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His IPersonal Cfrarac
Pr?sident Boosevelt bas been chief
executive loqg enough for some of his
policies to be outlined, irrespective of
any official - statement as to them.
Much of the president's time since he
came to the White House has been
occupied iu disposing of the innumer
able applications for office. He has
carried out the few promises which
wore made by his predecessor. As to
other appointments he has pursued an
independent and in some cases un
usual course. It can be aaid without
reflection upo* tho heads of the dif
ferent utpartm^nts that appointments
have been made in nearly all of them
without consulting the cabinet officers.
The president wishea to be personally
responsible for his aotsl1 He has
made his o wj inquiries and reached
his own conclusions except in judicial
appointments. In these he Las taken
the recommendations of Mr. Kuox,
the attorney general, as final. In
making appointments the president
has insisted that recommendations to
him be made in person by senators
and representatives. He has dis
couraged written recommendations,
realizing how easy it is for public men
to sign a letter and relieve themselves
of further responsibility toward their
ambitious constituents. The presi
dent chooses to have recommendations
made in person, so that he can ques
tion those making them and reach his
own conclusions. The president has
taken a deoidedly independent course
in dealing with his party in the South
ern StatcB. Ho hns gnid f W in mak
ing appointments there his idea was to
build up respect and confidence among
the masses. He olaimn to have found
he oouldnot do so bj Tallowing the re
com inondations whij? he believed
were made to him by professional,
place hunters. "This has led him to
ignore the party organization in nearly
every Southern State and plaoe it in
open opposition to him. The possi
ble exceptions to this are in North
Carolina and Virginia.
The president is the most persistent
horseback rider in Washington. Eve
ry afternoon at 3.30 o'olook his horse
is brought to the private entrance of
the Wljite House and in a few i -
ments the president appears. He
wears a broad-brimmed "rough-rider"
hat, a complete suit of khaki, yellow
leggins, tall riding shoes and regula
tion cavalry spurs. The afternoon
rides of the president are the bane of
seoret service and police life in the
sapital. The subordinates of both
services are charged with keeping the
president constantly in sight and pro
renting possible assaults upon him.
[t has been found necessary to call
upon the war department for co-opera
tion. A oavalryman is constantly de
tailed s'<i the White House stables.
Fhe president will countenance mo
mrveillanoe. When his horse is or
lered saddled the oavalryman rides
>ut and;qwatches the"exits from the
?Vhit? House grounds. When the
president leaves the oavalryman fol
ows at a respectful distance. The
loldiers who have this detail say
hat the president is a hard rider to
tallow. It has h*en found that only
ihe best of them oan keep in sight.
For a time members of the bicycle
iquad of the capital police tried to
guard the president on his rides, but
'ound this impracticable. As a pe
leotrian, the president is as strenuous
lb he ie as an equestrian. Only a few
lays ago a o-?oot seoret service officer
rhowaa assigned to follow him on
>e9 of *his walks over the long bridge
nto Virginia beoame exhausted after
he first hour and was forced to return
,o the city on an eleotrio car.
Since his succession to the presi
lenoy Mr. Roosevelt has endeavored
0 carry out some of his civil service
?form ideas. He has done so through
1 number of exeeutive orders. Thus
far hin moves relative to the service
s$?e been marked by a conservatism
finoh has been pleasing to his friends
ind a surprise to those who expressed
? fear that he would be misled into
attempting to apply theories and se
sure an ideal system through imprao
tioable means. The president has
slaasified the rural free delivery em
ployes, of. the postoffice department.
So his also placed on the classified
leryioe temporary appointees in other
lepartments, and has given his ap
proval to orderB which will prevent
Bvasions of the civil service laws.
He has insisted from the first day of
bis administration that merit alone
shall govern all promotion. This has
been most marked in the army and
navy. Some of the moat influential
senators and members of congress,
bave been told positively and directly
that their indorsements will count for
iaught in making promotions. Only
)bo records of the men involved will
>e ta*cn up by the president. While
;his has caused Borne grumbling, it
ms been rather favorably received on
toristics and his Offi
the whole. One of the departures of
the president in the army and navy
promotions has been his announce
ment that he will not consider sen
iority except where the law specifically
directs. Neither does he believe in
the custom that has been in vogue of
promoting men to hjgh rank just prior
to their retirement, so that, after
serving a few weeks, they can retire j
at the advanced grade.
Tho manner of the president in
greeting his visitors is different per
haps from that of any of his predeces
sors. Visitors assemble in the wide
east corridor of the White House..
Cards are sent to Mr. Cortelyou, sec
retary of the president. He learns
the mission of each visitor, and ad
mits them to his office until from 15
to 20 have assembled. While this
"weeding-out" process is going on
the president is receiving in his office
those who have advance engagements
with him. These engagements are
made at hourly intervals. Between
them the president enters Mr. Cortel
you's office, and can dispose of 15 or
20 callers in as many minutes, no mat
ter what their business may be. Mr.
