yet undeveloped, potential influences upon the business of Annapolis.
The Chesapeake gives its share of the trade to Annapolis, and the sur-
rounding country adds to its business life. An electric line to the large
cities of Washington and Baltimore adds greatly to the population and
trade of Annapolis. Steamboat communication, a part of the State Roads
system, has been established from Annapolis with the Eastern Shore—
the Bay not being over ten miles wide at this point.
Annapolis as a Residential City. —Annapolis has superior advantages
as a residential city. Its healthfullness is remarkable. It is current that,
when the commission that selected the site of Annapolis for the Naval
Academy met, it found Annapolis the second most healthful place in the
country. Annapolis has maintained its reputation for healthfulness.
Not one serious epidemic, due to the atmospheric or climatic conditions
of the locality, has occurred at the Naval Academy. The drainage of
swamps in. and near the city has added to the salubriousness of the cli-
mate. Annapolis is free from prolonged rigors of cold or heat. Seldom,
if ever, does a heated term or cold spell last longer than a week. The
great freedom of the town from floods, tempests, and other disastrous
physical conditions is notable. The intelligence, hospitality and urbanity
of its citizens make Annapolis n most desirable residential city. The
social festivities of city, college and Academy, produce a favorite ren-
dezvous for the lovers of fashionable festivities. The educational advan-
tages of Annapolis are unsurpassed. It has grammar and high schools
of superior grade. St. John's affords broad education and the city's
constant touch with the Naval Academy, the Legislature and the Supreme
Court of the State all combine to give Annapolis an educational and even
an intellectual atmosphere The city is well supplied with churches,
their denominations being Catholic, Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyter-
ian, Lutheran and Baptist. The society of Annapolis is refined and agree-
able, and its naval conditions have induced a large number of naval
officers and naval families to make Annapolis their places of residence.
Here they find congenial tastes and interests. The waters, markets and
gardens in and about Annapolis furnish the best and freshest of fish and
vegetables. Its market stalls afford the choicest meats, and its large and
well filled stores supply provisions and groceries of the finest character.
The city of Annapolis, with its healthfulness, pure air, peacefulness, order,
good government, intelligence, refinement and hospitality, is a model
American residential city. The stranger always receives a hearty
The Scenery About Annapolis. —Aside from its ancient buildings and
historic sites, and one of the most picturesque cities of America, Annapo-
lis, lying on the "Hudson of Maryland"—the beautiful and romantic
Severn—presents every variety oi: sublime and magnificent scenery save
that of lofty and imposing mountains. Its historic, architectural and
natural attractions make it of intensest interest to the tourist, the histor-
ian and the lovers of water and landscape beauty. The great Naval Acad-
emy, with its splendid buildings, appeals not only to delights of vision,
hut rouses the pride of the American in the "greatest Naval School in the
World. " The hills of the Severn bristle with historic forts, while its
towering banks, sloping in verdure and woodland to the blue waters of
the river, create pictures of poetic beauty, as its tide rolls on to the majes-
tic Chesapeake where marches in unending columns the commerce of the
metropolis of Maryland to the ports of the world.
By HUGH R. RILEY.