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By Permission of Oorbitt Railway Printing Co. ever held west of the Rocky Mountains. It is in commemoration of the one hundredth Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and planned by President Jefferson. exponent of the progress of Western America, and exemplifies the possibilities for
Portland. They are most beautiful for an exposition and include a natural lake 220 can be seen from the grounds.
COLOR TONE OF CITIES.
ALL THE GREAT ONES HAVE THEIR OWN PARTICULAR KIND. WASHINGTON, WITH
ITS 400,000 ORNAMENTAL TREES, DECLARED TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL.
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REAT cities of the world all have is the only city in Europe that may be
their individual color tones. No compared with the capital of the United
the most beautiful city on earth there are as the birds see them are gray, some are those who have visited Budapest who shake red, some are green and some blue. A their heads and say: “Not yet.” The few of them mingle two or more colors so character of the Hungarian city varies, as do that a variegated. scene is shown to the all the others, according to the height from bird's-eye viewer, for, no matter how many which it is seen.
Near at hand the tone colors are in the composition of the city, is deep green-always remembering that a gradual mingling of all is effected when these views are to be observed at the time the view is had from a distance, says the of most abundant verdure and never in the Washington “Star.'
winter—but as the observer goes higher There are even strong contrasts between and higher the tone changes toward a blue the cities of Europe and those of America. and finally a beautiful turquois spot on the The former are generally lighter in tone map of the earth below is the picture of than their cousins on this side of the water, Budapest. It is an exquisitely picturesque not even excepting smoky London, for that gem set in a sea of harmonizing tones of city when seen from a considerable height which it is the center. gives the impression of blue-gray dotted The very immensity of London is bewildwith creamy spots and divided by a deep ering and its color tones are as varied as blue band, which is nothing less than the the scene spread before the eye from a historic Thames.
height. Down in what Londoners call Paris is the cream city of Europe, yet in "the city,” the smoky haze that almost contrast with Milwaukee, the real
always overhangs it gives to the atmosphere city,” it is rather murky. The houses of a blue-gray tinge that, at a distance, beParis are almost all of the same general comes a color that would appeal to the eye height, and seen from above, there is a of an artist. It is the tone effect seen in monotony of form and color that wearies the impressionist pictures of the modern
Before the erection of the Eiffel school of art. Artists of that school see Tower there was really no good point of dark blue rocks in a lighter blue meadow. vantage from which Paris could be seen The untrained eye cannot see these colors save a balloon, and the views that swung in nature, but readily see them when they between the vision of the aeronauts who are transferred to canvas. So it is with the sailed over the great city were ever chang- London of the skies. The impression is ing and magnificent, for under such con- one of soft blue at the center fading away ditions everything in the landscape beneath to gray maroon and light blue at the horizon, seems to be moving while the balloon re- for one must get a long distance above the mains stationary. Paris at such a time world's metropolis to have the horizon show rolls beneath the eye in a panorama of anything but miles upon miles of buildings color and form quite bewildering in its dotted with parks. combined beauty. Here and there are But the most amazing and at the same green and blue islands in the sea of cream time varicolored sight is the metropolis of and slate and the shimmering Seine wind- the western world. New York may be seen ing its serpentine course through all. Yet from any one of its innumerable skyscrapers, the general aspect of Paris is decidedly a for the tops of these tremendous structures soiled cream.
are so far above the street level that they From the bird's point of view one of the form a vantage ground from which a magmost beautiful cities of the world is Buda- nificent spectacle is spread before the eye. pest, its character being an emerald green, Observed from the top of one of the great with here and there the dots that show buildings in the lower end of the city, so where a great state building stands. This far distant is the Harlem River on the
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COLOR TONE OF CITIES.
north, which helps to make the island of most beautiful of all man's creations. She Manhattan, that the effect is a peninsula is set in a vale bordered with softly rising bounded on the south by the beautiful bay, heights, and her parks are so many that on the west by the Hudson and on the east they can scarcely be counted. Everywhere by the East River, a part of Long Island the
eye looks is a sea of green and here and Sound. From this height Staten Island there an island of deep red or dazzling white seems to be almost at one's feet, while fading to cream. Away to the south is the Brooklyn is so near that it seems as if a winding silver ribbon called the Potomac, ball could be tossed onto the courthouse. which grows still wider as it leaves the city, For miles and miles to the east and north while on the north are the heights that the buildings extend, the color of the whole circle the town and seem to forbid it leaving scene being decidedly a maroon dotted with their embrace. On the east is a white cream and blue. These latter are the great island that outclasses anything in Europe new buildings and the parks, for the plan for beauty of proportion and harmony of of the builders of the great city has lately. color. It is the capitol, while just beyond been to erect buildings of a creamy tone, is an island of shimmering gold set in a sea there being little smoke to destroy their
It is the library of Congress. colors. The silvery bands that circle the And all around are the dots of red and city, and on which miniature vessels ply white and gray and cream that mark the their trade, are the rivers that make the places that man calls hotels and apartment island, and from a height they are more houses and government buildings. Here than beautiful—they are almost indescrib- at the feet is a brilliant white dot in the ably exquisite. Artists claim that the tone midst of a great mass of waving green of New York is the finest in the world save speckled with red and yellow. It is the -Washington.
White House in its setting in the midst of Washington is the possessor of more than the parks, while the varicolored dots are 400,000 ornamental trees, a larger number the flower beds, and that silvery spray is a than the inhabitants, and with its frequent fountain. There is, after all, nothing quite parks is a peerless emerald set about with so beautiful as Washington when seen from opalescent and ruby gems. After a view a height at the beginning of summer, before of London or New York the city of Wash- the leaves of the thousands of trees have ington is a tiny thing, for, looked at from taken on that tone of maturity that detracts such a height as the tower of the post office from the brilliant green of early June. It or monument, the horizon is near at hand is a dream of beauty and whenever it is and the line of demarcation between build- doubted that the capital is the gem of all ings and real country is almost sharp in its cities let the doubter ascend to the top of outline. A waving mass of deep green is the monument and look about him. He the color tone of the city, and the radiating will be converted to what all Washingtonavenues lend to the picture a charm pos- ians have been taught and what the most sessed by no other city in the world. From of them sincerely incorporate as a part of a height Washington is without doubt the their creed. Washington is peerless.
EDMUND VANCE COOKE, IN "SUCCESS."
Laugh at your own worries; never at others':
But she'd say, with a smirk, to the hotel clerk,
As the victim was laid to rest, “It's as easy for for
you, you see; I've soaked another guest."