Cortelyou gives him a name and a
hint as to the object of the call. With
a few rapid strides he orosses the
room, shoots out his right arm co grasp
the hand of the caller, and in a few
explosive sentences inquires as to de
tails. He permits no set speeches,
nor does he listen to any but tho
briefest laudatory messages. The
president is not a good listener. Haif
a dozen sentences give him the infor
mation he desires, and in a trice his
decision is made up and announced,
his visitors dismissed, and he turns to
another. There is nothing stiff or
formal in the president's manner.
He laughs heartily, moves about with
surprising vigor and talks in a clear
and sometimes loud tone. He is usu
ally dressed, while in his office, in a
convential Prince Albert coat, low,
lay down collar and plain black bow
tie, light striped trousers and broad
toed polished oalf shoes. The presi
dent has not lost the peculiar nervous
twitching of his mouth, about which
so muqh has been said and written,
since his accession to the presidency.
It has often been desoribed as a
"grin," or indication of mirth on his
part. This is not correot. The presi
dent has a way of setting his, month
very strongly while talking, and this 1
is followed by an involuntary twitoh- I
ing of the lips, which exposes his :
teeth. As indicated, the peculiarity
is not one indicating mirth or emotion ]
[>f any kind. It is involuntary, and
observable at all times when he is en- 1
gaged in conversation. The president
is accessible at all times during the '
regular hours at the White House, j
ind even receives tourists who are ,
prompted solely by the desire to grasp
the hand of the president, even >
though they come unheralded and
without an introduction.
There is a general understanding
aero in Washington that the president \
will be a candidate in 1904. Efforts j
ative been made to discover in his ao- :
Aoas indications of his ambition in
mis direction. There has been muoh
talk of a "Roosevelt organization,"
ind of the breaking down of the old
party organization. If the president
s governing his actions hy political
jonsiderations of the future no one has
leenable to discoverhis plan or method.
When the first Southern appointments
vere made and'the party organisation
gnorod the action of the president
iras heralded as a direct assault upon
the Republican national committee ih
laenoes. In spite of this no one
tould figure out what element the
president had. drawn to himself in
place of the organization whioh he
gnored. He consulted with business.
Democratic, Independent and Repub
lican advisers and reaohed his conelu
dons from what he heard from all.
Sis insistence that federal officials
ihall not become offensively partisan
n the participation in party work oan
jo accounted for by hiB desire that
nerit and dignity shall characterize
die conduct of public badness. 2*o
>ther significance is given to his action
in t?ii': direction, even by those who
vouVl willingly assail him. A quietus
iras placed upon tho talk of hostility
to cht Republican national committee
interest with the*recent appointment
>f Mr. Henry C. Payne as posmaster
general. Mr. Payne is recognized as
loo of the moist valuable members of
the committee, and a practical politi
cian whose ability is second to none.
His personal relations with Senator
Banna and. other associates on the
national committee are so generally
rccognizod that there can be no ques
tion as to what influences the presi
lent recognised in making the appoint
ment. Mr. Payne's qualifications as
i business man, and his familiarity
through practical work with postoffico
affairs precludes the possibility of. an
ajsautt being made upon the appoint
ment from the standpoint of merit and
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Fooled the Colone!.
The oolonel, or "Old Daddy," as he
was called, had a habit of strolling
round the campa at most unseason
able hours. Sentries had to be con
tinually on the alert, for nothing
would have given "Old Daddy" great
er satisfaction than to have pounced
on some luckless one who might think
the midnight hours suitable for a
Paddy Brannigan made that mis
take once. There in tho quiet moon
light he sat, all unconscious of the
colonel's presence, his rifle laid against
gthe tent, himself buried in slumber.
Gently the rifle was lifted from its
plaoe. But some good angel woke
Faddy in time to see the oolonel mak
ing his way to the guard tent. Poddy
missed his rifle at once and followed
the colonel with the caution of prairie
Outside the guard tent stood the j
wooden rack which held the rifles of
the guard, and into it "Old Daddy"
placed Paddy's rifle, himself entering
the tent to call the sergeant in charge.
This was Paddy's opportunity. He
grabbed his. rifle and was back at his
post in an instant. The colonel
brought the sergeant outside and or
dered him to count the rifles.
"All correct sir," said the sergeant.
"Nothing of the sort. There is an
extra rifle there. That I am certain
of, for I put it there myself."
"Come with me?come with me this
instant, and I'll soon let you know
what I mean."
"I beg your pardon, sir; but the
number is quite correct," again re
plied the somewhat amazed sergeant.
The sergeant followed his ohief,
wondering what was going to happen.
"Halt! Who goes there?" rang out
olear and sharp in the night air from
the now wideawake Paddy.
