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A City Of Sleeping Cars

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One of the unique features of the Knights Templar Conclave in Boston this month will be a city of sleeping cars, the like of which has probably never before bpen seen in this country. It will be made a feature of the triennial, and sorae of the finest entertainments of the visiting knights will be offered at the settlement, which will hold forth in glory for a week. The Boston and Maine road evolved the idea when it gave an official announcement that track room for 500 sleeping cars would be provided on the old McLean Asylum grounds, a park-like expanse used by one of the best-known sanitariums for years, until it gave way to the encroachment of business and the managers sold out at a big price to the railroad Corporation. Day by day the magnificent stretch of green dotted with fine old trees is giving way to lines of steel gridironed with sleepers, but the park is so large that even though the work goes rapidly on it will be many weeks before it is completed, and the 25th of this month, when the flrst contingent of knights reaches Boston, will find plenty of pleasant room left for the accommodation of the "sleeper visitors." Probably only breakfasts will be regularly served in this car city, but booths will be arranged so that if any one is hungry, or if sick ones find it necessary to remain there all day, no one shall suffer for want of food. Nowhere about the city can a cooler place be found than in the asylum grounds, and it is not unlikely that in the steaming dog days not a few of the visitors, especially ladies, will find it very desirable to wander about the shaded park rather than travel in the dusty and heated city. For that reason, if for no other, the committee of arrangements desires to make the place fully as attractive as the city breathing places. Some of the visiting commanderies will invite the fraters whom they wish to entertain to that place, and evenings there will be a scène rivaling the most famous of Parisian boulevards.


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