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THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAX POKTXAXD. .TUNE 21, 1914.'
COURT OF THE AGES IS AN EXPOSITION TRIUMPH IN ART
Chester Bach, of California, Its Sculptor, Declares His Work Is Original, Accredited to Neither Medieval nor Ancient Period.
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-The Court of Abundance,
called by the arcvitect the
"Court of the Ages," which Is the most
eastern' of the three great Inner courts
'. of the Panama - Pacific International
- ExDOsltion. Is, In more senses than
one, the most modern of the exposition
Its style is intensely original and can
not bo accredited to any medieval or
ancient period, although it suggests
In its theme, which is: based on the
progress of the world's development
through the geological epochs, the
court Is again expressive of modern
,' thought and aspirations. The Jpyous
mystery of the activities ot water ana
fire, as agents of creative evolution
. upon the world's surface, is carried
out In the arrangement of fountains,
cascades and basins. Electricity, steam,
flaring gas torches are used in attain
ing the effects. The detarl of the sculp
tural embellishment of arcades and
towers consists of conventionalized
forms of marine plant and crustacean
life at different stages of geological
The interest of the court centers In
its great tower and in the altar of evo
lution in its southern facade, the
groups for which were modeled by the
sculptor Chester Beach.
The altar Is set upon the third level
of the tower, about 100 feet above the
pavement. The groups for the altar
and tower, by Beach, have Just reached
the exposition studios in San Fran
cisco. The first and lower group, which
stands upon the second level of the
tower, just above the arch of the main
entrance to the court. Is- of the stone
ge. Above this is the second group
of the middle ages, flanked by single
figures, one male and . one female,
symbolic of the violent struggle in
evolutionary change. Above the altar
is the third group representing the
ages to come, which might be called
"The Divinity of the Future." This
group is composed of a seated goddess.
whose posture and crown of a rayed
sunburst suggest something of the
spirit of the East, and whose in
scrutable eyes gaze fixedly forward.
She is attended below by two figures
of children, symbolic of posterity, the
great intercessor through whom this
age seeks to approach the worshipful
The figures which flank the base of
the tower are especially interesting.
Preserving the twist of the columns
on either side of the entrance directly
below, in the writhing forms the
sculptor embodies the tortuous grow
ing away from the dark ages, and the
crual paradox of evolution, whereby
one type overcomes and destroys an
other. Beach is a native of San Francisco,
who has. In the last few months, won
the widest attention throughout Eu
rope and America. He Is a member of
the National Sculpture Society, the
Architectural League of New York
and the American Numismatic Society.
He won the Barnett prize at the 1909
exhibition -of the National Academy of
In the National Cemetery at Arling
ton, Va., there has just been unveiled
in the presence of a distinguished
company, including President Wilson,
RpnnMt H Vnnne- nf IjOllisville. the
commanaer-tn-cnier or tne Tjonreaeraie
Veterans, and Washington Gardiner,
the commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic as well as Colo
nel Hilary A. Herbert, the chairman
of the Confederate committee of the
Memorial Association and ex-Secretary
of the Navy during the Cleveland Ad
ministration.- a handsome monument
erected to the South's heroic dead. Lit
tie Paul Herbert Mlceu, the grandson
of Colonel - Herbert, released the
draperies which veiled the memorial.
Thousands cheered the fair canoeists
of the Lasell Seminary of Boston, on
June 1, in the war canoe race between
the Blues, captained by Mary 'layior.
of Minneapolis, Minn, which defeated
the Reds, captained by Clara McDon
ald. All along the banks of the river
over the mile course friends and rel
atives of the girls, waving pennants
and the favorite colors of the crews,
cheered loudly for the young ladies.
Sir Thomas Lipton's new "Shamrock"
has the whole yatching world talking.
It is a boat of freak design. Its shape
being compared to a skimmer's. But
experts say it looks fast and ought to
stand a good chance of . winning the
America's cup if it can be got across
the ocean safely.
Captain William Dennis is to com
mand the "Vanitie, one of the yachts
which' is a candidate for cup defender.
