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THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., MARCH 17, 1912-PART 4
The Fable of How a Family Jumped Out of Class B Into the King Row?The Scrambling Units. "THE WHOLE FAMILY, INCLUDING THE CHAUFFEUR, SAT DOWN TO PRUNES EVERY MORNING." ONCE there was a side street all Trains are met by a Popular Dray Quartette consisting of Papa man wearing a Black Sweater, and Mama and Gordon and When he elbowed his Way into the Ethel. City, years before, his Assets consisted The ostensible Stroke Oar of this of a Paper Valise, a few home-launder Domestic Combination was a Graduate ed Garments and a small Volume tell of one of those Towns in which the ing how to win at Cards. Occidental Hotel faces the Depot and In the reflned Home where he ob tained his Liver and Macaroni paved with Cheese, he met the Daughter of the Household. When there was a Rush she would sometimes put on all of her Rings and help wait on the Table, although her Star Specialty was to ?et the Stool at the right Elevation and then tear the Vital Organs out of "Pansy Blossom" and "White Wings." The Young Shipping Clerk used to fly to his Kennel and get himself all Gussled up and then edge into the Parlor and turn the Music for Miss Livingstone, who loked to him like Mary Anderson and sounded like Adelina Patti. * * * When the Blue Envelope hit the Twenty Mark he saw that it would be Clear Sailing, sq they began to Hold Hands and he bought a Spark Dia mond which could be seen held 'at a certain Angle. They went to Housekeeping In a stingy flat with a Bed that could be stood on End during the daytime and made to resemble a Book-Case, alsd a Plaster-of-Paris Lion on the Mantel. About the time Gordon was first tethered on the Fire-Escape, the Pro vider got a taste of Soft Collateral and began to wear Gold Bracelets on his Cigars. ? * * When Ethel was large enough to take Into the Park the Graft had de veloped until the whole Outfit moved to an Apartment where all Goods had to be delivered in the Rear. Mother began to ride in Hacks which were not numbered. So they went along for Years, rid ing on L Trains, caling up the Jani tor to ask for more Heat, trying to find a good Maid and experimenting with new Cereals, all of these Ro mantic Adventures combining to make what is known as City Life. They were simply four scrambling Units in the Great Ant-Hill; four tiny Tadpoles in the great Schools thai wiggled up and down the main Thoroughfares. It seemed that their only Chance to make an Impression on the huge and callous City was to die and then hold up a line of Street Cars while the Hearse and the five Carriages moved slowly In the direc tion of Calvary. , * * * But Destiny had them spotted. Father was very busy trying to run a Shoe String up to a National Bank. He would rush into his Office and open the Desk and push Buttons and send Hurry-Up Wires and dictate Letters to trembling Myrtle with the Small Waist and keep people waiting outside* just like the Whales who control the Sugar TrusJ. He had a Front like the new Penn sylvania Station and the soft personal Attributes of a Numidian Lion. When he was sued in the Courts by a Victim who wanted a final look at his Money, the Reporters came around and he was so stiff-necked and de fiant that all of them referred to him as the Millionaire Promoter. * * * It was easier to be this kind of a Millionaire than to stand for a Search. Every Office Building is coagulated with Millionaires who never will be Caught until the Tin Box is opened in the Probate Court. Then the Widow will ^t ready to take Boarders. As soon as Father was bawled as a Millionaire it was up to Mother t6 join a new kind of Club and have a Handle put on her Eye-Glasses. She would practice in her Room for Hours at a time, gripping the Rocking Chair with both Hands and trying to get the real Bostonlan sound of "A" as in Lard. Her Efforts were not in Vain, for one Day when the Club Meeting broke up with the Lady President throwing Fits and a Copper guarding the Ballot Box, the principal Insurgent was men tioned in the Public Prints as a Popu lar Society Matron and Leader in the New Movement among women. They had to call her that or the Story of her shooting the Ink-Stand at the Re cording Secretary would not have been ?worth playing up on the First Page. It was a proud Morning for Gordon and Ethel when they saw all the Pictures and learned that they were the Immediate Descendants of the Millionaire Promoter and the P6pular Society Matron. Gordon found himself endowed with a Social Status which enabled him, at the Age of 23, to gain admission to an exclusive Club of 3,000 Members, (he object of which was to serve a 40-cent Table d'Hote every Noon to as many as were willing to take a Chance. Therefore, when he was yanked out of his 2-cylinder Car and stood up before the Magistrate, charged with running over People and smearing up the Boulevard, the whole Reading