FROM THE FIELD.
OUR Fall tour began August 15. The objective point was Salt
Lake City; but between Philadelphia, our starting point, and the
chief city of Utah, we had two important stops, viz., Chicago, Ill.,
and Denver, Col. On our way to Chicago we fell in with a
gentleman of that place who is interested in the cattle business.
Being quartered in the same "section"--a thing that is not always
pleasant for Jews and Samaritans-there was a long silence;
but at last it was broken, and our traveling companion became
quite communicative. He was a strong Harrison man, and as
the REVIEW rather leans that way, we could talk politics without
falling out. We discussed Harrison and Cleveland, capital and
labor, and the Homestead troubles. Then the conversation
turned to Philadelphia, the headquarters of the REVIEW, and the
home of our friend in the sixties. When we mentioned "The
New Philadelphia," he looked a little surprised. Everybody
seems to think that Philadelphia is so Quakerish and conserva-
tive that we care nothing about modern enterprise, and are not
capable of anything original. The people in the near West do
not see very far beyond THE UNITED STATES OF CHICAGO, and
those in the far West are constantly talking about "Frisco,"
which they pronounce with an accent peculiar only to themselves.
Perhaps we, of the Quaker City, are a trifle slow, but we are con-
stantly making substantial progress. Our Public Buildings are
without an equal in the United States. I have not seen a double-
deck cable-car anywhere outside of Philadelphia-not even in
"Chicargo." The newly-paved Broad Street gives Philadelphia
one of the finest boulevard drives in the country. But enough
about Philadelphia, she can take care of herself in the sisterhood
of cities. We have not yet the trolley system of electric cars, and
we can well afford to leave that ugly and clumsy arrangement for
cities of second and third class.
In the course of conversation our friend said: "You can always
get a good meal in Philadelphia; the very best beef goes from
Chicago to the Philadelphia market." He named Armour, and
Swift as the great western butchers. "Armour," he says, "has
killed as many as eight thousand hogs in a single day." No
wonder it has been said, that in those great slaughter-houses hogs
are dressed before they are quite dead. Both statements seem
incredible. Swift, he thinks, kills even more beeves than Ar-