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Washington sight-seeing and shopping guide; most direct advertising medium with the traveling public

Washington sight-seeing and shopping guide; most direct advertising medium with the traveling public

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...invited to try this excellent preparation with-out cost, and can obtain a sample absolutely free; simply send us the name and address of your druggist, as well as your own, and a sample will be sent you by return mail. Address: Jacobs Pharmacy Company, 10 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Ga. front. The office of the Lieut. General of the Army and his staff is on the floor above the basement in the northeast portion of the building. The offices of the Secretaries of the three departments are on the second floor. The domed corridor and the headquarters of the army are vastly interesting. Under the jurisdiction of this department are theWashington Barracks, situated in a park of seventy acres, at the foot of Seventh Street, S. W. which may be inspected daily; the rifle range, with daily practice; hospital, battery drill grounds with daily practice; the Army Medical Museum, containing 27,000 specimens of interest to surgical and medical students, and microscopists, and the library of 150,000 volumes; the Weather Bureau, where the forecasts are determined and where the students of meteorology will find much that is new and valuable; also the Fort Myer cavalry station where military drills and sham battles may be witnessed. The library of the War Department contains 20,000 volumes. The library of the State Department contains 50,000 volumes. Here are to be found the original draft »f the Declaration of Independence and the desk it was written on, Washington's war sword, and many interesting historical documents. In the headquarters of the Navy Department the stairways repay notice. They contain eleven hundred bronze balusters, with a massive rail of Honduras mahogany. The library room, with its 20,000 volumes, is finished in marble, the ceiling being of glass and i...