Public was thrilled to hear of what had happened to a Weil-Known Club man whose Father was a Millionaire Promoter and whose Mother was a Popular Society Matron. By this time Ethel was merely a Relative. * ? * She had not come across in any Par ticular. As a matter of Fact, she was not pulling down any Ribbons at Beauty Shows and toed In when she walked and was beyond the reach of Massage Cream. However, she was not discouraged. She eloped with a Chauffeur employed in an 8-car Garage and next Day she was a Beautiful Heiress whose Broth er was a Well-Known Man about Town, the Mother being very promi nent in Club Work and remembered "THE YOUNG SHIPPING CLERK USED TO TURN THE MUSIC FOR MIM LIVINGSTONE, WHO LOOKED TO HIM LIKE MARY ANDERSON AND SOUNDED LIKE ADELINA PATTI." as the Wife of the Millionaire Promo- But they were very Happy, for they ter. were recognized in almost every Cafe After all this came out. Father still and their Relatives in the East were had between $3,000 and $4,000 and the sending Christmas Cards. whole Family, Including the Chauf- MORAL: Some achieve Greatness feur, sat down at Prunes every Morn- and others have It Rubbed in. (Copyrlfrht, 1912, by George Ade.) Carpenter Compares Great Canals He Has Visited With Uncle Sams Big Ditch va THE Imperial Canal of China or the Grand father of Artificial Waterways ?Rivers Which Make the Chagres Look Like Thirty Cents?The Suez Canal in 1912 and How It Pays John Bull?A Trip Through It? The Corinth Ship Canal?A Look at the Canal at Man chester Which Was Built for American Cotton?Some Big Waterways of Holland and Germany, Including the Great Ditch the Kaiser Dug. (Copyright, 1912, by Frank Q. Carpenter.) 8p*elal Correnpon<1once of The Star. ON THE GULF OF MEXICO, EN ROUTE FOR PANAMA. CI 5s m Hi AM on my way to to the Panama canal. I left New Orleans last Sat urday and will land at Colon, at the eastern end of our big ditch, at 7 o'clock. Thursday morning next. This will be my third visit to the canal workings. I saw them first in 1897, at the beginning of my tour around South America. The Frenchmen, who were then in charge, took me over the mountains and down the Chagres. They looked sad, for they were loaded with a Gargantuan Job, which hung around their necks as op pressively as did the Old Man of the Sea around that of Slndbad the Sailor. They had three thousand men in their employ, and they were laboring only with the hope of selling out to the United States or Great Britain. My next visit to the isthmus was eight years later, when we had just taken possession. T then saw the first steam shovel installed in the Culebra cut, and watched it as It began to gouge out the heart of the Andes. That was when Engineer Wallace had just taken charge and the work was at its beginning. ? * * Now the mighty construction is ap proaching completion, and I go with my he completed, in preparation for the join ing of the waters of the oceans which will flow together on or before a year from this date. Put first, I would like to take you on a flying journey about the globe to show what other nations have done in cannl building. I have gone through the great est of such works which have yet been created; and during my recent trip around the world I traversed the Suez canal, the Canal of Corinth in Greece, some of the chief canals of India and the Grand canal of China, which runs from Tientsin lor 1,000 miles southward, through the most thickly populated coun try on earth. This last summer, 011 a flying visit to Europe, I visited Holland, which, as every one knows, is cut up by canals; and I have made my way throuirh the big ditch the kaiser dug to give the German navy an outlet from the Baltic, and also over the Manchester ship canal, which carries our cotton from the sea right into the heart of old England. 1 have obtained also recent information as to the plans of some mighty ship ca nals which the Russians propose to build connecting St. Petersburg with the Black sea, and of other schemes which will make almost every part of Germany accessible by steamer or barge. We shall begin our travels on the other side of the globe. Our own canal wiW be the newest thing upon earth. The canal we shall first visit is gray-haired with the washing of almost 3,000 years. It is the great-grandfather of all canals. It was commenced long before Christ, and, according to the Chinese records, was not finished until more than 200 years before the discovery of America. The southern part of it. which I visited in 1000, extending from the Yangtse south to the city of Hangchow. was construct ed only a few years after Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar, at about the time that monarch was chewing grass In the gardens of Babylon. The upper part, extending from the Yellow river to Tien tsin, was completed by the Emperor Shitsu of China in the same century that King John of England granted the Magna Charta, while the central portion dates back