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~7I'A3LJSHD __ NEWBERRiY,_S. C., F RIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1900. TWICE A WEEK, 15)AYA1
THE WAR REVENUES
WILL BE REDUCED,
WAYS AND 51MANN COiMiTIMCE. UON
81MJICHING THIRTY PIC CENT CU11,
To stamp Taxes May ,mna Otf As Woll is
Thoso oil Alodichlial aid Preprietnry
Articles, But No Ieelion, Yet
Washington, Nov. 20.-The Ro.
publican members of the ways and
means committee mot today to con
aider a measure for the reduction of
the war revenue tax. The most im
portant action taken was a decision
not to remove the tax of 10 cents a
pound on toa. The committoo will
not tako up or disturb the tariff on
imports, as (lie members claim it
would open up the whole subject of
The committee will not grant any
hearings while framing the bill, as
full hearings were given during the
last sossioI of Congress, and sinice
then briefs and statements of various
intorests have boon received. Parties
who are interested, however, can file
briefs or statements with the com
Secretary Gage and Commissioner
Wilson of the internal revenue bu
reau were before the committee for
some time during the afternoon. The
secretary told the committee that in
r his opinion there might be a reduc
tion in revenues of $30,000,000. The
war revenue act now raises about
$100,000,000. Commissioner Wilson
went over the schedules with the
members of the committee and both
he and Secretary Gage were ques
tioned as to where reductions could
be made to the best advsntage from
the treasury view point.
A considerable part of the discus
sion was confined to the schedule
which taxes medicinal and proprie
tary articles and perfumery, cosmot
ics, chewing gum, wines, etc. There
was also a discup9ion of stamp taxes.
The discussi4 n indicated that the
committee favored quite a change in
this feature of the law and reduc
tions wherover possible. The com
mittee also desires to eliminate the
taxes on conveyance, of whieh there
has been a great deal of complaint.
It can be stated that in a general
way it will be the aim of the com.
mittee to abolish the mos; burden
some taxes and to grant relief from
stamp taxes as far as possible.
The committee late in the day
called on the President to obtain his
views on the proposed reduction.
The committee will meet again to
After there has been a general in
terchange of opinion on the proposed
reduction it is quite likely that a
sub-committee will be appointed to
draft a measure.
It is not believed the bill can be
prepared and ready for the full
committee until thie session begins.
The measure, after it is agreed
upon by the Republicans, will be
submi,tted to the Democrats of the
committee. Suggestion has been made
that the olemargarinc bill now on
the house calendar and made a Spe
cial order for December 6thb, might
, be made a part of the'war revenue
bill. * Representative Tawney, the
father of the oleomargarine bill,
when asked about this, said that the
eleomargarine bill would be passed
by the house early in the session so
that an opportunity will be given to
.ascertain if there was a disposition
to defeat the measure in the senate
by any unusual delay. Ini such a
case he intimtated that the oleomar
garine bill might he made a part of
of the revenue reduction bill in the
The committee later held a cons
feonce with the President agreed on
the desirability of the reduction or
abolition of the wvar taxes where they
proved annoying and irritating to
the interests involved and yet have
not produced very much revenue.
The,President believes the surplus
.in 'the treasury is accumulating too
rapidly and that conservative .edu(
tion may be made safely or the
taxerentirely removed in some in
stances. The Republican members
believe they will be able to agree ini
a very few days on the general line
of changes to be made.
* ' .'
THIE. CENSUs ANn TIlE OUsE.
Talk About Congrensionnl leopportion
ilent--An Incramo of Some Twowty
Membera Plropoited-- 4row I ng
EtatcawillU onn, 0hers
wYi11 Loso Itepre
Washington, November 20.-Rep.
resentative Hopkins, of Illinois, chair.
man of the House committee on con
sus, which committeo w '11 have charge
of the legislation affocting tho appor
tionmOnt of the House, oxprosss
the opinion there will be no decided
effort during the next session of
Congress'to docroaso the Congros
sional representation of the Southern
States because of the disfranchiso.
mont of negroes. Ie says that in all
probabilty the subject will be dis
cussed, but he thought that upon the
whole the committee would favor the
plan of basing representation upon
the numbor of inhabitants.
