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The Story of the Only Man With the
Degree of Master of
Henry De Questier in The Dearborn
Profound respect is the real natural
right of women, believes Colonel
Edmund H. Taylor, Jr., of Frankfort,
Kentucky. Believing thus, the
Colonel makes it as plain as day.
But when he particularly wan.:: to do
honor to a woman?flapper, matron
cf middle age, or an old lady?he
sends to her by a young negro boy a
solid silver salver that is heaped with
rare fruits nestling among flowers
and trimmings. The salver is never
carried back to Colonel Taylor. It is
his gift, along with the iruits ana
fic'wers, for once accepted by a woman,
the Colonel will not permit the
salver to be. profaned by further use.
Also, Colonel Taylor is the only
man who has had the degree of Master
of Hospitality conferred upon
him by the registrars of 58 college?
The occasion was the 1917 meeting
of the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars, held in Lexington.
For a day the. Colonel entertained
the members of the association at hie
Hereford farm, in Woodford county,
between Lexington and Frankfort.
Before the sessions closed a degree
like the standard certificate for graduation
was embossed and signed by
all the registrars, because they
"found convincing demonstration of
his. proficiency as a lavish host, a genial,
leader, and a cordial friend, and
thus received a signal experience 011
Southern hospitality."
Furthermore, "the man "who excels.
as a host in Kentucky must excel
as a. host the world over" said United
States Senator Stanley, then governor
-of Kentucky when he delivered
thec principal address at the time the
degree was presented to Colonel
Tajrlor. And the Colonel is Kentucky's
most noted host. He estab
lisljed this reputation by living up zo
&rvn the little details of cherished
traditions of BIue-Grs.ss hospitality,
and also because he always is at it.
It's a rare occasion when there is
no-%"company" in his home. About
this entertaining, however, there is
nothing so ornate that it is gaudy.
Liking for gaudiness is not a BlueGrass
trait. The Colonel's Entertaining
is democratic?and exten"
1 ooc/-wr? id firms of I
Sive. iyiemuera v* aoww^,v..u ?
.this sort, and of that sort, meeting ii
T misville or Lexington, have been
nis guests in \ Frankfort through so
many years that the trip is on their
program as a matter of course.
.Frankfort, by the way, is about half
the; distance between the two cities.
A. hundred, and even twice that number,
at luncheon or dinner is not un-\
usual in the Colonel's heme.
. .Colonel Taylor is well over 90
years old. But he is still going
strong. His mind is alert. He is as
spry, as erect, as many a young
blade?he hasn't reached the age of
slippers, baggy pants, and an easy
" ' - -* " ^ -Li- i
chair before tne nre. un we wntrajy,
he is known as "the bestdressed
man in the South." Tailors
in New York and Chicago fit the
clothes he wears.
A young man was admitted to the
Colonel's office.
"Well, sir," said the Colonel,
"what can I do for you?"
"Colonel," was the reply, "I'm just
starting in the dry cleaning andi
pressing business in Frankfort, and
I'd; like to have your work. They tell
me you'have a lot of clothes, and
I'd Dke to keep them in shape."
\ "All right," said the Colonel, "I'll
send ovar a few things this afternoon
toj9ee-what you can do with them.
If they're all right when they come
back, I'll send you some more."
Later in the day 24 suits and 16 i
overcoats were delivered to the!
'Gossip credits the colonel with not j
having less than 100 suits, and each i
is: in style. But the colonel is far.
from being a fop. He is the last of;
the pattern colonels of the Blue |
Grass?sole survivor of the simon- j
pure colonels who made that country j
femous for romance and chivalry. I
The pattern colonel put his best foot;
forward in dress as in all other things j
and Colonel Taylor never got away
from the custom.
Col. Taylor practices traditions of J
the genuine Blue-Grass philosophy of!
life. As a distinct type of American, j
the picturesque of Blue Gr^^s ro- j
mance emerged from the wind-up of!
.the eighteenth century. Kentucky j
was in a ticklish situation. British j
and Indians were north of the Ohio!
River. Spaniards were south of Kerf'
tacky and west of Mississippi river.!
