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Fiidav, December G, 1C01.
Vol. I. No. C.
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Chatty Gossip About Mrs. Roosevelt's
Society Innovation A Diplo
matic Deadshot Senator
Etc,. Etc., Etc.
(From Oar Regular Correspondent )
Wabibotoi, : 0., Nov. So, 19ol.
It is a time-honored maxim in Wash
iagton that the "first lady in the land"
can do no wrong, socially speaking.
Therefore Mrs. Roosevelt's innovation
of sending out cards for inform d re-
ceptions only 34 hours in advance of
the time for holding them has been
taken as a matter of course, but had
the thing been started by some hostess
in private li e there would hare been
kicks in plenty. Mrs. Roosevelt's ob
ject is to mtet all the men and women
of prominence before the formal open
ing of the social season. She I as no
regular day for these receptions, but
manages to hold one each week, limit
ing the invitations to 200, just one
tenth of the number issued for the offi
cial White House receptions.
Few persons even in Washington,
know that there is a man in the d plo
matic corps who is a dead shot with
either the pistol or rifle. The man is
Senor de Assis-Brasil, minister from
Brazil. He learned ro shoot on his
father's ranch, oue of the most exten
sive in Brazil, and at an early age was
able to beat any vanquero or hunter
in the vicinity. He never shoots in
public but there is a private shooting
gallery in the Brazilian legation build-'
ing in which he gives some wonderful
exhibitions for the amusement of his
friends, such as shooting silver quarters
from his wife's hand and the ashes of
the cigars smoked by several of his
friends His favorite weapons are a
small pair of pistols and a gallery rifle,
made after his own designs. His
friends tell that if he should lose all his
money and his diplomatic job he could
easily and quickly make a fortune gtv-
ing public exhibitions of his marvelous
shooting, but as he anticipates neither
there is no prospect f his taking the
road as a professional
Among the college men who will
ma-e their debut in public life in the
new Congress is Hon. Dudley Wooten
of Texas, who is a graduate of Prince
ton, and of the University of Virginia,
and the author of a history of Texas
that is regarded as authority as we'l as
high-class literature. Mr. Wooten also
brings with him a reputation as an
orator that his friends predict will soon
make him a marked man in the house.
In appearance Mr. Wooten is tall and
j- -.u.u t j .
commanding, with the face of a stndrnt
and thinker. The college men in pub
lic life are now both numerous and
prominent, and Mr, Roosevelt is taking
especial pains to make them all feel -at
home in the White House, which is
more than'some Presideuts who might
be named did.
The Sunday entertainments at ' the
Russian Embassy, which have been a
marked feature of the diplomacic life in
Washington for several seasons, have
been resumed. As ususl they consist of
an afternoon reception by the Countess
Cassini, the adopted daughter of the
Ambassador, and thought by many to
be the prettiest foreign woman in
Washington, and a dinner in the even
Representative Burton, chairman of
, the House committee on Rjvers and
Harbors who is just getting over an
attack of rheumatism, said to a friend:
"I don't know which is the worst, an
attack of rheumatism or listening to
the reasons members give for wanting
a million dollars for improvements in
Brown's Station Notes.
Thanksgiving- day wan ap
propriately obsev d here.
Services were held at the
Mount II op church conduct
ed by Mr. A . Jackson. Prof.
J. Washington delivered an
interesting1 8ddiess on the
origin of Thanksgiving
, An i' terestine program was.
reddered in 'he evening.' by
thescho' children under the
direct!, n of Prof J. P. Wash-
. . , . j . .
1 n p-f n wh is dor P" excel ent
. . 0
a teacher in our
Miss Ida Washington i the
agent for ''The Pivft ssional
N oild" at this place.
Western College Notes.
Western with her walls
crowded with students as never
before is still moving in the
path of progress.
The priuting press is a new
feauire of the school this year
Prof. Leon Rhode has mper
vision of this department and
a number of students are tak
The Thanksgiving holiday
lasted from Wednesday to
Monday and was enjoyed by
The- vves-tem football team
nu t the Macon City team n
thelattei's giidiron rct enty.
The game resulting in a vic
tory for the vestern boys.
President Scruggs has re-tu-ned
from 'olo? ado where
he 6Pent several weeks in th.
, interest f our s hool
j The Y M. ('. A will hsve
Lnl Vi0 v . ' ' ' '1 . v ,,..
uoon at which time the dele
gates v ho attended the tate
meeting ;t Columbia recently
will make their 'ep"it.
Success to " he Piofes
Why Pay Rent?
When you can buy a house
a5 vour own prjce Jn Garth's
ad(ition Three ood ots for
, ... , .
sale, nicely located, Jbio down,
' . ,
ana tne remainder on easy
terns, apply to
Geo. M. Ropnett.
In The Probate Court.
There were three wills probated
in Judge SwitzlcrV c uirt this week
fioso of John Brushwood, VV. H.
