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PAGES I TO '4 WI-NN-SBORO-. S. C., WEDN-\ESDAY, APRilL 4, i906. ETBIHD14
MOST BEAUTIFUL WOM .
MRS. WALTER FARWELL OF
CHICAGO AND WASHINGTON
IS HOLDING THE HONOR.
Is Daughter of the Wife of Stephen A.
Douglass, Herself a Famous Belle.
Husband's Father Began Life a
Who is the most beautiful woman in
America? This was the question re
cently propounded in connection with
the preparation of a Beauty Book
which was designed to sell at some
thing like twenty-five dollars per copy.
It was intended to present in the ex
pensive volume portraits of the hand
somest women in each of the princi
pal American cities but one member
of the fair sex was to be selected as
preeminently the most beautiful crea
ture in Miss Columbia's domain.
Naturally there was great rivalry for
the honor and the persons who sat In
judgment upon the photographs of
beautiful women which were submit
ted in the contest had a rather difficult
time to reach a decision. Finally, the
choice fell upon Mrs. Walter Farwell
of Washington, D. C.. and Chicago who
was a bride of but a few months when
the mooted question was decided in
her favor. In arriving at a decision
the judges studied the features of
each subject critically just as a per
so ihtfde h oo uliiso
a itr ndteaad a aet
Mr. areB astepsssrfth
the deision fdg the godmittelitie may
be sid nd simpe awrd thas made tof
Mrs. Farwel' liente ssesor ofsthce
mrathe typre o pefetioineveryt
asthbue "Gibsonil" beathy.edr u
peretige;eto a marol cleo
compl eiosedai toa find tinged with
She decsioen ofatemouee sitc may
feid ne sipetrut that benone ol'
thrst, ares rathernee o ther josticr
Shistall, surpassmein graefu puo
pefethfue; a a arouslyeauty.
Mrs.exc a thates tined wiath
gold anghfu aheryitfrmte manner
She has temo famous eautyc she
ther best, eore her marriagte mrs.
tisticllygw w omeMss ined uillims
Morhaps this aam os Bea uty.s
ofrsu Freer come the hde beauty
pa ightu hriaso the mother
o this statel beaty faofs theapresent
eday. Bnefreer arr Mrs.pe
Augh unulf tofof the olefecrtoe
oetu eaofehs but the hdesfnfa
ofsa th geatey beauty of the peen
Some time after- the death of Ste
phen A. Douglass his widow married
Gen. Williams of the United States
Army. For a time the couple lived
in Washington but Gen. Williams who
was a man of some note became so
incensed at hearing himself referred
to only as the husband of the former
Mrs. Stephen A. Douglass that he se
cured a transfer to a Western army
post and remained in the wilds of
western America for many years, not
returning .a the capital city until
his wife's Ler.uty was tess conspicuous
than formerly and he was himself less
sensitive on the sose of personal van
Miss Mildred williams was a greal
belle from the very day that she madE
her first formal bow to the social
world. To be sure she had no dowei
but her own marvelous beauty but shE
made what the gossips pronounced a
"great catch" when she married Wal
ter Farwell of Chicago, one of the mos
prominent young millionaires of the
Started with $10 Capital.
Young Farwel is the son of ex-Sen
ator Farwell who started in life as a
poor boy at Painted Post, New York
later removing to Illinois and eventu
ally going to Chicago on a load o1
wheat with but $10 in his pocket
He secured employment in the coun
ty clerk's office; later became teller o1
a bank and finally established with hi
brother the great dry goods business
which to this day causes the name ol
Farwell to be well known in mercan
tile circles. In 1887 the Farwell broth
ers built the Texas State Capitol re
ceiving in payment therefor more than
3,000,000 acres of land. Much of this
land they sold but considerable hold
ings of it went to form a gigantic
ranch which was stocked with 150,000
cattle and helped materially to swell
the Farwell fortune.
Both of .Ex-Senator Farwell's daugh.
ters married men well known to the
public so that the beautiful Mrs. Wal
ter Farwell has two very prominent
sisters-in-law. One is Mrs. Reginald De
Koven, wife of the well known com
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T BEAUTIEUL WOMAN IN AMER2ICA.
poser of Robin Hood and other operas,
and the other is Mrs. Hbart Chatfield
Tayler, who has gained fame and for
tune as a writer of novels. Mrs. Far
well's home is in the beautiful family
mansion in Chicago but she spends
much of her time at the capital of the
nation where she formerly resided and
where her sister-in-law, Mrs. De Koven
has a handeome home.