Discussing the general subject of
a roapportionment, Mr Hopkins said:
"The committee on consus will
meet during the first week of the i
session and will go tor work at once
framing the bill providing for reap
portionmnent. I think that a pro- I
position will be a lopted which will I
increase the present membership of I
the House. It has been suggested i
that we authorize one member for i
evory W6000 inhabitants. That. I
seems to be the ratio that is in gen
oral favor among mnembers of the
committee. This will c oiso a do
crease in membership in some States,
while the representation from other i
States will be increased. On the
proposition would entail an increased
membership of from fifteen to twenty i
"According to the calculations I I
have made the reapportionment
would add members to the House 1
from New York and Illinois, and i
perhaps other States, States like i
Nebraska and Maine might lose
members by the proposed law. That,
however, would depend entirely upon
the exact number of inhabitants
designated for each membership.
Some of the Southern States, aside
from the general proposition to
decrease their vote in the House on
account of the disfranchisement of
certain classes of citilens, might also
suffer from the proportion agreed t
upon, although to what extent can- t
not now ho ascertained.
The general idea of the committee, t
however, is to cause as little decrease
in the membership of the House as
possible, while adding as many more
members as seems just and equitable,t
so as to ultimately increase, of
course, will go to the States wvhich
have shown a growth of population,
while those States which have not
kept the pace in enlarging their
population will be obliged to stand t
the consequences,'' t
Boars the ,.l1O0Mifd YUHivaAlways Boughd
RIURAL FREE~ DELIVERy.
It Will Gradualily be Medeoceeral, Taking~
The Place of Antiquated P'ostal
WVashington, November 20.-An
enthusiastic plea for a wide exi.ansion
of rural free delivery is made in t.he
annual report of WV. M. Johnson, first e
assistant Postmaster General. He says a
that the extraordinary development v
of this sysitim during the past twelve I
months, under the stimulus of appro
priations of $440,000 for the fiscal e
year 1900 1001, is conclusive as show
ing that hereafter it must be a per- r
mnanent and expanding feature of the y
~ostal administration. The service
ean now be extended as swiuftly as L
Congress may direct or as the means o
permiit, until it covers all those per
Lions of the Unoited States now reach- s
ad in whole or in part by the more i
'mitive methodai of the postal ser
vices which have come down to us al- g
most without change from colonial L
times, This chang-, Mr. Johnson be
lieves, can be effected without ex- E
c0ssive cost to the Goverment. L
Bears the la iiYou Havo AIwa a Bought
THE VOTE WAS LARGER
THAN WAS EXPECTED,
ItUr IWA% NOT Il114,FWh1.il'-()U0iIT
10 lA Vit1 t1il,F.N.
oV-ir Feifty 1 holupait 'ollf---I ttI, Co [IMtI -
inliiisl Aone,mwilin Carrlii by a
41cmd NuIj ,rtty am l n0 lI)en,,.
crat le e,ngre, emtn
(The State, 1)th.)
The State board of caivassors is
to meet in this city Thursday to do
lare the result of the general elee
Lion mi this Stato oin November 6th.
This board consists of the SOcr0tary
of State, Stato Troasirer, At.torney
"oneral, Adjutant Gon.-ial, Comp.
,roller General and the chairmni1M of
,he committee on privileges and
Aections in tho Senato arid in tie
Iouso. Ex Senator L. N. Itgin,
ormerly clerk to the Secretary of
itato has finished the work of tabn
ating the figures as returned by the
From these figures it appears that
he smallest Voto was cast in Rich
and County ind (tbo fargest in Or
mngeburg. In I.ampton County
hero was but, Olin voto against the
)omocratic electors. The total vote
or Democratic electors was -17,2133;
md for the Ropublicans 3,57. Tlhis
nakes the total vote 50,81 1, wihtn
,wo years ago it was but 28,2c8.
