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GETS GRIP ON. LEEDS MILLIONS Coming Marriage of ' Young Leeds to Princess Solves Fi . "nances of Royal Family. YOUNG OlflL IS TBUMP CARD Great Fortune Built Up by On-Tim Indiana Florist, Than Tin 'Plata King and Railroad Pyramidsr to Go to Grttk Nobility. 'July 11, 1M1 New - York. Itoyalty, rather bat tered now hy fortunes and misfor tunes of Kuropcun wars, seems In a fiiir way to got riictt-ully every liy of the "tin plate" millions of "the American Leeds family-, Oood old America 1 The gnat fortune built up by tit late ill lutu II. Lccdi, once 1 11 1 in mt florist, luimlile raHroud worker, thcu manufacturer of tin plate, then rail road pyrumidor. Is going for the bene tit of impoverished mips of tireeee. News came from Athena the other day which, It In now disclosed here, liieuiiRa that royalty as rcprcscnti'd by King Constantino of Greece and Ills' relative, lime-won (he lone rhanoe of gettinit the Leeds fortune. King Playa Trump Card. And a sevcuiccn-year-old girl was the "trump card" of the king of ireeee In the game of royalty vs. American millions. The girl Is Prin cess Xenla Oeorglevna. second daugh ter of Grand I luetics Marie and niece of King Constnntlne. She la to marry William B. Leeds, Jr., eighteen-year-old son of the late W. B. Leeds and llrs. Leeds, who la now Princesa Anastattn of Greece. Young Leeds Is sol heir to the mil lions his father left from bla exploits n nildwestern and Chcago finances. - Mrs. Leeds, now Princess Auastasla, of course, has the use of the estate. variously estimated ttO.OtlO.OOO to S-HV OdO.NIlO. but on her death, under the terms of the Leeds will, the whole ea tate goes to young Leeds or his heirs. - In other w ords, Greek royalty didn't stand much chance of keeping the Leeds millions unless they got the son of Sirs. Leeds (Princess Aoastasla) .Into the royal family some way or other. . ' Princess Anastasla baa been til of late, too. In fact, she baa been so til In .Athens that young Leeds recently . trashed from New York to France, then by airplane to Athena, to be at the be laid of his mother. It la Interesting to note that Atheoa press dispatches say that young Leeds proposed to Princesa Xenla the day after be arrived In Athens to see ' his aick mother. He was promptly accepted. And Xenla's acceptance means tbe battered and unlucky roy alty can struggle along a few cen turies more with the new riches, un less politic or whim of subject change things from royalty to demoo racy. Building the Fortune. And now the detail of bow the Leeds fortune waa started and built op are being recalled and uncovered. Few persona of great wealth bad humbler atart In life than William B. xttda of Richmond, Ind. It I airange contrast to the life of the lag. princesses and other of Greek royalty who now share It benefits. Leeds started In Richmond a a flor ist, and by bis marriage In 1883 to relative of Harry Miller, then gen eral anperlniendent of the Pennsyl vania railroad, be" got work. In the railroad field. At length he wa dl vision auperlntendent of the Richmond division of the Pennsylvania and hi wire Inherited a large sum of money. j nen with Daniel O. Reld a partner Leeds went Into tbe making of tin plate. The tariff law were aimed at the development of home In dustrie and a tariff on tin plat per mitted the growth of. that bu sines down In Indiana. Moor Brother Partner. Acquiring the aid of W. H. and J. H. Moore of Chicago. "Leeds and Reld oon organized the businesa on a na tionai scale under the name of the American Tin Plate company. In 1898 tbe United State Steel corooratlon bought the concern and the profit of tb "big four" were estimated to have been close to S40.000.000. Mr. Leeds and hi' associate In vested their profit In tb Chicago, Rock Island Pacific railroad. Those were the good old day of watered atock and the Leeda-Reld-Moora combine soon bad the Rock Island far different Institution than In the calm days of R. R. Cable' control Leeds was made president of the road In 1002, but after two year be quar reled with hi partnera and wa oust ed from office. However, be bad "cleaned up" and bla fortune had grown apace. Divorcod From First Wife. Meanwhile Leeds had been divorced from the wife of hi earlier years whose money waa the nest egg of hp huge fortune. She received flat sum of $1,000,0110. They had son, Ru dolph Gaar Leeds of Richmond who by tb wy received $1,000,000 by hi father'a will. Mrs. Leeds No. 2. tb present Prin cesa Anastasla, waa Mia Nannl May Stewart, daughter