The main route from the Blue-G'ass
to market was by Barge to New Orleans?Barges
were loaded at Lex- '
ington on a stream that long ago was '
dried up, its channel covered, and '
even the location of it lost sight of ]
when river traffic declined. From
Lexington the barges floated to the <
Kentucky river, thence to the Ohio,'
and to the Mississippi. An interesting
chanter in the history of New
Orleans describes the "Kaintucks," j
who brought what they had to sell
there. While these "Kaintucks" were
uncouth, they picked up and brought j
home bits of colonial French and <
/M-ii+mv. par>V> t.imp?nprhans
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an aggregate that was very small,'
yet it went into the making of the j
real Colonel of the Blue Grass.
What Kentucky needed most it got;
?two sets of leaders. One set fought
Indians, and the other took care of.
the statesman's job. Neither set,
slighted the things it did, and they
finally solved all the bad situations.'
After a while, "an ideal principality
of limited extent, meaning a score or,
more of counties reaching into the
heart of Kentucky, laving its feet in
the Ohio river, sharply parting company
with the mountains on the east,
and refusing in its western margin
to go beyond the line uplifted lime-^
stone." took title as the Blue-Grass
country?a place where "brother-j
hood of pride and prosperity; an an-;
cestral look of estate; an aristocratic
democracy" soon settled like a ro-,
mantic blanket.
When the men who had straighten-,
ed Kentucky's tangle gained leisure,
they got together and followed the
Blue-Grass philosophy of life. Here |
is how life worked out: 'The old
families lived in simple grandeur,'
made up mainly of gentility, and
plenty to eat. There was an uncom-,
mon amount of bradns in the country.
Villages were important, and
the ruling element was distributed!
over the land. Power was rural. The j
city was an appendage?a conveni-j
ent place to make purchases. In
short, it was a life of thrift, plenty,
gentility, freedom, enjoyment, intcJl-j
lect." There was plenty of time fofr,
all-day visiting. driving parties,
house parties, and big dinners. In
this setting the characteristics of
^oth sets of pioneers ran together.
The performance flowered men and:
women of an unduplicated stripe, j
This is the reason upstarts never can
gracefully pose as colonels of the;
Blue Grass, unless they pick another;
pair of parents, and literally again
are born \>f them. The title was a
romance-mark of distinction for un- i
common men, and when they passed
it on it went to progeny of the same j
feather?progeny not eo picturesque,!
it is true, because there is less op-!
portunitv to be picturesque.
In his boyhood, Colonel Taylor was:
the close friend of the men whose ex-'
periences not only reached far back1
of his day, .but whose experiences^
then were being used as the founda-!
tion for the Blue-Grass philosophy.:
What he was born too late to gain ;
by experience the Colonel gained by
direct contact. For instance, Henry
Clay taught him thrift in a practical
manner. When the verbal -lessons '
were out of the way, he autographed;
and gave to the Colonel one of the j
first books published containing in-'
terest tables for the u-se of bankers, j
(Colonel Taylor as a boy went to'
school in New Orleans. Later, he
spent a great deal of his time with
the Zachary Taylor branch of the
family in Lower Louisiana. His
companion was General Richard
Taylor, in his day a famous and tvp-:
ical gentleman of the old and the
far South. New Orleans romance of
the "good oP days," as it still is spoken
of there, was in full blast, and,
Colonel Taylor was <in the thick of
it. Virginia chivalry was absorbed
4 %
when he lived with the family of his
uncle, Edmund H. Taylor. That is
where he took on the "Jr." behind
his name?it was placed there to distinguish
him from his uncle, and the
Colonel never dropped it. BlueGrass
philosophy of life afterward
expanded marvelously and Colonel
Taylor helped spread it. He keeps
old-fashioned: romance as sprightly
as a cricket, because he never has
lived any other sort of Life. And that
explains what otherwise might be
taker as a somewhat pompous boast.
The Colonel never argues. He states
facts, and backs them up, as an example.
by saying: "I am, without arrogance,
'deeply informed' on this
subject, as the historian Motley ha>
said oi himself on another subject.
