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INTERVIEWING AN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
L A R E N C E R-
J i WARD is a Mcm
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Personally, I am very glad that
what has Just been mentioned is
what Clarence Is and not what he
Has. Imagine how a thing would
taste that one had to take to
cure one's self of an ailment of
Clarence has a few other prior
convictions, but when they pinned
the foregoing title on his breadth
of chest, Clarence took his other
Degrees, Letters, Badges,. But-
tons, Watch Fobs and Silver Sus
pender Buckles, put them away,
promised them a complete rest
tintll after the fair and dared the
Moths to do their worst.
Over and above all of this Clar
ence R. Ward is very much of a
Regular Fellow. He Is a great
Dreamer of Dreams, which some
how or other never seems to have
interfered with his getting the
Foundations In on time, the Walls
up as per schedule and the Roof
on while the weather lasted.
He dreamed the Alaska Build
ing into being at a time when the
only way one could tell where
California street crossed Sansome
was to climb one's way to where
it crossed Battery, get one's bear
ings and work West.
He did It with a cheerfulness
that was very hard to associate
with a "T" square and a Blue
Print. He went to work with an
optimism that made more than
one of his Brother Architects un
pack a trunk and cancel a reser
vation on the Owl.
I would say without being posi
tive of my ground, that Clarence
had made up his mind that if he is
going to be famous there is no
particular reason why he should
be grouchy about it.
And he isn't—l mean he isn't
It appears that when the Direc
tors of the Exposition got to a
point where Plans and Specifica
tions came under the head of
"new business," they decided that
Machinery Hall was to be the
Flag Ship of the Fair.
They got out their plug hats
and frock coats, arranged them
selves to look like Statesmen and
sent for Ward. Ward kept them
waiting Just long enough to add a
little dignity to the occasion, an
swered "yes" to everything they
asked him—doubled it —promised
to give the plans out in the morn
ing—trade them two smiles for
every frown—beguiled the Direc
tors Into asking him to lunch, re
fused the invitation, and, as he
expresses it himself, "beat it"
The next thing the Directors
knew there was something going
on at the Fair Grounds, which
looked l;ke a graceful Monster of
the Sea coming up for air.
Then they sent for Ward, who
Daysey Mayme a ?i}k Folks
FRANCES L. GARSIDE
IF a circular showing a goddess
floating on a cloud that is resting
on a piano, and is supposed to rep
resent the Goddess of Music, falls to
sell a piano to you, that is because
you have a soul too sordid to appre
You are as mundane and material
istic in your nature as Lysander John
Appleton, who looked at a picture
his daughter, Daysey Mayme, painted
of her mother with a halo on her
head, and commented as follows:
"I don't see why your ma, being a
good cook, is any reason why you
should paint her with her head stick
ing through a pie like that. Doesn't
Show proper respect."
But every artist knows that such
criticism proves nothing but the eor
didness of the critic, and Daysey
Mayme Appleton, being gifted with
the artistic temperament to a dan
gerous degree, continued to paint such
milkmaids that if they went into a
barn lot the cows would be 100 scared
to give down their milk, and Raphael
like cherubs with as much symiretry
to their limbs as there is to an over
stuffed Wienerwurst. -
The Are of genius burned so hot
within her that it put water blisters
on all the critics who ventured near.
She knew the serenity of one whose
Boul approves and feared not.
Passing through the stage when a
girl loves, loves, loves, she had
painted Cupids flying. Cupids walking.
Cupids shooting, Cupids unarmed
and Cupids everywhere. Then, hav
ing reached the pessimistic stage
which makes women hate men, either
because they have one or haven't, she
sent word back that he would
come as soon as Machinery Hall
was finished—and added, "It can't
be done under eight months, so
please tell the Directors not to sit
up for me."
We asked Clarence If he would
Introduce ns to Machinery Hall.
"Certainly," said Clarence; "how
would you like to have It? In
bulk or section by section? Tou
know." he added. "Machinery Hall
is a He Building, and I'm a little
bit afraid you are glng to miss
the girlish enthusiasm of the
Service Building with her Grape
and Canister of Feminine Facts."