Captain Dennis has been with Morton
Plant for a number of years and Mr.
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Plant lent him to Alex Cochrane en
peciallyo command the "Vanitie."
Led by Miss Prlscilla Gait, noted for
her athletic prowess as well -as for her
beauty, 24 girls of the sophomore
class at Vassar College bore the cus
tomary daisy chain at the head of the
commencement day parade, at Pough
keepsie, N. Y., June 9. The honor of
being a daisy chainbearer at the an
nual commencement is coveted by all
of the students, as the chainbearers
are chosen for their grace and beauty.
Miss Gait is the 19-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gait, of 118 East
Twenty-ninth street, New York City.
The - latest Cunarder, the "Aqui
tania." has not only an extra equip
ment of lifeboats, capable of caring
for every person on board the ship in
time of need, but she has a big motor-
boat for towing them, and this boat
is equipped with wireless outfit.
For the first time in 11 years, for it
was bacK in lytM wnen oir xaomaa
Lipton tried to lift the cup, there
passed under the UrooKlyn bridge a
prospective "America's" cup defender
and not only one, but three, the
Vanitie," "Defiance" and "Resolute,
on their way to Sandy Hook, where
the first elimination races were held
NEW YORK TO PATTERN AFTER WEST
AND PROVIDE MORE PLAYGROUNDS
Public Recreation Policy Will Be Outlined by Mayor Proposition to Tear Down St. Andrew's Catholic Church
to Make Room for New Courthouse Site Is Opposed by Father Evers.
BY LLOYD F. LONERGAN.
NEW YORK. June 20. r(SpeciaL)
The city administration is trying
to take pattern after things they
learned in the West. One of the first
features that will be adopted Is the
Increase of playground facilities not
only for children but also for grown
ups. This fact was made clear at the
conference of Recreation Alliance in
the City Hall, which was addressed
by President McAneny of the Board of
Aldermen and President Churchill of
the Board or Education.
Mr. Churchill said - that one of the
things that impessed him and Mayor
Mitchel on their recent trip to West
ern cities' was that playgrounds are
Illuminated' to such an extent that ten
nis may be played after sundown. ' He
suggested that the city could do a
great deal in solving the problem of
recreation for the workingman and
woman if It lighted up its playgrounds
In the same way.
Hs said he . board - of, .estimate,,
through its committee' on social wei-.ures been tried a score of years ago
fare, was co-operating to tne lunesi tne city wouia now oe spenaing less on
extent with the Board of Education
in planning for more playgrounds and
for the fullest use of sucn recreation
facilities as now exist.
One of the Ideas that will be carried
out' is to build schoolhouses as near
parks as possible. One of Mr. Church
ill's dreams is to see a high school
erected near Van Cortlandt . Park.
Mr. McAneny said there must be
greater concentration of administra
tive control in the management ot
playgrounds, parks, docks and public
baths, and' a general scheme in the
hands of one commission if the great
est good is to come to the greatest
number. He' said the present admin
istration might appear to be assuming
functions that a few years ago would
have been considered far beyond its
province, but the policy would be con
The death rate' has been lowered In
20 years, he declared, from 20 and 25
per thousand to 13 and a fraction, and
lie - thought - that - had -present tueas-,
workhouses, prisons and hospitals.
Mayor Mitchel was to have outlined
his public recreation policy at the con
ference, but he was unable to be pres
Father Luke Evers, pastor of St. An
drews' Catholic Church, on City Hall
Place, is again proving his fighting
qualities. The board of estimates has
decided the church must be torn down
to make room for the new Courthouse
site. This has stirred Father Evers
Fight Is Promlned.
- Discussing the question, he said:
"If Mr. McAneny and the others want
to force this thing they will bring on
a religious war, for we will fight them
to the last ditch.
"When I appeared at & hearing be
fore the board of estimates I asked
that nothing be done until his Emi
nence Cardinal Farley was spoken to.
Cardinal Farley, who is now In Eurape,
is not an ordinary man and-should cot!
be treated in an ordinary way. He is
the representative of a good many
thousand persons. Mr. McAneny found
a way of leaving St. John's Chapel
where it Is and I can't see why there
is not a way to leave St. Andrew's.
