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J The Standard Magazine! Section Ogden, Utah, November 29, 1913.
W- H. SOTHERN' was asked re
ft -'y recently which was the best
way for an actor to pass his
vacation; how best to obtain the
needed rest and recuperation. He
replied, after a moment's thought.
"I would say that he should hunt
up some quiet place In the country,
and 'let himself down.' "
Mr. Sothcrn made no claim to
originality an to the picturesque
phrase, "let himself down."
"Some years ago," he said, "I met
a famous criminal lawyer of Den
ver, lie told me that ho had pur
chased a thousand-acre ranch In the
hill?; that a trout stream ran
through it; that there was plenty'of
game about, and that ho had built
for himself a spacious bungalow.
After becoming exhausted by his le
gal work. It was his custom to ,hlko
out to the ranch and let himself
down' In this way, he kept his
mind and body fresh, and we ulle,
on occasion, to do an Immense
amount of hard work. Before ho
got thc ranch, and the 'let down
who Ifl Miss Julia Marlowe to the
theater-going public, agreed with
her husband as to the question of
European travel, and 60 the Denver
lawyer's Idea appealed to her.
They both enjoy the ocean trip,
but dodging about from one Euro
pean capital to another is too much
like their professional travels In
America. Three da;s, a week, or
two weeks in a city, and then away,
a gpsy life, at best, for thirty or
more weeks each season.
But It has taken Mr Sothcrn and
Miss Marlowo raoje than a year to
find a place that exactly suited their
purpose; where they could "let
themselves down," and get what
they needed each summer, genuine,
satisfying rest.
As Mr. Sothcrn enjoys the ocean
trip, he thought it a good Idea to
find an old country house, well se
questered. In England. So in the
spring of last year, at the conclu
sion of the season, the Sothcrns
started fpr Europe with this plan
uppermost In their minds. Arriving
I Iff jttL ' ak 1
' i : - "GSM
I h M HyPn
fHace he suffered from nerves and
was out of aorta moat of the time."
Thla idea appealed to Mr Sothern.
It has been his custom In years
aback, at the end of each season, to
rush off to Europe. Yet. somehow,
he never got any real satisfying
rest; he was never able actually to
''let himself down." Mrs. Sothern.
In London, Mr. Sothern went house
hunting. He went to an agent and
told him that it was his desire to
obtain a place with some historic as
sociation. The English magazines are filled
With advertisements of this Brt,
and as Mr. 8othern was at one
potted for an American, ha
The discovery of the plnnot Ura
nus by Sir William Hcrschel doubled
the boundary of tho solar system
In a day. However, before the death
of that remarkable man strong aus
plcfona wero voiced that tho boun
dary had not been reached. On one
occasion ho wrote:
"We seo It as Columbus saw
America from the shores of Spuln.
Its movements have been felt trem
bling along the far-reaching lino of
our analysis" with a certainty not far
Inferior to ocular demonstration"
eN'ow to what did hfi refer ! It l the
mlselon of this brief to explain.
About tho year 1840 close observ
ers of the position of Uranus no
ticed that the planet did not meet
the requirements.
To say that the astronomers wore
worried is not to put it too strong
They agreed that at least an inves
tigation should be held, and so a
mathematician in Paris named Lo
verrler began to figure on the prob
lem and a young man named Adams
of Cambridge. England, net about
thu matter In his own way. This
was the tosk before them: "Given
the disturbances produced by the
attraction of an unknown body on a
known body, tind tho orbit of the
unknown and its place thereon."
Unknown to MCh other, tho two
men tolled over tho tremendously
' cPlex question- They reached
tnelr respective cocluslons. Adams
sent his to Astronomer Royal. L
Vrrlr sent his to friend Galle In
Berlin Galle received the letter In
the afternoon. The evening hap
pened to be beautiful. He mounted
the observatory and turned his tel
escope on the precise spot to which
" wa .dieted. After only Half
a hours tcarch his e; .was ar-
rested by something unusual. It
was a tiny, tiny disk, round, like
the moon, but Infinitely small In
one night tho boundary of the so
lar system was enlarged half again
by tho" discovery of the planet wo
now call Neptune.
