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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1907.
to-- 1 GOLF BALL POINTS Value of the Ball Dependent a Good Deal on the Course. PLAYER, TOO, RESPONSIBLE Golf Ball Makers Declared In a Prim. Itlve State -of Em piricism. I think that all judicious golfers are agreed that a dull ball off the putter - means a ball that runs steadily on the green, and therefore that a Bull ball ls the kind of ball which is best for put-! ting. Now putting, we are told again until rather tired of hearing it, is what wins matches and medals and makes great men of us; therefore, It seems that the ball which is best for putting is the ball that will pay us best to use. The best ball that ever ' was for putting was the old Eclipse. I believe it exists still, and !a Used in the Greater Britain of our colonies; but at home we never see it. For all that, if I was condemned to putt for myv life, round a course like the la dles' putting course at St. An drews, the ball which I should select, without moment's hesitation, is the old Eclipse ball, if I could get hold of it. It goes without saying that one would be obliged to put oneself Into training and practice with it before using, be cause it starts so very differently off the putter from any ball now in use so very much deader. It even went very much deader ttlan the ld gutta percha ball', and for this reason, and because It was so soft (which was in Itself the reason of its deadness), we used to call it the "putty," a name which had the added beauty end , sweetness of rhyming nicely with "gut-r-. ty'V the guttapercha ball. In those days we were 1 accustomed to a ball which went off the club, especially the Iron club, with a resounding crack, and there were a great many, people who were quite put "off by the silent way iru, which the "putty" ball leftthe club, like a thief in the night. But, then, while putting In such a very important part of the game, it is not all the game; there are other important de tails also; 'and the ball which is dead oft tHe putter even though it have the advantage of going dead to the hole oftener than another has a certain disadvantage as a. consequence of its deadness from the clubs which are in tended for sending the ball to longer distances, and with a higher eleva tion. This was one of the characteris tics of the "putty" ball .(and in dis cussing these characteristics I am not . only trying to get at the bottom of a historical truth, but considering a matter which has a very living inter est In the present, for the '''putty" ' may be taken as away down at the , . bottom of the scale, an extreme type of the dead ball off the club the champion putting ball, but the worst driving ball that ever has been In vented), It was a characteristic of the "putty" ball that it went lew, was dif ficult to raise, aid not nave, at all a , good carry, but after Its carry had a 'very good run, which sometimes made It able to overtake on the "gutty" the distance which it had lost in flight; .but this could only be when, the ground was hard. On the soft ground the "gutty," with Its longer , flight,' could beat It by yards and scores of. yards "every time." 'One of the char acteristic weaknesses of the putty" ball was that it was so difficult to loft ; it well In, the air In playing the ap proach shot, and so difficult to stop U Annual 20 Per Cent. Cash Discount Sale Many years ago we Inaugu rated a "December Discount Sale" on our fntire stock of Furniture and House Furnish ings. , This sale we have continued ; year after year, giving our cus i tomers an opportunity to save jr money on their purchases dur- ing the Holiday Season, when J every one has something to buy. 1 ; This year the sale is on again, i - V and, in addition to the one-fifth I reduction on our entire stock, we have a large number of spe- ! cialties at even greater reduc tions. Brown & Durham Complete House Furnishers, Orange and Center Sts. FR El: El I 1 1 Soma fans A Beauitful Imported Svrias Clock handsomely and deeply carved, ex cellent timekeeper and an ornament for any room, usually Bold at one dollar each, made by the Cuckoo Clock C'o, ot Germany. They will be given away Free by all druggists to every purchaser of one CJc. box of Dr. Brown'i Fruit Tablet, the Grent Stomach and Nerve Tonic. Guaran teed to cure XervousoeM, Constlpa- potion Dyspepsia and Backache. I Try a box to-day and get a Swiss I Clock Frcet A 23 Cent box of Dr. Brown's In 1$ llan Ointment only 10 Cents. Cures ;us. Barns, Piicn, Eczema, Corns, I lunio. Tired and Aching Feet. Try $ t. Do it now. ' I, I JROWN CHEMICAL CO.Albany, N.Y. at all dead when it pitched, even if It wore so lofted. At the same time, it had the good quality of flying very .straight, so far as it did fly, in com parison with the "gutty" ball, being less affected by the wlhd (as was only natural, seeing that it had a greater specific gravity and a lower trojec tory), and also far less affected by slice and pull. Now, If these qualities be considered, although at first sight they may not seem to "hang together," yet, on second thoughts, It must be appreciated that they are all of a piece.; the ball which goes" "dead off the gutter is less likely to be kicked aside by any chance body which it meets as It rolls along; the ball which, goes low, and which is soft and heavy, would be apt to run far on a hard ground when it fell, whether off the drive or the iron loft, and the fact that the ball is not much affected by slice or pull is of a piece with its in capacity for high and sustained flight, because this latter is, to a" practical certainty, conditional on a rotation Im parted to the ball; and so, also, are those deviations from the straight line of flight which we call the effects of slice and pull. One thing we have gained with our modern lightly going ballsthat is, a greater pleasure In our golf. That we have made jt a better trial of accurate hitting, which is only a longer way of saying of skill, I do not think, for the plain reason that an ill-hit hall of the rubber-cored kind will go much more nearly the same distance, and with the same result, as a well-hit rubber-core than an ill-hit "gutty" would go in comparison with a well- hit "putty. In the old days of "nuttv" and, "gutty" we used to say "'gutty' for pleasure, but 'putty' for profit," meaning that the good-putting quali ties of the "putty" ball made it, per haps, the more paying missile, the one which would win more matches, but that the superior liveliness off the club and the brighter sound of the "gutty" made that ball far the more agreeable of the two. At the present time, we may put the equation like this, in form of a rule-of-three sum, comparing the -putty with the "gutty,'' and this again with the "rubber-core," that as the "gutty" was to the "puity," so is the "rubber-core" to the "gutty." That expresses the relations between them quite accurately. All these points are interesting to note any point In the comparison is interesting to note because it is per fectly plain that our golf-ball manu facturers for the time being and as re gards the rubber-core balls (which are the only kind the. public- will look at and quite right, too) are in the most primitive state of empiricism. They are constantly trying experi ment"?, without any principles of' con struction whatever children, to whom the world is opening as a new discov eryand it is very difficult for them to attain the truth. So many men tell them so many various tales. And that In itself, Is not to be wondered at. For one thing, while putting is so im portant a part of the game, there are as has been said, other points which are important too, and much more amusing. It Is because the "putty" ball was not so amusing, and because it djd not fly so fan that men finally gave it up in favor of the guilty, though it putted better; and for a like reason they have now given up the gutta-percha in favor of the rubber core. But there are various kinds of the rubber-core--spme are much more lively than others. These, as a rule which has hardly an exception, are the less good putting balls. What, then, does it behoove a man to do to sac rifice the driving lightness for the put ting deadliness, or the reverse? The answer to this has to depend a great deal on the man and his muscles. If a man is very strong and hit very hard, he can propel a heavy, dull ball quite a respectable distance; and, relatively speaking,- a hitter of this stamp does not get nearly as much value out of a light ball (it has been noted very of ten how much the second and third class players have been helped by the livelier balls) as a weaker-brother. Such a man as this, then can afford the little loss of distance which is in volved in the use of the heavier, duller ball, and finds himself more than re paid by the ball's steadiness on the green and fine putting qualities in general. But it does not follow that it would pay a less muscular man to make the same sacrifice of carrying length. Therefore, when a man rec ommends you a ball as the best In the known world (as many men do recom mend many balls), you will do well to consider him carefully, what manner of man he is, and if he Is a triumph of matter over mind you may expect the ball of his eulogy to be rather too gross and heavy a body for yourself, being, of course, the ideal medium of symmetry and strength; but if, on the other hand, the eulogist be slender and graceful rather than muscular, then you may suspect his recommenda tions to be a ball of the kind which is on the light and lively side for one of your perfect thews to use to best advantage. That, to the practical golf er, Is the conclusion of the whole mat ter; but as to the practical golf-ball maker, the conclusion is not so plain, nor to be reached so quickly. West minster Gazette. AN OLD-TIME ASCENT. Tremendous excitement was caused when London's first balloon went up nearly a century and a quarter ago. The balloon, manned by a young Italian named Vincent Lunardi, ascended from Moorflelds, then an open space pf ground, on Sept. 15, 1784, in the presence pf more than 100,000 specta tors. All