Tho constitutional amei1dmeits
vero carried. That relating Io the
mblic indebtedness oL Columbia and
>ther cities received 22,5310 to 8,1081
n opposition. That relating to
Irainage wias carried by a vto of
.l,339 to 9,917. The only counitie
vhich voted against the firbt were
3arnwell, Kershaw, at-d in Ocojee
hero was just. two votes difference.
3arnwell, Fairfield, 0coneo akid
Jnion opposed the drainage amend I
tont. No voto on either amend- ]
tent, is recorded from Williamsburg.
eJohnm Wanaaiiker' N(w Magazine.
.'he latest development in maga
ines is the entrance of the firm of
ohn Wanamaker into the publisher's
eld. They will take over and publish,
eginning with tho December issue,
Pvorybody's 'Magazine. "Wo have
ot ourselves the task of building up
a character and circulation an illus
rated magazine of our own and of
he best type" says, the announce
ient. So radical a departure seems
ocall for soen explanation; the
tatements mrade that the Vanamak
r Stores have becomte the largest
ollors of books at retail in the coun
ry and that they deal wvith more
enders directly than any ether firm
the aggregate sales equailling or
urpassing the sales of even the larg. I
r publishing houses) they think that I
poular magazine belong naturally
a this organization. *A highly at.. .
ractive Christmas number is prom.
shed with contributions from James
Vhitcomb Riley, Miss SIary E. Wil.
ins, Charles Major, an'thor of "When
~nighthood was in Flowor," Edwin ~
sa Dix of "Deacon Bradbuiry" fame
ad a novel sorial by a new Southern i
roman wvritor of whom much is ox
Rteflection Of a liachelor.
(New York Press.)
When one fat woman passes anoth- t
r on the street, eacliof them turnst
round and says to the man she is ]
rith, 'Now I'm not so big as that, am e
A really sweet woman has too much<
arnse to have a sense of humor.
Man teaches a woman what mar
iage is and marriage teaches a mani
rhat woman is. t
The woman who doesn't br-ag about i
or husbaind has either not got one 1
r else she has a babg.
Every wvoman knows a time when a
he thinks a man would beivo said
Sif they hadn't been interrupted.
Lots of men would get married
nicker if it wasn't for having to
Ike a wedding trip.j
Some men would drop dead of I
eart disease if you shot them in the m
ack with a poached egg.
Whben you are calling on a girl I
nd kiss her, she always protonds I
hat it was pride that made her make
ni11 I.,AR P.
SaI 'ropperl"y tall Ont r iti ('1aT01nia.
The scriptilres tell us to rojoico
with those wIto rejoice lund weep
With thoso Who weep. I amill t rying
to do it, hut it. is an awful strain.
Whenl 1 meet. a M'McKinley man I try
to smile, but it, is only it sicIl g (rin'li
Anld is only skil dleep. h'lley are
pretty thiek around liero now Silvo
the election Iid so hot.wen 1ur0111.11
i1g with the t Byan 1 uen ald rijoic.
ing with tho repiblivanls lily collito
nace hasli lost its noriial mtl 111a1tual
Ioidition m1itl1 it. is ird to tell
whether I am crying or !iiliiig. \'o
did not knoilow (hat thore e Iliore
than a do"n'I' re.ipoct alb1o McKini\le.
ites inl tho communl1llity, buit it tulrnis
mt that t hero woro sc,rvs of them.
Nearly all of the plutocrats voted
Atit way Oil the sound m11onley, plat.
form. They lnd money and wiat
t paid back inl g-ld. A good nziny
fariers Who iavo t-omo cotto (iOl
iland were lod it believo that
,vold go ltp igain to 10 or 12 e'.
f McKinley was elicted, Lut it
Iropped l) poilltf It (ay after tho
Alection. Put it is all over nlow and
.h0 wools k--ep rolling on. Let, tiem
roll. The milliolairfs utand plhtocits
:an't eat their menvy or wear it out.
[t is obliged to go back to the toil.
