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INTERVIEWING AN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION L A R E N C E R- J i WARD is a Mcm i zO->\ ij ber of the Execu- J /| !' tive Architectural ]! Coun cl 1 of the J VV A '! Architectural Com < VtN-fLr |i mission of the Pan > '\ ama - Pacific Inter national Exposition. 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 that kind. 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- D. Rogatory 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 grouchy. FLAGSHIP OF THE EXPOSITION 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 ciate art. 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 "Larry" Harris 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 him. The Introduction had all the ap pearance of three nickels trying to make a National Bank pay attention. "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 unteered. 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 ground. "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 ried man. 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 lucre. 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 asked. "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 inure room "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 cordingly." "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 eaten." "Your foundation is of piling then, is It?" "It is." "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 ible. 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 ment. Persona] poise has been gained to a marvelous degree. 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 PLASTER "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 isn't." "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 incoherence. 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 to agree. 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 illustrated 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." "With bath?" "Yes, with a bath, a place to dry clothes and garage a ma chine." 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." B>. ROGATORY'S 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 "Time." 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 piano. ♦ * * 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 einez, pianist. * * * 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 topic." "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 favorable auspices. "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 streets. * * * 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 possible. 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 hostess-. Members will be allowed two guests at this meeting. _ necessary for them to form a Strap Hangers' League to do it, either. "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?" I inquired. "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 nent structure?" 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 taneous combustion." "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 Air Ordinance." "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 Life. 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 dethless doctrine. 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 Building." "How did you get around the situation?" "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 out." TROUBLE WITH THE WATCHMEN "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 the bodies." "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?" "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 — Machinery Hall— 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 Troy. 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 Alice. After he had went Alice cairn Into the library. She was looking for the 1 dlckshunary, too.