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WHO BRISBANE IS.
r. Hearst's Right Bower is Wealthy
In His Own Right.
."I notice a picture of Arthur Bris
bpne in one of the current maga
ines,'' said a seasoned New York
newspaper man. ''Few 'persons inl
the United State, outside of those in
the noiwspaper business, could tell yon
out of hand just who Arthur Bris
bane is. But everybody inside the
newspaper profession has heard about
him. Brisbane to gIve hi briefest
description and the most fitting one
just now, is the young man who made
Mr. Hearst. Nobody who knows the
ceircumstances of his coinection with
Mr. Hearst's newsp per enterprises
has the least doubt of this.
'"He is in addition the highest sal
aried newspaper man on the globe.
His salary as editor of Mr. Heart's
New York evening newspaper is said
to be $52,000 a year. If you take a
pencil and pad and figure it out care
fully, you will find that this means
$1,000 a week fair wages; but nobody
in the business doubts, either, t)(at
7, risbane is worth that much to Mr.
Hearst. In addition to his $52,000 a
year lie is said to derive a percentage
of the New York eveningp paper's re
ceipts. The story goes that Mr.
Hearst pronised him sone years ago
a percen(age of the paper's receipts
iwhen the paper should pass its 500,
000-a-day circulation mark. Brisbane
pushed the paper past that figure and
is deriving his part of the harvest.
'Ag a matter of fact. though Ar
thur Brisbane never need to work at
all. lie wvas horn well-to-do aud could
have lived very easily and% worklessIy
on the bully good income with which
lie was provided at his birth. Butie
preferred to work, as men of brains
must prefer. He was educated at one
of the great universities, being grad
l'ated before he was 20. When lie
was 20 lie strode into the office of The
New York Sun and asked for some
work. The Sun then had, as it prob
ably still has, it 'kindergarten,' so
called-that is, a school for embryo
journalists. The likely looking young
chap, who looked as if lie might. turn
out to be a nlewsp)aper man, was set
to work doing unimportant little
stunts at a salary of $15 a week. He
was watched by his elders. If- lie made
good he was put 'on space'-that is,
he was attached to the regular staff
and paid column rates for his stuff; if
he didn't show the right kind of ma
terial lie was gently dropped.
''Now, to show you what kind of
an individual Arthur Brisbane was,
and is, lie stayed in the Sun's kinder
garten just four months before lie
was put 'oi space.' Then lie joined
the staff. At the end of one year af
ter lie had strolled into The Sun of
fice and asked for some work, Ar
thur Brisbane was the Euopean cor
respondlent of The New York Sun,
and newspaper readlers who like the
best will remember wvhat a brilliant
series of weekly letter he sent t o The
Sn w~hile lie wuas its European cor~
respondent, and lie had ba rely begrun
to shave, a.t that. I remember Bris
bane very well when hie w~as a enbi re
porter around New York-a slight
light-haired youngsteir, with nothiung
remarkable about him appairently an,d
ext remely dudish in his dress; hut lie
had a cold way of looking yon
straight in tile eye and a jaw that
squared wheni lhe became earnest, and
a pai- of hard, close-set lips andl the
general air, if you took the time toI
look him over under the surface of
his -dudish clothes, of a young fellowv
who was going to arrive.
''When lhe was recalled to New
York by The Sun people to establish
The gTow York Evening Sun lie took
to that task with the Joy most men
would experience in sitting downi to
a good dinner, and it wvas nothing foi
him to work for eighteen" h oui-s a
day. In the meantine-thiis story wvas
~given. to me and I repeat it for what
it is worth-he had become engaged tc
a famons Wester~n beauty, a girl des
tined to be wvorth many millions of
'dolhars. The girl, it seems. had a
somewhat domineerin.g d1isposit ion
the arrogance of wvealthi, not to put
'too fine a point upon it. After the
engagement wvas ainnnced, so it i.s
aid, she exhibited tendencies of this
Rleposition, and the engagement wui
roken--that's all the gossips oer
gard about it. But it is stated by
ersons wvho speak as with anthiorit3
at Brisbane broke it himself.