of a wealthy (Miio banker. She waa regarded a one of the prettiest gtrla In Cleveland when she was married t Ooorg a Worthlngton. It was not long before the Worthlngton marital bark struck rough waters. Ms. Wortlilngten se cured the divorce. It was about this tint that Mr. Leeds met her and became Infatuated with ber. It was only three day after "lh -Leeds divorce was granted that Mr. Werthlngtoa became the second Mr. Leeds. A a wedding present Mr. Leeds gar hi new bride Jewelry vetoed at mere than a mil lion dollar, a mansion on. Fifth ave nue estimated .to be worth $2.ono.0flrt. and an ocean-going steam yacht It was on one of their visits to Parle that Leeds bought Mr. Ieda No. a $.140,000 pearl necklace. About (hat time a aon wa born to the' bnppy pair the present W. B. Leeds, Jr. This youth gained the title "poorrtchest boy" because of the great care his mother and father pro vided ntid the fortune spent on guard Ing his footsteps. v , -A Royal Bringing. Up. When this child waa two and one half years old he went with his father and mother to London. 'And here. In part, la a cabled newspaper dispatch of how the once bumble florist and railroad worker provided for bla heir by second marriage: Not even an heir to royalty could nave more elaborate care nor more luxurious service than this little American Is now receiving. It Is the wonder of the whole hotel (tbe ex clusive Claridge). "Altogether Baby Leeds ,ha two drawing rooms, two bedrooms In case one bores blm, a sitting room, and a bathroom, the whole strictly reserved for him and no one else. J. "Two nursea ane In constant attend ance and a maid, valet, and extra servants are devoted to chasing away dull care."' Death of Mr. Lead. It was June 23. 1908, In France, that the "tin plate king" died. The will was filed at Mlneola, L. L, Septem ber 3, 1908. Stripped of legal phraseology, here Is the paragraph-that gives to royalty of Greece (by marriage) the bulk of the "tin plate" million: "If the son. William B. Leeds, Jr., or Issue of his shall survive the widow (Mrs. Leeds No. 2. now Princess An astasla) three-fourths of the residuary estate Is to be ret aside for William IV Ieeds, Jr.. or his Issue." In other words. If Princes Anasta sla dies, ber husband. Prince Chris topher, brother of King Constahtlne. gets about $10,000,000. and young Leeds about 'SttO.onn.ono. Then when young Leeds dies, his royal widow or their children. If any, will get the $.10,000,000 or more of good American money? . After the death of Mr. Leeds and In tbe ynr benre his - widow, was capture hy fher (Trees the FmSe Info European society right and left real royalty prtvf ground because of the Leeds' million at her command. Many a dented title (ought her hand la marriage. Her marriage to Prince Christopher occurred fit Geneva on January 31. 1930. and made her a censln of most of the royalty of Eu rope and gave her soon eta Med rank a bad not been held hy an American woman In many year. That' how she got the title t Ttlar Prhv Brlnglng Up Oelden Child. While Mra. Leeds wa caerviac on her conquest of royalty at their heme towns, young I-ecds wa being kept under the care of a email crew of sorv anta, Instructor, and ether afforded only by mean millions. Her I an account of bow the youth "grew up": "Young I,eed had every Imaginable safeguard placed about him to prevent hi being kidnaped and to shield htm from other harm. Ill mother In stalled him In her former home In MontclHlr, N. J. When he etepped from the carriage or automobile each morning at the Jlontrtalr academy, he seemed to breathe freely. For most of the time he attended school there his mother was In F.urope and he lived 'alone' with the servant to minister to his wants and detective to protect him hut all to keep him from enjey Ing the pleasure of other boys of hi age." His mother,, while abroad, got dally cabled reports on hi health. Then, Inter, she took blm to England to com plete Ms education, giving as the ex cuse that "he might not become dl slpsted like so many rich American boys." Recently In America. Young Leeds, around whom the Leeds millions really center, wa In thl country only a few week ago. He arrived In, Los Angeles late In February on, his return from an ad venturous trip Into the ,wllds of the Kumaira jungles, wnere He uuntcfl tigers, lie had been bitten In the arm hy a poisonous insect. He went to a sanitarium in Shanghai, but did not recover wholly from the Infection and hurried to this country to undergo an operation In New York. While he was crossing