to the days when the Tar quins were emperors of Rome. m * * The Grand canal Is 1,000 miles lone It begins at Tientsin and runs southward for a distance greater tnan from New York to Chicago. It crosses two rivers, the Hoangho and the Yangtse, which are so mighty that they would make the Chagres look like a thirty-cent creek, and it cuts Its way through a ter ritory having a population more than twice as great as that of the United States. The canal Is dotted with cities and towns. There are walled cities at every few miles, and some of them contain a million of peo>ple or more. There are towns of a hundred thousand each whose names are unknown in America, and a fringe of villages runs along It all the way from Tientsin to Hangchow. From the Yangtse north the canal flows for 380 miles without a lock. This is over the surrounding plains, and that notwith standing the stream is 200 feet wide. It has stone flood grates managed by sol diers. It is fed by rivers and creeks. At one place a river is conducted fcito It, and the Chinese say that 300,000 men worked seven months to turn the waters of that single stream. This canal Is now going to ruin. It used to take all the tribute rice to Peking, and was tlien sailed by 5,000 government boats every spring. Since the advent of the Chinese Merchant Steamship Com pany this rice has been carried hy sea, and the steamers have materially dam aged its other traffic. It still has numer ous junks and bat-winged 1 irsres, and in places It is traversed by steamers and steam launches. As a practical ship canal, however, it is a thing of the past, and it would require hundreds of millions of dollars to fit It for the transportation of the present. Its value has so diminished that the department for its up-Reep has ljeen B#WS066C ssssa^asB AT THE MOUTH OP THE SUEZ CANAL. pen and camera to ahow you just how the great plain of north China. Still fur- practically abolished, the office of dlrec lt looks. By the time I reach the lsth- ther north there are numerous sluices tor general of the grain transport, which mus the flrs| water should besrin to fill and lo.-ks. antUin places the water is oar- had charge of it. bavin* heen discon *Ui Gaiun lur^: and. hcfor" 1 leav ? it '' il""; t v <>? oT'jvnk- '"nred slo'it "*?? *?? ? *> M U8 STWUS6S U Ut ? ? J A *kC ?? -?? .t , .? V ? . ? ? ? W* ?? V ?' --CA t ?<V ? >? V ? , ? V ?4* ? *U ? - . THE CORINTH CANAL. Important of all, and the one which will compete with the big ditch at Pan ama. It is the Suez canal, which now has more shipping and brings In more money than any other canal upon earth. The tonnage of the vessels which passed through It last year amounted to more than 20.000,000, and the receipts were far more than that many dollars. This canal is Just forty miles longer than our canal at Panama, and, like the latter, it joins two mighty oceans. If we consider the Mediterranean an arm of the Atlantic and the Red sea an arm of the Indian ocean the Suez canal joins the two. I have gone many times through it, and it has cost the steamer each time high into the thousands of dollars. There is a charge of J2 for every man, woman and child on board, and, in addition, every ship has to pay a tonnage due, which now amounts to somewhere between $1.50 and $2 a ton. * * For many years it was |2 a ton, so that a 10,000-ton ship would pay $20,000 for going through. The last time I traversed it the steamer took eighteen hours and the charge for the ship was just about $500 an hour. The Suez canal has paid almost from the start, and the canal stock Is as high as anything sold in Wall street. The bulk of it is owned by Oreat Britain, and although the French nominally control the canal its real direction comes from John Bull. As it is now. no large block of the common stock appears to be owned by any individual or corporation or other government. John Bull is said to have a large majority of the whole, and the next shareholder in point of ownership is a Frenchman who has only a little more than 1,500 shares out of the whole 400,000. As I remember it the British government bought 176,000 shares of the old khedive, Ismail Pasha, get ting the same through a loar. of $20,000, D00, which was made by the Rothschilds originally, and finally turned over to the British government. That investment of $20,000,000 was one of the best John Bull has ever made. The stock which he has bought is now worth more than $150,000,000, and it has paid $60,000,000 or $70,0p0,000 in dividends. If Panama should turn out equally well it will give Uncle 8am a surplus big enough to join the great lakes to the gulf by a similar waterway. Beside the work of building the Pan ama canal that of Suez seems little more than a chore. The Suez .canal is only a great ditch through the desert, where the earth is soft sand and the ground is comparatively smooth. It is a sea-level canal, and that without locks. At Pan ama the canal cuts right through the backbone of the Andes, and at Oulebra . ? r- S ?