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NOVEMBER 19. 1913
To Co-operate on Farm Life,
There was taken in Lonisvillo last
week a first step looking to the co-ordination
of all efforts now being made to
improve farm life conditions. The Stale
Department of Agriculture, the S'aie
I) partmenl of Education, the Stale De
partment of Public Roads, the State
Health Department, the two Stale Nor
mals, the Kentucky Sunday-school Asso
ciation, and the Louisville Commercial
Club, were represented at a conference
which began at 12 o'clock at the Com
mercial Club. Adjournment was later
taken to the Henry Watterson, where
the conference continued at a luncheon.
The conference was held under the
auspices of the Educational Committee
of the commercial Club T. J. Coates,
Siato Supervisor of Rural Schools, pre
sided. One of the projects that will be con
sidered was the feasibility of co-opera
tion in organizing a bureau for instruc
tion in rural life problems in Kentucky.
The heads of all departments present,
early stated that they would furnish in
structors and instructions for these
John IS. McFerran. chairman of the
Educational Committee of the Commer
cial Club, called the conference to order,
and Prof. Coates was made chairman.
Other notables- present were: J. W.
Newman, Commissioner of .Agriculture;
liarksdale Hamlett, State Superintend
ent Public Instruction; R. C. Terrell
Stale Commissioner of Public Roads; II
H. Cherry, president of the Western
Kentucky State Noncal School; J. G.
Crabbe, president of the Eastern Ken
tucky Slate Normal School; Dr. V. R
Smock, acting for Dr. J.W. McCormack,
secretary of the Stale Board of Health;
Dr. Joseph Kastle, director of the State
Experiment; Mcllenry Rhoads, Male
Supervisor of High Schools; C. J. Med
dis, of the Executive Committee of the
Kentucky Sunday-school Association
James Speed, secretary of the Educa
tional Committee of the Commercial
Club, and William E. Morro, secretary
of the Commercial Club.
Fine Attractions For Richmond
The Eastern Kentucky State Normal
School has succeeded in securing four
Redpath Musical Recitals to be given in
this city during the season of 1913-14.
It will be a great treat for citizens of
this city and county to have an oppor
tunity of hearing artiatsof such national
reputation as will appear here on these
occasions. The first of the series to ap
pear here will be Charles W Clark, con
sidered the best of America's baritone
singers, on December 4. Mr. darn's
'tour through Europe last season was
considered one of the most successful
ever taken by a singer. Fannie Bloom
field Zeisler, the greatest American wo
man piano player, and well known by
all music loving people, will be here on
January 10. Krjle and bis two daugh
ters, on February 26, will be aniious'y
awaited by our music lovers. Mr.Jvrj )e
will perform on the cornet and his daugh
ters on piano and violin. The last of the
series. Miss Fannie Ingram, is the young
est contralto singer that ever made a
success in grand opera. Miss Ingram
made her debut with the Chicago Phila-'
delphia Opera Co., later playing import-'
ant roles with the Montreal Opera Co.
Tickets for the entire course of four
numbers are l 50; students, f 1.50. Can
vassers are working the city this week
securing signatures for season tickets.
If you are not approached and desire
tickets, telephone Dr. Crabbe, at Normal
School, who will be please 1 to supply
your wants.
Good Attraction
Gertrude Hoffman, America' most
versitile artist, will be the extraordina
ry attraction at the Ben Ali, Lexington,
Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Miss Hoffman is appearing this sea
ton at the head of her own revue, in 12
scenes and with a company of 75. As a
special feature she has Ching Ling Foo.
the great Chinese magician, and hit
company of 14 Chinese artists. Miss
Hoffman as an artist needs no introduc
lion anywhere. Here revue this year,
however, is entirely new and far more
elaborate than anything she has attempt
ed before. She has devised new dances
two of them, "Zobelde'f Dream" and
' Blue Danube," being particularly spec
tacular. Besides, she has many new im
personations to add to her popular imi
tations of Eddie Foy. George M. Cohan.
Anna Held, Harry Lauder, Eva Tanj,-
uay, Ethel Barry more and others who
are well known to theatre-goers. And
she has a company of the prettiest girls
that couldbe found in New York to sup
port her. Ching Ling Foo, who is with
her as an added feature, has in his com
pany acrobats, jugglers and singers, in
cluding Miss Cbee Toy, the only Chinese
prima donna who sings as well as in her
native language.
