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'GREAT MEN OF PRESENT DAY
English Writer Accords Honors to
Those He Deems Have Made Their
Names Worthy of Mention.
"Doubtless," writes Clfmcnt Short
er, In tho Strand, "thcro nro many
great mon living todny men with
IproBpcctlvo grentncsH but only tlmo
can decide In my Judgment, there In
no mnn In tho world today who Is
great In any walk of life In bo strik
ing a. way that his contemporaries can
unhesitatingly proclaim him great.
'History has proclaimed the elder Pitt
n great man, but not so certainly his
son. It has assigned this epithet to
Palmerston or Peel, and It Is too early
yet to decide whether It will conccdo
lit to Gladstone or Disraeli. Tho great
mnn is surely ho who ,by force of
i -nlus, has Impressed himself upon
his ngo In somo pernmnent form.
Whether tho achievements of Mr.
Itoosovclt or of Emperor William are
lof this character had better bo do
, elded a century hence. As you ask
me, however, to Join In what can
.scarcely be a serious discussion, I sug
gest that wo tako tho name of a
living man from ench country who
has, by Invention or creation, stamp
ed himself upon his ngo. I therefore
nominate tho ten greatest men of tho
present day as follows:
"Great Drltaln, Thomas Hardy;
Great llritain, -Lord, Lister; United
States, Thomas A. Edison; Italy,
gllelmo Marconi; Italy, Glacomo
ucclnl; France, Francois Coppee;
j'jistrln, Illchnrd Strauss; Germany,
Hermann Sudcrmann; Ilclglum, Mau
rice Maeterlinck; Russia, Ello Metch
nlkoff." MADE MATTER OF NECESSITY
According to This, There Is Little
Ooubt About Colored Man's Lik
ing for Chickens.
In tho endeavor to uplift tho race, a
friend of ours stalled in by trying to
smash silly old superstitions. Our
friend believes that negroes aro ma
ligned, and that many of the stocV
jokes about them nro not founded on
fact Ho has, in fnct, succeeded In
proving that a number of tho old min
strel standbys are nicro senseless
Jests. And the other day ho inter
viewed the elevator boy In his office
building! ST" " r& ..
'. "Arthur," he said, "there's a silly old
.Baying that you colored people are
.crazy about chickens. I can't see how
'thn.t started. Do ou llko chicken?"
j "Of course almost everybody likes
,chlckcns. I mean to say, do you llko
lit better than anything else In tho
jworld? Do you like It so well that you
(would steal It If you couldn't obtain
"Doss, I likes chicken bo well dat If
I couldn't git it no other way, I'd buy
It!" Cleveland Pla Dealer.
Miss Mary Donnelly "Our Mary"
tho New York suffragist, said at the
suffrage lunch rooms: '
"I wns walking tho other week In
Long Island. Tho sky was blue. The
crystal air waB pure and frosty. The
trees were painted with autumnal col
ors gold, and pink, and raw red. How
beautiful it was!
"In a meadow n half dozen young
women wero practicing putting. They
looked very smart in their trim golf
suits, their skirts of rough homespun,
and their scarlet Jackets. As I watch-
d them, an old farmer and ono of his
farm hands approached. 'Hoss,' grum
bled tho farm hand, 'them girls in the
niedder Is scarln' our cows.'
"Tho old farmer shook his head and
"'Ah, Timothy,' ho said, with pro
found truth, 'times Is chnnged since
I wns joung. In them days tho cows
scared tho gals.' "
Parents Object to Sunday School.
The falling off in attendance In the
Sunday schools, which was tho sub
ject of a discussion nt the convention
of tho New York County Sunday
School association, was referred to by
a layman after tho meeting had ad
journed as "a progressive- dlsoaso"
nnd that tho Presbyterian Sunday
nchools nro not tho only ones whero
'(hero had been a falling off "from 21
to 34 per cent." "To a great extent,"
ho eald, "tho condition is tho result
of too much school work. Parents
eay that after a strenuous week at
fBchool the child should havo work of
no kind on Sunday. That's the ex
cujo of thoso parcntB who seldom go
to church because of golf and motor
care and thero are thousands of
them." Now York Tribune.
Old Proverbs About Apples.
No fruit has played a moro impor
tant part In sacred or profane history
than the apple, of which Solomon
imade good use In his proverbs, "stol
en apples are sweet," and 'a word fitly
spoken Is like apples of gold In pic
tures of silver."
A good many English doctors pre
scribe an apple for either tho first or
last meal. The Dutch equivalent for
our "two birds with one stono" Is
"two apples with ono stick," and the
origin in the saying. "A windy year,
en apple year," dates back to the days
of the Norman.
Postage Into Arctlo Circle.
