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ROOSEVELT AT ROSWELL.
Visit ol th? Nation's Chief to the Girlhood * Home ol His Mother. i Written for Koowoo Courier by I). A. A. I . ?So much has been written of Presi dent Roosevelt's Southern tour that the subject seems well-nigh ex hausted, yet the impressions made upon a citizen ot Qeooee may be of, interest to Ooouee people, and at tho request of friends, I oller to tho read ers of Tho Courier this brief account of bia visit to Roswell, the girlhood home of his mother. Roswell is justly proud of her dis tinguished son, ami the charming cordiality with wilie' President Roosevelt responded to her enthu siasm, and his entire freedom from affectation completely disarmed us of proco1 uolvcd prejudloe. Arriving in Roswell Thursday owning, We were driven at onco to thc beautiful home of our host, S. Y. Stribling, st? well known here, and a ott ?zen which Ooouee yields so grudgingly to Roswell. The shadows of night enveloped the town, so in our two miles drive from the station WU passed the handsome homes and elaborate decorations, all uncon scious till the light of Friday morn ing revealed ti us tho town to which the eyes of all the nation were, at that moment, turning. Nestling in the shadow of the mountains, with the Chattahoochee rolling near, the long broad street, shaded by gigantic trees, and lined on cither side by homes that speak to the wayfarer of Southern culture and refinement, no Muttering Hags nor draperies ot red, white and blue were needed to ca 1 forth exclamations of delight at the surpassing beauty of tho place. A citizen remarked to us in his most apt description of the town, -'Roswell is three miles long and two /louses deep," and so we found it. Mr. Stribling was chairman of the reception committee, little S. Y. a member of the Roswell band, which was stationed at thc river bridge to greet tho distinguished guest, and Miss Nina had charge of the decora tions, to which she desired to add a ?cw ti nal touches, hence we were astir very early Friday morning in order that each might be ready for the duties of thc day. When the special reached the sta tion Mr. Roosevelt was asleep, just like an ordinary man after all, and just a little delay, which tho im mense crowd passed very amiably with laughter and chatter, and much ...railing of necks station ward was ex perienced before he had breakfast and was ready for his triumphal on try to the home of his mother. From every fence post along the drive fluttered Hags; the magnificent trees wore twined with red, while and blue ; the homes all cast to the winds larger Hags and ll uttering dra peries, while thc vast throng assem bled to greet the nation's chief each oarritfd tho same symbol of our pride und power. At last the notes of our national hymn, borne to us from the bridge in ; tho distance, announced that the' party was en route. Tho mounted escort soon galloped into sight and then the line of carriages, in the foremost of which sat Mr. Roosevelt. He acknowledged the enthusiastic oheers most graciously, and his tal) silk hat was worn in mid air mostly during the drive. If the excitement of such a moment admits of clear analysis I must acknowledge a feel ing of disappointment that Mrs. Roosevelt was seated in a carriage some distance behind that in which the President rode, and we had but it Hooting glimpse of her as the party hove rapidly to Bullook Hall, the lome of his mother's youth. In a littlo while all returned and drove to "he stand from which we were to hear the words ?d' our nation's chief. The stand was beautiful with its Muttering Hags and draperies of red, white and blue. Charles Reed, a Roswell boy, gave tho welcome, and so well did he acquit himself that we were proud for the town of his nativity to have a son so young, yet so well poised, as to carry off auch a distinguished .honor so easily and so gracefully. Senator Clay then introduced tho President lil a ringing voice and a speooh so full of eulogy that it grated ju^t n little on our ideas of good taste, if citizens so insignificant in ty he permitted to criticise thoso in high places. During this Mr. Roosevelt bon; himself with the oalm dignity of one accustomed to snell occasions, and in his -im 11 lc, earnest, heartfelt speech, which fol lowed, ho' won all hearers. Ile is a man of such magnetism and real power that he seems above efforts of oratory. His voice, not loud, but so penetrating, ami bis enunciation so distinct, that, without apparent effort, il reached to the utmost bounds of tho multitude. There were touch ing passages in bis allusion to bis mother's memory, and patriotic fire when be announced himself half Southern, and distinctly character istic sentiments when be looked over the sea of humanity and declared hi msolf entirely satislied with both the quantity and quality of tho chil dren present. The brief talk over he re-entered the carriages, with the committee in charge, and was driven to tho Pres byterian church, where a reception was held. Only a hundred cards were issued to this, and wc were among the fortunates. Mr. Stribling and Senator Clay stood with President and Mrs. Roose velt near the front of the church, and each fliest, as his name was pro nounced, shook hands and passed