As he walked over I took a look
at the Building. Ward was quite
right—Machinery Hall Is so much
a fact all by himself Just as he is,
that It seemed almost an imper
tinence to ask any questions of
The Introduction had all the ap
pearance of three nickels trying
to make a National Bank pay
"Speak up," roared Machinery
Hall, "I am Just a little hit out of
sorts—l'll give you all the Facts
and Figures you want, but you
must print them as I give them to
you—do you hear? And say, you,"
he called, addressing Murphy,
"don't try to get me on that little
pad, or I'll drop a thousand feet
of Cornice on you. Now, what can
I do for you?"
OXLY OXE MILS
OF CORK ICE
"Speaking of Cornice," I said,
"that's rather Interesting—drop
ping a thousand feet of Cornice
here or there—as a rough guess,
now how many feet of Cornice
have you, taking It all in all?"
"One mile exactly." he replied,
and then added quickly, "a few
more questions like that and I'll
begin to doubt some Of the things
I've heard about you fellows."
Naturally, we felt encouraged.
Ward had left us for a moment
and had gone across the road.
"There goes your Archltect,"l vol
Ward turned on his heel and
came back. "These friends of
CLARENCE R. WARD
mine," he said, addressing him
self to Machinery Hall, "haven't
got that just right. I've tried to
correct them a dozen times, so
Fuppose you straighten It out for
me," and with that he left us—
face to face with the only Mam
moth Cave I've ever seen above
"This is the last time," said
Machinery Hall, "I'll explain this
to any one, but the facts are that
J. Harry Blohme, Mr. Ward's
partner, is as much responsible
for me as Mr. Ward is. I wouldn't
say this if I hadn't heard Ward
say it a half a dozen times. They
seem to divide the work and re
painted Cupid with horns and a tail
and an expression like that of a mar
And now, after having passed
through every stage of artistic devel
opment, from the painting of a
woman an angel wearing a blue shirt
waist and a red skirt sitting on a
purple cloud, to a landscape that was
an escape, and found that Fame is too
fleeting to be negotiable, she has be
gun to paint for the microbe infested
She has begun to enlarge pictures,
finding In the work of making a
dough faced ancestor with as much
expression as a fashion plate look as
intelligence as a bond holder all tlie
field a creative genius desired.
"I seek my patrons among the poor
er classes," said Daysey Mayme. "The
enlarged picture is not a habit. It is
a disease, just the same as the Itch,
the mumpß or the measles, and It al
ways takes worse where the families
are very poor."
Daysey Mayme Is making money out
of the weakness of human nature. And
who will dare say this is not the
foundation on which every Immense
! fortune Is built?
A BOON INDEED
"At last," exclaimed the long haired
inventor, "I have evolved the greatest
practical blessing of the age."
"Oh, tell me, Theophllus, tell me
what It Is," begged his wife.
' A collar button with a little pho
nograph inside that will call out when
it rolls into a dark corner under the
dresser: 'Here I am! Here I am!" 1
THE SAN FRANCISCO CAIX, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1913
! MucMivsny Hull mi CSsirai©® R. Wwdl
sponsibility—sort of Indoor and
outdoor shifts, as It were. Come
on," he continued, "ask me some
questions. I'm growing so fast it
hurts to stand still."
"Where did we leave off?" I
"Cornices," whispered Murphy.
"As you will contain a very con
siderable tonnage, I suppose your
foundation was put In with the
idea of standing a very heavy
load?" That looked a little tech
nical to me, and I hoped to get
away with it.
DOWH to 14
"Not at all," retorted Machin
ery Hall, "ridiculous! Naturally,
I will be able to stand a fair load
on my floors, but If anything Is
extraordinarily heavy, we will
have to make preparations ac
"Would you mind telling me
how, now that you are up and
your floors laid?'