A rural mall carrier with a dog;
team left Edmonton, in western Can
ada, last week over a route which
probably is the longest in the world.
lie will Journey many hundred mllo?
Whin the Arctlo Circle, and will not,
return until shortly before tho thaw
His mall will be made up of lottters
exclusively, no newspapers or parcels
GOING TO THE WEDDING!
By AMY GADSDEN.
"I went downtown and bought
Lucy's wedding gift todny," Bald tho
girl when conversation lagged a bit.
"It was real fun."
"I went to school with Lucy, but sho
didn't nsk mo to Iior wedding or to tho J
nceptlon," snld tho young man cnlicr. (
"I wish to goodness sno nad. suroiy
ono's schoolmates ought to bo asked
If anybody Is."
"Tho reception la going to bo smnll,"
said tho girl, soothingly. "The houso
isn't Inrgc you know."
"They've invited tho wholo town to
tho wedding nil but me."
"Well, it's too bad. I don't see,
though, how you can go when you'ro
"If there wns nny way to slip mo in
you'd think of It, wouldn't you?" said
the young man. "Couldn't I pretend
to bo a butler or something?'
"Pullers wouldn't bo at tho wed
ding," exclaimed tho girl. "You'ro
thinking of ushers. Somebody might
drop her card of admission out of tho
church window to you."
"She might get caught nnd thrown
out. Do people havo to havo cards to
the reception, too?"
"No, you walk right in for that, but
you couldn't do it without being
caught. They'd know you weren't
"I'd give a lot to go to tho wed
"I didn't know you wero bo crazy
"It isn't weddings I'm crazy over,"
said the young man, with a sigh.
"Hut I bet you're going to let Sam
Meadows take you."
"Ho haBn't asked mo yet, but if ho
wants to tako mo I don't sco why I
shouldn't go with him and enjoy my
self." "No, I supposo not. A girl can't
imagine going with Sam and not hav
ing tho tlmo of her life."
"I didn't say that."
"No, but you thought It, apparently.
And here I am, crazy to go, and you
won't even think up a practical way
to smugglo mo In."
"It you had called there recently
jou'd have received an invitntion."
"I didn't want to call thero. There
was another place where I preferred
"Dear me! What a popular young
man." -- -
"I didn't Bay a lot of places," ho
protested. "Hut you know I haven't
got very much tlmo nnd I'd rather
bo hero than nny whero else."
"That's very kind of you," she said,
smiling. "Hut you see what you'vo
lost by It you can't go to tho wed
ding." "Oh, bother!' ho cried. "I don't
care a thing nbout that wedding."
"Why you said you wero crazy to
"I nm. Hut If you weren't going
I'd pot caro at all."
"Maybe I won'f go. Mother and
father will be nway and It may happen
that Sam will take somebody else."
"That isn't likely. Ho's been hern
every evening for months."
"Please don't exaggerate."
"Well, ho's been hero every tlmo 1
have. And now ho can tako you to
tho doings and I've got to sit back
and smile like an angel and look as
if I liked it."
"You won't even see us."
"No, but I know Just what a good
time Sam will have. Thero won't be
a prettier girl there tujan you arc."
"Sam'll think differently," she said
with a laugh. "Sam's awfully Interest
ed In my cousin Mnry, who's ono of
tho bridesmaids. Ho always talks
about her every minute when ho calls
here. You see, they had a quarrel,
and ho( came here to get news of her.
It's all right now. I was tho peace
maker, by tho way."
"Then you'ro not going!" cried the
joting man Joyfully. "Can I como
over that evening?"
"I think you'ro horrid," sho pouted.
"I'm crazy to go to tho wedding.'
"And I'm crazy about you!" ho
blurted out. "1'vo beon trying to
tell you all tho evonlng, I want you
to marry mo!"
"Well, why It's so"
"You know I love you,' he Bald. "I
couldn't stand It to think of your go
ing with Sam v. lion I wanted so to
"You can go now!" she cried, secur
ing possession of her own hands and
proceeding to clap them. "One's fiance,
you know, is always included!' Chi
cago Daily News.
Mice Didn't Care.
Little Dorothea Is ono of those chil
dren whoso danger signal Is silence.
When sho is still, she is in mischief.
The other day her mother became
aware of tho quiet which boded trou
ble. She was about to look for tho
child when, at that moment, Dorothea
came in, her face rosy with happiness
and her mouth covered with crumbs.
"Where have you beon, Dorothea?"
asked nor mother. "What are you
"Cheese," said the young lady,
"Cheese? Where did you get it,
"In the mouf-trap."
"In the mouse-trap!" exclaimed her
"Dut what will the mice do? Thoy
won't have any cheese."
"O, dey don't care, mamma! Dey
was two mouflea In do trap, and dey
didn't caro a bit."