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According to Dewey, Admiral ,Farra-
gut Was by No Mean a Strict
Admiral Farragufs methods were al
ways simple. There was a saying that
bis principal place for filing papers
was his coat pocket Generally be
wrote hie orders himself, perhaps with
his knee or the ship's rail as a rest
Admiral Dewey In his autobiography
recalls that one day when Farragut
was writing he looked up and said:
"Now, how in the devil do you spell
Appalachicola? Some of these edu
cated young fellows from Annapolis
must know. " Dewey adds: "A man
who had such an important command
could hardly have been more demo-'
cratlc. Pne night I had given orders
for a thorough cleaning of the ship the
next morning. I was awake early, for
it was stifling hot Five o'clock, came
and I heard no sound of the holy
stones on the deck.
"So I went above to find out why
my orders were not obeyed and my
frame of mind for the moment was
entirely that of the disciplinarian.
There was no activity at all on deck.
I looked around for the officer of the
deck. He was an old New England
whaler, brown as a buccaneer, who
had enlisted for the war from the mer
chant service. I recollect that he wore
small gold rings in his ears, a custom
with some of the old-fashioned mer
chant sailors who had traveled the
world over. I found him seated up in
the hammock netting wher.e it was
cool, with Farragut at his Bide.
"Why aren't you cleaning ship? I
asked. 'I think I am to blame.' said
Farragut with his pleasant smile. 'We
two veterans have been swapping
yarns about sailing-ehip days.' The old
whaler did not see how be could leave
Farragut when Farragut wanted to
talk and inwardly, perhaps, he did not
fail to enjoy his position as superior
to the young executive, officer's re
Other Names for Parents Carry
the Same Deep Meaning of
Reverent Love.
"Father" and "mother" are difficult
words to Improve upon when one
thinks of the associations they convey,
and the dignity of their meaning, re
marks London Answers.
Many, however, have been the off
shoots of these appellations; "Papa"
and "mamma" have been in use in
England for at least three centuries,
and it is generally accepted that they
are of Italian origin, as Dante uses
the word "mamma" in the Purgatorlo.
Among middle class folk dad or
"daddy" is a favorite nickname. "Dad
is of pure Welsh extraction, and is de
rived from, or ie a corruption of, the
word "tad."
"Pater and "mater" make their ap
pearance when students are in the
throes of Latin grammar. "Poppa"
and "momma" have appealed to the
young American.
None of these nicknames, or terms
of endearment can, however, approach
the beautiful Anglo-Saxon definition of
parents "father" and "mother," and It
is these terms that one clings to when
childhood's days are over..
Jewel In a Serpent's Head.
We none of us place much credence
In Shakespeare's toad, which
Ugly and venomous.
Wears yet a precious Jewel In Its head.
But the natives of India have a firm
belief that a certain variety of snake
which they call sheen nag, forms a pre
cious stone within its head after it has
attained the ripe old age of 1,000 years.
This jewel has the reputation of draw
ing forth the most deadly venom of
any other snakebite, if applied at once
to the wound. A certain Parsee gen
tleman is supposed to possess one of
these jewels at the present time.
- This gentleman in his early man
hood happened upon a snake, which
he killed. Afterward he found the
Jewel in its head, and he is said with
its aid to have saved several lives.
The stone is said to possess a thin
crescent-shaped fiber which moves in
the center continuously. Many of the
native princes of India have offered
fabulous sums for this jewel, but the
owner refuses to part with it
Busman's Holiday. -Recently
I came across a really
happy omnibus conductor, who knew
me by sight, and remarked that it had
been a splendid day. He had almost
a whole day off, and looked jolly.
What had he done? Why, what he al
ways does when on a day off! I bad
never really believed in the phrase,
"The busman's holiday." It's true.
For that man always gets on the top
of another man's bus and has a good
long ride into the country and back.
It cured him of insomnia, he said.
Working days mean going to bed at
all kinds of hours, and a conductor Is
often too tired to get to sleep at will.
But a day off with no tickets to punch
and ou can sleep till six tomorrow!
London Chronicle.
Comparison With Cave Man.
Everything considered, it is possible
that the cave-man had an advantage
over us. For though his words were
few In number he had few Ideaa to
voice, few thoughts to express, few ac
tivities to advance, aiid these were all
of such a nature that his grunt was
encyclopaedic in Its ability to explain.
On the other hand, life is now so com
plex that with all oar words, inflec
tions, accents, mimicry, postures and
gestures we are often unable to make
our meaning perfectly clear.
Missionary Drowns in Africa.