This was more than "Old Daddy"
ever dreamed of. For a moment he
was paralyzed. Then he marched
straight up to Paddy, gazed into his
sweetly innocent face, and with a
"Well, I'm blowed," turned on his
heol and vanished.?Scotsman.
? Basil Duke Story.
General BaBiLDuke of Louisville,
Ky., is very absent-minded and walks
along the street, as one of his friends
says, "as if he was searching for dol
lars on the sidewalk." It is even
said that ho has passed his wife in the
Btreet without recognizing her.
A short time ago General Duke's
son, who is a oivil engineer, returned
to Louisville. He boarded a street
oar to go to his home. Soon after his
father got on the same car, and the
young man rose and extended his
band. Seizing it the General sb A
it heartily, saying:
"How are you this morning, and
bow is your father?"
The loud laugh with which several
[>f His friends, who were ia the ear,
greeted, this remark woke the General
from his reverie sufficiently to recog
nize his son. _
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n bones, joints or baek ? Weak eyes
)r stye on the eyes ? If so, you have
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ind the leaat Biokness, scratch or blow
frill bring to the surface all the horri
ble symptoms of this terrible blood
liseaso?ulcers, swellings,eating soreB,
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lumors, eruptions, aohes in bones,
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? Mrs. Wederly?"John, aren't
>ou ever going to get up and light the
ire?" Wederly?"My dear, I don't
nind hearing you talk, but I draw the
inn nt. fiioco incendiary speeches."
A Good Recommendation.
"I have noticed that the sale on
Chamberlain's f>omaoh and Liver Ta
blets is almost invariably to those who
bave opee used tbem," says Mr. J. H.
Weber, a promit: ~ut druggist of Cas
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hen you feel dull after eating, when
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Decline of Rum as a Drink.
It would bo hard to find a more
striking example of the changes of
fashion in regard to drinks than tho
gradual disappearance of rum from tho
list of supplies necessary to the house
hold. This particular form of strong
drink at one time, and not many years
ago at that, so universally known and
so commonly used that it became a
synonym for all kinds of hard liquors,
is now scarcely ever heard of except
for cooking purposes, a. few hot drinks,
and as the traditional foundation of
punches, according to the testimony
of the dealers in tho finer grades of
wines and liquors thero is no demand
whatever for rum of really good qual
ity for use in privato houses. Thero
is practically none of this liquor stor
ed in the wine cellars of Now York,
and only at rare intervals does rum
of any great ago or line quality ap
pear on the lists at auction sales.
The oldest authentic rum that has
come to public notice recently is prob
ably some Santa Cruz that changed
hands at a sale hero a few years ago,
and which dated back fully a ccntut ',
! but lots of that kind are rare. The
oldest Medford rum is probably some
that was sold in 181)6 in this eity
which dated from 1875, and was bot
tled in 1888, and another lot of that
same year which was still in the cask.
Hum, of couse, like other liquors, im
proves with age, and becomes darker
and much thicker. Iu fact old rum
which is very strong is almost like a
liquer, and most delioious in taste.
Besides the Jamaica and Santa
Cruz rum there is also what is called
Old Dock Bum, so named from the
fact that originally the liquor was
shipped to London, and stored for
years in the dook vaults to age it.
The name finally beoame a title to dis
tinguish a certain grade, and quality
of rum which is still on the market.
Our own New England rum, famous
in colonial ticses, and until the period
of the oivil war, was generally a rath
er poor grade of liquor.
Bum is distilled from molasses, the
skimmings of the boiling house on
sugar plantations, and the refused
juice of cane sugar manufacture. In
times past these products were ship
ped from the West Indies to New
England, and enormous quantities of
*he fiery liquor manufactured there.
As early as 1670 this business was
under way in New England, and in
such quantities that in 16S6 it is said
that rum, rhum, rumbullion, rum
booze, or kill-devil was so oheap there
that o. man could get intoxicated on it
Liver and K
DIRECTIONS?One every i
D. S. VANDIVER.
TO THOSE INDEBTED TO
WE are compelled to co
in order to pay our del
either Note or Account, w
or some satisfactory arran
days, or such claim will b
of our Attorney for collec
SELLS US i
WHEN you look over the list of fi
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the South for their acknowledged artist
itanding?you will know the reason.
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-Slightly Disfigured bi
YES, we have disfiured the Hayes
but still have some Bargains left in?
Shoes, Hats, Pants and
[ am adding on a Stock of?
Groceries, Sugar, (
Try a Barrel of Braasford, Clifton or Sr
pleased. White Wine Vinegar 25c. per
at a coat of a penny or two. Now
England rum in 1719 was worth about
throo shillings a gallon, two ponce
less than the price of the West Indian
brand. When the slave trade began
and cargoes of rum were sont to Afri
ca to be exchanged for slaves, this
American product was so oheap that
it soon put an end to tho trado in
French brandy, whioh was at first the
great medium of exchange in that -
In 1814 there were fifty million gal
lons of rum manufactured in the Uni
ted States when tho population of the i
country was about 8,000,000 people.
