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Blue Ridge Railway Through Moun
tains From Knoxville to Char
leston May be Near at Hand.
"WaLialla Koowee Courier.
HoW loii we have watehed and
waited for the realization of "Cal
hon 's dream.' which ii nothing more
n1or less lian t1e biildingo (If t he old
Blue Ridge railway through the
mountains to Knoxville. And it seems
that again we are close to that reali
zation. There is no heralding of great
things. no flourish of trumpets by
the railway officials, as in the past,
which has each time ended in the
loud burstin- of a wind ba. There is.
hoevr. ( cOt 11n4114 SOUa1141 of uiet
Nv(-X I)y t ,)Se ii, a 1 )1111 to do
something. and every now and then
we o-et an inkling that some one of a
few obstacles has been overcome. To
day it seems that there is fnore hope
of the Blue Ridge railway being built
than at any time in the past. Speak
ingz onl this line August Kohn, writing
fro:n Columbia to the News and Cour
-In the coal-earrving road devel
O)menlt and the eager interest that is
being' felt in Charleston, it may be
just as well to remember tho old
Southern railway. Just now the
struggle is to avoid grades and to re
duee t.he cost of transportation to the
miumun by the lessening of grades.
The Southern is in the midst of vast
coal fields. It has- found its Ashe
ville route valuable, but not altogeth
er satisfactory. In this development
ir is well to remember that, when Col.
Andrews was a young man, his first
engineering work was on the old Blue
Ridge railroad, which stops at Wal
halla. This same Col. Andrews is a
moving spirit and ruling factor in the
great Southern railway system, and
he knows the advantages and ins and
outs of the Blue Ridge road. HP
has in his mind's eve how the P
Ridge road can get through p
House mountain and acros- abun
Gap. It would not be surprising some
morning to read an official announce
ment th-at the Southern railway is go
ing to complete its low grade coal
carrying railroad by building the con
.meeting link-the Blue Ridge r4ilroad
-up with its Western lines.'
,Just what has been done, just what
is being done, no one knows definite
lv, but that there is substantial ac
tivity along the old Blue Ridge line
Last week Railroad Commissioner
Sullivan, of Anderson, made the
statement that, while he knew not.h
ing definite from official sources, still
- the had seen and heard enough to
know that the old -Blue Ridge rail
way project has taken on a rather
well-defined shape within the past few
months, and that he looks for an early
maturing of plans by which the-com
pletion of the road will be assared,
and that in the not far -distant fu
This road's completion means muchi
to thle outly'ing country between t bis
point and Knoxville. Tennessee. a.s
well as to the port of Charleston and
points b)etw.~een. The building of the
r'oad thr'ough Stump House mountain
and ae'ross the Rabun Gap means the
close connecting of the grain fields of
the West and tie coal fields Of Ten
nessee. with the deep water outlet at
Charl eston-t.he connection, by the
-co-npletion of a comparatively short
gap in an incomplete system, of the
two sections now most prominently to
the fore in commercial activity-the
South and the West.
We are not only hoping, but are
confidently expecting, that the near
future will bring forth a defiite
-statement that will foretell the earky
realization of Calhoun 's dream and
the greatest hope of this Piedmont
'ATLANTA NURSES STRIKE.
The Trouble is in Presbyterian Insti
tution.--Girls Complain About
Atlanta, Ga., July 12.-The entire
nursing body at the Presbyterian hos
pital went out on a strike Saturday
and all but five of the 24 are locked
.in their dormitories, refusing all of
fers of arbitration.
"We are overworked, we are not
given decent food and there is an
other big reason, which we will not
discuss-just yet,'' said one of the
pretty gray-clad young women. But
fu'rther none of them would talk.
The Presbyterian hospital conceded
the strike and were compell'd to bor
row nurses from the other institu
tions in t'he city. By this method,
none of the patients suffered any in
convenience. The board of the hospi
tal has been in almost continuous ses
sion since th.e strike. But the board
will not give in and the nurses seem
just as determined and declare that
if their demands are not met
within two days they will issue a
:iaiement that will win for them.