Origa of' Easter.
Easter is so called from the Saxoz
goddess, Easter, or as others think
from the Saxon, Oster,-to. rise. Ii
the East the tlay is known as th4
"Bright Day", and in Bohemia as th(
The Russian Easter.
Easter Day is set apart for visitini
In Russia. The men go to eaoh other'
houses in the morning and introduct
themselves by saying, "Jesus Christ it
risen." The answer is, "Yes, He it
risen." The people then embrace, givi
each ether eggs, and drink a grea
deal. They present a colored red egg
to the priest of the parish on Eastel
morning. The common people carra
one of these red eggs in their band:
upon Easter Day, and three or fou:
days after. They use it in tokena o:
the Resurrection, whereof they rejioice
Oriental Egg Gamblers.
Hyde in his description of Orienta
sports, tells of one with eggs amoni
the Christians of Mesopotamia or
aster Day, and forty days afterward
'The sport consists in striking thei:
eggs one against another, and the egs
that first breaks is won by the owne:
of the one that struck it. Immediate
1y another egg is pitted against the
winning egg, and so on till the last egg
wins all the others, which their re
spective owners shall before havy
The great majority of Italian immi
grants cor..a from the southern pros
Inces, mainly Sicily and Calabria. The:
ea rm bred.
FAMANKS IS ACT
WORKING TO SECURE PLEDGES r
FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOM. p
INATION IN 190s.
Is Sure of Indiana Delegation-Is
Also Counting on Illinois, and
Thinks Chances Good In Ohio-At
Work in South.
Vice-President Fairbanks is 6 feet,
3 inches in height, the tallest man in
the Senate. He is also looming up
pretty tall as a presidential candidate
Unless other candidates bestir them
selves, Mr. Fairbanks will at no distant
day. have a sufficient number of dele- P
VICE-PRESIDENT EAIRBANKS. W
gates pledged to make him the most
formidable candidate for the nomina- or
Mr. Fairbanks has had the Presi- p
dential bee in his bonnet for many B1
years. He wa a great favorite of se
President McKinley, and many persons je
believe that Mr. McKinley desired to n(
see Mr. Fairbanks succeed him in 13
the Presidential chair. p
There have recently been long con
ferences between Indiana politicians, v
Mr. Fairbanks, and his friends, and n(
there is good reason to believe that a se
great deal has been accomplished in a!
the way of perfecting the organization ni
formed for the purpose of securing the h<
Republican nomination for Indiana's is
son two years hence. ti
Beveridge Is in Line. f
Everything is said to be lovely for
Mr. Fairbanks in Indiana. He has
cleaned up the opposing faction in the p
Republican party there, headed by the
youthful Senator Beveridge, who is un- tj
derstood to have responded so readily f.
to the treatment applied that he now
gives three cheers every time the name rc
of Fairbanks is mentioned in his pres- tj
ence. Senator Beveridge is no longer w
in a position to hamper the progress
of the Fairbanks' boom in Indiana. In dc
the factional fight over the State chair- _
manship, Mr. Beveridge suffered an ig- ce
nomiinious rout, and even if he does be
not train with Mr. Fairbanks in the ui
future, he will not actively oppose m
Following Senator Hanna's Methods. us
In his camp~:ai1 to secure delegates 0:
for William Mcl nley in 1896, Marzus
A. HEanna began his operations in the '
South. He had securely nailed down a
that: section before the representatives i
of other candidates had begun to work. "
Mr. Hanna enlisted in the cause at
number of young men, who went out P
looking for delegates and got them. 9
Mr. Fairbanks knows something about J'
the methods of Mr. Hanna, and his rep
resentatives are now treating with ~
leading party men in the South. While a
the Republican party in the South is '
shor-t on votes on election day, it is
long on delegates in the national on
vention. This fact is keenly appreci
ated by Mr. Fairbanks. t
Chances in l~lnois.
The Vice-President is certain of in- 14
diana's delegates, and he is counting t*
upon Illinois. Hils fortunes in that &
State are in the hands of Charles G. ~
Dawes, former Comptroller of the Cur- a
rency, one of Mr. Hanna's "young men"t
in the pre-convention campaign made
in the interest of the candidacy of Mr. ~
McKinley. Fairbanks had strong a-id.
influential friends in Illinois and his '
chances of securing the delegation frc m
that State are probably better than a
those of any other man who has been
mentioned for the Presidential nom
ination, with the exception of Speaker ~
Cannon. Mr. Dawes is understood to.
be the western manager of the Fair- a
banks boom. At least, such a report
was circulated recently, and it his
Inever been C.enied.