At that time rum was as common a
drink as beer or whiskey in these
days, and it continued to hold its own
fairly well until tho period of tho
civil war. Since theu other drinks
have supplauted it ami during receut
years the importations of rum have
shown a steady falling off. doubly
significant in view of the rapid inccase
in population. In 1S1?7 tho importa
tion was 30,378 gallons and 1,177
cases, and in 1000 only 22,722 gallons
and 705 cases. The amount varies
from year to year a good deal, but
grows steadily less in the long run.
The largest <iuantity at present goes
to the hotels for cooking purposes,
and to a certain extent for punches
and hot drinks. A good deal is used
in the hospitals, but this liquor is
rarely more than eight or ten years old
old. Hum, according to one connois
seur, should be at least eight years
before it is drunk at all, and improves
steadily from that time on. A year
or two ago thero was a temporary re
vival of the use of rum in afternoon
tea, but that has gone out now, and
was never great enough to affect tho
trade to any extent.
These facts apply equally to Great
I Britain, where tho use of rum and the
I amount imported have both steadily
declined during recent years. Rum
was never bo popular on tho Conti
nent, and with its abandonment by
the Anglo-Saxons its fato as a drink
is probably sealed. The ohanges of
fashion in these matters are bo great,
however, that it would not surprise
some of the wine merchants, if ever a
fad for hot drinks instead of icod
: ones should arise, to see rum regain
' its position as the most important of
spirituous liquors.?New York Even
Aching in tho small of the back is
an indication of Bright's Disease.
The proper course in such cases is to
take a few doses of Prickly Ash Bit
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and bowel regulator. Evans Phar
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)ERSON, S. C, January 8,1902.
Uect what is owing to us
>t8, and if you owe us,
e must have the money 4
igement in the next few
e placed in the hands
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Notions of ail Kinds.
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We have just received on? Car Load of
Fancy Winter Grazing Oats.
Come quick and eecure some of them before they are
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wheat growers, take notice !
And Enter your name for the following Prizes :
ITlrst Prize Offer.
First best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
One Fanner's Favorite Grain Drill, worth $70.00.
Second best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
One Ton Standard Guano, 8-2 4?1.
Third best yield ou Six Acres of Wheat?
Half Ton Standard Blood Guano, 8-2 J?1.
Second Prize OiVer.
First best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
One Ton High Grade Super-Phos., IG per cent Ava.
Second best yield on Thrco Acres of Wheat?
Half Tou High Grade Supcr-l'hos.. 16 per cent Ava.
Third best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
Half Ton High (?rade Super-Phos., IG per cent Ava.
Tli Um I Prize Ofl'er.
First best yield One Acre of Wheat?One Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid PhoB.
Second best yield Oue Acre of Wheat?Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Third best yield One Acre of Wheat?Half Ton High Grado 10-2 Acid PhoB.
The following terms must be complied with by those entering contest :
1st. You must fill out tbo blank hereto attached, sign your name, and cut
out this advertisement in full and return to us.
2nd. You are to choose one disinterested neighbor, we aro too choose one,
and the two are to choose a third. You will enter the name of your represen
tative in the blank space found below.
3d. Tho three men named will act in tbo capacity of judges, measure the
land designated by you, which must be in one body, see that nothing but the
1 .ands of the Anderson Fertilizer Company are applied for fertilizing, and
finally to measure the wheat when threshed, place the result in a scaled en
velope and mail to us.
1th. None other than the products of the Anderson Fertilizer Company
shall be used by tho.se entering this contest on'land designated.
5th. All contestants must fill out and sign this advertisement, and return
to this oflieo before tho first day of December, 1901.
6th. ICach winner of a prize is required to write out in detail how tho re
sult was obtained by telling us how the land was prepared, with what imple
ments, how much fertilizers aud grade wero applied to the acre, what crop
grown on the land previous to sowing tho wheat, when planted, and anything
of interest that will show the best method to produce wheat in this State.
.S. C,. 1901.
Anderson Fertilizer Co., Anderson, S. C.
Gentlemen : I will enter the contest for one of the three prizes offered by
you for the best yield in bushels threshed from.acres of wheat as
per terms set forth in your advertisement hereto attaohed. I name .
.as my representative.
(Sign here) .
8th. The three judges of each contestant should be his neighbors. State
in blank 'apace left for same, whether you aro contesting for the Six Acre or
Three Acre or One Acre Prize. After all results have been received by us we
I will aie a day, not later than August 1st, 1902, to compare results, in the
presence of such contestants as may be here, and award the prizes.
Yours truly, ANDERSON FERTILIZER CO.
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