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OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Railroasd Cannot Secure Money f<
Inprovement on. Account Hostile
By James S. McCarthy.
Vashingtn, ). C., May 27.-Sp
cial:-"Within the near future I e:
pect to see soime big railroad plae
in the hands of a receiver, said Co
onel J. W. Hide, of JIcksoniville, Flit
one of the big lumber men of ti
south, at the Raleigh Hotel last evel
''I do not care to say what 0
name of that road is, but I will si
thMat it has been placed in its presei
condition partially by the campaig
against railroads in general bhiat Ii
been waged by several of the statc
President Roosevelt's attitude It
had considerable to do with discou
aging investnent inl railroads, but
think that most of the mischief h
been caused by the states. They ha
scared people with money to such i
extent that the railroads have a ha:
time gebting money, which they -nei
for development. The Pennsylvan
Railroad has called off $18,000,01
inl improvement inl the vicinity
Pittsbur. The president of a sout
ern road told me that lie had spe
many sleepless nights in an effort
secure a loan of $10,000,000. The pri
of the railroad tics my firm suppli
has fallen off $6 per thouisaId i(1uri
the last six months. The business
the country is from 40 to 60 per ce
greater than the railroads can ta
care of now. How can they extei
thir eqiuipment so as to catch 1
'ith: the Ic demands of traffic, if t
ioney to make it possible is scar
way? We are particularly intere.
eU in the south because we do ut
,yant any setiback a,t this time. Wit
out a panic the south will be eontire
independent within three or fo
years. A's it is, the people of th
section have more money than th
ever had before. It seems, howev<
that we have been goyng too fa
and that some sort of ia depressi.
will come in the near future. N
should acel)t the warnings that ha
been given and prepare for it.''
A special dispatch from Linco
Neh., states that William J. Bryar
frieids say with great posi-ivem
that lie will not accept. a nonlati,
from the Demoeratic party if Pre
dent Roosevelt is renoiniated. Tl(
close In Mr. IrYan -a:IV that lie 11
imlaide his st ateimenit.
- Mr. DrYan. while he ias so far 1
fused an ahs,lute entdorseient
Preside,t Poosevelt, freels, it is so
fhat he Imlore iealy represenis I
extreime radica p'oli 1'or Vichi A
Bryan stood in 1896 and 1900 tht
any other man. lie does not rve(
nize Mr. lRoosevvlt as a 1):aoerat. h
v: .: A1., I ht::'. ' ;. :s a mur'1'1: - r. D-1n
e la P1u1. -, t .a I any Atl
Mr. Bryan feels, according tot
dispatch, that President Roosevehl
progressi-ng so rap)idIly toward the1
dical st'and which lie himself took
his two campaigns that no harm e
be done the Democratic party's pr
ciples by giving Mr. Roosevelt anm
eentested election, so far as the I
This dispat ch has catIed a for(
among Democn~rats5 in Was5hingh~.
Several leading mnewhler of toe pi
ty, wh'lo h'appe:m to be here tr,ia
ing business b'eftore thle D)epartime
declare t hat iin.amuchi as Mr. B3ry
hlas twice been thle si andardbm
of the D)emocracy, receiving enl
time the cordial 'support of' the Soul
thecy are at a loss to understand h<
he could adlvocate the election of
Republe-ano wio stanas not only
very pr'neiple of Rlepubo.aani I
puhism and Social-ism as well. Tht
141-e in unmeasured terms th at A
sevelt is anythling but a Den
~; that lie st'ands for thme eneCol
cut of negro social and politi<
lity, anid f.or every other' i poli
Ic to sonl bernl Demora mmbe ide;
JOHN SMITH'S YEAR.
nor, Glory and Jokes for the Bem
ers of the Name, Especially at
''I readl ai paragra,phi a few dn'
go to the efet that this wvould b(
rent year for .Johni Smit4,'' said(t
ravelling man who was fixing upt
'ards in a game in the smoker. '
idn 't ap)peal to me.
''As most of you know, fliat's 2
ame. I am not ashamed of it, buti
on't mind saying that I would 11
o tirade it off until the JTamestoa
ffair is over.
''If we couild have a set of expi
umorists to get up the jokes con
ons might be more tolerable. But f
verynaly you meet to take a shy
10 family patronymic is tiresome.
