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3OWAN'S GREAT POWER DUE TO HIS
LONGEVITY OF SERVICE.
qow in Forty-Third Year of Service in
Congress-Only Morril Served Longer.
Other Interesting Facts Shown by
the Congress Rolls.
Washington, Dec. 31.-Jos. Ohl
in Atlanta Constitution says up to
within the past two years it has
been the fashion to refer to Sena
tor Aldrich, of Rhode Island, as
the general manager of the United
States senate. Those who wrote
of the inside affairs on capitol hill
were given to accrediting to the
senator from Rhode Island the su
-preme control of legislation in the
senate, and this, they figured out,
made him more powerful than pres
idents. In a sense all this was true,
but Senator Aldrich's prestige has
been considerably damaged since
the coming of Theodore Roosevelt
to the presidency and his assertion
of power. With Roosevelt came a
number of younger men as senators,
who, being fresh from contact with
the republican masses, inclined to
Roosevelt rather than the erstwhile
general manager, and the strength
of the latter has been somewhat on
There is another of the older
group of senators, however, whose
hold on the young members has
been marked. "'he uncrowned
king of the senate" he was called in
a recent speech by Senator Bever
idge, and although making no pre
tense at kingly power, William B.
'Alison undoubtedly exerts more in
guence in the senate today than any
other one man.
IT'S LONG SERVICE THAT COUNTS.
This fact speaks eloquently of
the wisdom of a state keeping its
faithful senators and representa
tives at Washington, for the power
exerted by .Senator Allison is due
more to his long service than to any
Senator Allison first became a
member of congress on December 2,
1863. He served ten years in the
house, and has just entered upon
his thirty-third year as a member
of the senate. His record for lon-'
gevity of service in congress was'
exceeded by just one man, the late
Senator Morrill, of Vermont, who
had almost completed his forty
third year of continuous service in
the house and senate when he died.
The only other men in the history
of the government who served for
thirty years continuously were
*John Sherman, John P.? Jones, of
Nevada; Francis M. Cockrell, of
Missouri; and Thomas H. Benton,
of the same state, who served from
1821 to 1851. Senator Stewart of
Nevada, who was looked upon as
the senate patriarch because of his
Christmas season whiskers, served
twenty-eight years; Senator M\'or
gan has served the same length of
time; Senator Teller has served
*twenty-five years; the late Senator
tHoar had completed a -service of
twenty-four years; Senators Hale,
Frye and Aldrich have served twen
ty-four years each.
THE FATHER OF THE HOUSE.
While General Harry Bingham is
the father of the house because of
the greatest continuous service, two
rnembers of the present body who
have seen longer actual service.
These are General ,Ketcham, of
New York, and Speaker Cannon.
If General Ketcham had been a
*member from the beginning of his
first term to the present time-and
he could have been had he so de
sired it-he would have a record of
forty years. Uncle Joe Cannon has
had thirty years of service, with one
break. Father Harry, who even
with his bald head still looks youth
ful in contrast with some of the
youngsters like Grosvenor, has
served continuously for twenty
The two Georgians whom the
records show to have served more
than twenty years are Alexander H.
Stephens, who became vice presi
(lent of the confederacy and who
was on the rolls of congress for
twenty-three years, and James H.
Blount, wvho was the representative
~of the Macon district for an even
Maggie-"Just think of the mon
ev some folks spends on medicine
a'n' things to make 'em well."
Mickev-"Anl' just think of the
money s'ome folks spends on sup
pers an' things to make 'em sick."
-Worpan's Home Companion for
No Slang in the Old South.
James T. Bacon, in Charleston
News and Courier.
Now we turn our old-times ka
leidoscope again, and its combina
tions fall into a figure that looks
very much like the word slang.
Forty-five or fifty years ago in the
south there was nothing like slang
-absolutely nothing-and we are
exceedingly proud to say so. If
there was, one cannot remember it.