the continent his mother, believed to be dangerous ly III, was preparing for an operation In Athens f"r sn Intestinal trouble. He went to the RiU-Carlton, Intending to arrange for hi own surgical treat ment, but newa of bl mother' con dition led him to abandon that project and sail for Europe. very tall, mmI . a itnd of ftinba measuring 4t iret. W. J, Bryan, who soon will celebrate his eightieth birth day, planted tbe tree 82 rear ago la Green county, and It I anil bearing a orop of luscious apple annually. ' ADVICE ON PLANTING TREES t i Bulletin Issued by tha'Amerlcait Fee. eatry Association Will Be Found to Be of Value. The American Forestry association. Washington, has Issued a bulletin en titled. "The Tree The Memorial That Lives." written by Charles Pack, president of the association. In which are set forth Instructions ss t the se lection of the best kinds of trees, how to secure them, prepare them, plant and rare fer them, and he adds a pro gram . for the ceremony of planting. Thl bulletin may be bad for the ask ing. And, say Mr. Pack: x "This matter of the planting and the care of treea can be readily promoted by anyone. There are a few funda- COLVIII FAVORS THE AMENDMENTS State Superintendent of Public Instruction Gives Reason for Changes Asked In School Laws T UAMt, I mutt Mn,ritc ywii at rtiMi st rent sourtA r koi uu. ' am I'M W ttWKKl 1 MUM I . a m t w at I itV " - r 111 or tiiii wiii t I evw i mi I Sun. I II f?ui '.aavl I If J1'" CVT CT I i ll i .r .If- - "Ml -I "X II IfPtre W rs rLflUUi I flBH.V avt ixtsI J jtvt ts is ifl n 'ca trr mum tt ' w- Mil CMsU k , OS WT Cfvry ut s ri.i ttjp ion. rstrriT.Tiij IT 1M0 M(PU IDtxnT M.caaT LMt ftM UVL w n. fx'j ST IM ML IM0 MtfIS UNVK How to Sot Out Tree. Giant Old Apple Tree. Greensboro, Ga. Georgia believe It has probably the largest apple tree In the United State. It measures eight feet In .circumference at Its ba&,ls mental principles underlying the tort oua simple operations. But the entire affair Is mostly a matter of the eier. else of common sense. Fortunately, the majority of u can lay claim to a fair share of this quality. There are certain conditions whti-h are met and known requirement of tree-growth that are satisfied. By a little attention to the features of tree-planting and care, anyone may make a auccesa of tree-planting operations and, further more, may care Intelligently for treea after they have been planted." .RemMnt IBargannns The Big Sale leaves us with so many short lengths, broken lots, odd sizes, etc., in culr stock that we are preparing same to be on display Friday morning, July 22,'and remain till sold, which will not be loag at th,e low prices we are putting on them. - . GINGHAMS, PERCALES. AND ASSORTED PIECE GOODS, MEN'S AND BOYS' SUITS. LADIESSUITS AND DRESSES, MISSES' AND CHIL DREN'S SUITS, ALL KINDS OF HOSIERY, HATS, . CAPS, COLLARS, TIES, AND THINGS YOU WANT TO BUY. I Kentucky la perilously close to the nd of the line of state la the educa tion ef her children. 8he Is only tore )lce from the end of that long tin. Thl bar statement of a very d - igreeabl fact should force every red looded man aod wnmaa In' the at at to resolve that a change must be nade In th near future fur th child hood of the state. The following statement, which was jlven your reporter when he vlnlted Frankfort lately, I what .the Hon (Jeorge Colvlu, the present Stale Su perintendent of Public Instruction, thinks of the school situation in Ken tucky at this writ ng. Every man and th people. In adaratloa Kentucky ranka forty-fifth among th statea. I fntll recently th attendance In our public (choola waa 87 per cent. Oar ' tcAchcr are not only the most poorly I. re-1 1 Men's Overalls Tried and True Feather Ticking Brown Cotton $1.00 14c yd. 30C - Boys' Overalls n fj- Straw Ticking n . BrovTn Cotton 80c and 90c 7c yd. 15c Percale "0 QU Cloth Blue Denim loC - 25c yd." , 39c iGingham "so-yard Plain Organdie t Spool Thread 18c 6c spool 40c Hope Cotton . W Barber Towels Huck Towels 15c 15c x 8c Goo. Colvln. woman In Kentucky should read II most refully and then art definitely when voting on he two amendments to the CotistHutloa at tbe November election : "Kducntlon In Kentucky In the pat has suffured more gfroin - lack of a definite poller and a 'continued pro grain than from any othor single csuse. Lvery four yeara aulinlnlstra- tlon ef our iclioola la rhangeiL Uuder the law no 8tate Kuperinteodent ran aucceed himself. Our school laws are sort of legislstlve rraxy quUL Ijiih succeeding ijuperiiiteudcDt adds a patch or