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It ia, at best, a woro - picture of the settiifg in which the visitor to the - grounds after the formal opening of the fair Feb.' 10 Will view the collected achievements of the nations. - I t r Nestling . against the erreen. back ground of Presidio hill, with' the wa ters of the bay as its western bound ary, the pastel colored Buildings 1 parapet and tower anaUdomey- roue and' cream and shadowed bine, old gold and bronzelike green, reminiscent of Spain at Its most beautiful period.. To this ' have been added the charm of Venice, the mirrored reflection in canal, lagoon i and lake Nature i and the cunning of those who bad the task of construction in hand have combined to cause the grounds to appear century old, with all the softened beauty of permanency and age. . - . One goes to- the fair prepared for the usual y glare of , unrelieved Imitation white marble a t glorified version .of Ceney Island and .one finds within, a few- .blocks of the business center of San. Srancisco proper a. .city of an- ,. other - age in another world a dream city come true; palaces which might have been built for the kings of Spain in days long past, had their subjects ever attained' the appreciation of the Romans for' the beautiful in architec ture and sought to express it in their own "way.-.. . There ' are hedges, real . box hedges, twenty and thirty feet high and of correct proportions in depth, which by the magic of necessity . and i modern horticultural witchcraft spring up over night and , flourish thereafter, j . There are flowers and ferns and palms from every corner of the globe about and above one. exotics planted in a 'rich loam brought from (the Sacramento valley to Insure their well being. And the pillars of the palely tinted marble are mossy and soft, as are all true pil lars of centuries past which touch the waters at their bases. It is as if Cali fornia foresaw this fair before white men came to our continent and build ed that all might be ready when the twentieth century arrived. ... : . Nothing has been overlooked in the determination of . those who are In charge to retain thUT Impression of permanency. The Midway (for since the famous avenue of fun at Chicago all others have been called Midways by the public) is situated well on the out skirts of the grounds In order that the more brilliant lighting necessary in this vicinity' may not Interfere with the carefully subdued, effects in the ac tual grounds. There is no tendency to ward ; "cramping" the buildings; the effect and identity of each are' sedu lously retained : by the broad avenues and courts. ' ; Eleven Main Exhibition Pa laoes. - There are in all eleven main exhibi tion palaces grouped about - the great courts. In the center lies the Court of Universe, opening to the east into the Court of Abundance stnd to the west into the Court of the Four Seasons. Famous artists have contributed to the effectiveness ' of these broad, grassy stretches by t providing symbolic stat ues, i which, mounted on the huge arches and about the fountains,, make concrete the abstract ideas of the ar chitects. The whole is a ' memorable achievement, and the opening of - the grounds , will mark the . realization of California's dream, a dream of proper ly ' commemorating the importance of America's gift to- the world the great canal which today unites the east and the west. : A massive statue of Buddha, a hun dred feet high, ' will stand at the en trance to "Japan Beautiful," a minia ture Japan with all the beauty and characteristics of the Country of the Rising Sun. It will be one of the most striking exhibits. . Most interesting of "Japan Beau tiful" will be the trip to Japan. In the very body of the huge Buddha the visitors will be taken on a sight seeing trip to the orient. . : By newly patented electrical and mechanical de vices the scenery will be reproduced in detail, i As the visitors step out of an eighteen feet escalator they will find themselves on the deck of a trans pacific steamer, i They will be taken from San Francisco harbor, passing by the exposition, grounds out into the Pacific ocean. The magnificent view of the exposition from the sea is ex actly reproduced.: Touching at Hono lulu, visitors will see the tropical life, divers and native youths -riding the surf. Arriving v at Yokohama a short trip to Tokyo Is made. From Yoko hama the ship goes to Kobe and through inland sea to Nagasaki, and thence to Shanghai and Hongkong. Splendid State Buildings. The New York state building Is a mansion. It cost $200,000. It has twelve rooms for servants, is four stories high, has twenty chambers for the state commissioners, a suit for the governor, . a meeting room for the board, an oval reception room for wo men, a ball room, men and women's reception rooms, dining room, private dining rooms and a kitchen equipped with $3,000 worth of the latest appli ances. ' - The Oregon building is In the style of the Parthenon, and the pillars are of Oregon giant logs. All the lumber for this building was sent from Oregon forests and was sawed and planed on the exposition grounds. The tallest flag, pole in the world stands on the Oregon site as the gift of ; the citizens of Astoria, Ore. All of the state buildings are splen did structures and add to the general attractiveness of the exposition. SUNDAY LIKE RACE HORSE CHAMPING AT BIT .' ''-.iV'-S . sf0 r -y 'yV ill ! I y . y C v ,N .1 v Ttrrtrrr 1 y JA-': 'l HI I 'x : : ' Photos by America Press Asaeclatios, rr HOSESTLT don't know what to M think of Billy Sunday. I am will-. P ing to be convinced that he is 4dL sincere in his purpose, but he im presses me with the feeling ti at he is more aaxious to have a reputation for MR. AND MRS.; BILLY SUNDAY. sending a long list of recruits to God than honestly to save one soul. : For three-quarters of an hour. I sat within three feet of him and watched him closely as he greeted some 3,000 persons, and I failed to see th kindli ness I expected In a man with such a sreat purpose, says Eva Nagel Wolf in the J?hiladelphia Press. His eyes are cold and absolutely im personal; his mouth is the only part of hJLs fa.ce that is alive. He has a curi- -i . - - : . t 1 ous way of wetting his upper lip with his tongue and at the same time giving a keen, searching glance as . if on the lookout for another person who needed to be ' convinced that bis conscience was asleep. His -personality is