business was suspended, the king himself setting the example by adjourning a cabinet council that hap pened to bo sitting. Vast crowds fol lowed the balloon's cotwse, some on horseback, in carts, in ehaises, but mostly on foot. The Great North Road, above which the aeronaut sailed for some distance, was a roaring river of humanity. Many were hurt in the crush, but the only fatality recorded was the death from fright of an old country woman, who, coming out of her cottage to see what the excitement was about, beheld the balloon just above her head. On the other hand Lunardi undoubtedly saved one man's life, a jury bringing in a verdict of "not guilty" on a notorious highway man in order that they, the prisoner and the judge wfto was trying, might rush out of court to see the balloon. The areonaut descended eventually near Ware, in Hartfordshire, where his sudden drop from the clouds was the cause of more astonishment and excitement. Many of the spectators swooned with fear, while others urged the putting of Lunardi to death there and then on the ground that he must needs be a sorcerer and in league with the Evil One. Chicago News. 5 'n 9 It Km mm at KENTUCKY JUSTICE. Mow Judge James Hargis Exercised His "Hoss Bense." Judge James Hargis of Jackson, cannot be charged by his dearest foe with any lack of the quality of miii'l vulgarly called "hoss sense." When he has the drop upon the Common wouteh he knows It and Is serene and con fident when facing a jury of his peers or a judge of, his own to anawer a charge of murder. Having been mulct In a civil suit for a murder of which he waa acquitted in a criminal court, and being culled upon to defend a similar suit for damages tot a mur der similarly committed, he recognizes that he Is "oop ferninst it." He there fore compromises with the plaintiffs and will pay a stipulated sum to cover damages resulting from the butchery of Dr. Cox. Has anything like it ever happened in any other State or In any country civilized, half civilized orsavago? Tin) two young men who were hired to butcher Mr. JUarcum are in the peni tentiary for life, the good offices of "Uncle Jim" having failed to extricate Nephew Curt and his comrade In as sassination from the toils. "Uncle J,im" has paid the vy'dow of the man who was murdered by Nephew Curt and his comrade. He now agree to pay without fighting the suit for' damages, a sum of money to he orphans of Dr. Cos of whose murder he was acquitted via Sandy Hook. JA".hn. a'5c4rporation compromises a daniage suh it- is plain that there is no prospect rtf defending it successfully, and the inference is that it confesses responsibility with judgment. Had Judge Hargis foreseen that the civil courts would tackle him because of his impregnable petition in the criminal courts he mifht have saved himself considerable lots of time, ex pense and disagreeable publicity by settling with the widows and orphans at the time the murders were done. If the late State maladministration had had a record otherwise without blot or blemish its conduct in the Har gis affair would have been sufficient to cause the defeat of the Democratic party in Kentucky. Louisville Courier-Journal. mmz&w viim v' tri r r jt ssr mir s mri. u in mrm . m.. . aim More Stirring Shopping Days-then Christmas. HIVE busy days they will be. However, there is still time to ayoid the crowdine bus- tie of late Christmas shopping that is if you shop Thursday or Friday. Saturday, mjtanuouvj.ioiujr viico win selecting their gifts, we would thing is ready from "Toy Town" to the Third Floor. The beautiful exterior decora tions stand as a striking example of the Christmas Spirit that prevails throughout the store. Military rushes, $f.25, 'Ebonoid Military Brushes with neat mounting of silver. In lined box at $1.25 pair. Women's Kerchiefs, 25c. Swis3 , embroidered 'kerchiefs in very pretty patterns, hem stitched or scalloped edges, oth ers prettily trimmed with lace 37c value. At 25c. Ruchtng, 25c box. Fancy gift boxes containing 6 neck lengths of ruching in an assortment of patterns 25c box. Silk 'Kerchiefs, 25 c. 1 , Women's Japafieae and China Silk 'Kerchiefs, also plain silk 'kerchiefs. Selling at 25c each. Men's Slippers, 69c. .' Men's black or tan alligator slippers , with i patent leather quarter. Sizes 6 to 11. At 69c. Shoe Section-Basement. Women's Juliets, 75c. Women's Juliets of red or, black felt, nicely trimmed with fur, hand sewed. . Sizes 2J to 8. , At 75c. Shoe Section Basement. Sets of Table Linen. Sets consisting of 10-4 damask oloth and 1 doz. 20 inch damask napkins to match set complete,1 $4.75. Another set is made up of damask cloth, 2i yds. long and 1 doz. 0x20 napkins to match. Priced at $5.45. Sets selling at $6,50 have heavy quality hemstitched damask cloth3 and 1 dozen 20x20 in.' napkins to match. These are excellent values. , "7V Town" in Basement NO INDICATION WANTED. Choice of Successor Not a Part of President's Business. The President of the United States, has no moro constitutional right, nj more moral right, no more right in of ficial honor, and in fidelity