Bryant VV. H. Toalson.
John Brushwood's estate
amounted to $1,750 personal prop
erty and 200 acres of good land.
He left to hit daughter, Alice
Brushwood Calvet $700, and to
his other heirs an equal amount,
provided the estate will pay such
legacies, otherwise the estate will
be brought into hotchpotch and
W. H. Bryant's will was pro
bated. His wifo left the bulk of the
estate, and named executor without
Prof. I ri'est l.inory vh" in
teaching at .Uh'and spc t
hatuiday and w e'ay here.
Mii-sJoKipenoHu;. gard ho
is teahi g at- W ' nensburg
spent Thanksgiving -with qcr
mother Mrs, M. L Iluggard
Prof. John I'annister who
is teaching iti Va'ndalia spenj
I hanksgiving with his family,
'rs KUen Fields is seri
ously iil vitb fever.
Mrs. Lam a Paris of Deer
Park wa in' ( olurobia Satur
day; while s:ie pa'd her sub
set ir tion to th-. lV'FKssroNAL
The Columbia " ' lack Tig
ers" were defeated by the
tieorge U. mitli ; ewus
Thankngiving dxy score 28
There will be an interesting
game of football played, ii
Columbia -a'urday between
Lincoln Ins itute Tiger and
the (ie"rge K. Smih Peweys,
the teams are well matched
having tied recently while play
ing in Sedalia.
Thanksgiving was gener
ally obsp?"el. vi v f 1 : i
Uidon si rvkt s were held by
heM.l) chufchis and M.
E. at St. P.-til's ch:ipe', ;cv
J. rlingtoii ir nt pre h'
an excellent sermon on v;iiig
The ordinances of l';ipiiii
wen1 adninistcred t Second
baptist 'hurchon Thanksgiv-
mir evi inn- .
hanks.iivir g c x c r c i s e s
wen had at bo'h t' e lnd-
p nde t ltd Fred Hon. hi--
8' h" Is list edncsd: y ,-ift r-
r.oon ex rcises were.hel-' in
all t1 e r 'Oins. h .' l ilil ei
of r om No. 1 a' the Fid
D uglass school bi o' ght
many don; ti l.s for the po. r
and a' ihe conltisi. ol ih
exen-i-esthey, in company
with their teacher Mrs.
r shears, di tributed them
amoi gma' ynei dyindividnals
in t'-e city.
Mif-s Daisy Marshall wtis
seriously sc. tided at her home
lat-t Satin dav while boiling
lamp burners' g s aceumu-
l-i ii g in a covered vessel ir.
which ths 1 timers had I een
placed, caused an explosion.
The young lady was scauld d
on the face and amis. Dr.
Annie H. Marsh was called
and dressed 1 ihe wound and
reports she is doing nicely.
WANTED An jexperi-
enced house-keeper for small
family must be neat, indus
trious aud a good cook,
John Gban't, Columbia, Mo.
ANOTHER SMART WOMAN.
Found a Way to Add to Her Modort
"Yes," said the dreamy-eyed ieaJ
estate man, "it was a handsomegown
Made the dres3 of the older woman
look cheap, dida't it? Well, it ought
io. It cost $500."
The intimate friend expressed some
astonishment, says the New York
World, that the real estate mail
should he conversant with the buying
price of his customers' clothes. The
dealer in dirt looked at the clock.
After three," hesaid. "Xo more busi
ness around this part of town to-day.
Come aiong over to the refectory op
posite." The journey being accom
plished, the dreamy-eyed real estate
"I don't know that I ought to tell
you about this," he said, doubtfully.
"In fact, I'm sure I shouldn't, but I'll
tell you anyway, for I know it won't
go any further. That woman who
wore the $300 gown is oiip of my em
ployes." "What!" said the intimate friend.
"Why, I thought I recognized her as
a woman who moves in very good so
ciety." "Now, see here," 6aid the dreamy
eyed, real estate man, "is there any
thing in me that would give you tin
right to suppose that any of my em
ployes were debarred from good so
ciety?" "Why, no," said the friend; "o.f
course not. I dicVt:r,er.n it that way .
but the idea of a woman of position
working is rather odd."
"All right," said the dealer, amia
bly, "think that way if you wish. But
let me tell you, you're wrong. I met
ftftt a.Krifle'ia'teitli?ao''L'ti te-'
jeption. I was impressed with her
culture and her brain. I made some
inquiries and learned that she was of
good family, but not very well sup
plied with money. Her relatives, on
the other hand, had plenty of wealth.
She enjoyed a little income, hut no:
much. I . aw her agali. .a'.-' vv.s more
impressed with the fact :h..,..-hecoulc
be of use to me. Finally, I wrote her
a note, asking if she would drop in at
the office on a matter of business.