"Nothing simpler. Erect a
couple of Pile Drivers, tear up a
little of the floor and drive the
necessary piles. Why, say,
they've done that twice already,
and I didn't even feel I had over
"Your foundation is of piling
then, is It?"
"Would you give me some idea
o °o MOTES WKOM THE WOMEN'S QVUM ?\
When women's clubs first began to
assume an important part in the
world of women's affairs, the pro
grams bristled with "papers." Rolls
of manuscript made their appearance,
sometimes tied with ribbons, or If
the contributor was particularly busi
ness like, folded sheets secured with
pins, perhaps even typewritten.
Nervous women rattled the sheets
of paper with trembling hands; they
could occasionally be heard In the re
moter corners of the room, but gener
ally stage fright kept the head bent
low and the voice practically inaud
Reams of matter largely culled
from the best encyclopedias were read
very badly to a bored but determined
ly attentive audience.
Now we have changed all that.
At a recent club meeting the presi
dent, a woman of wide experience and
high standing in the club world, said:
"I think we have all come to read
'papers.' When we go to a club meet
ing now and see a roll of manuscript
brought out, particularly If It Is a vol
uminous one, we all begin with our
eyes to measure the distance to the
door and wonder If escape Is possible.
We want women to speak directly to
us and not be too stilted and too
lengthy about It."
And that Is one of the most Import
ant developments of the entire move
Persona] poise has been gained to a
Women have learned to rise to
their feet —and that, by the way, was
one of the most difficult things for
them to do, apparently. If a woman
could dodge behind another woman's
hat. and from her seat obscurely
merged In the center of the house,
voice an objection, a protest or an
opinion, she seemed able to live
Casting: Them All in the Shade
of the auraber?"
"No, I couldn't—l've forgotten
the number it took, but I do know
it required NINE MILES."
"Mm ml lea of pUlagrf»
"You heard what I aald. Why,
if I took my foundations and put
them end to end, added the Cor
nices and threw In a few win
dows, I'd hare to take In consid
erable slack to keep from passing
the '14 Mile House.'"
I let them count nine, got to my
feet and looked toward the time
keeper. "At that rate," I mut
tered, "Just how far would you go
If you took yourself all to pieces?"
"Well," answered Machinery
Hall, "if you took me all apart
and put me down end to end, I
would make a boardwalk one foot
wide tbat would begin where you
are standing and end just tbe
other side of the Missouri River.
Or if you are one of these Home
Industry Fellows, I'll give it to
you another way—there's enough
lumber In me to floor the entire
Exposition from Fort Point to
Van Ness avenue. Now, I'd like
to ask you a question—Just how
did I impress you the first time
you ever saw me?"
"Well, I confessed, "you ap
peared to me what I thought
Tammany Hall looked like before
some one told me It was an or
ganization and not a Building."
And then for fear of incurring his
political displeasure, I hurried on
with, "How many feet of lumber
did you require?**
"I'm not quite certain as to
that," he stated quickly. "We
ran out of Book Keepers, but
you're safe in putting It down
between seven and eight million
feet. I've often thought." he said,
laughing, "what would happen to
this Fair if I ever started to take
on Leaf, Branch and Root. Why,
if that ever happened I'd have the
Black Forest of Germany looking
like a piece of the Pan Handle."
I was getting a little bewil
dered and the punishment was
telling, so I tried to outbox him.
"I don't suppose any one has
ever computed your area?"
JUST A LITTLE
"That's easy. Now, get this,
because you can take these fig
ures home, and there's nothing
you can't do with them—if you
don't run out of pencils. I am
three hundred and sixty-seven
feet wide, nine hundred and sixty
seven feet long and one hundred
and thirty-five feet high—five or
six times the size of the old Me
chanics' Pavilion. Roughly speak
ing, that gives me a chest meas
urement of three hundred and
fifty-five thousand square feet.
