Corsicana Democrat and Truth (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1926 Page: 2 of 8
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A FEW years ago a yorng Canadian
achieved fame by running from
Marathon te Athens, and winning the
classic "Marathon Race." But not
every one knows why thst race is
classic and how and when it was tlrst
One September morning, in 490 B.
O., 11,000 heavily armed men lined the
crescent-shaped foothills of Mount I'en-
tellcns, overlooking the sea. Between
hills and sea lay the plain of Mara-
thon, six miles long and two In width.
This plain, to seaward, was alive with
a carnival of barbaric coior. one hun-
dred and ten thousand Persians were
encamped there, while the six miles
of beach and harbor were choked with
their warships. They were Invading
Greece, and the only obstacle to their
triumphant progress was that handful
of Athenians on the hills. Just one-
tenth the size of the Persian force.
Greece, In those days, was made up
of a number of small states, more or
less Independent of each other. Athens
was not only a city, but a state, and
represented the highest form of de-
mocracy the world had then known,
It was divided into ten communities
or districts, each ruled by the people,
and each furnishing a general for the
army. Each of these generals was in
full command for only one day at a
Persia was then the strongest des-
potic power on earth. Vast In wealth
and resources, it was ruled by an
emperor, Darius I, who retgned with
absolute sway. Athens, Sparta and
one or two other Greek Btates alone
refused him submission. Hence, ac-
cording to the imperial will, Athens
and the other rebels must be crushed.
A fleet of 1,200 ships, bearing 110,000
Persian fighting men had landed at
Marathon, less than thirty miles to the
northeast of the Athenian capital.
Thither, to oppose the invasion, the
ten Athenian generals hurried all the
men that could be mustered at such
short order. Mlitiades was Greece's
greatest soldier, and the other gen-
erals wisely surrendered their "days
ef command" to him.
The fate of the world hung In the
balance. Greece represented all that
Was highest In art, culture, govern-
ment and civilisation; Persia, all that
was barbaric, despotic, non-progres-
sive. A Persian victory must mean a
setback of centuMes In progress.
While the Persians waited, lastly
considering the_ easiest means to at-
tack their puny foe, they were dumb-
founded to see the 11,000 Greeks rush
at full speed down the slopes and Into
the plain. Spread out In a thin line,
so that they could not be outflanked,
and shouting their wild battle hymn,
the heavily armed Greeks—athletes
all—ran furiously across the mile of
level ground at the base of the moun-
tain and hurled themselves on their
unprepared enemies. Through the
looser, more lightly equipped Persian
lines the two Athenian wings bored
their way. The Greek center alone
gave back before superior numbers.
The wings then whirled and, reinforc-
ing the center, again tore through the
Persian ranks. The invaders, panic-
stricken, fled to their ships. And
there, In the confusion of embarking,
a second and fiercer flight waged. The
Persians got to sea at last, leaving
more than 6,000 dead and seven cap-
tured galleys In the victors' hands
The Greek loss was but 102.
Fearing lest the baffled foe might
sail to the harbor of Athens and take
the city unawares, Mlitiades sent a
swift runner to bear a warning and
the news of the victory. Thus was
the first "Marathon" race run. Thus,
too—against odds of ten to one—was
Ten years iHter Xerxes, son of Da-
rius, sought to wipe out his father's
disgrace by Invading Greece with an
array of more than a million men. As
the mighty host lay encamped before
him the Persian monarch wept aloud
at the thought that within a century
the entire million or more would be
dead. Eight hundred Persian war-
ships entered the Gulf of Salamls.
There they were attacked and routed
by a far smaller Greek squadron.
A mighty land force of Persians,
meantime, had invaded Greece, con-
quering, burning and slaying as they
advanced. The only road from south-
ern to northern Greece lay through a
narrow pass, Thermopylae by name,
between a steep mountain and a
marsh. Here the Spartan king, Leon-
Idas, gathered about 5,000 men from
Sparta and other Greek states to
block the invaders' way. For two
long days the Persians hurled their
vast legions against the dauntless
8,000. On the third day, through a
traitor, a secret road over the moun-
tain was revealed to them and over
this they marched an army to hem In
the Greeks on both sides. The de-
fenders, hearing of the approach of
this flanking party, for the most part
fled. But Leonldes. with TOO Spartans.