Drowned while swimming the Locola
river in Africa, where he was recently
sent as a missionary, v was the fate of
Rev. Roy Elred, former student of the
Bible College of Transylvania Universi
ty, according to letters received by for
mer classmates in Lexington. Ha was
a native of Carlisle, Ky., and had a num
ber of acquaintances in this city.
Lackey & Todd for sliced hams and
breakfast bacon' tu 95 tf
Grown-Up Observer Will Constantly
Find Something That Will Cause
Him to Smile.
One of the most embarrassing situa
tions in which I was ever placed was
caused by a niece of pine, whose father
was a clergyman and whom I took to
church for the first time. She did not
in the least know what her father did,
and for a long time did not observe
him. But, after sitting quietly beside
me for some time, hardly daring to
raise her eyes, because I told her she
must be quiet or she would not go
church again, she suddenly, in the
middle of the sermon, looked up and
saw him, and screamed: "Auntie, look,
there's daddy up there. And what
ever Is he yelling about? "
Which reminds me of two little
nephews of mine who were taken to a
churchyard by a very old and pious
aunt She, thinking to Impress the sur
roundings en them, said: "You know.
Jack and Fred, it Is only the body that
lies here. Now, what part of him goes
to heaven?" "His head, I suppose."
There are probably many mothers
who have had cause to smile at the
quaint additions which their children
at times have made to their prayers.
A little girl friend of mine was once
taken to a ventriloquist entertainment,
which impressed her very much. While
saying her prayers that night she
asked God to look after all her broth
ers and sisters and make her a good
girl. Then there was a pause, and
one heard, sotto voce, "All right"
Strand Magazine.
Novice Can Never Hope to Do It Like
the Native Hawaiian, It Is
Pol Is the national dish of the Ha-
waiians, and a poi supper Is an event
long to be remembered by foreigners
admitted to participation therein. Pol
is made from taro, a big, coarse, dark-
ckinned vegetable, grown under water,
the size and shape of a large sweet po
tato. The taro Is pounded until It be
comes a coarse, moist mass, and is
then left to ferment
When poi Is served each guest
bathes and dries the right hand, and
then proceeds to dip the index finger
of that hand into the mass. There la
quite a knack in the operation, and It
is always necessary to instruct the
novice that there is absolutely no
need for one to move his arm, but sim
ply the wrist
One removes his finger at the same
time that his neighbor does. On the
finger of the skillful operator there
will be a pear-shaped ball of poi, but
the clumsy one's fingers will simply
be thinly veneered with the substance.
Then, if the stranger ask what was the
matter with his movement, he will be
told that he held his finger too
straight He must crook it a little, and
turn his hand, not too fast, with a
wrist movement only. Harper's
Weekly. .
There Are Wars and War.
As one glances over the. pages of
history, one finds wars, it is true,
which are blots upon the records of
man; but one also finds wars without
which the world would have been in
comparably the poorer that we could
never have done without them. And
one also perceives to his astonish
ment if he is a "practical man," that
the wars which have been gigantic
blunders and crimes have all been
wars for the attainment of practical
ends, like territory, or markets, or
wealth, while the wars which' the
world could not have done without
have all been wars for abstract prin
ciples, for beliefs, for religions, for
mad dreams and seemingly impossible
hopes. The world could well spare the
conquests of Napoleon, because the
wars were merely for Napoleon; but
the world could not spare the martial
conflicts surrounding and realizing the
French revolution, because it was a
war for those abstract and sensible
absurdities, liberty, equality and fra
ternity. We could well spare the
Mexican war, which was a fight for
territory, but we could not at all get
along without the Civil war, which
was a war for man. The Atlantic
No Grammar for Her.
In a Fort Scott school the teachers
gave orders for all pupils to buy a cer
tain kind of grammar, and bring the
book to the class the next day. When
school started one little girl walked to
the front of the room and carefully
laid a note on the teacher's desk. She
picked it "up, rather surprised, but she
was more surprised when she read the
following note: "I do not desire that
mattie shall lngage in grammar, as I
prefer her to lngage in more useful
studies, and can learn her speak and
write proper myself. I have been
through two grammars, and can't say
they did me no good. I prefer mattie
to lngage in German or drawln' and
vockal muslch on the plana" Fort
Scott Tribune.
Gfve the Frail Onea a Chance.