"My house thought it would' be
o1 ardo anvn mn on the n.roa
Vihe day the showv opened ait Norfolk.
I arrived the iight lefore and put up
>r at a convenient hotel. Wlien I wrote
my name on' the registor the torture
'' 'You're the first oil tile ground!
exclaimied the ele'rke who was evident
)- ly a raw one. I Colfes, however, that
C-t didn't take hiis meaniL.. off tebat.
d .'' 'Of course. you want the best in
1- tihe house,' eonitinued the ni1ishrooi,
t. witi a smirk on his face. Then he
te hanmered it in. 'The Smith family
1- has the right of way here,' he con
tinued, and 'specially John.'
10 ''Ordinarily I'in pretty quick on
Ly the trigger, but t'he wretch kept ahead
it of mue. Before I could unlimber he
n handed out another:
s 'We'll give you' the Pocahontas
s chamber, John-beg pardon-Mr.
Is -Smith. Front.''
- 'efore Chie bellhop made the plate
I was at the bat. I won't delay the
sgamie, gentlemen. by quoting my OwNl
Words, but when I was through the
exerescenee behind the counter vhs
sneaking away as if lie had squatted
on the hot end of an evicted hornet.
In spite of apologies by the landlord
f I walked out of that taArn and put
up- ill) at a boarding house where they
don't keep books.
to ''The next day I dropped in at the
cc tele.-raph office and asked it' there
es was n ything for Join Smith. The
111.11 looked at ie as a fellow looks
at a hat on the sidewalk on April 1.
it Quicker than you get your cards I
ke shiowed him ily watch eonltaining my
d picture and name. and then threw
11) down a bundle of old letters to elinch
lie tile identification.
d '' 'I am John Smith,' I said, with
;t- the words underscored, 'and I don't
ot want any funny business.'
h.- ''The man at the window handed
ly out four wires to my address and
ur said in a quiet way that was rather
y ''I reckon you are John Smith all
,r, right, but don't go round here with
jt, t.he idee that you're the only one. The
)In twelfth went out jest ahead of you.'
Te ''I thought it was time for me to
%e do the funny stunt. Seeing that I had
anticipated trouble, I said:
'1 'Then I'in No. 13.
.As I was going out I heard the
man at the window say, "You're lia
ble to he 23 before you're mCh old
Sl owe that fellow one until I
meet him a-ail. I am not the only
e 140 Ihe name111 that! is dodgilg it,
" h'Ie last Ili-ht I was in tIhe town
- I nt to the fllike :If a Imtel. .It
aV.1s C!mw(led. Wh1ille I wnas siting and
sm okinl- an ollic boy with a telet"nn11
h(dI his way tIh-onlmh i(the .im, call
out 'SmitJ. doin Smiih! Smith,
John Smitli h'
Nobody% responitded. The boy took
the tele,-raim back to the clerk, who
looked over at the line of occipied
erlcai rs along the wall, andi called out:
''Whiat 's the matter with you
he ,Smiths over there? I know at least
is a half dozen of you are of tiat -name,
.a- amid here 's a telegram for one of you.
1" What are you afraid of?'
an "'Not a man in the line moved. Lat
ci e on in the evening after the mob had
"1- scattered I sneaked up to the clerk~
e- ando asked him if anybody had claim
ed the message.
re " 'Yes, ' he snort ed. ' The message
I. has beecn read1 by six different
r- Smit hs. Maiybe you'ire the right one,
t- I hope so.'
t, "I took it. rt was for me. I apolo
an gized for my part of the trouble. I
'er sid( ini a meek sort, of way that I
ch wasn 't to blame for my name.
h!, '''Course not,' sniapped the t,ired
>w clerk, 'but if you Smiths would only
a get together and mark yourselves ini
~or some way it would save a whole lot
ut of trouble in this hotel.'
ey "I left that town the next morning,
[r. and I shall1 be travelling away from
o- it as long as the Exposition lasts. And
r- I've burnt up all my cards.''
ey Jamestown Exposition, Norfolk, Va.
'"- For the above occasion the Char..
leston and Western Carolina railwvay
will sell cheap round trip tickets. For
rates, ete., see ticket agent or write
r- Ernest Williamns,
U. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
-E. SH EE HA N
2I Augusta, Ga.
Bottler of Imperial Ginger
ny Ale, Root Beer, Clzam
pagne Cider, Wiseola'and
SDomestic Lager Beer in
pints, 10 dozen to the cask,
O$7.50 per cask.
