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forces will receive adequate illustration through an evolutionary process of striking object-lessons. The Government of the United States has taken in hand the work of featuring the lately annexed territories of Porto Rico, Hawaii, and the Phillipines. In addition to this, the departments at Washington will place on exhibition the various objects of interest. scientific and commercial, through the aid of which this country has attained so envious a prominence among the nations of the world.
conspicuous. Coal, iron, lumber, the various mineral industries, including the precious metals; mechanism in all its diversified forms, agriculture and horticul. ure, the barnyard and the range, domestic womforts and the value of the kitchen, the rts in their infinite variety, all these will be placed on appreciable exhibition for the nstruction and enlightenment of visitors.
In addition to the Inside Inn already referred to the fact that an abundance of hotel
accommodation is within easy reach must be carefully kept in view. There is a first-class hotel of large dimensions just outside the grounds. Old Print Comfort, with its world-wide knowo hostelry. is directly opposite and can be reached by a twentyminutes' sail across Hampton Roads. Those who prefer a life on the wave will be accommodated by hotel ships at anchor, while Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News give an aniple supply of hotels to those who may desire to withdraw a space from the exhilarating scenes incessantly passing at the exposition. The following objects of curiosity, entertainment and education will be seen at the exposition:
Unique and gorgeous night harhor illumination.
Prize drills by the finest soldiers of all nations, and by picked regiments of United States and State troops.
Races of dirigible airships for commercial use.
An exact reproduotion of the old town of Jamestown as it was three centuries ago.
A complete Japanese village, showing all stages of Japanese life, made by the government of Japan.
United States Life-Saving Corps in daily demonstration of life-saving methods. Greatest array of gorgeous military uniforms of all nations ever seen in any country.
More members of royalty of different countries than over assembled together in one place.
A great living picture of war with all its enticing splendors.
The points of historic interest in connection with the exposition may be briefly summarized thus:
At Hampton Roads, just off the exposition grounds. the first battle between ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimac, took place April 8-9, 1862. The fortifications from which a land force of Confederates participated are on the exposition grounds.
Williamsburg, the second capital of Virginia, seat of the second oldest college in the United States.
Richmond, the capital of the Southern Confederacy, and an important point in history, is only a few hours' ride from the grounds.
Petersburg, where the closing battles of the Civil War were fought, is near by, and Appomattox, where General Lee surrendered. is about three hours' distant.
Jamestown Island, where the first permanent settlement of English-speaking people on the American Continent was made, is two hours' run from Norfolk.
Craney Island, at the mouth of the Elizabeth River, near Norfolk, is a storehouse of historic interest. The Dismal Swamp is within twenty miles.
The Jamestown Exposition Company, mindful of the responsibility it bears, is expending vast sums of money to beautify the grounds, and has already provided for the following buildings: Auditorium and Convention Hall or Admin. Children's Model Playground. istration Building.
Model School. Manufacturers and Liberal Arts.
Model Schoolroom. Machinery and Transportation.
Life-Saving. Mining and Metallurgy.
Copper Silver and Woodworking Shop. Smelter.
Pottery Building. States' Exhibits Palace.
Textile Building. Food Products Building.
Two Bazaar Buildings. Hygiene and Medical Building.
Power and Alcohol. History and Historic Art Palace.
Agricultural Implement Building. Education Building.
Reviewing stand for the accommodation of Pocahontas Building.
2,000 persons. Mothers' and Children's Building.
States Government through Congress has made an appropriation of $1.500,000, which sum is being utilized to place Government exhibits on view. The following States have made the appropriations set opposite their names. Virginia and Counties $450,000, Illinois
$95.000 New York 150.000 South Carolina
20.000 Pennsylvania 100.000 Rhode Island
50.000 New Jersey 75.000 Missouri
60.000 Maryland 65.00) Wisconsin, estimate
60.000 Massachusetts 50.000 Georgia
30.000 North Carolina 30,000 Florida, estimate
50.00 Connecticut 26,000' Maine, estimate
value of human interest will be given many of them by reason of local connection and reference, Thus, the reproduction the famous battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac on the identical spot where it took place on April 8-9. 1862, will be of a nature to stir up the deepest patriotic emotion. Among the other attractions deserving special notice, there may be named:
The greatest military spectacle the world has ever seen.
FOR those who delight in the thrilling, pastime of an auto spurt it may be noted that a
to distance of eight miles. It will be of sufficient dimensions to accommodate every character of vehicle, each on its own course.
HE aquatic features of the great expositions at Chicago, St. Louis, Portland,
and other places have always made the strongest appeal to visitors. The Jamestown Exposition will present an absolutely novel entertainment the beautiful and historic waters adjacent thereto that must find favor with its patrons.
During the exposition period the representative warships of our navy and the visiting navies of the world will rendezvous on Hampton Roads. In order to provide people living inland with an opportunity to view our nation's pride—also the enormous and
powerful battle-ships and foreign sea-fighting craft—at the same time, see the exposition and its historic surroundings by water, a "belt line” of palatial observation steamers will be placed in commission by a company directed by Mr. H. F. McGarvie, one of the best known exposition concessionnaires in this country, which has the full indorsement of the Governors of the Exposition Company and the assurance of their hearty co-operation. The picturesque and historic interest of a water trip to the exposition grounds is assured those who patronize this new enterprise.
Each steamer will carry about 1,000 passengers without crowding. A regular schedule of trips will be made, the boats starting from Campbell's Wharf, in Norfolk, touching at Portsmouth, the Norfolk Navy Yard, Newport News, Old Point Comfort, Fortress Monroe, and other historic points en route, and completing the one-way trip at a fine pier to be built out into the waters of Hampton Roads, directly in front of the exposition site. Boats will run every hour. A unique feature of the plan is to issue coupon tickets on these trips, giving the passengers the privilege of disembarking at any or all of the stopping places.
The “Water Belt Line” is so named because of the fact that the steamers leaving the company's wharf on their daily schedule, every hour, will make a complete circuit of the points of interest in and about Hampton Roads. Direct service will be maintained between Newport News, Old Point Comfort, and the exposition grounds.
Besides the regular trips, the company is planning to have numerous excursions to such places as Jamestown Island, Yorktown, and other points of historic interest in and around tidewater Virginia. The value of these pilgrimages will be thoroughly appreciated by all those who are familiar with their country's history.
Combining as this innovation does, a view of the beautiful exposition and an opportunity to get in close touch with those points of interest so dear to our patriotic souls, there can be no hesitancy in saying that nothing like it has ever been offered before by any country or any people.
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