Issue 13 and Volume 1884 13.

“THE HOTEL OF THE FUTURE.” The following is the translation of an article in a Berlin paper which will convey an idea of the German estimates of the coming American hotel: “The latest American progress in building will be the ‘mammoth hotel,’ soon to be erected in the Shell Road, St. Augustine, Fla. This enormous hotel is to have a frontage of three English miles long, and a depth of six miles; the height of seventy-seven stories, will measure 3840 feet from the ground floor to the roof. The hotel will have no stairs, but 500 balloons will always be ready to take guests up to their rooms. No room waiters are to be employed, but visitors will be served by a newly-patented automaton, put up in every bedroom, which will do all shaving, shampooing, etc., for the guests by a very simple and ingenious mechanism. Supposing the guest requires…

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