to tho peo ple, to use his power over the ouoiie service or hid Influence over th.3 pub lic mind to determine who his succes sor shall bo than ho has to employ tne same means to Insure his own contin uance In office. There may bo the same plausible excuses fpr the effort. Ho may so identify the policies ho be lieves In and has sought st promote with the well-being and safety of tho country that ho deems it essential that somebody shall succeed him- whj will be sure to continue them. Eut that is not his business. If he lias so im pressed his policies upon the people that they desire to have thv,n contin ued they will see to that. If they pre fer to see some modification of them, either in the way of more c mstrvat ism or greater radicalism, thai is equally their risht. They have in their political organizations the!;' nvn advisers and councilors, laalers rf their own choice, and they can be trusted to think and act fD,r them selves as the result of popular agita tion and debate. They do not need the fatherly direction and should m-t have the paternal coercion of tho President to determine their ehoico fr his successor. Now that the President has made !t clear that he will under no circum stances be a candidate for rc -election, it Is his duty to make it equally clesar that he has no candidate for ihe suc cession and will not use, or permit t be used the power Intrusted to him for the service of the whole p:pla to promote or support the Candida? of any man. There is no greater am;s of official responsibility than the em ployment of official power and inilu ene'e to sway th action of ihe people In selecting their delegates to repre sentative conventions or in ehoislng those who are to serve them i3 legis lators or elective officers. For the President to say who hU success r shall be, and to undertiU i by I ha ucgui su tu uiuse wuu wj.au .v give tunc auu tuyugnk m advise to come Thursday. Everything is complete, every- Store Open Evenings Until Christmas. Kimonos, 49c. Flannelette Kimonos in pink and blue stripes, with double yoke in back and front; full kimono sleeve3 banded with plain color pink or blue bands. Kimonos, 69c. Fancy Flannelette Kimonos, new one-piece style with short sleeves and narrow, scalloped edge cuffs; colors, pink, blue, tan and gray. At 69c. Dressing Sacques, 98c. Eiderdown Dressing Sacques in red, blue and gray, made with coat sleeves and fitted back; small collar, finished button-hole stitching. At 98c. For gaby's Christmas. One of the dantiest father ing! of gift things in the entire store ia this collection of little trinket. They are made up of imported celluloid and hand painted ribbons. In the assort ment you will find- Trmket Boxes, 25c to ,75o. Rattles, 50c and 75c. Soap Boxes, 39c and 50c. . Dress Hangers, 75a. Coat Hangers, 50c and 75c Banks, $1.0J. Toilet Sets, $2.50 Comb and Brush, $1.00. . "And then there are things to wear. Warm, little knitted garments, all prety, comfovtable and pric ed in a reasonable way. Knitted Jackets, 25c to $2.23. Mittens, 25e and 50c. Sweaters, 98e to $. 25. Bath Robes, 55c and 75c. Leggins, 50e and 98c. Fur Carriage Robes, $3.98 up. j l j v j . . i mail Mr'lzW-JVcr I (SHARTENBERG & ROBINSON CO. Owners). power of his office to control tho poli tical organization that has honored him for the ratification of hi choice falls little short of setting himself, up as a dictator. It hla candidiia i.i nn of his own official advisers Identified with hla administration an! v-ted to his policies, whatever they may be, the matter s made worse ani more closely allied with an effort to per petuate his own hold upon itflca. New York Journal of Commerce, THE LAND OF OPHIR. Where Was It? In MasIionaltnidSoutli Arabia or India. One of tho most Interesting and im portant questions concerning biblical sites perpetually Invites research and persistentlyvades solution. "Where is the land of Ophir?" Dr. Karl Peters at a recent public meeting In Berlin de clared emphatically that this famous biblical region is located between the Zambesi and Limpopo Rivera. He told his German audience how he has discovered piany shafts of ancient gold mines, BOO temples, fortifications and other ruins of Phoenician origin. Dr. Peters affirms that the coins.. recently unearthed in Mashonaland belong un doubtedly to the time of King Solo mon. His opinion is that n other part of Africa could have exported the Iv ory, silver and precious stones which are recorded in the Bible as coming from Ophir. Against this theory, founded as it undoubtedly is on very plausible evi dence, Bible students are still likely to maintain, on the testimony of Gen. x., 29, that Ophir was a section of South Arabia. Here down to the time of Ezekiel the Phoenicians still landed to procure gold and gems with which those famous sailors and 'merchants of the ancient world traded inr many countries distant from their Syrian Shores. Many erudite writers have attempt ed to identify Sofala, on the east coast of Africa, with Ophir, while yet others have located It in India. One of the most learned essays wrUtm on the subject Is from the pen fffprof. Hora mel, who argued that, tlvo ancient land of gold was Arabia FelU.