It took twenty-six shiploads of
lumber to do this to me, and be
fore I get through I will repre
sent and expenditure of six hun
dred and sixty-four thousand
dollars, which sounds like a Hl
bernla Bank statement — but It
"Six hundred and sixty-four
through it. But let the bland voice
of the chairman demand that she
stand when addressing the house, or
that she "come to the platform," and
she had blind staggers ot fright and
Now, however, aha rises confidently
to her feet, says what she has to
say, and Is able to be quite at her
ease, to be jocose, colloquial, face
tious, or any of those mild forms and
manifestations of humor which denote
a good heart action and quiet nerves.
Another point has been gained, too,
and in that women speakers have
passed beyond their brothers. Women
have learned the value of brevity.
Men have apparently still to grdsp
the Importance of that quality, when
they have the floor.
Not that the women have not just
as much to say and do not get the
same Joy in the saying, but they have
realized with that quicker intuition
which is undoubtedly theirs that peo
ple who are not bored are more apt
Another reason is, probably, that
women, having Just taken up this
matter of public speaking, do it with
a trifle less self-confidence. The ordi
nary man speaker thinks he Is a born
orator and wanders gayly along, be
lieving that every one has granted
him the loan not only of one's ears,
but of one's entire attention as well.
He may have a point to gain, but he
is having a lovely party, too.
When a woman who has an end in
view or a fact'to explain, begins to
talk out loud in public, she knows,
perhaps instinctively, perhaps from
experience with mankind, that a few
good points, put tersely, a tiny anec
dote, a touch of human nature and
then a glimpse of pathos or a bit of a
laugh will bring her success most
•urcly. ■ , i
thousand dollars," I echoed. "That
represents a lot of lumber."
"But It Isn't an lumber. If you
are only going to figure on lumber
you'll leave me bareheaded and in
my shirt sleeves. Why, before
they say 'Amen' to me I will have
absorbed seventeen carloads of
plaster and one thousand five hun
dred and fifty tons of steel. Now,"
he railed, "as you seem to be one
of those Comparison Cranks, it
might be worthy of mention that
while I am a Frame Building I
will contain more steel than the
new steel frame Annex of the SL
Francis Hotel. Think that over.
I don't like to talk about myself,
but I wouldn't be surprised if I
waa about the largest frame
Building ever built"
I was getting Just a little ex
cited. "That's great stuff," I ex
claimed. "How many houses do
you suppose you would make?" •
"I've never figured that out."
he replied, "that is, taking me as
a whole, but I do know this,
there are one hundred and twenty
arches In me, seventy-five feet by
one hundred and thirty-five feet
and there is enough lumber in
each one of these arches to build
a twelve room house."
"Yes, with a bath, a place to
dry clothes and garage a ma
At this Juncture D. Rogatory
sauntered up and sat down on our
pile of lumber next to Murphy.
"There," sneered Machinery
Hall, pointing a twelve ton finger
at D. Rogatory, "that fellow as
says more gloom per person than
any man In the Grounds."
"Has the Boy Braggart been
unloading a few cars of Fiction?"
asked D. Rogatory, addressing
himself to me. "He Is a won
der—he is so used to talking in
tons, that If a thousand pounds
knocked at the door he wouldn't
yawn wide enough for it to get
In. He tried to tell me that the
reason they didn't face him with
his length running East and
West was because every time
you walked one way you would
gain a day, and naturally lose
it coming back. The Carpenters
got together and figured it out
that If the Contractors picked
their days to pay off on the Me
chanics on the Job, instead of
getting the usual envelope, would
come pretty nearly owing the
Bosses money. So they ran him
North and South."
REMARK IS MADE
"At that," called Machinery
Hall, anxious to get in, "there
Is a difference In time of 45 min
utes between by East and West
Entrances. Why," he continued
evidently for the benefit of D.
Rogatory, "when my floor was
first put down a Civil War Vet
eran reproduced the battle of
Gettysburg, and to the exact scale.
He told me afterward that If the
two armies had had as much
room In which to fight as he had
in which to draw they would be
If she begins to forget this, there
Is an unfeeling woman in the chair
generally, with a gavel, to say
The Council of Jewish Women held
Its alternate meeting yesterday aft
ernoon in Native Sons' hall, when a
dramatic reading was given by Loo
Cooper of "Joseph and His Breth
ren," heard for the first time on this
coast and greatly appreciated by the
large audience present.