on. Only those with cards were allowed to enter the building, but before half the guests had passed in line thc hour for leaving was at hand, and with a word of regret, and a cordial good-bye the President and his party were gone. Of Mr. Roosevelt's personal ap pearance I need say no word. Those of you who have seen the printed likeness have seen him as he is, lack ing only the magnetism and vital ?park that makes him real. Of Mrs. Roosevelt I have never seen a print that does justice to the roal woman. She remained in her carriage during the speeches and it was only at the i-hureh that one saw her well. She wore a beautiful gown of gray flecked with black, while trimmings of lace softened the bodice. The hat of gray, with its pink roses, lent a charm to the tine intellectual face of its wearer. Ry 0.80 the President's visit to Ros'v dl had paoaed into a pleasant memory, of all who took part in it will delight to talk to their children and their children's children. Old "Uncle William" and "Maura Oraeie," servants of his mother's youth, were the only black faces wo saw in the throngs of people, and no one grudged them their happiness and pride in "Miss Mittie's son," for they are veritable an te-bel lu tn char acters. The motto which adorned tho Chattahoochee bridge as we drove out of Roswell, "May pleasant memo ries abide," passes from a wish to a reality. Leiter to i. F. Craig, Walhalla. Dear Sir: When you see a well-dressed young man, you like to say: "There's a sample of my clothes. That mau is wort li two of himself as he, was when lie caine to me." We have the same feeltng.^Oiir paint on a house is worth twice as much as old-fashion painter's paint, lcad-aud-oil. lt looks the same when lirst put on. In titree months it don't. In tinco years it decidedly don't. Lead-and-oil chalks off in throo years: it is considered a fi mt-rate joh that last? th reo yoars. Devoe lead-and-zino is about as good in throe years as it was the day the paintoi loft it. Zinc is tho secret of it; no secret at all A good mau y painters know zinc; sonn mix it in with their lead. We grind it in not a little: good deal. It's tho zinc and the grinding that dooi it. You can't mix zinc by hand. Wi grind it in by machinery. Painters aro finding us out, thougl BOmo painters are slow. Von know that lt pays a good man tc wear good clothes. How many custo mers have you that know it'.' Yours truly, 82 F. W. Devoe Ar Company. J. W. Hell, Walhalla; G. W. Oigllilllat Seneca; Matheson Hardware Co., West minster, soil our paint. Grafting by the Wholesale Greenville, Ootober 24.-Somo vor; peouliar things have been brought to th surface by the investigating committee which went through some of tho count; offices last week with a tine seive. Tin woik to whioh they especially tumoi their attention was the methods whiol have obtained In tho offices of the roa< overseers, and the manner in which til work has been conducted hy tho ovt i seers, and some of the evidence adducci by the Investigation is strikinirly near i appearance to the other scandals whie have oropped out in various pails of th State. lt is said that the examination develo]) tho fact that one overseer received pa; tor building l? bridgos in tim counts When as a matter of fact there were oui six such bridgos built. Further, $20 wa received for six days, work before til work was evei done. Prohibitionists Declare Against State Ticket. [Tbo Stato, October VJ7.J i Tho State Executive Committee, appointed under the resolut ion adopted at a conference here laut .lune, met under tho osll of ?he chairman, C. A. Smith, of Timmons- : ville, last night in tho reading room of the Y. M. C. A. The result of thu meeting is given in the r?solu- j tions adopted, declaring against the Domination of a State ticket. The meeliug was called to order by Mr. Smith, who stated the object pf the meeting and gave the outline j of the resolution under which he had issued the call, the resolution providing for the appointment of tho committee which was to call a Stato convention of prohibitionists. After Mr. Smith's remarks Col. R. T. J ay nes, of Coonee, was made secretary of the committee. There was considerable discussion o? several resolutions brought be fore the committee and thc following, introduced by C. C. Featherstone, of Laurens, was finally adopted : Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that it would bo unwise to put in the Held a State prohibition ticket. Resolved further, That it is the sense of this meeting that the effort ought to be made to elect members of the General Assembly and execu tive and county ollicers who are in accord with our views. Resolved further, That, we ought to organize for the purpose of en forcing the law in the counties where prohibition prevails, and to foster and encourage the sentiment in other counties. Resolved, That when we adjourn we do adjourn subject to the call of thc president and that a committee man be appointed by the president for any county not having an ap pointment ; and that any appointee not being able to attend be empow ered to appoint his substitute. After the adoption of these reso lutions the meeting adjourned. A HAPPY HOME Is one where health abounds. With Impure blood there cannot be good health. With a disordered LIVER there cannot be good blood. revivify the torpid LIVER and restore ?ts natural action. A healthy LIVER means pure blood. - i-. Pure blood means health. Health means happiness. Take no Substitute. All Druggists. Broke up a Still in Pickcns County. Central, October 26.