The Vice-President and his friends
profess to believe the next standard
bearer of the Republican .party will be
a western man. Ohio has two favorite
sons in the persons of Secretary Taft 4
and Senator Foraker. Both are very
strong in Ohio and both are widely 1
and favorably known throughout the
country. The Fairbanks men believe
that the rivalry- of Taft and Foraker T
will prevent either of them securir~g
the ;imited support of Ohio's delegation T1
to the next convention. Therefore.
Fairbanks is figuring en the Buckeye
state. Some of the Hoosier's friends
are very enthusiastie, and to hear them
one would think that the fnrmaitries o s
nominating convention and an esoc
on might just as well be dispensed
Of course if Mr. Roosevelt should
in for reelection. as it is being
cominently argued that he will,
Atwithstanding his publicly express
I attitu(le a,;minst another term, it
admitted that he would be the prae
enlly unanimous choice for nomiina-.
on and the work of the Fairbanks
irty would have bew in vain.
BDIA'S RICHEST POTENTATE.
e Owns a Carpet Made of Precious
Gems and Diamonds and Rubies
by the Bushel.
During the stay of the Prince and
rincegs of Wales in India they will
)ubtless meet and be entertained by
personage who has every reason to
regarded as the richest of men in
te Orient, if not in the whole world.
This is the Gaikwar (or Rajah) of
aroda, a potentate who well illus
ates Milton's famous line concerning
te "Barbaric pearl and &old" which
te "gorgeous East" showers on its
ings. No doubt, in point of annual
.come, there are richer men-Mr. John
. Rockefeller, for instance-but, from
te standpoint of personal possessions
e Gaikwar probably has no rival in
When he came to the throne some
renty-five years ago the present ruler
Baroda found stored in the vaults
his palace wealth so colossal that
description of it outdoes the "Ara
an Nights" itself. Certainly Aladdin
%ver thought of a carpet of jewels,
ich as the Gaikwar possesses. To
.y that there is nothing like it in
e world is only feebly to describe its
ories, which can be better indicated
r the statement that it is about four
trds square and composed of ropes
rubies, diamonds, pearls, woven into
regular carpet well-defined pattern
id border. Thousands of dollars'
rth of jewels, every one of the finest
Lality, went to make up this wondrous
rpet, the product of three years
Drk by skilled artists and jewel set
Now, if the Galkwar of Baroda were
ily moderately wealthy, this mon
ch of carpets would doubtless occu
r the place of honour in his palace.
at as he possesses jewels enough to
t up a dozen ordinary monarchs the
welled tapestry occupies an odd cor
r, and is shown to visitors as mere
but one of the treasures of the
Less of a curiosity, but far more
luable, Is the Gaikwar's diamond
,eklace, a trinket the value of which
veral times make a man a million
re. This necklace is the most mag
ficent in existence. And even the
mor of. possessing the second finest
denied to the rest of the world, for
at also is amongst the Gaikwar's
mily jewels, being worn by his wife,
ho is, besides, dowered with brooch
,, bracelets, rings and other orna
ents, the value of which is com
ited in millions of dollars.
Another notable ornament worn by
te Gaikwar is a collarette made of
re hundred diamonds of the purest
ater, which includes in its glittering
ws the famous "Star of the South,"
Le fourth largest diamond in the
Such a dazzling collection-such a
velter" of jewels-was, needless to
&y, not made in a single life-time. For
nturies the Gaikwar's ancestors have
~en accumulating their treasures, un
I to-day the jewels alone could be
easured in bushels. As for the rest,
ere are pictures in bronzes and stat
a~ry to the value of several millions
A royal procession in Baroda is
orth going many miles to see. Horses
ad elephants, all splendidly capar
oned and blazing with gems, lead the
'ay; but the cynosure of all eyes is
ze Gaiker, not merely because of his
ersonality, but also by reason of the
opendous wealth represented by the
~wels with which he adorns himself.
He is, perhaps, the one man in the
orld who could wear that mammoth
Iogst gems, the great Premier Dia
oud, without incongruity.
Sleeping Car Acquaintances.
Representative Smith of Maryland is
ie subject of a good story these days.
Then he hears it he merely smiles and
soks wise. Mr. Smith, the little narra
.ye says, was standing a few days
go in front of the White House talk
ig to two Secret Service men, when
boy came dashing out of the Execu
"Who's that?" queried the Congress
"That's Archibald Roosevelt," he was
A moment later another youngster
ppeared through the same door and
r. Smith repeated his question.