"Well, she'eame. I asked her, point
blank, if shedidn't want to make some
money. She colored, and said she did
if it could he made in a manner appro
priate to her gentility. Iassured'her
that it could, and we began to talk
terms at once. I told her she was to
bring her friends to me to buy lots.
She was to explain to them the d
amages 01 tne land anel give them a
general real estate talk from a society
fiandpoint. SJie was, of course, to
figure as having bought some lots her
elf and having made a profit on the
investment. She demurred tortliis
part, t first, but I finally won her
"She is the best salesman, or sales
woman, I have and I have three oth
er women doing the same thing. She
16 a brilliant and convincing talker,
nd she brings good money into the
affice every week. Her first commis
lion was $500, and she put that into
the hands of her dressmaker. That's
how I know the price of her gown.
The woman she brought in to-day
bought three lots at $750 a lot, which
gave my clerk a commission of $22.50,
jne per cent. Not so bad forlialf an
tour's work, is it?"
m br in ccea vteii.
A young English actor who had Im
pressed his manager favorably wa
cact for a difficult role In a new pro
duction and his success or failure In
it was a matter of vital Importance
10 his future reputation. After the
second act on the opening night his
friend, William Gilbert, the populw
dramatist and librettist, went behind
the scenes fully realizing that In a
kindly word or a sympathetic criticism
h would bring hope or despair to the
actor. However, on seeing that his
friend was in a profuse perspiration be
could not resist his own cleverness and
contented himself with merely re
marking: "How well your skin acts.'
Ten Ways To Kill a Town.
Hie following ten ways to V'
n town Hie sun; to do the work ,f
I Go uwn from home to trnlj
II Never ineoiirnge a homo
III Neglect nppeurunce 1 f
-litem, fences und buildings.
IV Knock on everything it
V Fend 11 way for your gotiei .
01 kt-me-n and other things whi 11
they are nt hand at home-
VI Ne ver fail to tell every nt w
comer all the huissedness real 1
'm.iginiiVy, of the citizens of tin
VII Never scak of your town
11 uny I nt a disparaging way.
VJH---If.il busines man, espee
idly ti wmng man, is risin in
he line- down him.
IX f 'leonrngo re,wdyis, di--
guard the Sabbath day, defy tlm
hi'.v, nil..!, If t it he known in everv
my that yeui are a practical an
rehist. ' '
X L'Ust tint not least, nevi r
Iveitif-e your business or your
wn, never pcnd a niekle unless
,ou can see a certian return of
many times its value.
Tlicso tr-n rules well practiced
u 1 e sure to do the work.
VINES IN HOMES.
v.oit jnnt Wnlr m. rtt,T- Oiuuki i
- for til Lioudolr.
Few persons arc, perhaps, awart,
chat a thing of beauty Is a common
peanut p.ant, growing singly In a six
or eight-inch pot aud grown Indoors
during the colder months. Kept in
a warm room or by the kitchen tow
a peanut kernel planted in a pot of
lose 1 . .)w Ic:im, kept only modjrat
'V -. w.ll soon germinate ai...
grcu i) Into a beautiful plant. It 'x
la a ti- 'ar way that tfco peauut plant
ers teat ihelr seeds every year, begin
ning even caily in the winter, and it
facility with which the seeds will
grow in this way has suggested to
many southern flower lovers the pos
sibility of making the useful plant an
ornamental plant for the parlor or sil
ting room window. As the plant in
creases in size and extends its branch
es over the sides of the pot in a pen
dant nianer, there are few plants of
more intrinsic beauty. The curious
habit of the compound leaves of clos
ing together like the leaves of a book
on the aj.-proach of night or when a
shower bi'flns to fall on them, is oue
of the most Interesting habits of
plsnt life. And then, later on, for thi
peanut is no ephemeral wonder, endur
ing for a day or two only, the appear
ance of the tiny yellow flowers and
putting forth of the peduncles ca
which the nuts grow Imparts to this
floral rarity a striking and uniquo
charm all its own. There 1b nothlns
else like It, and florists throughout
the couttry might well add the peanut
plant to their list of novel and rare
things. Washington Star.
Sn itrh Highlanders Moaayt
TlK-re is more money in circulation
!n the Scotch highlands now than ever
there wns and for that the crofters
have to thank the millionaire propria
tor and sportsman. The advent of th
millionaire desirous of acquiring pleas
ure grounds gave the old proprietors
their golden opportunity and many of
them sold out. Then came the tlm
-f speculation as to the attitude of the
newcomers toward the native popula
tion. Pessimists predicted all sorts of
harsh treatment on the part of ths
landlords. But the millionaires, as a
rule, proved to be of quite another
kind. They set themselves to the Im
provement of their estates, employing,
local labor whenever possible; did
what they could to establish local In
dustries of a permanent character;
made roads; improved ground; built
houses; planted trees and spent money
lavishly all the while, not only keep
ing the tenants In their old homes,
but providing the work which brought
them a better livelihood than they had
vary enjoyed before. Chicago News.