"Has Mrs. Uifferls a senso of hu
mor?" "I'm afraid not. I've seon her look.
&t Mr. Blffols a number of times
without ever smiling."
FLIPPANCY IN GIRLS
By BARBARA BOYD.
"It's all very well," the quiet girl
wns Baying to the little group of In
timate, friends, "for mother and aunt
nnd grandmother to insist on a girl's
bring ladylike nnd retiring nnd mod
est nnd all that. Dut If slio docs, sho
"What's tho trouble Phocbo?"
chorused the group.
"No particular trouble," blithely re
turned Phoebe. "Hut I was Just think
ing such advice Id out of date. If a
girl takes It nowadays, It'll make her
a wallflower and cventunlly an old
maid, or, I suppose I should Eay, bach
"Something has gono wrong," said
one of the girls sagely.
"Did you know Suo Dickinson Is
married again?" asked Phoebe.
"No!" ejaculated tho others. "Who
"You don't mean It!"
"Yes, I do. And that's what Bet me
to thinking upon old-time advice. In
spite of everything her parents said,
sho ran away, you remember, and mar
Tied Ned Wlllo'ughby. Then she quar
reled with him mid finally got a
divorce. And now In less than a year
sho Is married again. And hero are
all of us, quiet, ladylike, well-bred
girls, hanging yet on tho parental
"Huh!" Bald ono lndignnntly. "I
wouldn't want to marry either Ned
Wllloughby or Kenneth Leaverett."
"That may be," replied Phoebe.
"Hut even If you had, you wouldn't
hnve had tho chance. You'ro not for
ward enough. I don't want to get Into
personalities," she said hastily, as sho
saw a gleam In the other girl's eye.
"I'm just drawing deductions. As
you know, 1 was invited to a house
party last week, out at Whitney's per
fectly superb home. And who do you
think was the most popular girl there,
quiet, well-bred little mo or charming
Alice Markham? Not a bit of It. It
was a' loud, giggling Individual who
talked constantly, laughed constantly,
played Jokes on the men, kept herself
In every way possible in the center
of the stage. The men simply flocked
around her. They hovered over her like
bees over a flower. And the rest of
us sat off in well-bred and ladylike
quiet and talked to each other."
"That sort of thing doesn't last,"
"She had a good time whllo it did
last, though. And that's more than
tho rest of us did."
"I wouldn't care for the attentions
of men like that," Bald another.
"Oh, they were gcod enough, as men
go," replied Phoebe. "You have to
take them as they are. You can't
make them to order-"
"It seems to trie, then," Bald a
fourth, "that the men are to blame
for all the forwardness and flippancy
in girls, and the way they dress and
all the other things they do that they
shouldn't. It would be sort of com
fortable to blamo the men for It all,
"They won't care," quoth Phoebe.
"They'll go right on showering all
their attentions on the girl with the
most falso hair and tho biggest hats
and the tightest skirts and the
readiest laugh, whether there Is any
thing to laugh at or not."
"Let them," Interrupted another.
"There'a something more to life
than merely pleasing tho men. If 1
prefer refinement and good breeding
and good taste, or think they are
right and their opposites wrong, I am
not going to throw them over merely
to win masculine favor. I think we
ought to get down to tho bedrock fact
of what Is right and worth while, not
merely to whether our conduct will
win fleeting popular favor. Wo want
thoso things In our character that are
going to glvo us lasting satisfaction.
And, bollevo me, none of us here
would find lasting satisfaction. In the
regard of men who like vulgarity in
dress and manner. And, believe me,
too, tho nicest men don't. And oven
If they seem to for a llttlo while, It Is
elthor out of Idle curiosity, or to put
In time, or a mere passing fancy.
I'll stick to tho advices of mothers and
aunts and grandmothers. They have
been observing human nature a much
longer time than wo havo, and they
know how It wears."
"Well," said Phoebe, '"I suppose the
girl with high standards of conduct
is of more value to society than the
girl without them. And I suppose It
is wortlj while to bo of some value
"And I'd rather have my self
respect," said another, "than the atten
tion of a dozen men for doing some
thing that I thought beneath me."
Sergeant Didn't "Sabby."
Sergt. Mike Drew was at ono time
a quartermaster sergeant in the Phil
ippines. He believed he had a work
ing knowledge of the language of the
Islands, which tho soldiers call "Bam
Ono day a party of tourists were
trying to get two Filipinos to under
stand that they wanted some trunks
taken down to the station. Tho tour
ists did everything they knew to get
this instruction into tho heads of the
brown brothers, but it was. useless.
Sergeant Drew then offered his serv
ices. "Say, you," bo said, turning to tho
natives, "when the whistle, blows on
tho railroad train, too hoo, you get
your bull cart, moo moo, and tako
these trunks down to tho station be
foro tho englno starts, ding ding. Sab
by?" "Yo no saver," tho natives replied.
