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ldinff the Dollars- To Start Alone— I^iet Serene at Work— 8n«»wy Aprons and Delioate Klbbons^Needling the Sheet— A llhuie that Doeii Not Fail— Sorting the Noteit— The Manlpniatton of the Ladies— The Dollar •« In Ito Utile Bed *—lall"— The Mandate of Uncle Sam— i*'ourteen I 'ivislonfi— Making Up Accounts— Tracing a Noia— A Perrect 8yi^temof**Clieolu"— The ttafeguards— The i:liief of the Bureau, • • • . - Tlio licilomption Division —Counting Mntilated Currency— Women at Work— Sorting Old Orconbacks— Three Hundred Counterfeit Dol Urs Dally- Detecting Bad Notes— * Short,'* ay— The End of the Do Uar, . TUB GREAT CASH-ROOM — THE WATCH-DOO OF THE TREASURY.
— A Protest agaliuit *1** Old Hickory" Ereota his Cane-" Put the Building Right Here"— 'I'reasury Corner-Stme Ia M— Robert Mills' Discolored Colonnade— Where « Privileged Mortals*' Work— A Very Jk Mtly Building— Rapid Extension of Business-* Splendid Situation of the Bulkling— The workers Within— The Government Takes a Holh Uy— The Business of Three Tbonsand People— Tlie Mysteries of the Treasury- Inside the Itooins— Mary Harris's Itevonge— The "Dnmes" in the Hive— Making Love in Othce Hours— Flirtations In Public— A Vast Refuge for the Uiifortuiukte— Two Classes of Kmploy U^A IJst of Miserable Sinners— A Pitiful Ancient Dame— A Pro Ugi of Preslilent Lincoln-.- Women's Work in tlie Treasury— The Bureau of Printing and Kngra Tlng- A very Hot Precinct— Rendering a Strict Aoeoont— Not a Cent Mis Mng— The ** Chief 's" Report— I -mnto " of hh Toll— The Fiery l.lttio Brn Kler— What the Man Hoee— The Wonian*H Work— The Antmnntlc Rog- iiitor— An olimsrver Wlthonfc a sou'— Our Danip LItllo Dollar— The Drying Itonm— llie First u rlnklo K— lionktng WIsened and Old— Itejuvenaiinga Dollar— Underneath Two Hnndro'l and F«»rt:y Tone— Smooth and Polliihed— Precious to the Touch— A Virgin Dol- lar—The "Sealor" at Work— Mutilated i*a|»er— What the Women are Paid— liie Sur- face-Sealing ll Ti Mlon— Seal Printing— The Aristocratic Green Seal— The Numbering J Hrl Hlon— Attended Solely by Women and Glrin— (Jrttically Examined- A ijady Charsea with Krrori* — Hecurlng Adequate Oire— l H? The Dl Tislon of lisaes— Realy for the World— Starting Right— Forty Busy Maids and Matrons— Counting Out the Money— Human Machines— A Liady Counting for a Dosen Years— Fif(y Thounand Notes In a Day— Counting Four Thousand Notes iu Twenty Minutes— Travel ling on Behalf of Uncle Sara— In Needof a Looklng-Over— *' Detailed'* for the Work— What has Pas Mod Through Some Fingers— Big Figuros— Packing Away tlie lollars in Hand— Some Little Whlio llags-The Uold Tnkon from tho Ranks of lllchmoml— Anxious to Got Their Money Mnck— A Little Diniculty —Not Yet **Chargi«l **— A DIM Inci Ion without a Din'erence-Ohannlng Variety— A Nice Li Ule Hoani— Five Hundred Millions Stored Away— The Secret of the Locks— The lly- draulk) Elevator— Sending tho Money off— How the Money is I'ransported— Begrimcid, Domoraliiseil, ami Dos|Mdloil— Where Is our Pretty Dollar?