"He might explain . first why the
Courthouse site was moved, but that's
none of my business: If he wants to
start a war let him start one."
Other Property Condemned.
! In approving formally yesterday the
long projected shift of the Courthouse
site, which calls for the condemnation
of additional property and the eventual
sale by the city of a part of three
blocks which, will not be needed, the
city plan committee riot only agreed
that St. Andrew's Church must go even
tually, but that the city ought to begin
buying the new land before borings
are completed to test the foundatiana
It was Father Evers who started the
system of midnight masses for news
paper workers, who- cleaned out dis
reputable houses in .his parish and in
other ways has shown that he Is ac
tive and energetic- "
Mr. McAneny, president of the board
of aldermen, also has a-record as a
fighter and the result of the contest
between the two is being watched with
Old Shopping; District PasHrm.
The old shopping district on Broad
way below Twenty-third street is now
practically a thing of the past. Brooks
Bros., clothiers, one of the last few
retail Arms there, has decided to re
move to Madison avenue and Forty
fourth street and has taken a 21 years'
lease, with renewal privileges, on a
building which will be constructed for
In their old heme some years ago
Lord & Taylor, Vantine & Co. and othei
well-known stores- were- taen located.
but one and. all haTe now gone up
town. The site of the new Brooks
Bros, store Is opposite . the corner
which St. Bartholomew's Church is
quitting for a Park-avenue , location
and diagonally across from the new
It is interesting to note that Brooks
Bros, have been in business for 102
years and that this is the fifth time
they have- been compelled to move up
town to follow the iines of trade.
Telephone Property I ndrr tt Lair.
Only the telephone property In New
York City is to be appraised under the
new law which Governor Glynn is ex
pected to sign in a few days. It was so
decided when Martin S. Decker and
William Temple Emmet, Public Serv
ice Commissioners for the Second Dis
trict, met representatives of the New
York Telephone Company and associa
ciations of telephone users in the Met
-The Commissioners are trying to get
the telephone company to submit to
appraisal without a direct order. ' Ex
pert appraisers will go to work as soon
as the Governor signs the act. Corpo
ration Counsel Polk said at the hearing
that the city will be represented at all
hearings wherein rate matters are considered.
AMERICAN ADMAN WITTY
Herbert Casson Tells British Why
They Should Come Over.
LONDON, June 16. (Special.) Vis
count Micleton presided at a " huge
gathering of business men at Queen's
Hall, who had assembled to hear Her
bert N. Casson. the President's dele
gate from the Associated- Advertising-1
Clubs of America, who has come to
this country to extend an invltHtlon to
Brltsh business men to attend the con
vention at Toronto.
. Mr. Casson, In a brilliant uddreR,
which abounded in witty and pithy
epigrams, said that the convention was
regarded in America as the Parliament
of business men,- and was the lament
organization of its kind In the world.
Tts purpose was the modern one of co
operation among business men, who
were at the same time competitors. Con
sequently It was a great exrhttnge of
experience, attended by 10,000 com
mercial men In the United Htates.
The convention was crusading against
waste and clumsiness, he added. In
England over 500.000.000 was spent
upon advertising. The man who adver
tised was really a saving man, al
though outwardly he appeared like a
man who threw his money out of the
window. But the most expensive thing
in the world was oblivion. The man
who cut prices did so because he did
not know how to display his goods.
Advertising was the act of compelling
appreciations, and business men hnd
learned the lesson that honesty whs
the best policy. England was the head
quarters of civilization, but It must so
conservo and develop Its trade. Eng
lishmen had conquered the world by
being useful to other people,
tauntl Ob .sawayundns
910,000 to Brighten Lire.
. KANSAS . CITY. Mo., June 10. Ten
thousand dollars was left to a friend In
New York "to have a good time with"
by Aher H. Gasklll, of this city, who
committed suicide recently because of
Mrs. Bella Knapp. of Apalachln. N. Y.,
gets the entire estxte, valui'd at $10,000.
and he suggests thai her life bus btvu
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