The nearest we can come to any
such recollection is this: We re
member hearing an accomplished
lady sing "Schubert's Serenade" at
an evening party. That pure and
elevated style of music was just be
ginning to dawn upon our people.
We remember leaning against the
piano, as a very small boy, and gaz
ing at and listening to the lady with
unbounded delight. At the end of
the song a young man said: "Yes,
that is very fine, but rather 'high
falutin.' " At this everybody near
the piano started and stared, while
the singer, with the peculiar grace
and softness of southern women,
said: "High-fluting, did you say? I
do not quite understand you." The
young man tried to explain the:
meaning of his slang w6rd, 'high
falutin," but nobody relished it, and
nobody laughed. They all thought
it awfully coarse to use such a
In these days, however, slang is i
actually a distinctive language, all
pervading, expressive, convenient,
funny and atrociously vulgar-al
most as vulgar as the chewing gum
habit. The slang of the present day
is almost endless in its variety and
coarseness. And, strange to say, the
most amusing, and perhaps most
shocking, slang nowadays is that
used among young men and young
women of the best and highest clas
During the past early spring we
were walking on the streets of a
very large and very gay city, not!
two hundred miles out of South
Carolina, with a youthful-yellow
haired niece by our side. The young
girl had paid a visit in this city two
months before and had made many
friends. We had arrived in the city
the night before, and like country
people, were out shopping quite
early. As we passed through an
extremely fashionable and aristo
cratic street, mostly of private resi
dences, we heard a sharp, sudden
noise, as of a window sash being
thrown up. .And so it was.
An exquisitely beautiful and slen
der girl, white as a lily, in an ex
quisite blue embroidered wrapper,
stood in the upper window on the
opposite side and cried out to the
yellow-haired girl at our side:
"Hello! hello ! Glad to see you back.
You seem to be getting a pretty con-!
siderable pull on this old town. The
truth is, the boys all treated you so
nicely when you were here before
that I am afraid you consider your
self the only tin can on the dump,
but I wish you to understand that I
am a gooG many on the dump my
self." "A good many on the dump !"
Then followed a considerable and
very loving chat in this peculiar
style. And as we passed on the
slender girl in the blue wrapper
cried out again: "You must be sure'
to stay to Mrs. -s swagger ger
man. She's going to give the swag
gerest sort of a german on Thurs
Then, going further and ap
proaching the court house, we met
a good-looking, graceful young fel
low, who, when he saw the yellow
haired girl, ran forward with hand
extended, and in reply to the girl's
query as to how he was, said: "Oh,
I am not many. I am trotting be
hind. I am still on the beach, but
not many." Then the girl said:
"Oh, yes you are ;you are the shin
ingest pebble." Then the boy said:
"But why did yon send back my
ring? I tell yo I was rattled and
tatooed and doubled up when that
ring came back." Then the girl re
plied: "I did not like to keep the
ring simply because it was such a
handsome one, but if you wish me
to wear it while I am here I am
more than willing, for it is a much
handsomer ring than any I ever
had." Thereupon he drew off his
little finger an extremely handsome
diamond soltaire and slipped it on
one of her fingers; stepping back
one step, he nodded, and, smiling
at her, said: "Now we are all hunk
v." At this our old eyes popped out
>f our head for sheer astonishment,
and rolled about on the pavement
"Now we are all hunkyv!" As we
ursued our war. we said: "What
upon earth did the young man mean
hen he said to you, "We are all
hunky ?" She replied: "Oh, it
means that we are all right with
a othr; -ood friends and all
that sort of thing. Now, we walk
on further and, coming up street,
there heaves in sight a yellow-hair
ed city girl, flanked on either side
by a handsome boy. They are con
ing up the street in high feather.
