Characteristics of World Heroes

New Orleans Times-Democrat

If there be any qualities above others by which the world's heroes have been characterized, those qualities are modesty and simplicity. Modesty and simplicity have an extraordinary development in Admiral Dewey. Was ever anything better than his non-acceptance for himself of the plaudits of New Yorkers for the great Manila victory, and his turning to his officers and men and proudly remarking: "Those are the winners of that victory"? His simplicity is equal to his modesty; he will have no state, no show, no magnificent retinue in his entourage, his ambition is to be a simple American citizen among American citizens.

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