-Detective W. VV. Davis, constable for Magis trate Rowland, discovered an illicit distillery near the town of ('?Mitral. Accompanied by J. O. Towler, he went to tin place and demolished the furnace and fermenters, poured out six hundred gallons of beer and brought the still cap and worm to Central for shipment to Columbia. A Living Monument. if we were to assemble all those who have been cured of heart disease by Dr. Miles' Heart Cute, and who would to-day bc in their graves bad not Dr. Miles' been successful in perfecting this wonderful heart specific, they would pop ulate a large city. What a remarkable record a breathing, thinking, moving monument, composed of human lives,-that for which ev ry other earthly possession is sac rificed. The Miles Medical Co. re ceive thousands of letters from these people like the following: "I feel Indebted to tho T>r. Miles' Heart Cure for my life. I desire to cult tho attention of others sufferii p as I did to this remarkable remedy for tho heart. Por a lon?r time I had suffered from shortness of breath after nny little exertion, palpit?t lori of tho heart; and at times terrible pain In tho revlon of tho heart, so serious that I feared that I would some timo drop ?lead upon the street. Ono day I read one of your circulars, and Immediately went to my druKtflst and purchased two bot tle* of tho Heart Cure, and took lt according* to directions, win? tho rC8Ult that t am entirely cured. Slnco 'hen I never miss an opportunity to recommend this remedy to my friends who ba\e heart troubles in fact I am n traveling adv? rt smont, for I um widely known in i ls locality." J. II. HOWMAN, Mannaor of Lebanon J Jeni.?erat. Nashville. Tenn. Dr. Miles' Heart Curo la sold by your ?im.i ie.t, who win guarantee that the first tv,nie will benefit. If lt fails he will refbnd your money. Mites Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind Look, Listen, Watch. I sis LOOK TKUOUGH MY STOCK? K?isTEif TO MY BARGAINS* WATCH WHAT I HAYE TO SAT? Men's, Ladies', Misses' and Childrens' Shoes. As fur Mon's, Ladios', Misses' and Children's Shoos you can get any Stylo or Size from the vuiy cheapest to tho very finest made. Ladies' and Jackets. Children's Pricos from tho very chonpost to $15 in all Styles and Colors, lt will pay you to soo this lino before buying your Winter Wraps. Wo buy thom 'rom tho manufacturers and ovory Garmont is cut full size, well made and tho very host matorial for tho price. For Men's Boys' and Chil dren's Suits. I eau ploaBO you in both Style, Quality and Prico. Tho Stock is largo and you will have no trouble in finding tho Style or Sizo or Prico wauted. The Furniture, Stoves and Sewing Machine Department is chocked full and I will soil for cash or credit on terms to suit tho customer. I will ho pleased to have you visit my store and take a look through, lt will cost you nothing to seo what wc have. Ladies', Misses', and Chil dren's Hats. 1 am also showing a full Lino of Ladios' Misses' and Children's Ready-to-Wear Hats. In this De partment you will find something to jilease. A look is all that I ask, the prices aro much cheaper than the Milliner will ask. Dress Goods, Rugs and Art Squares. .Inst received a full Linc of Kugs and Art Squares from 28 couts to $:}">. Dross < .mu?s from ld cents to $1.60. Full Lino of Trimmings and Linings to match. Seo my lino before buying. MISKIN 1MIIIISII\ SENECA, vS. C. Lumber anil MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS. Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mantels from $1 to a $40 Cabint. Tile Hearths and Facings, Columns Turned and Scroll Work of every Description. Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, etc. Devoe's Paint, the Fewer Gallons, Wears Longer kind. In fact, everything for the builder. Send us your orders. Yours ibr Business, W. L. BRISSEY, THE LUMBERMAN, ANDERSON, S. C. Young McDowell Convicted. Greenville, October '28.-Georgo D. McDowell, tho young Spartan jurg man who mailed an indecent )ost card toa young lady living in ,he neighborhood waa found guilty 1?re yesterday in tho United States. District Court. Prom the evidence fining McDowell mailed to Nell Dodd, in care of her mother, a post ?ard on April 8, li)');'), hearing a pic urn of .i giddy girl perched ou a .lift" v th lier top skirts blown to the in e/,1" her linegrie being very much >x posed. Immediately below the picture of t o girl was a youngster newing tin rene with an eye glass ind his thoughts were supposed to nive been p u I immediately io the right of his i ure. Tim reading ?natter i? unfit t t publication. The .ase has excited nu h interest and the verdict of t irv was not a surprise to those w u ard the evi lenee. Defendant's co 'el linnie liately made motion U .v trial, which Judge 1 bawley w. ' 'Minidor lator. OASTOI1IA. Bears the >4 Tho Kind You Have Always Bought J. H. MOORE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. Calls loft at rosidonoe or J. 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