They appear to be supremely "hun
kv." As the yellow-haired city girl
saw the vellow-haired country girl.,
she cried., "Hello! hello! hello! and
ran forward. threw her arms
around her kissed her and cried:
"Oh, vou sweet, old rascal, you pull
my leg, pull my leg." Then the boy
on the right, who knew the country
girl, said with great animation:
"Oh. I know what you have come
back here for. You have come to
get a still tighter cinch on us poor
sufferings boys." "Cinch !" Then
the city girl pointing to the voting
fellow on the left. who was a stran
ger and had not yet leen introduc
ed, said in a loud whisper to the
country girl: "He's a daisy; he's a
jeems Dandy. It will pay you to
pull his leg a little.". At this our
old eyes again dropped out and
rolled on the pavement. Then the
newly introduced boy bowed very
gallantly and said: "Oh, Miss!
s pull on me became very
tight the moment I beheld her love-.
ly eyes." Then the city girl tapped
him on the shoulder and said:
"Come off; that sounds bum."
At this the other young man put
up both hands before his face and
said: "Oh, give us a rest-give us a
rest; it's all bum, very bum!" At:
this point a third handsome young
fellow passed, smiling and lifting
his hat very politely; and as he went
on the country girl craned her neck
after him. Then the city girl, pull
ing her by the sleeve said: "Oh, i
don't wast. your time looking at
him. You needn't pull his leg, for
he is a perfect Joe Mary." Then
they all laughed immoderately and
agreed to have a swagger time at
Mrs. -'s german.
As soon as the city girl got out of
hearing, we said to the girl at our
side: "Merciful heaven, child, what
did that girl mean by telling you
first to pull her own leg and then to
pull the young man's leg? You'
certainly wouldn't do such a thing
as that under any possible circum
stances, would yQu ?" Then the
country girl almost died with laugh
ter at our virtuous greenness and
said: "Oh, that only means that you
must taffy the boys a little so that
they will take you out to dances and
give you ice cream and flowers, etc.
You know, when a boy's off at col
lege nowadays, and wants a little
money, he says that he pulls the old
man's leg for a little dab. She did
not mean that I must actually pull
the young man's leg of flesh." We
said: "Thank God for that much."
Then we continued: "But what did
she mean when she said that the
young man who passed us without
stopping was a 'Joe Mary ?' " The
answer was, "Well he's a good boy
enough-only most too good. He
is sorter pious and doesn't dance
the german, nor go to the theatre,
nor scorch it on the wheel, nor
treat to ice cream; consequently he's
a Joe Mary." We could not help
laughing heartily at this, and said
to her: "Well, of the two classes,
the 'Jeems Dandys'. and the 'Joe
Marys', I would advise you to take
a 'Joe Mary' if you ever get a
chance, for he would be the more
apt of the two to keep bread in
This universal and apparently
unavoidable slang, pervades all
classes of society, flaunts itself hor
ribly and conspicuously in the news
papers, and is even beginning to
creep into the sacred pulpit. It is
all very funny, and really very ex
p~ressive. but it is extremely un
genteel and dangerously subversive
of the puiritv of our nolef language.
English undefiled is quite, strong
enough without it.
CZAR MADE COCKTAIL.
Yankee Doctor Taught Him the Trick
and He Was Apt Pupil.
"The present Czar of Russia
learned the art of making an Amer
ican cocktail from an American;
physician," said a man in an uptown
saloon, where he was sipping the
>ld-fashioned tipple. "I have that.
from the physician himself."
"Not only that, but I sipped a
:ock tail made from that same for
ua, out of a andsomely carved
cup which bore an incription froir
the donor, who at the time wa
Czarevitch, and which had contain
ed the stirrup cup drunk at the lasi
meeting between the Russian doc
"The doctor was a few years agc
practicing in a city in Western NewN
York. He was once an attache oJ
the Russian court and had som(
appointment, I have forgotten whal
*"One evening when he had beer
called to see the Czarevitch the tall
ran to American drinks. The neu
doctor carried his own stock o:
American liquors. lie spoke of th(
American cocktail. which. at tha
time, was the most called for mixe(
drink at the bar.
