle SNAPS, but GOOD BARGAINS EXPEKIENCKU OPEIiATOES and Members of the Real Estatk EICSASG 179 MAIN STREET, corner Second South. GEORGE A. LOWE, Dealer in All Kinds of First-Cla- sj Agricultural Implement- s,- SCHUTTLER FAPM AND FRE1QH3 WAG0N3, Coliiis Biiii,, Mons al Roai Carts of every description. Steam Engines, Leffel Wheels. WAREHOUSES STATE EOAI) BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND SOUTH. Pabst Brewing Go! (Formerly PHILIP 83D 1IXj-W-A-XJ22:E- wis. Export, Bohemian, Hoffbrau and Select Blus Rjbi Keg and Bottled Beers shipped immediately upon order. THE FAMILY TRADE SOLICITED- -. FREE DELIVER1 TELEPHONE 35 B. K. BLOGHandCo ST. Agenta J. M. STULL & COMPANY, FIIE INSURANCE AGENTS First-Cla- ss Board Companies Represented. No. 22 East First South St., Salt Lake City, Utah. --EXCLUSIVE DEALERS I-N-Sole Agents for E. SELLS, J. TUCKER. H. W. SELLS. Sells & Coiripany, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber. First South street, opposite. 14th Ward Assembly Rooms. P. 0. Uox 1078. Old Tiouecr Vard of Armstrong & Batrley. Spencer & Kimball, 160 Main Street. ::-- W. J. KING-::-- Dealer In. TINWARE & HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. 279 Sontn Main Street, Salt Lais Ci!y, DtaS fs?jt?iTMitiii4d,&fi!Aiu,i V tfROCEBIES David James & Co., TINNERS, PLUMBERS, Gas i Steam Fitters Dealers in Plumbing Material, Pumps, Pipes and Fittings, Steam Heating Suppiies, Tin and Iron Roofing, Galvan-ize- d Iron Cornice, Guttering, Garden Hose and Lawn Sprinklers, Filters, Etc. Ho, G7 '. : Main Street. 0NALE Uiii TO Ali PRINCIPAL POINTS EAST, WEST, NORTH and SOUTH THE CITY TICKET OFFICE. lion hi ' SYSTEM. MOUNTAIN DIVI310- X-The Only Line carryini the Utjittl j Overland Mall. Direct Jo",1" tweeu all Joints .x'ortn duJ NEW TIME CARD JVL13T 2S, IS30' llIMl CENTRAL fllSlB WnwT I TO loan i)ZU,uUl K'i DiaiiiGt's, Jewelry L j And Fersonal Security. Unredeemed Pledges for Sale 50 per cent less than New Goods. IMail O-ds-rs IFrcmptly -- .ttencLed. to, Henry E. N. Phelps, 153 Main street, Salt Lake City. Passenger Trains Arrive anl Leave at Salt Lake City as follow FMOM THR NOUTH. GOING NORTH. Jtfll. vWn'V-- ; 8l.m Fast Mail and Utah & Northern Poitlandand Butte Fast Mail ...i ..:;1?- EeLs . . Z FROM TUB .' " SOUTH. SSurironionand En" rek Express . .. r--k Express Jl : ...j..A.4:45p.m. Milford Express. .. .L "0"taij. fanci"" Nevada District. COIXO WEST. PROM THE WEST- ff-- For Garfield I - Beaca, dally .:10 a.m From Garfleid Beach, daily 10:45 a.m . " J ....;, " :45p.a " : 5-- i " : : tu:45ij.m ' tExcept Monday and Tuesday. .ExccPt Sunday. Spec- -l3S 4$m .s E;fis Teled Eye-glass- ss lm of Made to Order 11 WEST $2 tO S3.50. sa!' ImkVcitv I Utah. FRiLC1TICAIa OPTICIABJS S. W. ECCL.ES, ' C. F. RESSEGUI& Wi Passenier Ajait. Tickets for Sale iu Wasatch Building. 201 Main Street, and at Depot- " Round Trip, 50 cents. A LITERARY EXPERIMENT. Two Mugaidne Stories That Are Being Kent Out Anonymously. Siwcial Correspondence. Nkw Vokk, Aug. 18. The experiment of anonymous publication is having a trial in two of the monthly magazines. The results perhaps cannot yet be deter-mined with entire satisfaction, yet it is safe to say that so far the purpose of the publishers has not been entirely realized, line of these stories is tailed "The Anglo-maniacs.- " It is of the school of realistic analysis, but it, does not slight a good story as some of the prophets of this school lielieve should be done. In other words, a pretty fair tale is told by the author of "Tho Anglomaniacs," and tho characters are quite vividly painted, and their conver-- ' sation appears to have the quality of fidel-ity to life. The story is talked of a good deal in some literary circles, but it seems not to b.-.- made any such impression with the general public as the .Saxe-Uolm- e stories did some years ago. An at uospliere of smartness and artificiality clouds the lit-erary merits of the book for the average reader. The writer is evidently a woman, who seems to have adopted Charles llcade's plan of making available romantic inci-dents aud curious anecdotes of real life which have appeared in the newspapers. One of the scenes this writer makes use of is taken almost verbally from a sketch which appeared in one of tho New York newspapers, and which described the nat-uralization of an ignorant foreigner. The editor of the magazine is understood to have been greatly impressed with this story in manuscript and to have advised its pub-lication anonymously, so that the curiosity of the public might be stimulated and probably Imping that such excitement might serve for a good advertisement. Some have ascri bed t h is story to t he writer of the novel culled "Democracy," which appeared some years ago. If the same au-thor wrote both stories he. or she has not only been able to change, completely