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that part just as pleasant, that is At a certain country house, if the part of a listener, as is the mamma is not the head and front most pretentious number of the of every game and

project, there whole evening. Songs

should is a woeful cry set up, and somenot occupy too much time, body feels that they most recitations, nor any one sort of wrongfully used. There is one entertainment. You should point at which this mother draws deavor to have no more than two the line; her cheek is not the congs, two instrumental pieces, fresh, pretty one which is desirand two or three duets, trios, able to kiss; but even that line and four hand pieces. “ Two would be withdrawn, if

it was much of a good

a good thing," you necessary, for the jolly carrying remember the stale proverb, "is on of the game of the evening. worse than none at all." There- Charades are very delightful pasfore, if you can introduce some times, if properly conducted, and recitations, and

a bright make any amount of sport for dialogue, into your musicale, it


heads and hearts. The will take immensely, and will help company is divided into two parts, all the cther pieces to

and one goes out to prepare a word, brighter and better.

which they endeavor to act out before the others. If it is guessed

by the on-lookers they have to try Most of the good, old-fashioned again. games are good, if they

Pop corn is an institution at properly played, and no matter cosy

home I wot of, and how wealthy and stylish you may here, too, can be found in the dead consider yourself, you will find

of winter young girls stirring that human nature is just the molasses candy, while the young same all the world, and

men prepare

to "wrastle" with unless you put silly notions in them for possession of the sweet the heads of your young people

after it is cooked and cooled. I they will enjoy a game of cross cannot see the least harm in questions and crooked


good, old-fashioned "candy-pullof proverbs, of beast, bird or fish, ing," and it is most certainly just as well as you used to do enjoyed by all sorts of people, when you were young and poor;

young and old. and

Simon says Thumbs An evening spent in Up, with its consequent forfeits, tion, especially after a previous will fill your room with healthy exciting evening, will sometimes laughter and your young people's be appreciated. Anything will hearts with unalloyed happiness. be appreciated if mamma will The very best way to see that all help the young folks all to enjoy these games are conducted with themselves, and mamma will surely innocent and yet not prudish free- be well repaid for all the time dom, is to join in them yourself. she may spend in this direction.











No. 5.



THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. tiers of the angle of each pavilion

By popular verdict the Adminis- crowned with sculpture. The tration Building is pronounced second story, with its lofty and the gem and crown of the Exposi- spacious colonnade, is of the tion palaces. It is located at the Ionic order. west end of the great court in the The four great entrances, southern part of the site, looking on each side of the building, are eastward, and at its rear are the 50 feet wide and 50 feet high, transportation facilities and deeply recessed and covered by depots. The most conspicuous semi-circular arched vaults, richly object which will attract the gaze coffered. In the rear of these of visitors on reaching the grounds arches are the entrance doors, is the gilded dome of this lofty and above them great screens of building This imposing edifice glass, giving light to the central will cost about $450,000. The rotunda. Across the face of architect is Richard M. Hunt, of these screens, at the level of the New York, President of the office floor, are galleries of comAmerican Institute of Architects, munication between the different to whose established reputation pavilions. it is a notable contribution. It covers an area of 260 feet square, great building even exceed in and consists of four pavilions 84 beauty and splendor those of the feet square, one at each of the exterior. Between every two of four angles of the square, and the grand entrances, and connectconnected by a great central ing the intervening pavilion with dome 120 feet in diameter and 220 the great rotunda, is a hall or feet in height, leaving at the

leaving at the loggia 30 feet square, giving center of each facade a recess 82 access to the offices, and provided feet wide, within which are the with broad, circular stairways and grand entrances to the building. swift-running elevators.

The general design is in the Above the balcony is the second style of the French renaissance. story, 50 feet in height. From The first great story is in the the top of the cornice of this Doric order, of heroic propor- story rises the interior dome, 200 tions, surrounded by a lofty feet from the floor, and in the balustrade, and having the great center is an opening 50 feet in

+ The interior features of this

diameter, transmitting a flow of ings, richly moulded, and the light from the exterior dome over- panels are filled with sculpture head. The under side of the in low relief, and immense paintdome is enriched with deep panelings representing the arts and

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sciences. In size this rotunda rivals, if it does not surpass, the most celebrated domes of a similar character in the world.


near the lake shore, south of the main lagoon and of the area reserved

for the foreign nations and the several States, and east of the Woman's Building and of Midway Plaisance, is the Government Exhibit Building. The buildings of England, Germany and Mexico are near by to the northward. The Government Building was designed by Architect Windrim, now succeeded by W. J. Edbrooke. It is classic in style, and bears a strong resemblance to the National Museum and other government buildings at Washington. It cov

area of 350 by 420 feet, is constructed of iron and glass, and cost $40,000. Its leading architectural feature is an imposing central dome 120 feet in diameter and 150 feet high, the floor of which will be kept free from exhibits. The building fronts to the west and connects on the north by a bridge over the lagoon, with the






building of the

the Fisheries hibit.

The south half of the Government Building is devoted to the exhibits of the Postoffice Department, Treasury Department, War Department, and Department of Agriculture. The north half is devoted to the exhibits of the Fisheries Commission, Smithsonian Institute and Interior Department. The State Department exhibit extends from the rotunda to the east end, and that of the Department of Justice from the rotunda to the west end of the building. The allotment of space for the several department exhibits is: War Department, 23,000 square feet; Treasury, 10,500 square feet; Agriculture, 23, 250 square

feet; Interior, 24,000 square feet; Postoffice 9,000 square feet; Fishery, 20,000 square feet, and Smithsonian Institute, balance of space.



THE WOMEN'S BUILDING. AMONG great number of sketches submitted in competition for this building by women from all over the land, the President of the Board of Lady Managers quickly discovered in the sketch submitted by Miss Sophia G. Hayden that harmony of grouping and gracefulness of details which indicate the architectural scholar, and to her was awarded the first prize of a thousand dollars, and also the execution of the design.

Directly in front of the building the lagoon takes the form of a

bay, about 400 teet in width. From the center of this baya grand landing and staircase leads to a terrace six feet above the water. Crossing this terrace other staircases give access to the

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