Stood his ground. Though they could
no longer cl^ck the invasion, they
could and did oppose it till all aave
one or two lay dead. It was one of
the most heroic defenses In history,
and the names of the men who thus
died were Immortalised throughout
all Greece, while the - survivors were
treated with contempt and their rela-
tives went into mourning for theif
In this way, more than 2,000 yean
age. Democracy defied Deaootiam.
of the Bible
REV. LEONARD A. BARRETT
II • • ■ ■ . ■ . .0
tax-gatherer was not a
Zaccheus waa a
gatherer of taxes. His headquarters
were in Jericho. His task was to eatl-
mate values aud make reports of all
Incomes to the government He was a
very rich man and lived the life of
aa aristocrat of his time. Zaccheus
was an average man. There Is nothing
Unique about him. Were U not for the
incident of his climbing up a tree in
order to see Jesus pass Oy^ doubtless
we would never have heard of him.
The most Interesting thing about him
is his curiosity. He was an active,
energetic and ambitious man, unusual-
ly successful for a man of his times.
He will be known especially for his in
genuity and liiqulsltivenes*.
The occasion which attracts our at-
tention to him was the visit of Jesus
to Jericho. As usual, a large erowd of
people surrounded Jesus, and Zac-
cheus, because he was little of stature,
would not be able to see over the heads
of the people. He, therefore, resorted
to the Ingenious Idea of climbing up
in a tree and from that height would
find no difficulty In seeing Jesus as He
passed by Zuccheus was not prompted
to this act by any special loyalty ,to
Jesus, nor even by the spirit of rever-
ence. He was Impelled by the spirit
of curiosity. His only desire was to
The trait of curiosity is not uncom-
mon. It Is ope of the important char-
acteristics of our own age. This fact,
In part, explains the marvelous suc-
cess of the moving pictures of our own
time. The most Important and effec-
tive method of bringing Into conscious-
ness an object Is through the eye.
Hearing Is not so effective a channel
of Information as seeing. A person re-
members what he sees far better than
what he hears. An eye trained to see
the beautiful, lovely and good Is a
powerful factor in the development of
character. An eye accustomed to see
•only the evil and grotesque Is destruc-
tive to the development of character.
Human life Is like a mirror, In which
one sees reflected what lies deepest
in one's own experiences. The evil
without responds to JJhe evil within.
Good from within answers to the good
without. Byes are windows through
which there shines out what lies with-
in. What a person desires moat to
see explains the kind of disposition
and character one possesses. Zac-
c'hens was at heart essentially good,
as evidenced by the object of his curl-
oelty. He wanted to see Jesus about
whom everybody was speaking. His
curiosity brought him success. He
succeeded In his unique adventure.
Never having seen Jesus before, he
must have been greatly astonished and
perhaps a little bewildered when he
beard Jesus asking him If he would
permit Him to be his guest. "Today I
must abide at thy house." Zaccheus
lost no time in climbing down from the
tree. .He hastened to Jesus and as-
sured Him of a hearty welcome to his
home. This experience worked a
change in the standards of value by
which Zaccheus Judged the Important
things of life. Before this experience
with Jesus he doubtless was mucb con-
cerned with what the opinion of the
populace might be concerning Him and
His achievements. The standard of
success or failure was the opinion of
the crowd. If they applauded he waa
content. To obtain their favorable
Judgment was his chief concern. Suc-
cess or failure In his adventure waa
determined by the mind of public opin-
ion. The change which occurred in
his heart is evidenced by the effect the
visit of Jesus had in his life. This
experience also shlf'ed the seat of the
Judgment of values from public opin-
ion to the Ideal which he recognized in
Jesus and which he accepted as hla
own. Human experience has shown
that the former is evanescent and ar-
tificial ; that the latter Is real and
abiding, and brings to one the true
success and contentment In life.
(©, 1)29. Weatern Newspaper Union.)
THE LAST HATS OF SUMMER;
FOR TOTS' SUMMER WEAR
HE last rose of summer and the the problem of keeping Httie tot*
7 last hat of summer are alike beau-
tiful, but whereas the last rose was
left blooming alone, the last hat is
blooming among myriad * others.