-? r. ? ?-?> A ?, in their whole excavation. In the ditch at Suez the dirt and sand could be left on the banks, b' t at Panama it has had to be carted miles away. * * The Suez excavation was soft in most places, and it was only here and there that rock had to be cut. At Panama some of the work has been almost like blasting through iron, and It is only the steam shovel that has enabled us to con quer the difficulty. The Suez canal was excavated almost by hand. Twenty thousand Egyptian peasants were employed at a time and they scooped the dirt up in baskets. They got from five to fifteen cents a day, and many of them worked under the lash and were not paid at all. Our canal has been constructed with the mightiest of modern machinery; so efficient that had it been used at Suez that canal could have been constructed at one-third of the cost and within one-tenth of the time. The trip on the Panama canal will be I one of the great sights of the world. It , will take one through some of the most picturesque scenery of the tropics, where there will be palm trees, banana trees and the other vegetation which clothes the equator. It will be through a moun tainous region, over lakes and up and down the mighty water steps known as locks. The Suez canal is a trip through the desert. The only difference between it and the ordinary trip of that kind is that one rides on the deck of a steamer in- 1 stead of on the 'back of a camel. And ' still it has wonderful beauties which our 1 canal will not have. The last time I passed through from Suez to Port Said I spent the night on the canal. Our ship was steaming through the sands, under the stars of the tropics. We had a great round moon of burning copper which ' turned the canal to molten silver, and our 1 pathway was made still brighter by the ] electric searchlights which blazed from 1 our masthead and prow. Standing upon i the deck, we could see, now and then, on 1 the banks a caravan of ungainly camels 1 with their ghost-like riders clad in white 1 bobbing up and down under the moon. We passed many steamers whose searchlights made one think of ao many cyclopean demons, each with an eye of fire in his forehead, marching on to at- 1 tack him. We had to go slowly. The * canal is already too small for the traffic t and ships are allowed to go only five or z six miles an hour. Little recesses have ? been cut into the banks here and there, j where, upon telegraphic notice, vessels s have to tie up to allow other vessels to t pass. c There are many dredges in the canal, and steam pumps are kept sucking the $ little over thirty feet deep, but ,tw11* soon he thirty-five feet from one end to the other. Within the past year or so many millions of tons of earth and mu? have been taken out of the bottom, and there is now talk of widening it, o# of building another by the side for the srur P It iaTnot^a far cry from Suez to Greece. It lies on the other side of the Mediter ranean. and not long ago composed mostly of what is now the malnland and the Peloponnesus, which ^as joln^ to t by the Isthmus of Corinth. In^^hls isthmus was cut through by the Corinth canal, and lower Greece was thus turned into an island. This shortens the journey from the Adriatic to the Piraeus by oyer two hundred miles, and the canal should be one of the trade routes of the Medi terranean. It is not. When I \lsitedIt a vear or so ago there was comparatively little shipping going through and I w:as told that the canal is so situated that t forms a huge air shaft which makes it unsafe for steamers. The walls of the Corinth canal are two or three hundred feet high, and the canal itself is only about 80 feet *'ide. Its depth is only 26 feet, and the biggest of steamers cannot go through it. a new company has recently taken posses sion of it, and It is said that it will be deepened and made available for vessels of heavier tonnage. This company bought the canal for less than $5X>,000, although it cost something like $12,000,000 to hjriW The Corinth canal is a beautiful ditch with great green walls on each side, and breakwaters and lighthouses at either end. The canal is spanned by an iron bridge 170 feet high, and thiB is crossed by the chief trunk railway, which runs from Athens to Patras. * * * Our next trip will be across Europe and into Great Britain. We want to see the ship canal at Manchester, which connects the chief cotton milling center on earth with the Atlantic ocean. Only a few years ago our cotton was all landed at Liverpool, and it had to be carried to the Manchester factories by rail. Now the steamers can go right up the Mersey and thence through great locks to the doors of the factories. The Manches ter canal is thirty-five miles long. It Is twelve miles shorter than our, canal at Panama. Within that distance the ships are lifted up about sixty feet, and that in five great locks which rise one over the other. . . .. This canal goes