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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1912, Image 12',
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little known that the big British
architects had never heard of him.
The capital district will be
formed out of 900 square miles of
wilderness in the-Yass-Camberra
district of New South Wales.
The city proper will have three
centers, the 'government, munici
pal and mercantile centers from
which boulevards radiate.
The outlying district will be di
vided into agricultural, manufac
turing and suburban residential
Architect Griffin was celebrat
ing his thirty-fifth birthday when
he was notified of his good for
tune. He is Chicago born and
raised. He is a landscape artist as
well as an architect and prqbahly
that helped him put it over the
Britishers, for Griffin used the
mountains and the beautiful nat
ural scenery around the proposed
new capital to excellent advan
tage. Griffin, by the way, has cap
tured international honors before
notably in first prize designs
for the new public buildings at
"ELECTED, DOGGONE IT!"
Riverhead, L. I., Nov. 8. The
most peeved man in Suffolk coun
ty today is Dr. Robert G. Corn
xwell, and the cause of Doc's peev
ishness is that he has been elected
"Doggone it!" he snorted to a
reporter today, "I've been ob
liging 'em ever since 1877 by run
nin' on the Democratic ticket just
because somebody'd got to run,
and it's a doggone .low trick -for
them to go and elect me now.
"Here I've been runnin' all this
long time seventeen elections
an' doin' it because there wasn't
nobody else would run, doin' it
just for the Democratic party,
and never dreamin' there was any
danger of me bein' elected, m
"And now they go, an put it
over on m'e like this. 'Ding it, I .
call it a doggone, low? mean,
stinkin' trick, that's what! It's
takin' advantage of a man when
his back's turned
"Way back in "77, I kinda .
wanted to be elected. And they
beat me; they beat me to a fraz
zle. "Then they put me Up again in -79
when I didn't give, a tinker's
continental, and they beat me'
"And after that they nomin-' "
ated me every time, although I
never used to talce the trouble to
find out if I had been nominated.
It was just a kind of neighborly
act on iriy part, because there
wasn't any chance o' bein' stuck,
and because I was a good Demo
crat. "And now, doggone their meas
ly hides, they've been-an' gone an'
elected me! Ain't it a lowdown'
"When does your husband find
time to do 'alL his reading?"
"Osually when-1 want to tell him1
o o y
If it's proper we move to lyjich '
the fellow who figured out that '
mix-up in which Thinan Knox
might become- president