the literary style, but in writing "The Anglo maniacs" has been careful to make no blunders of factor to set forth alisurd sole-cisms for facts, as the writer of "Democ- - r.wy" did. Some of t he blunders in De-mocracy" were so ridiculous as to impair the value of tho book as any picture of po-litical society under the American democ-racy. The writer was apparently not fa-miliar with the subject excepting as he had seen some superficial manifestations of it. The other anonymous story now running in nno of the magazines is called "Jerry," and it has failed to excite general iuterest. Some of the critics have said that Miss Murfreo wrote it, but this is denied, although the denial was scarcely necessary. We have had published in the magazines in the last twenty years only one tale or series of tales which has stimulated gen-eral curiosity as to the authorship. These wore the s stories. Eacli oue of them delighted readers whether of the cultivated class or not. No straining for effect was visible. No effort constantly to suggest the personality of the writer was manifest. They were simple littlo stories of almost commonplace life, which ap-pealed to the experience of every person who read them. They touched the chord of human nature. Their pathos was and their humor delightful. Moreover, each story was a tale, and not an analysis or dissection of char- - acter. The author had analyzed the characters in the privacy of the library and had givou to tho reading public crea-tions which had been consiructed upon these analyses. Tho operation was not visible, but the result was, and although it is many years since these stories were published in the magazine they are still sought in the libraries and are steadily sold In book form, having been collected and published in two volumes. Kvery-bod- y was interested in knowing who the Liitiior was. They were signed with a nnnide plume, Saxo-Holm- aud were be-lieved to have been a work of collabora-tion, but the secret has been faithfully kept. To inspire interest respecting the author of a story it seems necessary that the story shall appeal to the great public rather than to the persons who make liter-ature a profession. When the tale comes about which everybody is talking then there will arise a universal demand to kuow who the author is. Curiosity re-specting authorship cannot be artificially stimulated. E. J. Kdwards. The Beauties of County Kerry. KtLLARNKV, Aug. 2. Undoubtedly the most interesting portion of Ireland for an American to visit is the county Kerry. Hero are locatod the Iakes of Killarney. lint caution must bo used, for of all the rapacious towns in Ireland Killarney is the worst. To see t he lakes properly requires at least one week's time. There are three or four hotels in the village not advertised In the guide book where comfortable quar-ters may be secured for a dollar a day. The trip to Ross oaatle can easily be made on foot, as there is a good road over the three miles separating the castle from tho vil-lage. Here it will be found absolutely nec-essary to hire a guide and occasionally a jauming car. v The tourist should by all means climb to the summit of Mangcrtou mountain and t:ako a drink from the Devil's Puuchbowl, iew the Tore cancade, go t hrough the gap Of Dunloe, and taste some of Kate Kear-ney's mountain dew. Then take a row with the boatman through tho middle und lower lakes on a pleasant evening whait, the sun is setting behind tliepurple mount-ain, when the hills stand silhouetted against tho darkening sky, and you will feel fully repaid for a littlo extra expendi-ture of time, 6treugth and. money. Miort Ideas. T'lear "ooiilng water win remove tea stains and many fruit stains. Pour the water through the stain nnd thus pre-- I Vent it over tho fabric. A frying pan should never touch wa-ter. Scour them out with salt tho mo-ment they are done with nnd wipe clean with a cloth. A washed omelet pan makes a poor omelet. , IDEAS FOR DRESS. Skirts are straight und full and basques are growing longer. Deep girdles, well boned after the peasant bodice, are put on the new toilets of white nnd figured silk. Tho most stylish sleeve is the full bishop, made with a loose slip wristlet oue inch wide and banded just above th olbow with a two inch ribbon. Shot alpacas are deservedly fashion-.ibl- e. The finer makes ore silky, nnd resist wear as only alpaca can. Avery tasteful dress is of old rose alpaca, shot with white. As many as three aud five rows of tiny buttons aro seen on bodices, and they are also plentifully on cuffs, collars nnd coat tails. Theso coat tail basques will be the thing for all fall suits. The reefer coat is made of blue serge nnd lined throughout with a bright colored silk, which is seen on the turn-over collar. It is double breasted and there are two rows of brass buttons Cown the front.'