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SECOND ON THE TICKET.
Discussion of Available Men of Both
Parties-Talk of Nominating
Republicans are not accepting the
proposed nomination of Senator Fair
banks for the vice-presidency as a
forego,ne conclusion. Even some
friends of the administration. who
have been saying all along that Mr.
Fairbanks could have the nomination
if 'c wanted it. are not beyond dis
cussing the availabi!ity of other can
didates. The matter has been talked
ov,-r quite a good deal of late in in
Recently there has been renewea
mention fi "Uncle Joe" Cannon. who
is somewhat alarmed lest his pictur
esque figure as the permanent chair
man of the Chicag'- convention might
start'a stampede for his .nomination.
Of course. Mr. Cannon would not for
a moment think of encouraging such
a Zelection. He has the second office
in influence and importance under our
form of governmen:. At thi tiie :>
life it is not likely that he can aspire
tn arything higher. as Mr. Roosevelt's
nomination for the presidency for the
next iour years is assured. There is
no reason personally for Mr. Cannon
to sacritice hii- hih place for one ot
C-i., oinly ellpty "onors.
However. when t national conven
t'n w~ones a candidate. be it for pres
;ueut or vice-presidtnt. it is very difti
cult for that man t, side-step the at
-entions. If the convention. on reach
ing Chicago, should rind that the Ill
nis republicans are so badly torn
with dissentions as to seriously en
danger the state in November
which may prove to be the tact after
ihe state convention has been held
-he clamor would be great for a re
p'ublican candidate who could help
powerfully in keeping i!:in,is in 'ine.
N.. other man would be so available
unde: _nch circumstances as Mr.
The mention of Secretary Shaw for
the nomination continues. He most
emphatically denies any aspirations
for the v"ce-presidency. but, as in the
case of Speaker Cannon. Secretary
Shaw's disinclination does not mate
rially affect the situation.
L)emu,rats are also diligently look
ing about for vice-presidental timber.
There are still a good many people
unwilling to, acknowledge that the
nomination of Judge Parker is as
sured. but those who regard his nom
ination as certain, in spite of the
many states that have not instructed
their delegates. are talking much
about running mates.
The most recent gossip has been
favorable to Marshall Field, of Chic
ago. His name.was suggested in The
Post as far back as thelmeeting here
of the democratic national committee.
Probably the democratic talk for Mr.
Field is in part responsible for revival
of a boom for Speaker Cannon, be
catuse republicans wvould want a man
in Illinois able to offset Mr. Field's
popularity. There are two other
names mentioned from Illinois-Rep
resen'tative James R. Williams and
Samuel Alshuler, the latter democrat
ic candidate for governor four years
ago. Both of these gentlemen are
also.-spoken of in connection with
the democratic nomination for gov
ernor in this campaign. Representa
- tive Miers, Hon. John WV. Kern, dem
ocratic candidate for governor of In
diana in the last state election: Hon.
B. H. Shively. who led the forlorn
gubernatorial hope in 1896, and Hon.
John E. Lamb, formerly in congress.
are Hoosiers more or less discussed
for second place on the national
New York World.
Henry L Merrick, who until his
death recently. was. the paragrapher
on the. Washington Post. was fre
quently invited to dinners and recep
tions in the hope that some of his
scintillations might be heard there.
"Pop" Merrick, as he was known to
his friends, was not much of-a talker.
At one reception all conversation
turned toward him in the hope that
he might make some bright remark.
He did not, and fmally his hostess
came to him and said:
"Mr. Merrick. we thought you
might say something bright, but you
haven't said a word tonight hardly."
"Madam,"~ Merrick replied haughti
iy, 'ryour father is a dentist. Does
he pull teeth 'at receptions?"
tn urince11 nreirdent of the
Rock Island. tells a story on Casey.
a track-walker of the Colorado South
ern narrow-guage road.
Casey was employed on a mountain
division of the road and it was his
duty to walk ahead of every expre.
train on the line to see that no rock
or snow-slide endangered the train.
The Pacine Limited. a train in
which every official of the road haa:
the greatest pride because of its ar
rival on time. was passing over the
mountains. As it made. an abrupt
turn the engineer saw a red light
frantically swung on the track ahead.
He jammed on the air-brakes. throw
ing the passengers from their seats.
and as the train stopped. the engineer
and conductor. with half a score oi
passengers. rushed toward the red
"What's the matter?" the conduct
or asked. recognizing Casey.