Reckoning from the sun. Its po
sition on the scale Is as follows:
The earth. I; Mars. 1.5; Jupiter, 5;
Saturn. 10; franus. 20; Neptune,
30. That is to sjiy. that tho distance
of Neptun from the sun Is thirty
times that of the earth.
Tho announcement, of cours
created great excitement among all
And then it bejfan to rain!
Tt didn't rain for forty days and
forty nights; not exactly that, It
Aire down In Unceasing torrents; tt
deulged for twenty solid weeks.
During Mr. Sothern and Miss Mar
lowe's last summer's vacation In
Warwickshire. England. the sun,
by actual count, was In view but
seven hours, a half hour at a time,
and this during what we would call
sun -showers!
JuIIm Marlowe said she did dearly
love the water, only she likes It In
a rlei, in a lake, or in the ocean,
' -ssssssWI . i i 'S' '
thought it best to go the full length
of his desires. If possible, he in
formed the agent, he would like to
obtain a house that had a moat
around it. He would like al?o. if
possible, to obtain a house with a
few secret passages, and If prac
tical, ope that had a few stray
ghosts about.
Tho gentlemanly house agent re
plied that at that moment he did
not have on his books a house with
a moat, secret passage, or even a
ghost; but after reflection, he in
formed Mr. Sothern he hud "a
really desirable place with a most
terrible curse on It.''
As this did not seem alluring,
Mr. Sothern visited another house
agent. After making tho samo
speech, he was offered an "old
Priory" that dated back to tho tlmo
of Henry VIII. it was located Mm
miles from London, so on day ho
and Miss Marlowe motored down to
examine the establishment. It
was found that this "old priory"
was in the keeping of an aged wom
an who resided about two miles dis
tant from their quest.
Leaving the motor, they walked
along a pretty country lan' As
they progressed, the aged woman
Confided to Mr Sothern and Miss
Marlowe that they mlsht not be
fully satisfied with "the majestic
old hall," that the condition of the
secret passages and the old oak
pnnelmg might not be up to their
expectations. Arriving at the "old
priory," it was discovered that It
was II tt lo else than a cow shed.
Mr. Sothern expressed his disap
pointment, when the old lady took
him aside and said:
"I want to whisper In your ear
there Is said to be hidden treasure
Finally, In despair of obtaining a
haunt-d house, o. moated castle, or
anything of that sort, the Sothcrns
hit on a lovely old country .house
near Stratford-on-A'-on, not far
from Broadway, where Mary An
derson resides. Being near Shake-
speare's home, in a locly, peaceful
country, seemed the Ideal thing.
Hero was the place where an actor
and his wife could "let themselves
and not perpetually pelting from
the heavens.
England never had such a wet
summer a that of last year; yet.
good, long hnng-on rains are not
unusual to lovely Albion. So. In the
end, Mr. Sothern and Miss Mar
lowe did not tlnd England what
thoy were looking for. Instead of
finding a place where they could
"let thcmseh?s down," they let
themselves, in for devastating
wetness; a summer huddled In
doors, without pleasant walks
afield, or lovely blue skies.
Their quest was a failurs.
The Enpllsh arc accustomed. It
appears, to an everlasting down
pour; and the sun does not often.
although Shakespeare said, -flatter
the mountain tops w'th sovereign
eye "
Mr. Sothern tld of nn English
man who had passed the summer
at Newport. Finally, returning to
his native land, his ship hoved Into
the harbor at Southampton. The
fog was to thick that H could be
sliced like a cheese, and as for the
sun. it looked like a faint yellow
hjze. The Englishman stood against
the ships rail; he felt good; and
throwing both hands towards the
tli in. ycllew-haze and into th
thlcker-thnn-mush fog. he ex
claimed !
"Thank heaven I have escaped
from those monotonous blue skies."
t ndnuntod. Mr. Sothern and Miss
Marlowo kept In mind tho Denver
man's idea. They clung persevcr
Ingly to the hope. They knew they
could find the right place if they
would keep up the quest. Of one
thing they wero certain and that was
thy hungered for those "monoton
ous blue skies" and did not want
any mora rainy isitations and
Good luck was theirs, for finally
last spring they discovered a 1ot
ly house on tho ocean at West !
