White elephants are a symbol for useless beauty, for that which is at the same time precious and without value. In the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal, last week, the Central Furniture Co. of Louisville inserted a full-page advertisement of a sale. Around the edge of the page, in the corners of the page, through the middle of the page, were pictures of elephants, elephants, elephants, silhouetted in white against a black background. In all there were 21 small white elephants, one large white elephant. Under each small frisky...

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