'Irs, thO peopl Iml '01iome iWaLy. Thet
tamidard Oil C>mpanlly doclared at
lividoied yesterday of .10 por ceit,
lt Rockfellor don't boanLrd it. Ile
-iVo awIay a big b icf SO to 0dUCatio:I
md utilizes the rest.. Wha it a blesed
hing it is, that a 11111 cal't, take his
uoney with him when ho dies. If
iV could I recon wo .oor i olks would
>Mrisli out in a generat ion. A fter all
t is not mnoneoy that brings happi
ess. A good hving, a competoey
loiestly earned, brings far m1ioro
iappiness than richos. This kind of
alk is 4,000 years old, but, peoplo
lont believe it yet; everybody wants
noncy, a big pilo of money; I would
iko it myself. I want somo for a
'aitiy day and como to give away,
>ut we are not in distress, and never
ave been, though for som years of
le war and just after we were oil
he ragged edge.
Talk about prosperity, I sav it last
veek over in South Carolina. There
9 a nice little town over thero called
?rosporit.y, but I didn't soo it I went
o the old town of Darlington. I
vas their eighteen years ago. It
vas a good old town then, but it has
enowed its youth and taken on now
ife and I hardly know the place.
jotton mills and oil mills and good
arming hav'e done it. Tim ctin
rep of that county' is 30,000) bales
*nd the tobacco crop was 0,000,000
onmnds andl it brought half as much
coney as the cotton crop. Fifteen
'ears ago there was not a p)oflnd for
ale raisoed in the county. They
lidn't know it would grow there.
Iow there are three large warehous.
s, whore it is auctioned off every
1lay. I attended tiht auctions and it
vas a revelation to me. The farm
srs' wagons woero unloading all
round and their tobacco was p)iled
tp neatly in long rowsa and their
Lames anti the number of pou2ds
vritten on a card and stuck in the
p)lit end of a little white pline stick
,nd tihat wais stuck in the center of
he pile. For an hour or two before
hie auction begins thme buyers from
richmond and Winston aind Durham
,nd( Lii erpool and other markets
oent all around uanid examinod the
uality of every 1p11 arnd took notes.
he auctioneer talked so fast I could
ot understand him0., but the buyers
id. I reckon there wvere twvo or
biree hunidrod piles in each ware
ouse and the auctioneer and the
uyers wonit from pile to pile and
old each one where it was. I heard
ome knocked down as low as 9 cents
and some as high as 57 cents. There
a one curious rule about tobacco
uctions that (10 not apply to any
ther auction. The farmers can re
oct the highest bid and keep his to.
acco. If lie and his boy's have re
olved that their crop shall bring 20
eats a pound and it blrings only 19
le turns tie card down and takes
115 tobacco home, or maybe hauls it
round to another warehouse, where
lhe same buvers find1 it next day an,d
maybo bid over 20 cits for it. This
is o of the tricks of the tado. Tiho
difformnce betw il tho greidvs was
not pt'rceptiblo to my evyes, buit the
buyers know. It wais all a bright
yel low, but Smomo vasq brittol anld
woriietonl, and sonmo was soft. andi
pliant Ias at kid glovo. This wits
bought for Wrappers. This vvoluI
tion has comlo within ten yvelrs, and
it is increasing uvery year, for- an
JerIo of go.l toleco vill bring" '100
an11d it co.ts only (a to cultivito it.
,My friend, Air. Williansoi, thle
banker, told me lie had tirty five
aCres plantod this yvar and it Ivtted
himli p-# r 1) ero1CY. Thoro is anlotheri
OoOlttlOll ilk i)IIliigtOn cOIun1t'. 'Te
yearfs aIgo no wheat wis grown there.
Now every fiiiei sowvs wieat. and a
lar1go II'mr m Iil hasIIt recenI tly, been
built. It, was the Sallm way ill Imid.
die Georgia. U11i about livo yollr-S
r> 1111 that region wis under the
bll, antId the farmers did not pro
h-end to grow whitiit . Now they malke
nore 0 wheat to tile Iter, ill IIroIun)d
SrAlin ald BarlIesville, than we cln)
IIko in iortly (Georgia. And so
ovolttion and revoli(ionl is going on,
buit. tIe' doni't givo McKinIIley credit
ftr it, in Soultih C11r0ilil.