"That's Kermit," said one of the
JTust then a third boy came swirling
long on roller skates.
"I guess that's another one of the
oosevelts," suggested the man from
"Yes," was the answer, "That's
"By gum," commented Mr. Smith.
they've all ect names like sleeping
irs. I feel just as if I were standing
a the station platform at home watch
ig the limited express sh-:3t by."
Why Use Force?
~ith heavy foodstuffs I certainly am.
My system loth to encumber;
hat's why I am fond of magazine jam
Full of good things-current
Nearly all plants with purple blo.
ams ontain noison.
A DARKY CUMHSTEING.
WEIRD SCENE AMONG THE
SOUTHERN COLORED BAP
Third Letter of Account of Trip into
the Sunny Southland. - Interest
ing Visits to JacksonviMe, Savannah
The first Sunday we spent in Eustis
we drove to Lake Gracie, just in the
rear of the hotel grounds, to witness
the Baptist colored immersion. It was
a perfect June meoning, with settings
of pure gold. It dd not seem possible
that it was windy March at home. The
orange groves reached down to the very
edge of the lake, which lay placed, like
a mirror. Several of the guests rowed
across from the hotel to witness the
ceremony. Presently the preacher, fol
lowed by his candidates and ficck, came
through the woods singing one of their
wild refrains. A few words from the
Good Book, a prayer, all kneeling, and
then an exhortation delivered with
much vigor. The baptism was quietly
performed with the exception of the
case of one of the sister candidates
who felt so happy, that two men were
obliged to carry her out of the water.
In the evening we all drove to Egypt,
the colored settlement, and I never in
my life attended such a service. It was
the first Sunday in March, which is
a high day in the church-"The Prim
ative Baptist." The church building
is a little wooden structure with bare
benches along each side and a rough
table in front of a box of a pulpit.
When we entered, a prayer meeting
was being held. As many of the native
congregation cannot read, the hymns
are lined, two lines at a time-and
such strange music I never heard.
They don't seem to sing the words; it
is just a loud monotonous refrain, and
was perfectly deafening in that small
building. The prayers were mostly
ejaculations to the Lord, accompanied
with clapping of hands and loud ex
pressions from all the brothers and
sisters. The sermon was the most
rambling discourse imaginable, begin
ning with Genesis and ending in Reve.
lations,acc6mpanied with vigorous pan
tomine of face, arms and legs. Then
the darkies screamed and yelled at the
top of their voices and during all of
which one of the sisters got "happy"
and surged over into another seat, I
screaming and jumping up and down.
Several buxom sisters held her until
she became quiet. Then the collec
tion was taken up, each one going up
to the table and laying his money on
A LABYRINTH OF ANGIN(
i';; while all the time this dreadful
singing continued without a break or
A Modern Amazon.
Then "Aunt Savannah," the Captain
of the frail sex, became busy. She
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was attired in a white and-gray-cot
ton mother hubbard gown tied:around,
the waist with a white apron;,around
her neck she wore a black,fur;collar,
and on her head a very broad~brinimed
black hat turned up on one side in
a jaunty manner. This colored lady1
weighing 285 pounds, as I was told,
proceeded to set the communion table.
From his chair in the pulpit, the min
ister called out, "Let us know, sister,
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when you, are ready, and we'll begin
>usiness." "All right," responded
kunt Savannah cheerfully, "Ise ready.'
Fhen right in the midst of the ser
rice another woman became happy,
jumping over in the seat back of her
lirectly among the women and babies,
mnd I don't know why the babies were
iot killed. Such a scattering I never
iaw before. Pandemonium reigned, but
ill the time the plate of bread was b
Washing Their Feet.
Then came the "foot washing." Two
:en-cent basins were placed on the
able; the men and women took off
:heir shoes and stockings; the preacher
washed the first elder's feet, wiping
.hem with the towel which was girdled
tround his waist; then passed the basin
ind towel to the elder, who washed
the next one's feet, and so on until
il were done. Aunt Savannah then
iegan a like ceremony on the sister's
de of the church; and all the time
-he dreadful singing, shouting, clap
ping of hands, stamping of washed and
inwashed feet continued in a deafen
Lng racket. Finally the table was tak
SMOSS IN EUSTIS PAIRK.
Y. SAVANNA H. GEORGIA.
en away, and we saw the "Holy Dance."
The men and women formed a ring,
whirling round and round, swaying
their bodies, clapping hands, singing,
shouting, swinging and wringing their
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