Daily Free Press, Carbondale, Ill. Feb. 24, 1908

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Daily Free Press, Carbondale, Ill. Feb. 24, 1908
SHAFT TO OIL KING RICH TEXAN PREPARING HONOR FOR JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. A. G. Lee Believe* Multl-Millionalr* Is Greatest Man In the World— Wante Him to Run' for President. Houston, Tex.—John D. Hockefeller need not wait until he reaches the spirit land to have a monument raised to his. virtues. He will be able to stand in proprla persona before the statue which will hand down his name to posterity and realize something of the impression the memento will make on -future generalona. True, he has raised costly structures which stand tP-day as monuments to his philanthropy. But tills particular monument will be -. different. Mr. Rockefeller was not consulted in this matter, and the memorial will rise as a voluntary tribute from one" of his admirers. * A. G. .Lee of Denton, Tex., Is the man who is erecting the Rockefeller monument. Somebody asked him why the other day and Mr. Lee showed plainly that his ideas on the subject were emphatic and deeply rooted. "Why?" he answered; "why, be cause John D. Rockefeller is the greatest man in the world. 1 wish' they could get him. to run for president on the Democratic ticket next year. He'd b.e elected sure." Mr. Lee is tall and straight, keen- eyed and shrewd looking. He Is rich, too, and Is looked upon as a person of consequence in his home section. Ha dresses plainly, explaining that lie in too busy to bother about clothes, bill there is . something in his hearing which marks him as a man above the ordinary. He owns a hostelry at Den ton, which he has named Ihe "John D, Rockefeller hotel," another n'.nrk of his .esteem for the oil king. Besides his firm conviction as, to Mr. Rockefeller's right to an ante- mortem monument, Mr. Lee ha.s equally strong ideas about how the momt- B\«at (should be built. In fact, lie has superintended the work as far as it has gone, and he has helped with his own hando on the foundation. For months Mr. Lee's teams have been busy hauling stones of all sizes to a farm two miles from Denlon, •where the memorial is being erected. These stones range in size from pebbles to great boulders. In the language of Mr. Lee, "'Ever; rock In the pile stands tor 1 a nobl deed Mr. Rockefeller has done."/Sin mounting the rugged foundation wi be. a heroic statue of Mr. Rockefellei and about its base four tablets will tel of his good works. Mr. Lee expects to spend $15,00' on the statue itself; 'He has orderec 'Is .from a.bronze-casting flrm in New York, but of this particular feature he declines to talk". It is evident that he is planning to surprise his neighbor when the statue comes along. The unveiling ceremony is to be one of Texas' great occasions, according to v Mr. Lee. It is to be held ne.x spring, and, If present plans of th< monument builder work_out, Mr, Rock el'eller' and his family will, it Is ex pected, be present at the «eremony. . Mr. Lee's office at his hotel, where he has his business headquarters, is littered with plans for the memorial, de signs for the statue and suggestions for the tablets which are to stand a the base. Jokers have had their fun sending in inscriptions which they think ought to be placed on the tab lets, but it is evident, that Mr. Lee himself ..will attend to that withoir outside aid. Border lines of clollai marks are favorite decorations with the volunteer inscription writers, au< references to Standard Oil make up f large percentage of the suggested tributes. But the monument maker will have none of them. Inasmuch'as.Mr. Lee says that his monument is, in parl, the result of a desire to refute, the harsh things said against Mr. Rockefeller by his critics, it .Is quite likely that the inscription work will be devoted to a" defense ol the subject's methods. His ample fortune, which Is variously estimated by his neighbors, has •flven the monument maker an opportunity to copy his hero's philanthropy. Besides erecting the. memorial; he is credited with many other kind deeds, but, lilce his mode] citizen, Mr, Lee is careful of his i'undB. : .Dates Healthy. Dates are among the healthiest of dried fruits, and under the pure food law are safe. To stuff dates first select rich, glossy dates of the beta-equality; separate tffeni, slit each will a thin-blandecl penknife and Venum the pit. Prepare a pound utter thif- manner, then take a part of them (l.hf •Interior-looking, .ones) an a \. mash- or chop them.'to a pulp. . Next chop a like quantity of English, walnut or hickory-nut meats rather fine, and mix the minced dates and walnut crumbs into doughlike con-- sislency. Stuff each slitt.ec! date with rich mixture, using a three-tined steel fork for the process. Another way .is to chop peanuts or almonds very flue', mix them with the •white of an egg, a little sugar an enough sherry wine or almond or.va nllla to flavor them, then press the paste into, the stone from the date After this is done, roll each date In granulated sugar until well coated. Newspapers Compared with Handbills A newspaper has 5,000 readers, foi each 1,000 subscribers. A merchant who puts out 1,000 handbills gets possibly 300 or 400 people to read—that Is, if the boy who is trusted to distribute them does n&t chuck them under the sidewalk. The handbills cost as much as a half column advertisement In the home paper. All the women and girls and half the men and »oys read the advertisements. Result: The merchant who uses the newspa'per has 3,500 more readers to each 1,000 of the paper's readers. There Is no estimating the Amount of msiness that advertising does bring to a merchant, but each dollar brings somewhere from |20 to $100 worth of justness.—Albion (Mich.) Evening Recorder. of the

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