"You're late." Casey said. "\What
Frequent complaint has been inade;
-(f late because members of congress
have absented themselves from ses
sion . This reminded Congressman
i;ardwica. of Georgia. of an occur
ence many years ago. Robert Tombs
was a candidate to succeed himself.
but was accused by an opponent of
be!.ig absent a great deal. The matter;
wa, brought up by his rival for the
n- minatit-n at a joint debate. and this
W.11 Bob's reply: "Fell-'w citizens.
for the sake of argument. we will ad
mit that the charge brovght by my
opp.ment IS trie and that I have been
abseitt from the session. of the house.
Admitting. as I say. for the sake of
argt:nient. that it is trite. I will ask
you this question. Which can you bet
ter afford. to have me in congress and
absent from the sessions. or have this
I man in congress and have him present
at thie. ses:ivnS?" The (i:stion wasl
settled on the spot. for Tombs was
:!ected by his'usual huge majority.
A WILY LAWYER.
The Way He Made His Opponents
Win a Case For Him.
Lord Brampton. a famous English
cross examiner. told a story of how
he once won a case on a technical
ground when he had no deiense. He
forced a magistrate's clerk to be put
into the witness box to prove a pretty
formal matter. Now. having got him
there. he cross examined him and
made him practically admit that he
led his magistrates by the nose:"
to admit also that they had refusea
bail by his advice and that a judge
at chanbcrs had afterward granted it.
although the witness had core p
all the way from London to op it.
Then. asked the cross examiner, "You
were in the room sir. and di.I von rot
hear the learned judge say there wa
not a rag f a case against my unhap.
py client?" The prosecuting coune
objected. and it was ruled out. But
the.jurors heard it and had heard the
answer stoppedl. The dissatisfaction
thus adduced in their minds made
them acquit the prisoner. Leaving
the court, that day. the prisoner's
counsel asked his opponent. "Why did
yout object to that question ?" The
latter indignantly protested that his
adversary when he asked it must have
known that it could not be put. "Yes.
I did." was the answer: "but I knew
you, too, and felt sutre that you wvoulcI
object at the right time. But you
should have waited for the answer. as
it woutld have been "No!"
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We have now purchased a Cold
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and wagon tires cold, without re
moving tire or bolts from wheels,
Satisfaction guaranteed. Also buggy.
and wagon repairing and'horse shoe
ing a specialty. Work~ done on short
Call and give us a trial: and be con-'
Next door to Beer Dispensary.
Prices per set of Wagon or buggy
Johnson & Shealv.
HAVE YOU FINISHED PLANT
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WE HAVE THE NECESSARY IM
GET A WEEDER to break the
crust so the young plants can come
up easily, use it after every rain, this
will prevent GRASS and retain the
BOWS! BOWS! BOWS! BOWS!
the kind your father used.
SWEEPS of the latest paterns.
and our own make.
COTTON HOES for both man and,
beast. Smith Harper's celebrated
(guaranteed riveted) hoes. Wheel
hoes. etc.. etc.
UMBACHE (V Shaped) Harraws.
When in need call onl
HU BOWA 19.
F. A. SCHUMPERT,
Sec'y and Treas.
if the children haven't
to have it done
They have no voice
in the matter!
Childhood is short!
Lifelike portraits of
the little tots are
like good investments
as time goes on!!!
When you get old and the
children get old, the
pictures will be
Elite Photo Studio
reat Bul~inl S9 t
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
The Great Combina
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Bros, offers on days:
above named, Red Hot
Rock Bottom prices on
White Dress Goods,
Embroidery, La c e s,
Ladies' Slippers and
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Stool, elegant tone, 5
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Beautiful drop head
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A S EASONABLE
Soda water is always' 'in season'.
Whether taken hot or cold it is a
wholesome beverage, unless ren
dered deleterious to health by be
ing loaded with impure artificial
favorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" isi
THE PROSPERITY DRU6 OO,
Prosperity, S. C.
I HAIR & HAVIRD9j
: Our sales the past week:
show that we are selling Dry$
$ Goods, Shoes and Millinery
$ for less than any other place
in Newberry. Just come di- $
rect to our store where you
get The Right Styles, The Right Goods, and the
Remember we are selling Good Calico
at 3 3-4c per yard.
HAIR & HAVIRD
The Right Price Store.
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CH A RLESTON, S. C.
Building Material of all kinds. High Grade
Write for prices.
Lime, - Cement, - Plaster,
Terra Cotta Pipe, Roofing Paper.
Car Lots, Sma I Lots. Write,
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