It. is 11u11sing to ival them tell
aboulf, ho prospvrous nlegrovs overI
there. It-twoveei cottoni aid tobacco
they pocket, at pil of moIlniy', nlld
tipond nvaarly very dollar before
they Iave towni. Ono Imal 50o1l them
37 Hock liill buggies il onle weeik,
anId Mr. \Villifumsonl toldI mll of n
(likey VIo drow i nll Spent S3
of it, that (lLy for it fin guin anlld at
poilter dog 1to will 1.o begging his
landlord for an dll1lvalneo before
Christmas. I hadl. at delight ful- timo
at Darlington and 1 ennettsvillo ailnmd
Bis!'opvillo and last, lat lock Hill.
Bishopvillo ought, to bo nalmled
"Sweet. Auburn, the loveliest village
of the plail." I found old friends
and11( acquailtanlecks it over pIlaco anild
was honored far beyond ily dvserv
in1g. My wifo hasn't got mDo back lin
tho tracesi yet. Near Bishopvillo I
found an old timo friond, Mrs. id,
the sister of m1) sch1oolIllltes, Nod
(loulding and John an( of Frank
G(oulding, wvlho wroto the "Youig
Marooners." Sho is now 89 years
old id camio nimbly (ovn the stops
to mcet mIIe. Ifor husband prelchod
in Mt. Zion chureb, noar by for .1-1
years, andl(1 is buri'd in the Mt. Zion
gravoyard, whero that eminent mtis.
sionairl divinep, Loighton \Vilson iis%
burrie(t. The tears glistonod in the
dear old lady's vyes a1s wo talckod of
her honored fat(her, Drk. Gioulding,
anid the old people of Columbus who
had passed over the river.
An R11 ock I bill wasL anIothier roCve
of 5,000 people and four largo cotton
ills and( thie largest buggy fact.ory
in thie south. 1t turnies out 10,000t a
yeartI, nil kinds1 and1( prices, from a
(darkey 's choapi ve'hiclo foi' $i0, to ia
runbber tire for $1 a0.
Aknd thin thie college girls. Oh,
my countriy. Four hun idred full
growvn girls in unIiform, and ,thiey
looked(s n0eitppy, and1( hea'lthly, and1
loving, thait I founid myself hum
ming, "Oh, wLldl( I were ia boy .
again." It malide 1m1 feel sad to re
flect that al1 thoese girls wore b)orn
to be malhted as well as5 married, buIt
Rome would be nieit.her, aknd alais,L
somo1 would( be mairried but not
mattch.-R! 1 Arp in At lanta Conait . t.
God Put It in a Hollow Placo.
A mot0her in New York waIs
qieticly enlgaged ini lir dlomesItic
wvorkc, wvhen thle dlreaefl news
camne : "Come to the pol ice st aiion ;
your child has1 b)eenl run over by an
She haistenled to t he statiloln house, '
anud found1( her chiild surrounded biy ~
strangers. TheIi surgeon had not.
yet arrived. She waks told that
tIhe wheels patssed over his foot,
but oni exaikUnat(ion she found no
real inijury. She said to tlic little
''Wh y, WVillie, how could thie
wagon hakve paissed over yourt foot I
and1( not have crushled it?''.
The child looked tup in his
mother's face and1( said : "Mamma,in
I guess C-od Put it in at hollow c
ient-.EIrt-Nit an Ordii,ry ;%atn
by Any Mtnms.
(Mrs. Thaddes Hlort), in At inta
Iheodoro ioosevolt, IIthe inewly
elet Vico Presid<m1t of the Uiltted
States, is not onily on or (ith( imost
anitqno and intoresting" charactorsH inl
thm 16pu1blicanl parly, bilut(e iq cu
illy. onm of tho mos0ft remarkadifblo
.kimericanls of th dity. And, leavmg
ls political opintiois entirev out. uf
ht( que'stion, ho is evven moro inlter.
'sting as it m:11 thlm its it potician.