"I observe with surprise," com
mented Alexander Akinside, the
dyspeptic dlBsertationlst, "that all the
correspondents who write about the
discourtesy of street car patrons to
each other Invariably claim to have
seen nobody but husky brutes of men
sitting, and frail women standing.
hanging to straps and wabbling fee
bly about If it is really true that
the slender young gentlemen who pose
for the clothing advertisements never
get seats and robust women never
stand, it is high time that a mass
meeting is called and something dona
about it Kansas City Star.
A Consumptive Cough.
A cough that bothers you continually
is one of the danger signals whichwarns
of consumption. Dr. King s New Dis
covery stop the cough, loosen the chest,
banish fever and let you sleep peacefully.
The first dose checks the symptoms and
gives prompt relief. Mrs. A. F. Herts,
of Glen Ellyn, Iowa, writes: "Dr. King's
New Discovery cured a stubborn cough
after six weeks' doctoring failed to help"
Try it, as it will do the same for you.
Public Opinion Always Has Been
Sharply Divided on Subject of
Face Covering.
We need not go so far back as-the
eighteenth century to find Englishmen
who held that shaving was "agen God
and nature." In the nineteenth,
James Ward. R. A. in a "Defense or
the Beard," set forth eighteen rea
sons for retaining it mainly Scriptur
al, reinforced by artistic considera
tions. "What would a Jupiter be
without a beard? Who would counte
nance the idea of a shaved Christ?"
As late as 1860 Theologos published a
treatise entitled, "Shaving; a Breach
of the Sabbath and a Hindrance to the
Spread of the Gospel." One of his
points was that Providence had mani
festly designed the beard as a pro
tection for the throat and chest But
what about the woman's throat?
Nowhere was there more prejudice
centuries ago against beards than at
the Inns of court The "black books"
of the Inns tell us how offenders wero
fined for wearing beards, and some
times were even compulsorily shaved
by order of court And the prejudice
against the bearded barrister still lin
gers. Vice-Chancellor Bacon carried
his dislike to bearded or mustached
barristers so far that he always re
fused to hear them. Even now there
are very few leading counsel with
beards, and I can remember only one
unsheved barrister of the greatest
eminence, the late Judah Philip Benja
min, Q. C. silver-tongued Benjamin,
who wore a mustache and a goatee.
London Chronicle.
Interesting Comparison Between Pres
ent Day and Time of Compilation
of Domesday Book.
The famous Domesday book of Wil
liam the Conqueror, which he ordered
when he had conquered England, was
not only an inventory of the estates.
but a very careful valuation. This an
cient eurvey was strikingly like the
valuations of today, the differences
arising out of the different industrial
conditions to be met It included a
count of acres, classified as wood, pas
ture, and meadow land; of mills, fish
ponds and fisheries;; of plows, hides,
cattle and slaves.
The land wae valued as at the time
of Edward, again as when granted by
the conqueror, and again as at the
time of the survey. But if we set our
selves in fancy to that early task, we
see st once how the industrial condi
tions to be dealt with at that time
simplified the domesday valuation to
very little more than an enumeration.
Acres differed little, excepe In their
power to yield crops; the social incre
ment of value was almost negligible.
Today we have vast aggregates of
property brought together and devoted
a whole to single uses. Except as
an aggregate and tor tne particular
use which the property as a whole
lerves, the several parts have relative
ly little value. Engineer Magazine.
Last Stand of the Simple Life.
The south for years was rich hunt
ing ground for the lover of the pictur
esque, but changes both numerous and
rapid have occurred there in recent
years. The old negro types of the
cotton fields are, no more. The log
cabins, the pine groves, even the state
ly plantation mansions, recalling the
flowery days "befo' de wah," are pass
ing away. Fortunately for those who
enjoy seeing life as it is lived where
there is a real attachment to the soil,
the French section of Canada is left
as. Here along the lower St Law
rence river one may find conditions
exactly as they were a century ago.
Here the "one-hoss shay," the pride
of colonial days, Is making its last
stand. In the fields women may be
seen cutting grain with sickles then
which there is no implement more
primitive. The people of the ham
lets live and work as did their great-
grandparents. Picture to yourself
place where spinning is still an every
day task! I have sat In these simple
homes, watching deft fingers at the
spinning wheels and listening to their
whirring sound that is like the hum
of bees.
It was in one of these old interiors
that I photographed Grand'mere Tru-
deau. She aits looking from her cab
in across the river, thinking of, a son
at sea. Christian Herald.
Bird Made Its Trap by Eating.