'After leaving The Evening Sun he
t to The New York World, o'f
'oh lie was managing editor for
n years. Then Mr. Hearst dame
and took bold of The New York
elu and 'Brisbano joined Mr.
t. .Br isbane had ahuvays held
istie ideas.- Is father before
M( hpon a high-grade Socialist,
otmng Br'isbane gots his begin..
1!that line right from head
j.Te was delightsd~ to get a
to ar lil tbories, anid Mr.
Hearst' gave 'him" full sway.' Ever
body khows the result. Many porso:
who decry yellow journalist nevertli
less get hold of. tile evening iowqp
per which contains editorials. , I
will-write an editorial advising mot
ers-Ihow to take care of their babies
a scientifle manner on one day and 4
the next lie >vill write a distinct a
count of the Darwinian theory <
evolution. He has a genius for pu
ting diillcnlt facts in simple langung
Loads of fellows have attempted
imitate his style, but none has su
eeded at it.
''Brisbane is a tremendous fov
for -temperance in New York, at
lie is arraigning the race tracks all tI
time in scorching editorials. -1
frifnds jolly him. about this, It I
maintains that no man In the positi<
of a teacher has to practice what I
preaches these modern days. 9I wai
them to do as I advise, not as I dc
he says. He gets all kinds of enjo;
nent out of life himself, and som
body even accused hin a year or i
ago of owning.some race horses hir
self. It is a cinch flint lie owns
whole lot of fIne hunters and he is oi
of the crack riders of Long Islan
He belongs to the Four Hundred i
New York. He is by birth an arist
erat and is always surrounded by pe
ple of the leisure class. Yet lie e
ters the Hearst arena, with all tlt
that implies, although it is pretty ge
erally understood tlat hle doesnt't ca
to soil himself in tlat arena. Ile
only a little heyondI 40 today, and I
has lived about three lives alread
He loves to work, is hard as nails,
good atihlete who has on several o
casions shown hullies how dangerol
a man lie is to taicke 1, and, altogetl
an unusual ebarneter. Those w1
know him well are very ]ond of hii
I am of the opinion that he real
believes a good deal of the Socialist
doctrines that lie writes. He proba
ly knows that ie overdoes the thin
but 1e says in essence as to tI
that lie is compelled to write down
the groundlings to get them to unde
stand what lie means. There is I
writing mai in New York who wiel<
a stronger power than Arthur Bri
Buster, in his father's absence, I
ceives the committee so wonderful
and makes so fine a speech, full
pathos and shrewdness, that the gre
men are completely won over to il
boy. Buster, with Madonna-like ey
and a modest appealing look, se
forth the noble qualities of the yoni
man, who aspires to his sister's hai
so eloquently that the committee pr
mise to make him their candidate f
The story of the reception gets 01
Buster's picture is displayed in C
windows, and the good old Dutch tov
of Brownsville rings with approval
the committee's elloice. The campait
oW op1Is with a hurrah. (11 tw1n1 er el
qutence and fireworks make the o
town as lively as a Christmas can<
shop and( Buster Brown '..s sister
young1 manit is elected by a r'ousinge mi
jority. Result : Everyonec re,joices. Bu~
ter Brown is pr'aised andl( petted. 11
big little heart swells with emuot i
and tears are iii his eyes wheni I
y- winks at the dog. A gral)d family re
18 ulion follows and tlley feed Tige onl
e- porterhouse steak for a month.
The part of buster Brown is taken
to by a little thirty-two inch chap known
as ''Master Rosen,'' who has attained
a anational fame. lie is so small that
n he has to stand on a' claii to tie his
e ravat. When he rings the door-bell
of a house, the girl looks- out and
says that there is no one there. Rosen
e' then climbs on a chair where he can
to be .4con and then is allowed to enter.
le is considered a wonder in his im
porsonation of Buster Birown as Mr.
-e Outeault has created him in the '"'Sun
td day Herald.''
e Tike in Buster Brown.
>, With the Buster Brown Co., which
to comes to Newberry January 12th, is
it a man who has made himself famous
,' by playing (log. - Buster Brown with
y- out Tige would be like "home with
o- out a mother.'' Jack Bell Who plays
so the part of Tige certainly knows dogs.
i- His reconst iction of Tige's quizzical
a colmteilaice is a mllasterpicce in paint,
to phpier maclie and canvas. Ferocity,
1. amiability, curiosity; even that pe
)f ciliarly siubtlo and illusive ''doggish''
eniotion calledl himor is flitted clear
ly and easily across his canine mask.
