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LItr'E ON A LINER rooEr, with hot and coldwater laid on. In cold weather, all the smallor rpartments are heated by electric Btoves, while the public rooms havo open fireplaces. For leisure hours thero aro well-supplied libraries, smoking- roorns, music-rooms, and lounges or drawing-rdoms, though on no two ships, even those belonging to the samo owners, are theso apartments quito alike. The sumptuousness and luxury of modern passenser "".,;: ffi: ffi;;";;";;.r the nrst rime. In the saloons of all the long-distance and yachting steamers it is customary, though not compulsory, to dress for dinner, which is gener- ally served at six or seven o'clock. For this reason many persons prefer to travel in the second saloon, rvhich, though less luxurious, is just as comfortable as the {irst. The menu in both is equal to that of a first- elass hotel, and the choice of dishes oflcred is sometimes quito bewilder- ing. The first-class dining-room yay be arranged with a number of
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