Miss Ida Blum gave two violin
solos, accompanied by Mrs. M Blum,
and Mrs. Vincent Sanders Walsh sang,
with Miss Mabel Louise Sherwood at
♦ * *
The Dorian club met yesterday aft
ernoon at the home of Mrs. O. Cbllds-
Macdonald at 2759 Broderick street,
when Mrs. Bmil Pohll read her own
translation of "Professor Bernardl."
Miss Cecil Cowles, at the piano,
played a number of her own compo
sitions. Mrs. J. S. A. Macdonald was
chairman of the day.
» * *
This evening the members of the
Vlttoria Colonna club will give their
Thanksgiving program at 9 o'clock at
the Hotel Richelieu, Mrs. Angelo Spa
dina being In charge of the program.
Refreshments and dancing will follow
the musical numbers, which will be as
follows: Piano solo, Miss Alice Dolan;
soprano solo, Mrs. Zelda Glaser, ac
companist Miss Hannah Edwards;
contralto solo, Mrs. Joseph Keenan;
soprano solo, Miss Sophie Rottanzl;
musical recitation, Mrs. Celine Straus,
accompanist Mrs. Prosper Reiter; trio,
Misses Caradona and Thompson and
Mrs. B. Brun; Prof. Sigismondo Mar
* * *
Charming auxiliary has invited its
members to a Christmas entertain
ment and tea In place of its regular
at it yet. You know,** he added,
switching to me. "D. Rogatory Is
one of those beautiful natures
whose intellects will not permit
htm to distinguish between a
Booth and a Building."
"Has he told you,' said D. Rog
atory, "how much bigger he la
than the Machinery Hall of pre
vious Fairs? That is his pet
"No," I admitted, "he hasn't."
"But I will." said Machinery
Hall. "Some day, D. Rogatory,
"youH get tired of trying to talk
me out of that,"
"Let's have It," Interjected Mur
phy, who wanted a chance to
make a sketch under the most
A Victim of Machinery Hall Statistics
"Well," continued Machinery
Hall, "I won't bore you with de
tails, but the combined area of my
predecessors at Portland. Omaha,
Buffalo and Seattle totaled two
hundred and ninety thousand
square feet, which gives me
sixty-five thousand square feet
the best of It over the four of
them —which margin. Incidentally.
Is bigger than any of them were,
except Buffalo. And here's one,
I don't think I ever told you, D.
Rogatory—they could put ail of
the exhibits of either the James
town. Seattle or Portland Expo
sitions In me and it wouldn't be
meeting 1 on Monday afternoon at 6
o'clock In the parlors of the First
Unitarian church, Geary and Franklin
* * *
The Willing Workers of the Bush
street temple announce that a card
party will be given by their organiza
tion on Monday afternoon at Native
Sons' hall. Bridge whist and five hun
dred will be played and hansome
prizes will be given.
* * *
To Kalon members will meet on Tues
day afternoon, and the program, which
Is an elaborate one, comes under the
general title of "Cradleland."
* # *
Each member is asked to bring to
the meeting a toy of not more than
25 cents In value as the club Is anx
ious to make Christmas a happy oc
casion for as many poor children as
There will be cradle scenes from
foreign lands, beginning with "The
Adoration of the Magi," followed by
"Chinese Slumberland," "A German
Nursery," "A Russian Home," a scene
from "Hiawatha," "A Christmas
Dream in an American Cradle," and
appropriate musical numbers. The
reception committee will consist of
Miss Carrie Morton, hostess; Mrs.
Robert Wallace, Mrs. J. S. Howell,
Mrs. G. F. Terschuren, Mrs. George
Fouratt: hospitality committee. Miss
Susan Hosken and Mrs. Charles Den.
delof; tea committee, Mrs. F. N. Mor
com. Mrs. W*. P. Caubu.