through some of the most beautiful farming country of Eng land. Leaving Manchester, you sail out of a region of mighty warehouses and factories, into a land of farms as green as Ohio in June. The fields are divided by green hedges, and upon the rich grass fat cattle are feeding. Every now- and then vou pass a manufacturing town. You go under one great railroad bridge after another, and finally drop down to the Mersey river, with its vast shipping from all parts of the world. The Manchester canal is in many re spects like that of Panama. It is a lock canal, and it was cut out of the rock The excavation, however, amounted to only 54,000,000 tons, which was a bagatelle in comparison with the hundreds of millions we have had to take out. The canal was begun with the idea that it would cost about forty million dollars. It really cost over seventy-five million dollars, and nevertheless the Manchester men told me that they thought It a paying investment. Be fore it was built the city was falling off in business and commerce. Since then it has grown like a jimson weed or the fabled gourd of old Jonah. At the beginning the traffic on the canal was only a little over 900,000 tons. Five vears later it had tripled in quantity, and in 1907 it was more than 5,000,000 tons. It is estimated that it now saves in freight rates three or four million dollars a. vear to the trade of Manchester, and thus enables that cotton center to compete with the others which lie on the seacoast. Before the canal was built the large manufacturers were leaving Manchester for Glasgow and elsewhere, but since then many industries have been started ind ten thousand houses have been built to accommodate the incoming people. * * * The city *has constructed great docks here in the heart of the land; and these iave a water space of 266 acres, while he length of the quays is more than five niles. There are large elevators, built >y Chicago men, filled with grain which las been floated down our great lakes ind across the Atlantic. There are ware louses for American cotton; and Ameri ian meat is brought in by the shipload. I took a flying trip to Europe this last iummer and ran through some of the r/* Mrt*3 ** *1 ' of canals. It has big ones and little ones. The whole country is cut up by water. It is only about as big as Massachusetts, but Its navigable waterways placed end to end would reach from New York to San Francisco, and almost back to Chi cago. There are altogether about Ave thousand miles of them, including the North sea canal, which connects Amsterdam with the North sea. This is about fifteen miles long, two to three hundred feet wide and thirty feet deep. Amsterdam has also a canal connecting It with the Rhine, and there are numerous canals which rrfeke it possible to reach every part of the country by barges. Rotterdam is cut up by canals, and it is fast becoming one of the great ports of the world, having canal connection with Be'gium and Germany, and also reaching Germany by the Rhine. I went from Belgium to Holland by canal, mak ing a trip that way from Antwerp to Rotterdam. We passed through one old fashioned lock after another, the locks being moved by quaint Dutchmen In caps, roundabouts and bulbous pantaloons. Pretty Dutch girls were scattered along the banks, and at every stop they brought fruit and knicknacks to sell to the passengers. Germany has recently been building canals to connect its great rivers. Its people are the best traders and the best manufacturers on earth, and they realize the value of cheap water transportation They have made canals which connect the Elbe and the Oder, and thp system will eventually embrace the Rhine and th?* Weser. One can go from Hamburg to Berlin by canals, and there are busy canals In eastern Germany, th^r narcifs of which are not known In t lie I'nited States. The present plan is to stand ardize this canal system, making it tin that barges of a thousand tons can be taken to any part of the country. And this brings me to the big ditch the kaiser dug. I refer to the canal st Kiel whi'^h g"ves his men-of-war i short cut to the ocean out from the Baltic. This canal is sixty miles long, and it cost forty million dollars to build. It has reduced the time from sea to sea about two days, and has for all practical purposes mad" the Baltic a German lake. The canal has locks at each end which control th tides, and these are so fortified that th?> navy of Germany can pass in and out through them, and other ships can be kept out. The harbor at Kiel is excellent, and it forms a base for the German navy Is eleven miles long, and, in places, four miles in width. Except near the shor- . the water is forty feet deep. The kaiser has built great forts here, and he ha dry docks nrd shipbuilding yards, s<> that the canal forms one of the nation's chief military assets. FRANK G. CARPENTER. Paris to Have a Theater With Reclining Chairs Special Correspondence of Hm 8tar. aigrettes in their caps, so that those PARIS March 8 1912. seated in the parquet and orchestra bi - * li. * hind them have their view of the stage IF you should lie down in a theater, as badly-obstructed as ever. would you go to sleep? In this embarrassment the new reclin A tired business man might doze off; ing mode will prove a blessing. The U 4 ?