~'Write for complete price
at list. Wholesale and retail
dealer . in Wines and Li
Capital $50,000 00
at The Commercial Bank.
the bank's business. It at
are getting on in the worlb
It's a good plan to make a
and liabilities before bec
scrutiny is always in our f:
The Gommercial Bai
Interest paid in our
"The Bank fo:
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J. Y. Mc]
JAS. McINTOSH, President.
Capital $50,000 00
In fact anything yor
Don't forget to ca
They are also ager
W e I
The public to thin k bei
Hats than ever that oc
ju: t received a new loi
Ribbons, etc. We are
Notions, etc. So we i
call when in need of
Don't forget to come
: Ms. S. I
Surplus $48,800 41
;hows a healthy growth o
;o shows that
I and adding to their wealtli
diagnosis of a bank's asset
oming a depositor. Suc]
ivor. Bank here.
ik of Newberry, S. C
r your savings."
0. B. MAYER, V. Prei
J. E. NORWOOD, Cashi
r Savings Bank.
Surplus $35,000 0
rry, S. C.
deavor to advance the bus
,rests of our customers i
ritimate way. In so doin
ves may be somewhat tin<
th selfishness, for, upon th
y of its patrons hinges ti
>f every bank.
. need along that line.
.11 on them.
its for Laurens Steam
:ause we have sold mor
ir stock is low. We hay
:, together with Flowern
still in the lead in Dres
nvite you to give us
anything in our line
to us for Ribbons fc
Right in thi
With a great line of Spring ar
Ing, Slipp-rs, Shoes, Straw
Embroidery, the new things
Goods a specialty. The crec
pass anything that has ever I
means that our 1907 Hats
equals. Our other lines cor
and as usual you will find
New Drop Head Domestic I
Machine, Drop Head, 20 yes
People say Moseleys can
f make pi ofit. What differen<
ple say as long as you get the
Which we use are withou
We believe in PURIT)
We constantly preach
We always practice PL
PURITY counts, and c
Ask your doctor.
g DIRECT rROM I
quarts of Vt
rbest you e
-ro -s y a
sure of gel
- our distilli
. NORFOLK .
eSeason, Sixty Day and]I
daily, commencing April
4vember 30th, 1907.
s Very low rates will also
BR ASS BANDS in unif
a STOP OVERS will be i
a nd Fifteen Day Tickets
' it Tickets.
EFor full and complete
Agents Southern Railwa
B Fro.nt Rank
id Summer goods, Sping Cloth
Hats. Elegant line Laces and
in Summer Dress Goods, Black
ttions in millinery will easily sur
>een shown at this store, and this
have no superior and but few
1plete and full of new fresh goods
our prces just right. Just think
Aachine $25.00, New Defiance
rs guarantee, $17.93.
't sell the goods at the price and
:e does it make to you what peo
R ITY, S. C.
in Materials ;
t exception the .urest grade.
JRITY when preparing medi
ounts for much, in medicines.
RUG STORE. 6
$2.S5 i d we v 1 w il) iou inl a P1ill
n1o 11arL. to 'ho t ents, four.full
VILLOW DALLE RYE', express pIepaid.
if you (on't fiwt it all right and the
ter tastedl, sendi it back to us at our ex
your $?..85 will be promptly refunded.
1 fair off er?
ber wc are distillers, so wh'len you buy
a save the enorruous profits of the deal
rid all chance of adulteration. You are
ting our whiskey just as it comies from
ry, without being tampered with in any
prefer corn whiskey, we will send vou
tart. of our ALLAN SIN CLAIR'S CO'RN
Mo $2.80, ex press prepaid. You can't
er corni whiskey fromt anybody else at
arantee of perfect satisfaction or mioniey
~oen with every shipmenCtt we* maixke. Y'ou
k wvhen you del1 with us as the owners
panyv have resources of a million dollars
0oc e:actly as we say.
sWIFT CREEK DISTILLING CO.,
teEistered Distillery No. 29.. Swift Creek. Ca.
'ifteen Day Tickets on sale
19th, to and including No
be made for MILITARY and
orm attending the Exposition.
llowed on Season, Sixty Day
,same as on Summer Tour
information call on Ticket
y, or write
R. W. Hunt
C"harlestn, S. tC