not pleasing to me. The very fact that he is always on the alert, that bis inervous energy is so much in evidence, would , make him a trying person to be with? any length of time. In his face one does not find the ; warmth of feeling that radiates from that of Mrs. Sunday, who is of the un selfish,' motherly type. - . Lik& a race horse . champing at the bit, orazyto be off, la. Billy Sunday waiting for. the noise to die -down be fore beginning one of -his lectures. Each muscle seems to, be connected with a cell of live wires, i His words are forceful. If crude, but it is his acting and eloquence that car ry every word that, the man. has to say to -each individual . in the audience. I am not sure-iven- yet--that his is a dominating personality. I - first think it is his eloquence, seconded by as fine acting! as is seen on any stage. He races up and down the platform, and when it grows too small he capers over the reporters desks with . such force that one wonders if he will put on the shortstop in time to save the people crouching on the sawdust.. be low. . . He Is like Peter . Fan ' in one way only he has not grown' up, for he ls still a boy in many respects and, like a boy, takes a- deal of pride in his own achievements. After be has told a par-, ticularly funny story he awaits the ap-r plause and appreciation that he thinks are due him. He seems pleased with the very fact that he works himself into a perspiration and wipes It- from his brow with the old gesture of the ball player, that all may see how hard he is working. And porspire he does! Perspiration-rains off his face, drenches his handkerchief and stains his light gray suit in a huge spot between the shoulders. Oh. no, Billy Sunday does not spare . himself.; He is fussy about mkhy little .thihgs-for-lnstance, he al ways insists on a white ' reading desk, loathes being interrupted and becomes quite peeyed when any one in the au dience coughs. , , There is no doubt that he is essen tially a man's man. His greeting of men is more whole hearted, in fact, than it is with women, with whom he Is a bit shy that is, if one could ever call ! Billy Sunday shy. He Is not a large man as size goes, but his wiry body has enough nervous energy to make up for any lack 6t height. This man has not the sensitiveness of the thinker;, he Is a doer of the sledge hammer type, as his handshake would signify. His devotion to his wife, who watch es over him like a mothering hen, ia marked. He appeals to her on all oc casions for advice, for she is truly his manager. A - HARD TO KEEP ROUMANIA OUT OF WAR JSTB-BJ new king of Roumania H couldn't very well have come H to the throne at a more diffl- : ... cult time. If Roumania con trives to keep clear of the war It : will be something like a miracle as one will see by looking at the map of Europe. Roumania has as neighbors Russia on the east, Austria and Servia on the west and Bulgaria on the south, with Turkey .not so far away. : , i Roumania Is a country that always had to fight for its existence,- partly because 'until within the last century the throne did not necessarily pass to the eldest son of a king. All sons were eligible and the country has the right to chose ' its king . from among them. As a result the people quarreled among themselves as to which particular son should be placed upon the throne, and very often neighboring kingdoms were asked to take a band in the struggle. The new 'king; and queen own what are probably the simplest symbols of monarchy belonging to any civilized kingdom, for the queen's crown is a plain little , circlet of gold, while tbe king's is of iron, having been made by order of the late king from part of the metal of a Turkish gun taken at Plevna. To be a popular king in a country like Roumania one must first of all.be democratic. ... .. .... t The present queen is a British prin cess. . Her father, the late Duke of Edinburgh (afterward Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha), was the second son of Queen Victoria, and Princess Marie, as she then was, was only seventeen when Prince Ferdinand came a-woolng. A good many English folk disap proved strongly of the idea of such a "mere . child" being allowed to wed. Even Queen : Victoria, it is said, pro tested, but the duke answered all pro tests by saying, "She will marry the man I choose now; later on she might expect to choose for herself." High up in the Carpathian mountains Queen Marie has a beautiful highland home at Sinaia, and she is never so happy as when entertaining her friends there j All sorts of outdoor sports are the order' of the dayl and in the house the queen nearly always ap pears dressed in the quaint . national costume that so well becomes her. This, has naturally enough 'caused a great revival in peasant industries through the country. The national dress is probably more worn in. Roumania than in any other country in the . world. Even many of the quite poor peasants possess most beautifully embroidered hand worked robes, which have been handed down as heirlooms and are worn on special occasions. ., Every, one. from the highest to tbe lowest, seems to have a good word to say v -for Queen Marie. She certainly works bard for the people-whose coun- : i- 1-"'y I - , j . t t 'V )y - I e-'-ff' iiMlinriallWW -V H - sJ; -'!' - j n-li ilii'' KING AND QUEEN OF ROUMANIA. try she has adopted and does mucin for the peasants, whom she is always try ing to help in some way or another. On her marriage she was presented with a largo sum of money by. the wo men of Roumania. The money was to be used to buy herself a wedding gift. But ' in acknowledging it she said that, with the permission of the donors, she would put it aside and, when she had discovered the needs of her adopt ed country, use it for the good of the Roumanian women. The money was duly Invested and ten years later was Used to found a school of household economy, which has ever since been doing most excel lent work. At this school girls , learn to house keep, to wait at table, do cookery and accounts. Marketing, laundry work, the making and mending of linen and the making of their own clothes are also taught, and they are turned out really capable women. The king and queen have six chil dren. The eldest son. Prince Carol, is now twenty-one. Next comes Princess Elizabeth, who is said to be the pret tiest princess in Europe, and two other girls and two more boys complete the family. WALTON WILLIAMS.