>,? rAclinlne lit d'rnltv and P'unied and aigretted ones, of course, but the majority, reclining w a gnity ana wl(jh tQ be toward the front SprawllnB ease, would show the distinction of t e jjrat tweive or fifteen rows of an manners and the suave alertness of their ordinary theater, they will be admired reposed minds and bodies. without intercepting the view. So argue the Persian-Turkish innova- Much Is Justly anticipated from the re . _ - pose of body which the innovation of l?L~ ?* . . fers, but the repose of mind in Paris Besides, only the first six or eight rows wm great for many. really recline?In a small theater to be- # gin with. Behind them, the spectators sit * * sprawling, resting on their elbows or Mogt ParlB theaters are old and cramr leaning back propped by a palm upon the e(j for space. The seats of parquet and floor. Or else they squat in peace, at orchestra are so crowded and the aisles liberty to shift from the reposeful attl- are fio narrow that a large section of tude of the tailor to the graceful abandon ^jje Paris public, fearing theater fires, of the child with his chin on his knees, refuse to go to a show unless they can Behind them those who wish may kneel, secure aisle seats near to an exit. Yet, further back, they stand. All this Is cj0gging rows of seats being re detail, for easy arrangement later. moved from the c,ear floor space, this The great thing is to remove the cramp- parisian dread of fires becomes a thing lng, imprisoning, cumbering seats from the theater auditorium. The Nouveaux- or tne Pas* Mathurlns?in which it is likely to be But you may say; "I do not want to sit first tried?is a bijou bonbon box, as they on the floor. I will not sprawl. It say, elegant little playhouse with scarce- would soil my dress." ly twenty rows in orchestra and parquet. Here comes in a channlng novelty and It is proposed that six rows recline; but motive for expense. if more wish to, more, may do so. The No lady can resist it. With the sprawl floor will be clear, the carpet new and ing theater goes the sprawling silk ru?r. daily vacuum-cleaned. Both are oriental. You know the rugs The New Turk Theater of Constantino- as prayer rugs. Turks and Persians cer ple, from which the idea is directly taken, tainly pray on them, but also Bit and seemed actuated only by a wish to give sprawl. They are personal rugs, beauti free view of the stage. ful silk objects, vegetable colored, art handmade, costing into the hundreds of ^ ^ dollars apiece. They roll and fold in ? , . , little space, are easily carried where to "To make the spectacle agreeable to gJt or aprawi Qn. the entire audience," runs its posters. "George," the thoughtful young Paris "the management has decided that the wife will soon be saying as they start first six rows shall recline, the next ten ??r *he theater~""<*eor&e' jjavt you the i,.ii ticket* opera glasses and tha rugs?" rows shall he seated, ^hlle those behind STERLING HEILalO them shall kneel, stand or move' from place to place noiselessly, at will, ac cording to their situation." t ? Phonno All on the bare floor, of course. H IsMailCc. The Turk, adopted (hi. wta. ??eraa- mtrcury Mver t?, to<> low ? tl?lns from Per.la. both old land, beta* 1 WMhln|rton to make vl? p??ld?n. .tirred by a new logic. Previous. In Sherman for?et that he la a loyal SftKllKS "??' '?U reC"?e ?'? <?? .When the recent cold .nan This would not do for Paris, where the at *"e c*P?ta-l wa? at its worst a young aigrette problem has replaced the blight New Yorker who had been a candidate of the theater hat. After wholesale duels for appointment at the West Point Mill and j?ePfrai rlot* 'k? Prefect of police tary Academy called to pay his respects issued his famous edict against theater OT. w-l-Ti hats outside of private boxea For more * report progress, knowing that Mr. than three years past the sour dames in Sherman was interested in his applies black who act as ushers have been cram- tlon. ming ladies' hats pell-mell into narrow ?rm sorry to tell you." said the Em shelves of the corridors. This being ob- pire state youth, "that So-and-so got ligatory, ladies quit coming In hats. Thus the appointment. However, I have some the wish of good M. L<epine that they hope. I was appointed first alternate" should come "In their hair" or in caps "Cheer up." said the Vice President of pearl or gold netting, satin, silk or "That's a good deal better than nothing spangles ha? l*en fully realized. Why. you're the batter up, and. you ?!-r m r<- [V 1" 'as have thoughtfully know, the batter may fan and give you - ...... ? ...i.. .e?ir and vast a chance to tcore."