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CABINET ON THE STUMP.
Opening the Campaign for Roosevelt
-The Large Cities the Field of
A dispatch from Vashington to the
News and Courier states that Presi
dent Roosevelt's cabinet officers. who
are popular orators, have already be
gun to circulate extensively in the
business centers to spread political
doctrine as it will be taught in the
coming campaign. Those familiar
with national politics are well aware
that the battle of i94 is to be fought
in the large cities, and there Mr.
Roosevelt will win or lose an election
to the presidency during the next
seven months. The only slump in the
republican vote at the congressional
election of 1902 was in the big cities
and some of the influences that were
at' work in such sections then are at
The president is by no means a
green hand at politics, and while it
has been semi-officially announced
that he will not himself speak much
from..now till after election, his cabi
net officers have become very busy in
speaking. There are only two of
these now specially engaged in dis
seginating the faith-Secretary of
Treasury Shaw and Secretary of War
Taft. The latter has not gone out of
Washington yet to talk and all of his
ad4resses thus far have only been of
a semi- political nature. But none the
less they are strengthening for the ad
ministration and in the course of the
next two months Judge Taft is sched
uled to make - more than a dozen
speeches in as many cities.
Secretary Shaw is everywhere talk- t
ing politics straight from the shoul-i
der, as his address some weeks ago at
Providence, R. I., demonstrated. He
is the best stumper in the cabinet and
now has scores of invitations on his
desk in the treasury department. A
good many of these invitations he has
already accepted. He will be on the
political circuit a large portion of the
time in the next five or six months,
inculcating the administration's
views as to the different questions and
thus correcting early and before the
heat of the campaign is on ideas that
democrats may attempt to dissemi
Secretary Moody has already done
a little political speaking, but chiefly
in Massachusetts. He is a very con
vincing speaker and will go out on
the hustings more as the summer ad
vances. A little later Secretary Wil
son will begin making addresses to
the farmers, calculated to help along
the republican cause in communities
where talking will do the most good
for the party.
An Epidemic Raging in Washington
-Some Very Striking
A Washington dispatch to the News
and Courier says that .just at present
ent the fancy costume epidemic is'
raging in Washington. Mrs. Herbert
Wadsworth started the craze with
her fancy dress ball a fortnight ago.
Then the Congress of Nations fur
nished an opportunity for all the fash
ionable women of WVashington to be
deck and bedazzle to their heart's con
tent. Now gay society is absorbed by
the "Dreams of Elizabeth," a brilliant
ly fintastic series of stage pictures
and clever lines evolved from the
brain of Miss Barney. Her mother,
Mrs. Barney, famous as artist and
society leader, is acting as stage man
ager, and, though she has been in so -
:iety retirement f->r sen-ral year-. ow
ing to' the death of her husband. Mrs.
Barney has plunged into the busines'.
of rehearsing with her characteris
tic zeal. The dances promise to be
the feature of the entertainnment, for
Mrs. Barney is giving the society
girls of Washington the benetit of her
personal instruction. She is the per
sonification of grace. and has learned
and made a study of the dances pe
culiar to the Continental and Oriental
Mrs. Barney is a striking nigure in
hier widow's weeds. At rehersals she
forgets her badge of mourning and
mounts the boards for a personal il
lustration of a langorous scarf dance.
At such times the long veil floats be
hind Mrs. Barney like a pennant of
mysticism, and the effect is somewhat
startling as she glides about the stage
with lifted skirts.
The society girls declare that. while
Mrs. Barney is fascinating in anything
ehe attempts. seems at her best when.
in the abandnmrent of her enthu
'lasm. hc dances in her long crepe
A Russian Shopper.
The Countess Cassini. daughter of
Aie Russian ambassador, is an inde
fatigable shopper. She delights in
matching silks, selecting trimmings
and looking for bargains-a feminine
pastime most fashionable women
leave to dressmakers.
The countess is usually accompan
ied on her shopping expedition by a
lovuble French maid, who renders
hier young mistress more or less con
spicuous. She is never quite able to
keep pace with the countess, who flits
Form counter to counter, chatting en
thusiastically about prices and fash
ions. The maid is always rushing
about, demanding of the clerks,
"Where is ze Countess? Have you
een ze Countess-ze Countess Cas
Then the clerks explains that the
:ountess has just left the counter, the
oor walker joins in the pursuit, and
here is something of a commotion in
:he crowded department store, which
s altogether pleasing to the general
The orders of the countess are so
enerous that the shopmen are ready
Lnd willing to please her. If she
nakes a purchase at half past 3 and
tipulates that it must be delivered at
k she is apt to get her way, because
he countess is a bewitching young
ersuader, with a pair of extrrmely
right eyes and a versatile tongue.
he is quite the breeziest little titled
>ersonage in diplomatic Washington.