I have been a student in the matter.".
Colonel Taylor, when he was nearins:
84 years, planned a Hereford cattle
farm for the Blue-Grass country,
and astonished the world by paying
more for a bull to lead the herd than
ever before had been paid. The farm
turned out exactly as the Colonel
planned it, for he never slights a de- '
tail?another characteristic of the
Colonel of the Blue Grass. When he 1
was 8*. Colonel Taylor held the largest
sale of Hereford cattle then
Attention to detail developed his
unmistakable signature. It .is famous '
the world over for the care bestowed I
upon it?Colonel Taylor was a Ken- <
tucky distiller and his signature was 1
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[)ai l ui uaut iiiui iv. |'
The Colonel lives in "simple gran- <
deur*' at "Thistleton." It is a typi-J
cal Blue-Grass estate of 1.000 acres, f,
out Louisville way from Frankfort,!
and on a hill that is 400 feet above j
the Kentucky river. The cattle farm !
of 2,000 acres is in an adjoining
county, and is known as "Hereford
Farms." But "Thistleton" is not
L _ T-f i C? o fivm Vl ^ t
JUSl/ a SHUW AO lo c4 iunu v..t?w
must return a profit. Yet from the
house all operations are out of sight.
Against this background the flag flies >
from sunrise to sunset. The flagstaff
is at the head of the walk leading
from the house to the Louisville pike.
Utility masked by beauty sums up
out-of-doors "Thistleton" in a sentence.
The kitchen garden, for in-,
stance, is located far away from the
house, and practically is out of sight,
yet to screen it from any possible j
peep there i<3 a thickset lilac bush
fence more than .00 feet Ions: fringing
the side of the garden nearest
the house. A Jaice nus a depression ,
that otherwise would be out of keep-;
ing with the surroundings. This lake;
is well stocked with fish, and of a;
morning the Colonel's guests go;
there to catch their own fich for!
breakfast. A bit of the sentiment
that you find everywhere about
"Thistleton" is a grave lying to the'1
right of the house. Along in 1841 ,
a man named Dana was reporter of j
decisions in the court of appeals atj,
Frankfort. Dana and the former j
owner of "Thistleton" were close!
friends. When Dana died he was1
buried on the estate of his friend,]
and since the land came into the!
handtj of Colonel Taylor he has main-J
te.ined the grave as carefully as ever I
before. !'
Stepping across the threshold of,;
Colonel Taylor's home is an experience
no one is likely ever to forget.
Nothing is complex there. That is
the reason "Thistleton" gives you a
new experience. Old-fashioned ro
mancc of the three types that made!
the entire South famous?Virginia,;
Blue Grass, and Louisiana?is youth-'
ful all around. Yet none of the three'
advances too far to leave the otherj
two behind. The practice of famous!
characters of southern history open;
before you with a freshness that is'
fascinating. The library, as an instance,
is lined with black walnut
bookcases that reach from the ceiling
to the floor. And they're not mere
wall linings, together with the books;
that are in them. The latter have |
the friendly look of familiars?the i
classics especially?for Colonel Tay-i
lor reads, writes, speaks and enter-j
A n/J Koooiien Vw> Ic f!io Incf n* + V10 i
XXlill uv :o iwcw vitv j
real Colonels of the Blue Gras?, Col-1
onel Taylor practices his creed wher-j
ever he goes.' On that account, es-j
peoially on Fifth avenue in New!
York, and on La Salle street in Chicago,
the coming of Colonel Taylor
is an event. There he is known as
the "man who has realized DeSoto's
mm j
"Sherlock Brown," the feature j
picture at the opera house Monday,'
in which Bert Lytell is starred,- is a1
delightful comedy-drama about a.-r
nmnfnnr wlinCO TlPm i? +VlP fti-'
aiiiflltUi CiVM fn nuvwv v/ - ~ v..v - ? |
mous Sherlock Holmets, and whose I
clay dreams are filled with visions of j
his own accomplishments in running;
down crimnals.