M, Iost. 11mn Wilit 11m1plo inhelrited
ortunes, gentl birth 11n1d collegit
ducaltionl contmnt. thvimstlvom wvilh
he( plonsuro of <"lioiU live(S and pur-,
310 whatovor fad or favicy maiy inter
sit thoi in tlie socioty of their euiii.
I'liy soldom toi broiw i t solve( into
ho curreit of stronoius lifo fnld pol
Coverni1or Roosevti1, howivoer, ar
Iws tailt. no l1a lihas a right to livo
nI a freo coiitry who i nliwilling to
tidy tho ieostion of governenit
at il. arise from day to diy. Ilo allso
lolds that no imil who is unwilling
o fight for his rights is tntitled to
11JOyN U1hem. (1oVerOr-11 HOOSONvel1 is
miio in tho fact, that. hto roprv.sends
d111 cumproieds the feings of tii
;olutl, th North anid tho West.
I]lis mot her was at Sontherni woman,
liss Billoch of 811vannalh anid ictr
arr1ingo of thie Govvrlor's falher
ceurred it ialf cent(lury 01' so atgo in
pictirescluo old colonial homl)(1t n'44r
ioswoll, GAl., which wlis tho f1ununerm
AM11 of tho bridto's famlily. Archi
1ad Milloch of Savat1na, Iho great
rand fithler of the vice president.
lvet, wits presideint of tih council of
oorgi ind wits tht first imil to
eNd th It Doelatrat ion of I 1dloptndenceo
i the peoplo of that State.
()to of Gov. Roosevelt's mo1s bears
Ito name of Archibald lBulloch, and
1o is inl at childish waly aL greait ftil
eit of Goorgit matters. .During
bto DOwoy IaIrIad0o last, October tho
ioosovelt children, 'vit 1. ,ir mtiothter,
matched tle procession froin uo of
lie windows of the Fifth Avenue
otel. After the govornor pasised
rith tht State troops the party lost
beir vital inter(fst, ill tho allairs, all
xcept Archibald Bullocb Roosevelt.
Il hung out the window Watching
Dr the (oorgia troops, inl which lie
ILt a1deep porsoail interest and
thich ho lchored lustily its thoy
One of Tteotore Roosevelt's un
los built the Aliabamaii antd aniother
f them fired I th last gun1 abhoardl
eri. l 1118 as always felt at deop in-.
i'rtst inl Southen afflairs ; anrd in
ict, considers t hat lho inhort'i s 11s
mehi from his Southern ats from his
ortiten anlcestors4. lie is likewise
studtlt. of Sou thern history and1( is
great ittdinire r of thIt gon ius andit
harattr of Robert E. Leo uando ini
is history of Thiloma.st Hairt Bon[i.on,
ontcerniing wich so 1much1 hits ro
3untly bo(oni said( in t.ho neowspatpors,
ivos8 it ats his opinlion t hat Robert
Leo( wias thei very gretest of atll
1o groat captains tii htgnghlh speak
Mrs. Roosovelt, too, hais some1
outhern aflil iations1. Site is the
iece of Capitaiin Etdwitrd Leighton
'yler, who lived inl Atlanta for somie
lilt iindt is no0w residinug in Ann iston,
ad of Mr. Augustus Tyler of Wash
igton, .D. C.
Sheti'is a refined, cult.nretd woman,
ill y'oung atnd lovely ini apponierano,
Ithough she is ihIo mnot her of five
bildtroni. hbe hi .F pinik and1( whiito
kini, soft browvn hatir, and1( beautiful
earl-like ttooth. She has1 thbe repu
ition of being (extremeley practical
ndl sincero. Thecre are six iHoosovelt
bildlren. Tihe oldest1, Ethtol Rooso.