Hampton Beach, Liong laiand- The
Sothern summer home is but hun- f
i feet from the Atlantic, a lovely
m dy beach separatee the home
irom the water. Back of the house,
al a distam :e of a city block. Is
Moriches Bay. p
All summer long, when New
Yorkers are weltering, the Soth
ern home Is ;is tool an the deck of
an oconn liner. Vhn the ocean
was stirred into riotous turbulence,
the. be; ores as quiet as a mill pond.
The Oi " in furnished air and bath
ing; the bay, llsh and a fine place
for a sail. i
At last the Sotherns discovered
a place to "lot themselves down,"
Skyscraper building Is changing
and progressing so rapidly that the
tall buildlngp of today arc evidently
In a transition stage. While sky
scrapers not yet thirty years old are
bemg torn down because Ihcy ore out
of date ond Innovations are appear
ing In each new building, prophecies
of tho futuro city office structure,
characteristic of American life, are
coming from engineers and architects.
That 11 will be a community building
is the commcm belief and that It
will be large. It will cover half or
all of a city block, perhaps 50,000
100,000 square feet. Its ground Hoir
Will be a network of corridors and
arcades to accommodate shops, and
it will have subway and aerial, us well
as street, entrances.
But the change that Is most con
fidently expected Is greater lightness
anu economy of construction. This
is to be accomplished first by a
change In the steel skeleton. The
use of harder steel nickel, chrome
Dlokeli or vanadium eteel will re
duce the weight of the skeleton and ,
probably Its cost.
Added to this Is the abandonment V
of masonry. The modern skyscraper.
It Is claimed, needs only a screen to
protect it from weather, watsr and
tiro. heaVj masonry Is useless. A
M-i-.ithiiig of from four to eight
Inches of vitrified ela or concrete
Will supplant the stone walls anl the
resulting lightness of the steel frame
work will reduce tho weight of the
building 50 per cent. Foundations will
thus be relieved and become cheaper.
But a now style of architecture mut
lie f-vuhnl, ernploxlng smooth, as uell
ns thin, outer u.ilK for Joints In the
'Hnf!--,! -ii.-.i l bin .. n. as n i ",e ." If?
to tho skyscraper as masonry. '
The money that will be saved ta J"
the economy af material will be Je- ,
oted to interior implements. Ths r
future skpcraer ill ha e a climate
..f Its own: its heat i ,-b';ng ii'l
ventilating machlncr v. ill keep it a: j -.jj
i constant temperature. And sline
the building Itself bus be.-ome lire-
proof, wooden llnlshlngs and furnl
will soon Ji appear. Popular
m nanlca, J
Isflsi' - mm m
JNE, A PLANET 2,746,000,000 MILES FROM THE Smi
classes. Even the unsclenUf.o
paused to wonder at the sudden ex
pansion of their partleulnr zone of
the universe. When the excitement
had In a measure subsided It began
to be realized that an Injustice had
been done somewhere. It ftf
found that n the fall of 1S45 Adams
had laid bis conclusions before the
Astronomer Royal; that owing to
indifference or pressure of other du
Uee, the Whole matter had been
laid aside; that when tho question
was finally attacked Trofest-or Chai
ns actually located the planet, but
In sucb an uncert-ln manntr that
no announcement had been msde.
Here was a case of a miss being as
good as a mile. But the question
that the reader win naturally ak
is: How near did these two schol
ars agree?
Tho next time you look up at the
moon remember that It cocr
about half a degree, and thm thero
are 3C0 degrees In the circle of tho
heavens. Tho p)aneiH travel In a
path about 0 decrees broad, mean
ing that it would require ten moon
to cover the path of the planets.
Now multiply .160 by Mm. hlch
equals 1.S00, and consider that the
two mathematicians figuredB "Hl
u degree of se ii other -'kB
Neptune, oulng to its roffl 0c
shines as an eighth masjfl I Su
Its diaui' ' I bit
little more than L H I
dlstane f ; . rn the -'"fxmt"
000 miles It has 4 a0(:
revolves at a H
n.lle. .-r 100 ' BjlSa
ii iu'fl
more than edS ek Hl
gas, MWm

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