A bard ban, combined with a hearty
appetite, made a trap that caught an
English sparrow not long ago in
Washington. The sparrow found the
bun on the White House grounds and
liked it so well that it ate Its way in
one side and out of the other. By the
time it had eaten halfway through the
bun, the bird had swelled up so much
that it could not back out and evident
ly concluded that the only thing to do
was to eat its way out the other side.
The sparrow had succeeded in gorg
ing itself enough to get its head out
when a park policeman found It
But its appetite was not gone. When
the bun was broken open, it fluttered
about for a moment and then flew
away to Join its friends in a feast of
peanut crumbs stolen from the squir
rels, Popular Mechanics.
High Price for Glnaeno. -
Ginseng, never seriously considered
as a medicine in this country, is bring
ing fabulous prices in China, as it
announced the roojt has brought
high as 140 In gold a pound. Last
year one lot of especially selected
ginseng root sold at auction for $327,16
gold a pound. It came from Korea,
whevt It was found growing wild.
Best medicine for coughs, colds, throat
and lung troubles. Money back if it
fails. Price 50 an $1.00. All druggists.
or by mail, a. E. Bucklen & Co., Phila
delphia or St. Louis.
When in need ol Blacksmitbimfin
tny of its branches. Farming Imple
jaents. Buggies, Carriages, Wagons,
Rubber tires fec, get prices from R. E.
Miller, Union City, Ky. tf
Mother's Letter to Mothers.
Mrs. E. W. Cooper of Bloomfleld,
. J..' says: "My child, seven years
old, had a bad cold and was weak
and quite run down in health. She
had been in this condition for about
six weeks when I began giving her
VinoL It was a wondtsif ul help to the
child, breaking up her cold quickly
and building up her strength beside.
have also found Vlnol a most excel
lent tonic Tor keeping up the chil-
dien's strength during a siege of
whooping cough."
Vlnol is a wonderful combination
of two world-famed tonics the medi
cinal body building elements of cod
liver oil and iron for the blood, there
fore it is a perfectly safe medicine
for children, because it is not a
patent medicine, everything in It la
printed on every package, so mothers
may know what they are gi?ing their
little ones.
Therefore we ask every mother of
weak, sickly or ailing child in thlf
vicinity to try Vlnol on our guarantee.
P. S. Our Saxo Salve is truly won
derful for Eczema. We guarantee it
B. L. Middelton, Richmond, Ky.
In Real Estate,
Stock and Crop
Wcports ol Spe
cial Interest ; :
The bulk of fat cattle in the hands of
the farmers in Central Kentucky have
gone out, with here and there a bunch
of belated bovines yet on feed.
How can the high cost of living be re
duced when 75 per cent, of the 1,197,892
mmigrants who last year landed in the
United States became resideuts of the
cities, therefore non producers of food
Monte Fox, of Danville, representing
a New York concern, bouehl 400 fine
cattle in Clark county last week at $7 55
and 200 at $7.50. Of the lot 212 head
averaged 1 403 pounds and were shipped
at once, the others to be delivered this
(J. . Dealherage sold last week to
different parties in Madison eight Mam
moth Bronze turkeys for stock purposes.
at 13.50 and $5 per head. Mr. Deather-
age takes great pride Wi his turkeys and
always tops the market in quality, as
his stock is of the highest breeding.
The champion show herd of Berkshires
for the 1912 season as based on the rec
ords at leading State fairs and the Berk
shire Congress, is without doubt that of
Elmendorf Farm. Lexington. At both
the Berkshire Congress and the Illinois
State Fair, Elmendorf won the premier
exhibitor award.
J. T. Glass bought of Watson & Simp
son 23 steers for $41.-10 per cwt. They
averaged about COO X. M. Burgess sold
ou ewes to airs. Luke rax ton for $0 per
head Watson & Simpson sold to At-
more Glass 36 heifers averaging 436 lbs
at 5 l-2o Georgetown News.
The Department of Agriculture has
recently issued a list of free publications
which apply particularly to woman's
work on the farm. This list is furnish
ed free on application to the Editor and
Chief of Division of Publications, De
partment of Agriculture, Washington, as
are the bulletins which it describes.
The editors of the Climax desire to
make this column one of the most inter
esling departments of this paper, and
this can be easily done if those who buy
and sell stock will report sales and pur
chases to us. We need this class of news
to make The Climax of more interest to
those who deal in stock, and the farm
ers, above ail, should keep posted on
what bis neighbor sells and the prices
received for the various products of the
farm. No matter what you sell, report
your sales to this office.
Pain In Back and Rhematism.
Torment thousands of people daily
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