- w.1ages his tail, lieks his chops,
it tracks foot-priits with t reelindouls
1- etedgy, forries he tramlip's boots
I a iml .ilst pl y <op.
is There are always a great many peo
eo ple in tIle aidtenlce who wait to see
Y, him assume his exlpre.sioi of pleast
ant preocellpatiotn which is pectiliar to
t le dog, when lie stretches olt his
Ineck, (1oOks hiis hidi leg or his left
10 ulster Ih'own.'' is a musical come
dy with orty people, mlo.stly g-irls,
ie ad is said to be intoxicatirg-ly funny
aid one that is appreciated alike by
both young and old, from five to fif
r- FOR SALE-Plymnoith Rock and Or
10 king-ton cocks at right prices.
Is S. J. Kohn,
s- Prosperity, S. C.
Style and American Dressmaker.
P. The Febratry number of Style and
American Dressmaker has just been
freceived. It is called the Carnival
t Number, and has two beautiful girls
in brillianlt fancy dress on the cover.
The story which begins on the first
ts page is very entertaining.
A new and unique form of enter
a tainment i - described. Tt is called a
o- St. Valentines Par-ty. A story illus
r trates its anmusinig possibiliities, and
the centre pag-e gives sig-gestions for
The designs of gowns and wraps
anl( children 's dresses are lp to the
standard of the magazine.
m There is also much (if interost to
"-!everv womanii whIo seRws, n111 m1a1ny
Id suietios an5 1(1d helpsiC ~iu areco tied
ly in thle number.
SSubhscrip)tioni priice $1.00 a year.
LI S <'ih ' y it' ainmtie antl a-hiress f'or a
-smple copy toI
Stle a'nd A merican Dressmaker
24 & 26 East 2-st St..
to New York.
Back from the great Dr
of the North, and evi
train is loaded with ne
in Baltimore and New
ago I bought thousand:
of brand new goods a1
on the dollar.
Immediately after the'
lars worth of Spring mE
OUR GREAT JANI
cf White Goods, Embroiderii
Underwear will t
ALL WINTER G00
So we have * double reason.
sale this week. We would re
than the goods.
WATGH ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR
The Leading Store of
. . . OF .
While Goods, Embre
We are showing some veryi
Goods, Embroideries, Le~
Those lines consist of some swell numb
to $1 .69, each showing the newest desi
and Net effects for early spring wearing
We have the best line of White Goods
the prics, I 9c. the yard, special. A very
)ur Embroidery is grand. Every patte
Now is the time to get the choice patter
mbroideries and Insertions to match
121-2, I5 and 2Oc, the yd.
Our showing of Woolens at greatly ret
rood merchandise for less.
A few specials for this week. Come ei
he Right Price Store.
Menneni's Talcum Powder, 12c. can, Ii
Red Cross Talcum Powder, I Oc. can.
Rugs, extra value, 24 and 39c. each.
50c. Boys' Knee Pants 29c. pair.
Win'dow Shades, your money's worth,
Hoyt's Cologne worth .10Oc. for 5c. a bc
Ladies' Black Hose worth 1 Oc. for 7c.
Canton Flannel wo -th 1 2 1 -2c. for 7 1
Shoe Polish worth I Oc. for Sc. each.
A Treat for the Bar;
We have finished stock taking and fin<
3oods, Cotton Goods and Table Linens
New BuId1ag The Right Price
'y Goods Markets
w goods. While
York a few days
s of dollars worth
b about 60 cents
thousands of dol
2s, and Ladies' Muslin
IS MUST 'GO!
; for a big clearance
Lther count the dollars
GREAT JANUARY SALE..
Newberry, S. C.
>retty values in,White
ices and Lace Net
ns n Hand-work Embroidery
ever shown in Newberry at
pretty lot at special the yd. Oc.
ns in fine Swiss and Nainsook,
.See our special lot at 10,
luced prices is a chance to buy
irly. Your money's worth at
I Oc. each, limited.
I lots of short ends in Dress
which we offer at prices to
Store. Lower Main Street.