Genius 1# burning like everything with
millinery designers; they continue to
overflow with fine ideas for midsum-
mer. Perhaps the season Inspires the
loveliest headwear or perhaps they en-
Joy exercising talents that were more
or less suppressed last winter, during
the vogue of untrlmmed and uninter-
Here are flvo ha(s which have come
into bloom recently In the millinery
garden and have been chosen as rep-
clean without getting any further
than the washtub. In a grimy world
this homely friend of the family is the
only answer. Here stylists come to
the rescue with clothes of all kinds
that can be washed and Ironed easily
and quickly: and It happens that these
very simply Resigned things look bet-
ter thar, any others on the youngsters.
In hot weather for those who live
near the beaches, bathing suits and
beach coats may'bring laundry work
down to the Irreducible minimum. Lit-
tle ones wear their knlttiid bathing
suiti during most of their waking
hours when they can play on the
Five of the Latest Summer Hats.
resentative of beautiful types suited
to midsummer. First there Is the be-
loved leghorn, adorably developed by
an applique trimming of handmade
renaissance, laid over the crown. The
brim-edge is bound with silk in a
color and on both the upper and un-
der brim three tight little, bright little
roses are posed, with folded silk
sterna. This Is an exquisite bat. Next
comes a wide-brimmed, black lace hat
with semi-facing of chiffon and a
flange on the upper brim of a novelty
millinery fabric which is also used for
the bow that completes a simple but
impressive model. Beautiful handcraft
is the outstanding feature of the hat
of tagal braid, turned up at the back,
-•it has a collar of folded velvet and
The Australian output of singers
has been unusually large during the
last half century. Melba was the first
whose patriotism caused her to as-
sert herself as an Australian, and
Amy Sherwln and Ada Crossley were
other fine singers who Identified them-
selves with the country of their birth,
much to its advantage. Lately the
tide of Incoming artists has swelled
high. The fact that the British Na-
tional Opera company recently in-
cluded from Australia and New Zea-
land, Roslna Bnckman, Florence
Austral, Gertrude Johnson, Elsie Tre-
wee!*, Clara Serena, Fred Collier,
Browning Mummery and some others,
says an English critic, raises the ques-
tton whether there Is any reason to
hope that the British race in Aa#-
trul la la likely some day to rival
Italy as a voice producer.
sands. Beach coats to be worn
them when needed are made ef gay
printed terry doth, which does not
need to be Ironed. They may be made
of other printed cottons or of heavy,
unbleached domestic, with cut-oat fig-
ures of little animals, flowers, chil-
dren or birds applied to them. These
are sewed down with cotton floss, using
the buttonhole stitch.
Chambray, cottoh broadcloth, coarse
linens and gingham maintain their
lead at the head of the list of depend-
able fabrics for little dresses and
rompers. "Nearly all dresses are made
with panties to match and nearly all
have round collars In white or a plain
color and banding on the sleeves and
pockets to match the collar. Th«
Am Easily Laundered Dress.
When Herbert Spencer was in this
country, a great dinner was glve,n him
In New York, at which many signifi-
cant speeches were made, and the
most significant and eloquent of all
was by Henry Ward Beecher. After-
ward a pompous and enormously con*
eel ted physician ran np te Beecher
with this exclamation, "Beecher, yoa
are the greatest roan la the world,"
to which Beecher replied, with biting
"My dear doetwa, yea have, for the
an fhtrlcately made trimming of nar-
row braid and small berries placed at
(he right side. Among these softly
feminine headpieces the black Spanish
aallor stands out boldly. It is a bnng-
kok straw with a collar of black belt-
ing ribbon arranged in pencil plaits
across the front, edged with a nar-
row contrasting ribbon. This is a
tailored hat of the severe type, to be
worn with a suit of similar character.
Midsummer calls for the lovely wlde-
brimmed, hair-braid hats, like that
which brings this brief atory to a
happy eudlng. Lace overlays the top
et the shape and extends over the
brim edge and a cluster of roses Is
posed at the front. This model is
lovely 1b any ot the light colors.
Many a ways and means commit-
work overtime considering
pantie frock pictured, at checked ging-
ham, Is cut with kimono sleeves,
round neck, slit a little way down at
the front, and straight panties. It is
hardly more difficult to iron than a
handkerchief. The floral motif
sketched on and above the pockets Is
done with cotton floss In the lasy
daisy stitch. Little boys' suits are
Just as simply designed; most of them
made of chambray.
Even frocks and suits in which the
little tots finish the day, when they
are tidied up for the family dinner,
are designed very simply. Dotted
swiss, with colored dots on white, Is
liked for them and their round col-
jars of white swigs are worked about
the edge with floss matching the dot
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