"What!" roared Sergeant Drew.
"Don't ou understand your own language?"
PROVIDING FOR THE FUTURE
Station In Maine Has Arranged to
Turn Out Half a Billion Lobsters
Half a billion lobsters will be tho
number hatched nt tho government
station at Hoothbay Harbor, Mnlnc,
for tho present year. It Is n lingo
figure, bigger than most peoplo enn
realize. It will also mnrk a record
for the number of shellfish brought
to life at the government place.
At tho present tlmo there aro at the
Hoothbay hatchery 13,529 seed lob
sters from which eggs will, bo.secur
Tho season for collecting the seed
ers extends Into tho spring of tho
year, so thnt It is safe to Bay that
fully two-thirds as many lobsters as
have already been collected will bo
added to the number on hand. Tho
nverage number of eggs secured from
the mother lobster Is 20,000. The per
centage of fertility of these as they
nre hatched nt tho government station
Is so high that it Is safe to say that
practically all of them will be hatch
ed. Reckoning on this basis, the num
ber of seeders now at tho hatchery
will produce 270,000,000 lobsters. The
number yet to be collected will very
pearly total up to 500,000,000.
AT THE AGE OF REAL WORTH
Youth of Eighty Years of Age Hopes
to Demonstrate His Value Before
Here Is a young fellow who Is the
real thing. Andrew D. White, founder
or Cornell university, for several years
representative of the nation nt St.
Petersburg and Berlin, and delegate
to the first Hague peace congress, re
cently reached the age 'of discretion
and celebrated his eightieth birthday.
So now he expects to be able to do
some real work. He has taken up the
study of criminology and hopes, ho
says, within the next few years to
make some contributions worth. whllo
on the subject.
That Is tlie eort of spirit of youth
to make a man envious. But why not?
At eighty a person Is Just beginning
to accumulate a bit of wisdom and to
get rid of the half-baked ideas of his
boyhood. He is reaching a point where
he sees through the shams of success
that really is failure and failure that
really is success. With such a good
foundation to build on, why shouldn't
he start in to do something of real
Blessed are the young in heart
Kansas City Star.
Who Invented Paper?
All the world knows that the Arabs
transmitted from India to Europe,
through Arabia, the figures with which
wo do our sums, but it is not gen
erally known that we also have them
to thank for paper. At various times
rtie scholars of different countries
have tried definitely to determine tho
real dlscoverer'of paper In the elev
enth century. It Is to paper that wo
owe the renaissance of letters. From
time lmemmorlal something answer
ing modern paper was used In China,
where it was manufactured from silk.
About the middle of the seventh cen
tury of our era there seems to have
been established in Arabia a manufac
tory of. paper, and fifty years later the
way was discovered to make It from
cotton instead of from silk, silk being
a rare commodity outside of China at
the time, and cotton relatively plenti
ful. In the reign of Henry II. of
France a Greek scholar was sent to
Paris to arrange systematically a cata
logue of antique manuscripts In the
royal library, and a notation In his
hand speaks of what was then known
as "paper" as originating in Damas
cus. 'The later Invention of making
pnper from flax, linen, homp has been
attributed equally to Italy and Ger
many, but there Is evldeco that it ex
isted prior to tho fourteenth century.
A French woman who is wealthy,
and noted as a generous entertainer
of artistic folk, has herself somo am
bition to Shine as an amateur sculp
tor. A Paris paper has told how this
clever woman managed to havo a
piece of work accopted by an art Jury.
Ono day sho invited a master sculp
tor to dinner. After tho dessert she
said carelessly: "Come and see my
little figure; It does not quite como
up to my Idea."
They passed into tho atelier, where
tho sculptor gave a few reparatory
touches to tho figure.
Somo days later sho invited an
other sculptor to dinner. Again the
atelier was vUlted. "No bad, not
at all bad," said this artist, and gener
ously gave the figure a fow useful
touches. After several seances of
this kind the good lady was not
ashamed proudly to acknowledge the
.complete work as her own.
Queen Elizabeth Opened It.
In connection with Granville Bar
ker's production of "Twelfth Night,"
It is interesting to recall that wo have
still standing in London ono of tho
balls in which the play was performed
during Shakespeare's lifetime. In the
hall of the Middle Temple, opened by
Queen Elizabeth in person in 1676,
"Twelfth Night" was acted at Christ
mas, 1C01, and thero is a strong prob
ability that Shakespeare himself play
ed part In that performance. In
tho .sally days tho Inns of court wero
patrons of the drama, and the ball of
Gray's Inn can also claim to havo
witnessed a contemporary Shakes
peare production, "A Comedy of Er
rors" having been given there in 1594.
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