Laurel Hall club is to have "Cali
fornia Day" on Wednesday next, when
Mrs. E. A. Blaisdell will he chairman
of the program. Mrs. Raymond B.
Hollingsworth will be club hostess
and Mrs. Marion S. Blanchard the tea
Members will be allowed two guests
at this meeting. _
necessary for them to form a
Strap Hangers' League to do it,
"Fierce," muttered D- Rogatory,
"he's the worst In tbe world. I
stood for a lot of his stuff, but
when he told me his skylights
were so high up that by the time
the light got to the floor It would
be dark, I quit him."
"What are those eagles doing
on the ground over there?" I
aaked, pointing to some Master
Pieces of the Sculptor's Art.
"Those," replied D. Rogatory,
beating Machinery Hall to It,
"were supposed to go up on tho
top of some plllara"
"What's holding them back?"
"Machinery Hall," answered D,
Rogatory, "he had the nerve to
tell Ward that if he put the
eagles up that high they would
get dizzy. Machinery Hall may
be a marvel, but,l'll say this for
him—he hasn't a fault In the
world to find with himself."
"Tell me. Machinery Hall, do
you consider yourself a perma
HERE'S A CHAXCE
FOR VOVXC MEN
"You're out." shouted D. Roga
tory, evidently very much amused,
"you're out. Machinery Hall —
swung at a wide one and with
the bases full."
"I hope." I said.
"Pay no attention to him." re
torted Machinery Hall, "he thinks
the fact that I am not supposed
to be a permanent building
hurts—but it doesn't. As a
matter of fact, I do not know
whether I am to be permanent or
not—but of this much I am cer
tain —if they ever start to tear
me down, they had better hire a
lot of young men to do it. The
engineers who figured a way to
put me up will not be on the Fair
Pay Roll after it Is over—and If
they only mislay the key to my
construction, I'll take my chance
with anything this side of sron
"To get back to bnsir.e-ss—how
are they going to get all this
Machinery Into you?"
"I am glad you asked that ques
tion, because I really want to
answer It. They will bring it In
by the train load, unload it by the
car load and put it in place with
the aid of a 30 ton crane, which
will travel my entire length. All
of which they can do at any time
up to the opening of the Fair
without violating any of the reg
ular "Rules of Traffic or the Cubic
"I suppose it takes a great
many watchmen to look after
• you," I stated.
"We had rather a peculiar ex
» Littte Bobbin's Pa a
WILLIAM F. KIRK
THARE was a yung man called last
night to see my cousin Alice that
I think Is the smartest yung man
wlch I have ever saw. He can talk
lots better than any of her other
beaus. After I herd him talk a llttel
I went in the library & got the dick
shunary & sat ware I cud hear him
talk & every time he sed a word I
dident know I looked it up. It kep
me pritty busy too. Wen he went
away Alice sed Oh, lsent he grand.
So I guess the rest of her beaus has
got a pritty slim chanst, they mite as
wel not call any moar.
The nalm of this new beau was
Reginald White & he went to college.
No man can flte the battel of life
without having went to college, he
sed to Pa. I reggard myself as thor
oughly equipped to grappel with the
manifold problems wich confront one
who is entering the turnament of
That is a good way to reegard yure
self. sed Pa. Thare is nothing like
reefusing to hate yourself. I often
reegret, sed Pa. that I dident have the
advantage of a college educashun. I
know that I am not thoroly equipped
to enter the turnament of Life, sed
Pa, but sura of the other fellers in
that turnament has found out in a
small way that I am thare, & I make
enuff to support Mary & the children.
It is a pity that you were not prop
erly armed to cope with the Infinite
order of chaos, sed Reginald. We
moly-cules are so Imperfeck at best.