A correspondence school course in
sleuthing brings him a badge and the'
appointment as New York represen-j
tative of the Illyria Detective agency.!
Nothing now remains but to find a
case! This he stumbles onto by
chance one day when a book crashes
through a window and falls at his ,
feet on the sidewalk. He climbs in-',
to the house and finds a young girl
^ +nmntinn' fVio VOCnlrPVV flf KPf'Vpt ,
il t lilC AVVV f V* J w- J
formula for a high explosive which
is the property of the United (
States government and which has,.
i *
been stolen from her brother. Sher
I lock
Brown is at last in his element! i
Through a series of most amusing',
adventures he brings to bear his cor- ]
respondence school knowledge of
sleuthing and in the end, of course,!
recovers the formula. ! j
Ti- * ^ ^ o r* vnvoolc T V? *j
11/ IS ^UUU iUUUHJ, anu -~.,r J
tell as an extraordinarily clever, j
comedian. There are no dull mo- <
ments in this picture and it can be ]
safely recommended to all those ^
who like a plentiful amount of hu- I
mor together with considerable ex-! <
c-itement. il
"Sherlock Brown" is a Bayard t
Veiller production for Metro, adapt-:
ed for the screen by Lenore Coffee <
from a story by Mr. Veiller. j c
I ^
Winston-Salem, X. C., Aug. 1.? j
W. T. Lopan, a farmer of Yadkin1
county, 87 years of age, and Miss s
Sallie Lee Tucker, of Winston-Salem, a
56, were married here today. After, c
the ceremony, they climbed intot
their automobile and under showers r
^f rice and apparently very happy, s
left for the groom's home. |s
Race For State Offices Growing
Warmer as Invasion of Piedmont
Section Begins
Lancaster, ujr. 1.?Under the rays
of a sizzling August sun the candi-_
rJnfr^ for state offices sDnke here to
day to an audiencc of about 700 people
who gathered in front of thecourt
house. A large portion of the
spectators left after the candidates
for governor spoke but a number remained
faithful and heard all the aspirants.
The race for several offices
continues to grow warmer and the
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caiuuuaits arc putuii^; iiiuit aim
more "pep" into their speeches. This
is particularly rue of the race for
superintendent uf education and the
voters all appear anxious to hear the
two women candidates.
Senator Geo K Laney's 83-year-old
mother'was present, and he, with
Mrs. Drake, was the recipient of several
bouquets of flowers. The crowd
was attentive but undemonstrative,
nothing resembling an ovation being
accorded any of the candidates, i
There was some confusion at the
start as several of the speakers were
late and others, did not make their
Law Enforcement
Chief interest as usual centered
in the candidates for governor and
each made his usual talk. Thos. G. t
McLeod was the first speaker and he
again stressed his law enforcement
platform, declaring this to be the
greatest issue before the people of
the state. If elected he pledges that
the scales of justice will be equally
administered and the laws enforced
without fear or favor. Mr. McLeed
called attention to the fact that 851
per cent of the taxes paid by Lancaster
county Wis for county pur-i
poses and only 15 per cent went to,
the state. He declared that he is'
running in his own responsibility. ;
John T. Duncan made his usual at
tack on Blease, referred to MoLeod
md Laney as being rubber stamps
for Edw. W. Robertson, scored the
Southern Power company, and the
various cotton associations which
fcave been or are being formed in the
No Ring Rule
Senator George K. Laney was near,
his home county and he asserted that
if elected governor he would be ruled
by no one and said that during his
20 years of political life no one had
ever had a bridle on him. He referred
to his long fight in the legislature
for education and said he would
continue to fight for it. He stands
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1UI UuA IClUilli <WIU ICdUJUM/lUCilt
of the tax system and if elected
pl'edges himself to enforce all of the
laws without fear or favor. He called
the farmers' attention to the legislature
having cut the state levy 5
mills last year.
"New Horse" in Race
William Coleman of Union has
taken as his text John C. Calhoun's
dying words: "The south, the poor
south, what will become of her?" He
advocates the issuance of state bonds
to meet federal appropriations for
good roads, a new tax system, new
school laws, and a cooperative marketing.