- Homiletic Review, Children's tBoos, 15c and 25c each. Linen bound books, all the old favorite fairy tales and many new ones 15c and 25c. i Toilet Sets, 75c. Fancy Wood Toilet Sets in delicate blue tints, each set con eists of comb, brush and mirror packed in neat box. At 75c. Boxed Stationery, 75c. Morning Glory gift boxes con taining 48 envelopes and 48 sheets of fabric finish paper in two sizes. A pretty gift that will be appreciated. At 75c. Sewing (Boxes, 35c. Linen covered sewing boxes trimmed with gilt and medallion; fitted with several spools of em broidery silk and package of needles. Priced at 35c. . Burnt Wood Novelties, at 25c and 50c. Match Safes, Tie Racks and Calendars in burnt wood effects, many unique and novel ideas. Priced at 25c and 50c. Hosiery in Gift Boxes. Women's black lisle hose with beautiful silk embroidery in several colors, from 50c to $2.00. ' Women's plain black hose. each pair in a neat gift box. Priced from 50c. to $2.75. Women's fine black cash mere hose, dyerj a good fast black. Each , pair in a gift box-39c to $1.00. ECCLESIASTICAL VESTMENTS. Art In Their Manufaeture- -Work for Womeu. Ralph Adams Cram devotes his ed itorial in the November number of Christian Art to the vestments of the altar and the clergy, noting what strange compensations tho humors of time have brought. In the church of Rome, where there has never been de nial of the principle that recognized offering as a field for the exercise of line art, "the essential and even pre eminent quality of artistic sufficiency, has been submerged until her modern vestments . J . have become the very antithesis of beauty and of art, while on tho other hand,, England, which for 400 years refused the very namo of sacerdotal vestment, and only retained that of the cope. In a legal and antiquarian way, is now demand ing and obtaining copes and miters, chasubles, dalmatics and maniples, al tar frontals, dossals and banners that in their beauty of form and color and the richness of their embroidery and jewelings match well with the won derful works of art out of medieval-' ism." As England "leads hi the re creation of Christian architecture, painting, sculpture, stained glass aud industrial art, so," says Mr. Cram, "does she in this other and allied art of vestment making." The use of prop er vestments he adds, with a serene assurance, "is merely, a 'matter of logic, good manners and esthetic ap preciation," and he believes the time has come to work for more consist ent methods of dexelopment and for emancipation in the name of art from the "ugly substitutes offered by pure ly com merciah concerns." There is no form o"f art in which women have achieved greater triumphs and Anglo-Saxon women seem always to have had a native aptitude for it. The cor respondence of Boniface, Alcuin and Aldhelm shows to what pre-eminence English needlewomen had attained here in the eighth century and, as Mr. Cram says, no branch of art offers to day a more fascinating Held for the skilled and even under proper direc tion for the untrained. Is the" not here, he asks, "an opportunity for the founding of a school of church needle . f"L. 1 'v. W. -:Sl 4 w - v mi 1 Hi' work i under strict-religious direction, guided by designers of ability in ec clesiastical art, that might offer to women desirous of earning , a liveli 4 7'Wi ' v' mm Hi hood, yet shrinking from matching men In their own fields of masculine labor, an opportunity for gentle and beautiful industry that would at the : ' might be ho .thinks, n alliance be tween the many now dissociated work ers, conferences, public exhibitions and a national guild of church needle- workers. New York Churchman. SOME TRICKS OP TRADE. "Two cents apiece, two for a nickel," said the storekeeper, and the wriman customer promptly bought two and paid her nickel. ''She never tumbled,' continued the storekeeper' Uien. "Real ly,, I didn't Intend to t'oolMier; It was merely a slip of the tongue. Wo get so w.'A to doubling the price in order to make !ales that it becomes second natur-i with us. AVould you believe that I tried for two weeks to sell some can ned poods at 12 cents a can, but couldn't clean out the lot until I rais ed t'.wm to two for a quarter? Women are always looking for something for nothinar, something that looks like a bargai'', and wo have to accommodate them if we want to stay in business. When we fix prices like two for a quarter we fan always make w.mcn believe that they get 26 Cent3' worth, though they really pay an extra cjnt. When "we sell something at 59 cents any' woman will believe that the price ought to be 62 .cents instead of 56. or, 5S, and therefore you will, sell more coffee and make more money if you sell two pounds for fr9 rmts than if you insist on getting 28 cents a'poun-J. It is a tricW, but' it Isn't our fault. Thjo majority of women wart it that way Philadelphia Record CASK lor I&iaats and CkiliU'en. Tba Kind You" Kava Always Bought Boars tho Signature of J7 (ma l V