Imtation English Squire.
Mr. Wetmore, son of the millionaire
enator from Rhode Island, is an in
ense type of the modern man who
ffects the hallmarks of the "gentlemen
)> the Turf." As an authority on
torses and patron of the all-round
porting Mr. Wetmore is without
)eer. He prefers anything to the
:onservative attire adopted by the
-egular society man, and on Sunday
Lfternoons he mingles with the prom-1
mnading throngs on Connectic,:t ave
mnue with a long gray coaching coat,
This Space i
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Iookout for the no
I 16 OUNCES II
* People frequently ask us hov
+ pound weight we use in our dr
* that we only give 12 ounces in c
* everybody that whenever the:
Store they will always get 16<
whether it is a pound of pure
n . dru g or chemical.
MAY ES' DR
* Me and my customers have
* gives the best measure and ho
+ first-class and up-to-date Family
* Sugar, Coffee, Lard, Rice, Homi:
* Cigars, Candy, Crackers and.
* Beef, Boneless Pig Feet, Po
* Tomatoes and Okra, Tin Ware
* Soaps, Starch, &c., in fact, e'
+ Grocery Store. I invite everyb
+eat to come and see me. I wan
do it unless you come where I a
e JACOB L.
open to the capr-ces of the wind.
On a first night at a fashionable
theatre Mr. Wetmore is more than like
ly to saunter down to the front row
wearing a fight pattern cutaway suit
and a sporty, though rather limp,
pique stock, stuck through with a sil
ver riding whip. One of the privileges
of wealth appears to be an eccentric
ity in dress, and as long as young
Mr. Wetmore retains his lovable na
ture society thinks none the worst of
him for his apparent penchant for
looking like a young English squire.
Five Per Cent Error Cost $17,000.
The greatness of little things finds
frequent illustration in railroad oper
ation A case has just been discovered
whre, nine years ago, an error of five
cents was made in the computation of
a rate sheet between two given points.
It was found upon investigation that
as a result of this error the two rail
roads operating between the two
points have lost upward of $17,000 in
that time. This shows why railroads
are so strenuously opposed to what
are considered* inconsequental reduc
tions in rates. The business in ques
tion was simply the passenger traffic
between Dallas, Texas, and a small
town located a few miles away. It
is the multiplication of the little
things that so seriously affects rail
way rvenues. The loss of a faction
of a cent a hundred pounds on some
commodies means thousands, if not
millions, difference between profit and
loss. It is only by the most zealous
care that railroads are enabled to
maintain their revenues on a paying
basis, and it is for this reason th:t the
value of little things is so well under
stood by railway officials generally.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
N STORE I
I ONE POUND :
,many ounces there are in the
ug store. Some seem to think *
ne pound. We want to assure *
r buy drugs at Mayes' Drug *
sunces to the pound, no matter
3ream Tartar, Epsom Salts, or
UG STORE. +
decided that Jacob L. Dickert *
nest weight of everything in a+
Grocery Store such as Bacon, +
sy Grits Flour, Meal, Tobacco,4
goods of all description. Corn4
tted Ham, Salmon, Oysters,
,Star Lye, Matches, Blueing,*
rerything kept in a first-class
>dy that has to buy what they
to treat you right and I can't
m at the Russel old stand.
The Nashville, Chattanooga and
St. Louis Ry., and the West
ern and Atlantic R. R.
The Scenic Battlefield Route.
To the North, North-West and West.
Best Equipped Trains, Superior Service and
Quickest Time. For rates, schedules, maps,
etc., or any information, call on or address
JNO. E. SATTERFIELD,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
N1. 1 North Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
Opposite Union Depot. Bell 'Phone 169.
AIR - LINE - RAILWAY.
NORTH - SOUTH -- EAST -- WEST.
Two Daily Pullman Vestibuled Limited Trains
Between SOUTH and NEW YORK.
FIRST-CLASS DINING CAR SERVICE.
The Best Rates and Route to all Eastern Cities
Via Richmond and Washington, or via
Norfolk and Steamers.-To Atlanta,
Nashville, Memphis, Louisville, St.
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Points South and Southwest-To Savannah
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PosiTiVELY THE SHORTEST LINE BETWEEN
NORTH AND SOUTH.
wg-For detailed information, rates, schedules, Pull
man reservations, etc., apply to any agent of The Sea
board Air Line Railway, or Jos. W. Stewart, Traveling
Passenger Agent, Columbia, S. C.
C. F. STEWART, Asst.ien1.Pass.Agt,,
Augusta and Asheville short Line.
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