D.— His Llule Machine— ** Original with Mo '*- Silencing the l«n Arrows— An Extraordliwry Story— A ** Pet " Curiosity— A Japanese Manikin- Tattooeil Heads- Representatives of Animated Nature— Adventure of Captain Jcdin Smith— A *• Stio- garee"— The Mkrascopical Division- Medical Records of the War— Pre|Arlug Speci- mens, • . '* OLD PROBABILITIES " AT HOME— THE WBATHKR BUREAU. M6yerrts with Canatla— The " Ob Msrv- Ing Hia Uiiiis "—Protecting the Ulver 0»nimerce— The Signal Corps— The Kx Aminatlone — Tlip Sergo Aiit H Dutlee— The SIgiml-Statltms— The Work of the Obeervers— Preparing Ballo Uiiii at Wimhlngio Q— Profemor Maary s Acc Mnnt— dafeguardii Agalnit Mie Ukea— Deducing Prolmbilii Tea—Deamtchlng Bulfetina— Preparing Metenrologlcai onstruc- tltm — ^Tlie Bureau or Provisions and Cktihing— Equipment of Vemwls— iiureau of Onlnauoeand Hydri«raphy — The Naval Observatory— The Bureau of Metliclne— In- teresting Statistfcs— Tho Navy Soventy Years Ago— Tiie •• Day of Small Things "— Instructions of the Great Napoleon— Keeping Pace with England— The Glories of Footo, Ferry. Seward— Scenes or Festivitv— Tlie Ma«lli«mmodore Welkes —Arlington Hotel— The House of Charles Sumner— Corcoran Castle— The Fiuest Pie- tnre Gallery In America— Powers' Greek SUve— ** Maggie Bock "— Kalorama- During ilie War-ll«k Creek— The Romantio Story of Mr. llhilr— Duddington House— Tlie Brotlier of Ixird Kllenlmroiigh— Forguttlng ills Own Name —Looking Up a WIfo-The **Tsu Buildings "-The Hetreaiof Louis I'hillipiie-Old Capitol Prison— The Tsmporary Oapltol— The Deeils of Ann Royal and Sally Braas- " Anl Pry "— Bhudcmal Ung- feared By all Mankind— An Unideasant Sort of Woman — Arrostod on Susptoloii-%A Small American Bastilo— Where Wirs was Hung, . He fore- saw it, he chose it, he served it, he loved it ; but as a Capital he never entered it. Gazing from the green promontory of Camp Hill, what Avas the sight of land and water upon which the youthful surveyor looked down ?
Oompetent" Perfona— Dettmctlun of the Patent-Ofllioe by Kiro— Tlia Mew Building— The Corpa of Kxaminere— The Commla- aioner'fl H|ieech— Twetitv Thoueand Ajtiilicatiunii per OMnnm— Fiourfeen Ihou Miml Pat- •iita tiraiiled In One Year— Wun«l«rful Kxinuim Iuu of Inventive ilcnlm*— ** TIte Uni- Toraal Yaufcee "— ^iooond-hand In venii.ina— Where the Iiiventiomi Oonte Flmm— Taldng Out a Patent ftrd*a I'raver— A Patent for a Cow*» Tall— A l Aily*s Patent^ lltisiialing to Acoo|»ta Alllllon liul Urs— How Patentees are Proteoted-The Aniurk«n Sysiew—Wliat Aniorloiin luventon Have i Hine and What they Have n't-Tlio First 8u|ioriiiteiidont— The Present Commbailoner— Kxploits of General I^eggott— Ills KIU- elency in Of Uce— 11ie Inventor Alwavs a Dreamer- i'erpetoal Moiitm— llie invention of a D. Frlgbiful Interest— The Clob- Ilouse— Assassination of Mr. This youth, ordained of God to be the Father of the Republic, was the prophet of its Capital.
The Patent Oflico Building— Grace and Beauiy of Its Archlteotnro—Fnnr** Sublime** Portlcnes— A fretlv Large I'assage— Tlie Mf Klel Rnnm—'*Ttie Exhibition of the Nation'* —A Knom two llnndr Hl and seventy Feet In Length— Tbf Models— Recordlnir onr Name— Wonders and Treastires of the Room— Benjainln Franklin's Press— Mt Mlel Fli c-Kj*cai»es— Wonderful Rat-Ti-a|is, ami Gutta —The Atlantic Cable— Original Treaties— The t)|gnatures nary Turkish Treaty— Tn«sn res of the Orient— Rare Medals— The Reward of Mnjor Andre's Captors-llio Washington Relies— Hb Old Tent-Hls lllankets nnd Rud- Curtain— His Chairs and Lnoklng-Olass— His Prim Rl Te Mens Chess and old Tin Ph Ooa— The Old Clothes of the ** father of His Country "—Military Relics of Well- 2 treasures oi tuo noom— neignmin rran Kiiirs I'rcss— Mt Miei rfiil Fire- Kxtingniidiers— Tlie Ef Torts of Genius— Shoep-St Alls, Pereha— An Ancient Mariner's Compass— Capuin Cook's Kaxor •Original Treaties— The t*lenatures of Empt Tors— An Kxtraordl. known Men— Original Draft of tlie Dae Ura Oon of Imlependanoo— Wafthingtmi'a Con- ul Miou— Model of an Kxtraonlinary B(ia»— Abraham Unonln a« an Invoii Uir— Tlio Utt CWomon tbo Vm Ud NIflifc— The Gift of the Tyooon— rho klforta uf (loulua— A Huok for Fishing Worms out of tho Munuw Machiuo to KOrve Hciis to Lay Kgga— A Hi BUMnadi— Iho Lilirary of the Fatoui Olllco, CHAFr EB XLI.
TREASURES AND CURIOSITIES OF THR PATENT OFFICE — ^THB MODEL ROOM — ITS RKLIC8 AND INVENTIONS.
Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world. Prob- ably the lack of necessary appropriations did not hinder them more tiian the incessant attempts made to repeal the act appointing the Commissioners, and to substitute the Potomac for the Delaware, as the site of the antici- pated Capital.Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that's often difficult to discover. The dreary camp, the weary march, A QOVERNMBNT ON WHEELS.Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. 23 privation, cold, hunger, bloodshed, revolution, patient victory at hist, all these were to be endured, outlived, before the beautiful Capital of his future was reached^ Did the youth foresee these, also ? Piatent-Righta in Bteamboati— Origin of Copyright and Pat«Bt-Law»-Coiigren Settlaa the (Matter— A Boant of « Dlsinteretto'l. The Oldest Home In Washington- The Cottage of David Bums -David Bums's Daughter — Slnuing a ijwly's Pra i s e s T he Attractions of a Cot Uge— " Tom Moore " the Poet Pays ilomage tu Fair Marcto— The Favored bultor^llow Tlio Laily wus Woihx I and Won— Mother and Daughter— Tlie Offering Ut God— Tlie City Oridian AHylnni— A Costly Mausoleum— The Assassination Considracy— I'eraeouting the Innocent— A 8ng- ges Uou for the Board of Works— The Octagon Hou He— A Comfortable Income— 1*oe Pleasures of Profierty- A Haunted House— Apnle-Stealing— '*Jeiiarted Joys and Stomach-Aches "—The Jackson Monument— The Tragedy of the Decatur House— A Fstal Duel— The Stookton-Slokles House— A bpot of . The Tomb of Washington- The Pllgrlma who Visit It— Where George and Martha Wadi* Ington Rest— The Amerlean Mecca— The Thought of Other Graves— The Defenders of the Republ U)— Eating Boiled Eggs— A Butterdy Vi»it— The Okl Manslon-House— Pa- triarchal Dogs— Remembering a FMst— The Room In which Washington Died— The Great Kej ofthe Bsstlle— The Gift of Lafkyetre— The Harpstehord of Kleanor Ousiis — The Be//e of Mount Vernon— Moralising— Inside the Mansion— Uncle Tom's Boumtet M — Beantl Ail Scenery— Memorial Day at Arlington— The So Mlers' Ornliaiis— Tlie Grave of Fdrty Soldlers-The Sacrifioe of a Wkiow's Hon— The Children's Oltbring— The Rec- ord of the lirftvo-A National Pnjor for the IMdy 681 Ten Tears in "Washington. MORE than a century ago a young surveyor, Captain of the Virginia troops, camped with Braddock's forces upon the hill now occupied by the Washington Observatory, looked down as Moses looked from Nebo upon the promised land, until he saw growing before his prophetic sight the city of the future, the Capital of a vast and free people then unborn. The land upon which he gazed was the un- dreamed of site of the undreamed of city of the Republic, then to be. TUB BUBKAU OF PATBMT8 — CRAZT INVBHTOBS AMD WOKDERFUL INVBKTIONS. The Young Surveyor's Dream — Humboldt's View of Washington— A Vision of the Future Capital — The United States Government on Wheels — Ambitious Offers — The Rival Rivers — Potomac Wins — Battles in Con- gress — Patriotic Offers of Territory — Temporary Lodgings for Eleven Years — Old- Fashioned Simplicity — He Couldn't Afford Furniture — A Great Man's Modesty — Conflicting Claims — Smith Backs Baltimore — A Convincing Fact— The Dreadful Quakers — A Condescending Party — A Slight Amendment — An Old Bill Brought to Light Again — The Indian Place with the Long Name — Secession Threatened — The Future Strangely Foreshadowed — A Dinnor of Some Consequence — How it was Done — Really a Stranger — A Mice Proposal — Sweetening the Pill — A ** Revu Uion of Stomach " — Fixed on the Banks of the Potomac.
Amono thb Obbbrbaoh — Tub Corri Ha ahd Bbfabatiho Hook i M TBB Tbiasdbt Bdildiho, 81T LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. dont— Memories of Another Scone— Grand Jubilation— Tlio Procession— The Curtain F&ils 960 CHAPTER XXVin. How Sixty Thousand Dollarfl were Spent— Something Wrong: *'*Twas ever Tlius**— Be- collocri'Mi of another Fentlval-Hnw " the Dust" was Balsed— A Flue Opportunltv for a Fuw Naiightv Wonl M— l/wt Jewels- The Colored Folks in a Fix— Ovurilale— Walking under IMfilcn Itles-Ttie Kxplntt of Two Old Gentlemen -Horace Greeley Ixises hu Old White UHt— He says Nanghty Words of Washington- Seeking tlie Ixwt-SUIl Cher Uhed by Memory- Some People Remind General Chipman— '* Regardless of Kx- Knse*'- A Bali-Room Built of Wooden l Aths and Musdn— A Little Too Cokl— Gay icoratlons— How ** Delicate" Women can Endure the Cold— Modesty In Scanty Gar- ments—The President li'rosen— The ** Cherubs, Perched up Aloft,'* Refuse to Sing— On the President Ul Ptotform— Ladies of Distinct ion— Half-froaen Beauties— " Tliey did not Mukoa Pretty llcture **— Why and Wherefore ?