two that may or, may not harmonize with the whole, ho busi ness o succeed If Its bolides are changed every four years. The ad ministration of schools Is the Ntste's biggest business. In no department, of government la a permanent program more neceaxary than. In the adminis tration of schools. Kentucky will not have better school truUI she baa bet ter administration of her schools. Kentucky will not have better admin istration of ber schools so long as she ha politically elected Superintendents serving only four years. paid but they are the most mmrlv n linred nf an ii,i u. . .,.w ' -- - ' w ,i, nip i limn Wll the posdhle rxceptlon of two. It is ' not because Kentucky children cannot oe taught; it I not became Kentucky teacher lurk capacity to learn or do- ' otlon to teach; It Is simply because children and leai here alike have not been given a .uue. No man who lovea Kentucky, who love Kentucky a childhood run be satisfied with Kan.' tu.ky condition educationally. Nith. Ing bus contributed to this condition mora lrgely than lack of competent,' ronaclentlous, continued, educational' leadership. ( Partus Back Movement. J "llmh polltutti part es In Kentucky have proposed through a plank In their platforms to take the oltine of Suite tiiipcrlntemlfiit out of politic and to pise it upon a professional haxis ml to make It lumsihl for a Superintendent to succeed himself. Tbe administration uf our' school oukIu not to l a iiolitlcul issue. The rights of our ch.Mrcu do not ailiuit of any divklon of opinion. lUio crats and Itenulilu-an nllLa li,.va Hi at I ho Konlucky child should lie slven a school ssu-iu worthy of that child. The two political punli do not dif fer lu their attitude toward school any more than they differ in Ihefr at litude toward the Ten Command- uienia. Tli adoption of the proHed CoiiNtltiitiiHiel Amendment will unite the two parllea In practice even aa lliej are now united In prluclple la Ihefr support of school. The adop tion of tbe amendment will give the U-glxlature the power to fit the term of tbe .superintendent ; will give the Legislature the power to prescribe Uia manner of hi election; will give the l.ei;lMlaturv the power to place the otllce upon a protVnloual rather than on a iHilitb-al hauls. Th tltet Suxr Intendent I the only school adinltiia trator lu Kautucky that la now po litically, elected. The President of the I'niverslty Is appointed by com petent hoard because of professional nines alone. Tb Prealdenta of th two Normal Schools are appoluted la the same way. 'The auperlntendent of our city schools or appointed by board because of iTcmonotrated flt ness not hecaune of oliticaI aflllla lion. County uperlntendant are ap pointed again in the same way. , System a Growth. "A school system Is a growth and not sn enactment It cannot be created overnight. It must confoem to tbe genlu of the people of the tate. It must meet the needs of the people of the state. Kentucky cannot borrow from any itat a achool sys tem that will entirely meet ber needs. She must develop ber own system. It will need Kentucky's best leadership to develop thl ystem. Thl leader ship cannot be had under he present method of selecting Stat Superin tendents. "Those who tell a that Kentucky baa not suffered from politically elect ed Superintendents are either misin formed or are deliberately misleading la Not a Political Issue. There I no opposition to th amendment anywhere. It baa been, unanimously endorsed by the Ken. lucky P.ducatloual Association. Th Kentucky Kducational Survey Com mbtaloo Inatsu that we rannot hope for aui great improvement la our chooU until thl amendment baa been adopted. The Federated Woman Cluba of Kentucky have endorsed It. Kotary Clubs snd Itoarda of Trad and Chamliera of Commerce throng gr out the state have endorsed It Ilota political partlea bave endorsed It, Th legislature that proposed It did so by the votes of the member of both par- Hue. It la not a political Issue. It la not proposed In tb Interest of thl party or that party; It I proposed solely fn ths Interest of the Kentucky child. For the sake of the Kentucky child, the Kentucky voters should make the votn In favor of th amend ment so overwhelming that no man could any longer b In doubt about KentmAy'a determination to ha a school system equal to any in. to nation." STANDING IN HIS LIGHT Too many values to pat on paper. Come in and see how much we can ' save you Gt your shoes while our stock is full. You always get your dollar's worth at C. D. Smith' s Chestnut St. Phone 204 Berea, Ky.