"The Czarevitch was amused a
the name. He thought it was
joke. The Yankee doctor assure(
him of the contrary.
"The Czarevitch said he woul(
like to try the drink. The doctoi
brought in his ingredients and pre
pared a cocktail in the presence ol
the Czarevitch, who was intenth
interested. When he had tasted 11
he went into ecstasies and called foi
"After he had sampled severa
cocktails he proposed to make th(
mixture himself, and learned witt
much more ease than he has learnec
some other things since.
"When the American doctor wa4
leaving St. Petersburg the Czare.
vitch had ascended the throne. Th<
physician asked leave to pay hi!
respects and was accorded an audi
"The Emperor reminded him tha
he was an expert in mixing tho
American tipple, and thereupot
they repaired to a private roon
where the Czar of all the Russia:
produced some American whiske,
and the ingredients necessary t<
work out a cocktail. The Czar mix
ed drinks for the two like a regula:
barkeep and enjoyed it.
"The Czar assured the docto:
that it wvas the greatest bracer h<
ever took. But then, you know, roy
alty lays on its praise and compli
ments with a trowel. However, thi
doctor was probahly the only A
mercan who ever had the ruler o
Russia mix and give him a cock
And God's (
Words are ina
thanks and heal
and heroic effor
ever ready and
friends and felic
property from C
of December 24
spond to our cal
ing. Words car
that dwells with
Love, Esteem ai
and enter the N
towards any hi
stant aim, to de:
No, Not One.
"Governor Hevward acted wisely
and well in promptly firing Magis
trate Ulmer, of Barnwell county,
for his slack procedure in the mat
ter of taking charge of the two
prisoners who were lynched in that
county only a few days ago."
I fas there been any occasion.
contemporary, on which your Gov
erni)r did not act wiselv and well?
Governor Heyward has command
ed the uniform respect and admira
tion of all outsiders who have look
e( in on South Carolina affairs.
A Chance to Display Them
Nell-Miss Schalp tells me she is
going to learn to play the harp.
Belle-What nonsense! She has
not any talent for music.
Nelf-Oh, she knows that; but
she has lovely arms.-Philadelphia
Did vou ever think how much
trouble was caused in this world by
14th Car, Mal
And we will make som
Flour until Ist January,
some red hot prices-on
scriotions. We have p
goods, and are prepare
Come right along and S
will be convinced. Pe~c
sell the goods at the pr
does it make to you wh
Eas you get the goods.
te and Bi
dequate to expr
ts that were mad
rue fire-fighters E
w-citizens who h4
estruct ion by firE
1905. Not a m
I--all were ready,
not express our i
n our hearts tow;
ome loss, but we
d Affection of ou
ew Year without a
s upon all. It sh
erve the Love an
towards us in the
Earhardt, Stewart & Wells, Ngrs.
Of Bombay and Calculta, India
Will begin a three nights engagement
On Thursday Night, Jan. 4,
when they will present
THE MYSTERIES OF INDIA
A dumbfounding exhibition of spirit
force that borders on the supernatural
and startles all beholders. Finest illus
trated songs sung at evezxy performance.
Singing, dancing and music and weird
scenes of jugglery.
Popu'ar prices. Reserved seats on
sale at Gilder & Weeke.)
On first night ladies will be admitted
free if accompanied by gentleman with
one paid ticket, or two ladies admitted
on one paid ticket.
ing 1,400 Bbls.
e Christmas prices on
1906. We will make
goods of most all de
lenty new, nice nobby
d to do the right thing.
ive us a look and you
pie say Moseleys can't
ices. What difference
at people say as long
ess our sincere
i for the manful
e by our noble,
s well as by our
lped to save our
on the morning
an failed to re
willing and wait
feel rich in the
n angry thought
nd pray God's
all be our con
d Affection that
hour of need.
N E R .