He referred to himself a^
being a new horse in the race.
Cole L. Blease was the last speaker
today and launched his attack at
the tax commission and reiterated
that the state was bankrupt. He
wants to know what Laney and Mc-j
Leod mean by a luxurv tax and sav.s
" - I
that he favors no new sources of |
taxation but stands for an economi-j
cal administration of the affairs of j
state. He stated that he had an-;
:iounced at the beginning of the cam-'
paign he would engage in no faction-!
alism or persnoalities except "when'
coming from responsible source**'
and so would not reply to the "infamous
lies" that were being circu-f
V j
la ted. He charged these were instigated
by some newspapers or tfieir
Text Book Question
The text book -question is being
;>U:3hed to the front by candidates
:or superintendent of education and
t is held by Cecil H. Seigler that a
contract has now been made ana will J
3e in force for five years, no matter j
>v"ho is elected. Superintendent
Sweanngen defended his course and
:tanris on his record for reelection..
VIrs. Wallace and Mrs. Drake made
heir usual speeches.
Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Drake, Dunan.
P'ease and Laney received most
>f the applause.
Tomorrow the candidates will
peak at the Filbert picnic, York
ounty, long- famous in political an:als
of the state.
Heard at Rock H i'
Rock Hill, Aus:. 1?Cuik'.idates fori
tate offices addressed a crowd of j
.oout i,ouu people nere xomgnt, one
?f the largest gatherings in the enire
campaign: It was an impromptu!
neeting and the applause for the j
peakers was spontaneous and enthu- j
iastic. J. J. Cantey was present J
and the only absentee tonight was
Sam Wolfe, attorney general, who is
engaged in important state litigations
at Columbia.
Probably no actor in moving pictures
has met death as many different
ways as has Robert McKim, the
famous screen villain, who will be
seen at the opera house Tuesday, in
support of Hobart Bcsworth in the
Graf production of C. Gardner Sullivan's
story, "White Hands." For
the past seven or eight years McRim
has been the mean man of the cinema.
He has -been hanged, shot, stabbed,
strangled, poisoned, died of
thirst, starvation and disease. In
fact, (scenario writers and directors
have lain awake nights trying to devise
new and interesting ways to
cause McKim's demise, but'it remained
fnr C Gardner Sullivan to
devise probably the most vivid and
spectacular way of carrying him off.
In "White Hands" he has McKim devoured
by sharks.
It is an easy matter for an author
to write "McKim leaps from the mast
into the ocean, where he is seized
and dragged under by a huge maneating
shark," but when Lambert
Hillyer read the story, his first question
was: "Where am I to get a
trained shark?" However, the sharks
were secured, an'd before the horrified
gaze of the theatre audience
McXim is seen to be attacked and
dragged below the surface by the
huge scavengers of tfie deep. Where
the trained sharks were secured or
how this clever bit of realism was
done, no one connected with the
P ^ v? tv >1 ^ *r ? > ^ i r\ ? ? Thrill ivn ^ rrn
vjiax uigdiii^awuu win uivui^c.
At the close of the second week of
the summer school for colored teachers,
being held in the Hoge school
bidding, 105 teacher-pupils have
been enrolled. No little interest is
being manifested by instructors and
teachers. The work is well organized
and each day clones with increased
interest and enthusiasm in the work.
The rule affecting all accredited
sumiiitT s>ciiuui& uio-u an peisunt
attending with the expectation of
securnig sufficient credits to be given
a certificate must take at leac-t three
academic subjects and attend 20
In keef
value in ii
reduced, <
At the;
Six is moi
bile invest
You wi
ities when
days. All teachers coming on Monday,
August 7th, will have a clnnce
to attend the school the required
number of davs and if they pursue
the course as outlined will be entitled
to a certificate.
We hope that all teachers yet ex-'
; pecting to enroll in the Newberry
summer school will do so next Monday,
August 7th>
Our aim is to make the summer
school at Newberry one of the best
in the state for negro teachers.
I. M. A. Myers,
! Director of the Summer School.