& it is indeed a bitter struggel for one
who does not know of Plato & his
Thare Is a young man working for
me that was talking about Plato the
other day. He knew all about all
them old Greeks Sc was trying to put
me wise, Pa sed. but he lsent a vary
good stenografer. <v I shall have to
let him go on Saturday nite. A sten
pertence with them," he replied,
"we started out by having; quite
a number. Naturally they us»<»,i
to get lonely, which finally ied
to their agreeing upon a meet
ing place. This worked satisfac
torily going to the meeting, but
after they all got together they
began to realize how little they
amounted to, with the result that
when they had to go back to their
stations alone, each one of them
felt like an individual Dormer
p.irty, so they resigned as soon as
liiev could get to the Call ship
"How did you get around the
"We have Individual watchmen
—that Is one at a time —we send
Lost in Machinery Hall
one man in every day and give
him a certain route to cover. So
far none of them have ever met."
"How do yon know?"
"Well, because we alternate
them between Germans and Irish
men and we have it figured out
this way: If two of the Germans
met they would come out together
—If a German and an Irishman
met, only one of them would come
"But," I Interrupted, "suppose
two of the Irishmen met?"
"In that case," answered Ma
chinery Hall, "we would have to
send a couple of Italians in for
"Do you and Ward get on pretty
well?" I ventured, beginning to
get my notes together.
"Fine," said Machinery Hall,
creaking to the limit of bis break
ing strain, "bully—and if I am
proud of anything It Is that I have
to take orders from him. There
was an Architect out here the
other day, though, who was a
wonder, and he was one of your
local celebrities. I gathered from
his conversation he had recently
been to Rome, and he was molt
ing a lot of Feathery Facts for the
benefit of some young ladies who
were trying to do the right thing
by me with a kodak. *Tt's a lucky
thing.' he remarked, 'and I am an
architect myself—it's a lucky
thing for Italy that there are no
antl-shack ordinances In Rome.'
'And why?* inquired the chaperon.
'Because,' he answered, 'if there
were St. Peter's would have to
come down.' Then he tried to tell
them about some of his own build
ings, but apparently they all heard
some one calling tlu.m, and that is
about as far as he got with it—
St. Peter's would have to come
down. Do you know, there are a
lot of those fellows."
"There are. And they must be
wonders, because all they seem
to have to do is come out here and
criticise. Do you get my point""
I admitted I did. Murphy sec
onded the motion, and, as D. Rog
atory was busy with a still
lighted but neglected cigar, we
made it unanimous—shook hands
and said "Goodby" to —
The Dreadnought of The Battle
Line of Buildings.
ografer that knows all about Plato "
but can't spell any word oaver two
sillabels Is moar of adornament than
anything else, sed Pa.
But Reginald dident notis that Pa
was rubbing It In a llttel, & after Pa
had went in the other room he beegan
to talk kind of sentimental to Alice &
I cud heer every word & had to keep
using the dlckshunary.
Fair maid, he sed to her. there is a
mystic bond, airy as gossamer yet
strong as Deth or Life, between you
& me. In yure deer eyes I see the
lakes of Aready. he sed to Alice. Yure
sweet mouth curves with the saim
smile the regal Cleopatra wore upon
the dethless day she met her Antony.
Each tress that caresses yure ala-bas
ter brow seems like a tress that flut
tered on the head of Helen, pride of
I was In Troy onst, sed Alice. I
like Utica & Elmira better, tho. Thay
have nicer parties In Utica.
You do not comprehend sed Reg
inald. I speak of Troy of old. the
mistick, mlthological Troy of which
Homer sang, the city that for ten
long yeers held out aggenst the
Greeks & Mitey Akillees. & to com
pare you with Helen is an honor any
maid shud blush with joy to have
con-ferred on her, sed Reginald.
Surely thare can be no in-sur
mountable barrier between us, he sed
to Alice. The love of possession is
pre-domlnant In my beelng. he sed.
& befoar vary many days I am go
ing to pro-pound a Inter-roga-tory
to you which will meen every-thlng to
us both, & then in matri-monial felic-
I Ity we will float thru this exlstens, to
part only at deth * later to rejoin ac
cording to the theery of the trans
| migrashun of souls, Reginald sed to
After he had went Alice cairn Into
the library. She was looking for the
1 dlckshunary, too.