('it, a child b.y his first marriage,
I a tail, lovely girl of sixtceci. She
kept closoly att home, howvever, and
ratS not llowed to bie prosent at atny
f tile formal funictions1 at th mn.
on1 dluring liar father's itdiniistra
ion. At ii society reception the
.irst year of his governorship (the
airgest reception of the winter, by
he way), site ,'at Onl the stops for an
Lour or so waittching tihe shifting
rowdl bolow, in company with
Tod dy." Jr., and Archibl1 nooia
both in violot. k kit jtorbockers. Tho
scene wis liko a glimpso of tho
(Ileei's drawing room. The Troy
Guirns iin their crinison jackots i nd
Hilvor blihoi4, lined tho hllIs 11H sell
tiIels anid divided Ithe oCiming aind
going Crowds 111 and dmow the great
1he1otdoro Ioosovolt is a mnan of
IIIquestioned Courage, great enthusi
ItsmI and ildonitable energy. Since
he left collego ho his written fifteen
published works, represented his dio
t riet at. four sessions of the legisla
ture, sient. eight, years ill tho West,
whvere h ts several ranches, ind
where, in the courso of his life there,
lIh becamo familiar with the cowboy
character. lie served as police, com.
niissioier of Now York, during which
ho mado his first impression on the
general publiv; iteted its assistant sec -
rotary of the navy; commanded the
Uoigh Ridors it San Juan, and
ser*Ved two years as governor of Now
York StIate. 'lis isis a full reCordA of
usefulness for a mtian of .12 years old.
Ito is allso in enthilsiastic sports
ain ain Id i hunter of big game.
Henry Loomis Nelson once said of
Iloosevelt: 'I to is threo men in one,
and o of them is a boy." This is
true, and the "boy" is tih0 miot at
tractivo thing about the man11. His
minniers are delightful an( sincere.
lie gives you his full attention, what
ever lie subject may be, aind lis a
keen sense of humor. lIo 's, more
over, as hospitablo as a Southerner.
No more interosting figuro ovor occu
pied the vice prosident's cliair; inl
faet no man in modern politics com
bines inl bis charactor and opinions
so many uniquo and interosting quall
iI ivs. Dlo is a politician by profos
sioni, bemuso ho loves to fight, to be
inl the front ranks of all movements,
becauso bho 1 it hunter of "big game"
by natture, and becauso be holds the
opinion that overy American should
be a student of political life and a
part.icipant inl it, olso lie is unworthy
of his citizonship. Moreover, lhe
holds the opinion that if a mtn be
lieves himself fitted to hold iny par.
ticulafr oflico lie should at Once seek
it; lie should io every manly ro
solirco to obtaink it, for it is his du1ty
am ai American to do so.
But Theodoro Roosovelt is no time.
server and nto boot-lick. They say
ho could not have boon re-elected
governor of Now York. Perhaps
not, for Io had itantagonized con
plotoly the machino by absolutely re
fesing to allow the progross of its
nefarious schemes. lI had antagon
ized capital and1( corpIorations by re
fusing to itllow them to; impose upon
liabor and the piublic. And in all of
this it is t rue, from the standpoint of
p)olit ical life, lie was its "'unwise its a
I lowever, he is the p)olitical hero
of the hour. Eveni those who are
not. ini sympa)ithy withI his opinions
atre for the most p)art. under the spell
of his umarvelous vitality of courage
and versatility. lie is, indeed, the
d'Artagnan of American politics, ats
fearless, as inatorest i g, as successful
and ats picturesque as that great hero
who for forty years has delighted
andi( enthralled the world of readers.
It is his p)ictulresquleness, by the
way, thiat hit; enemies cannot forgive.
And, yet, arny m who canl be origi.
inal andil successful at the same time
becomes also at on1cC picturesque.
But few 1)eop)1 are originally msue
cossful. Most of our politicians, on
hothi sides, are (dull, tame, uninterest
ing and1( ordinary in every particular.
None of these adjectives are, how
ever, descriptivoeof the vice president
elect of the United States.
From a Bsuhel of Corn.
llecre is sec analysis given by a
F'rom a bushel of corn the
(distiller gets four gallons
of whliskey, wvhich re
The farmenr gcts... ..........25
The U. S. Government gets 4.41)
T'he railroad company gets. 1.00
The muanufacturer gets. .....co
The dIrayman gets .......... .15
Thle retailer gets.... ... ....oo
Tbce customer gets ........runk
The wife gets...... ......Hnger
The children get . .........ags
TLhe politician gets. ...... .Ome,