Topeka, Kansas., Aug. 1.?Early
newspaper returns in today's state
wide primary from scattered parts
: of the state indicate a close race for
the Republican nomination for govi
Returns from 40 out of 2,536 precincts
show: W. R. Stubbs, 1,170;
W. Y. Morgan, 1,058; F.VW. Kn.:pp,
'688; P. A. McNeal, 617; W. P. Lami
bertson, 281. The early vote for the
; two women gubernatorial candidates,
! Mrs. W. D. Mowrv and Mrs. Helen
! Pettigrew were almost r .gligible.
. Kn.'jpp was endorsed by the labor
| unions because of his opposition to
; the Kansas industrial court.
Returns on the Democratic gub'
ernatorial contest are very meagre
I but show J. M. Davis leading Hen;
derscn Martin, former vice-governor
! of the Philippine Islands, by a narrow
i _ '
Family Reunion
The children of Mr and Mrs. Heniry
Counts near Peak gave a dinner
jat his home last Saturday, July 29,
in honor of hi>s 77th birthday. The
dinner consisted of barbecued pork
and a regular picnic dinner, all of it
excellcntiy prepared.
' Mr. and Mrs. Counts have been
married fifty-five years iand have 9
living children as follows: Mrs.
John F. Chapman, Peak; Mrs. Geo.
j F. Miller, Pomaria; Joseph A Counts,
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romaria; ivirs. w. n. opting, rec-it;
H. W. Counts, Gastonia, N. C.; R. A.
Counts, CioVcr, S. C.; Mrs. J. K. Ha'>
tinwar'^er, Chapln; -Mrs! B. L. Cummalander,
Chapin, and J. 0. Counts
Peak. These and* their husbands or
wives, their children, grandchildren,
and a small number cf visitors made
the number present sixty-five.
The day was very pleasantly passf
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Hers Sin at $
itstandifi.g- V a
>ing with the policy of m
Six the outstanding rr
ts class, prices on all m<
effective immediately,
new price of $1185 the 1
re than ever the soundesl
;ment in the fine six-cylin
!1 instantly recognize its
first you. ride m the Lhal
New Chalmers Six Prices.
ger Touring Car, $1345; Coupe,
gen Touring Car, $1345; Coupe,
r-i u A I >
Mr. and Mrs. Counts have been
good people for the community,
church -and state, and may their days
of usefulness be many more.
J. B. Harman.
Judge Smith Makes Order Permanent?Seaboard
Th? State.
Charleston, Aug. 4.?Judge H. A.
M. Smith of the federal court todsy issued
an order, following the return
of federated shopmen, defendants, to
show cause,' continuing the temporary
"injunction he issued July 24, on
petition of the Atlantic Coast Line,
and concerning the petitioner's premises
and employees at Charleston
j and Florence. This afternoon he is- -
| sued an order of temporary injunction
along similar lines, on petition of
the Seaboard Ail Line company,
and set,August 11 as the date for {he
! return by the defendants. The Seaj
board alleged the same general
grounds in their petition for a re- .
! straining order against striking shop!
men as those in the petition of the
; Atlantic Coast Line and named An|
drews, Charleston, Hartsville and
Cayce as points in this state, where
i they 2sked that the order apply,
i The main effect of both orders is to
restrain shopmen from "picketing"
j or otherwise interfering with em>-.
1 ployees of the complainants. In his
; order on the Atlantic Coast Line pe- .
j tition and the defendants' return,
< Judge Smith stressed the fact that in
refraining from work, the former
' railroad employees were acting
' within their rights, but that in at|
tempting to force arguments upon
j ethers who were . willing to hear
: them they were invading the rights
j of the others. He stated that in is^
j suing an injunction lie was not determining
that any man was guilty '
i of an infraction of the' law, but that
he was acting upon the general circumstances,
and upon representations
from the attorneys for the defense
he inserted in his res-training
order the words, "in any manner forbidden
by law," in that portion
where the defendants were restriini
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ca irom wiiiuiiy ana Knowingly
persuading others to quit work. etc.
In Europe, good will is conspicuous
by its absence. ,
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lotor car
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