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University Va.-Palmetto Pageant *
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* By M. Q. B. *
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The old11 Paletto State has the
largest number ever in the summer
school at this historie institution this
vear. Of the twenty-six States rep
reselnted eleven huindired strong we
stand second in number. At the end
of the seeond week we have located
and organized sixty-one from South
Carolina. This, of course, including
Prof. Hand, one of the forty-five in
structors for this session. Students
are here from twenty-six States
South as far as Florida, West, to Cal
ifornia and North to New York, in
In the great Fourth of July Pag
eant last Saturday the Palmettos
marched forty-four and received
many cheers and compliments from
the throng of spectators. Our femi
nine representatives got their heads
and hands towether and, with mini
mum expense. paraded with "Mar
ion's Men" in real coloqial costume.
The Palmetto hats and fans, especial
ly the swainp ios drapery (of the
women. attracted considerable atten
tion as curiosities. George Washing
ton with his wife. cabinet, Uncle Sam
and other illustrious characters were
assembled on the Rotunda Porch fac
inz the colonnades. The procession all
passed in review. When Sonth Car
olina. was called, General Marion
(Prof. Hand), in full uniform. drew
his sword in ,alute, while all sang in
"Our band is few but true and tried,
Our leader frank and bold;
The British soldier trembles
When Marion's name is told.
Our fortress is the good greenwood,
Our tent the cypress~ tree;
Ze know the forest round us
As seamen know the sea.
We know its walls of thorny vines,
Its glades of reedy grass.
Jts safe and silent islands
Within the dark morass.
Grave men there are by broad Santee,
Grave men with hoary hairs;
Their hearts are all with Marion,
For Marion are their prayers.
And lovely ladies greet our band
With kindliest welcoming
With smiles like those of summer,
And tears like those of spring.
For them we wear these trusty arms,
IAid lay them down no more,
Till we have driven the Briton,
Forever, from our shore."
The famous ''toast" was inciden
tally thrown in by.Dr. Alderman be
tween the governor of North Carolina
and the governor of South Carolina.
The magnificent lawn between the
long colonnades wa.s covered with num
erous Indians; weird ghosts (Arling
ton. 1866);: feudal lords proprietors;
happy slaves: Salem witches; Texas
pony andl cow-boy: Mexican greasers;
gold diggers; coal miners; gaudy ban
ners. flags of every conceivable color
and form; p)riests and school masters,
an indescribable p)anorama of color
and gayety; marching and counter
marhinig by commnand of the general
in chief, with ''Minute men."' colonial
dames. royal p)ropr1ieto)rs and gover
nors~ in powdered wvi:s and dtazzling
gay costumes, till all wer'e finally
gathered in motley groups before
Cabell hall. Here refreshments were
served from the commops (H. C. Bar
din, former manager of the Newberry
hotel is chef here.)
Hundreds of people from the city
lined the lawn borders and terrace
walls and walks applauding and com
menting upon the various ludicrous
scenes. Suffielently and deliciously re
freshed. all who desired to dance,
marched to the gymnasium and in
dul.d in the exercise till midnight.
So passed the independence celebra
tion, pronounced by many competent
jdges, the grandest of the whole
country, and certainly unique in the
annals of the University of Virginia.
The planning was done by Miss
Hofer, director of music and games
at Teacher's college. Columbia uni
"MATTER 0' MONEY."
Christian Johnson Earned Livelihood
by Marrying.-Said to Have
San Francisco. July 13.-Christian
C. Johnson, sentenced at San Jose to
serve seven years in the penitentiary
for bigamy, is reported to have con
fessed that he is the mysterious "Jno.
Madson" wanted in many parts~of
the country for matrimonial ventures
and systematic swindling of a num
ber of women under promise of mar
Jhnson 's alleged confession, how
ever, is full of inconsistencies, greatly
at variance with statements he has
made sine his arest in this city last
wo.ek. lie deelares I hat ;e 5as 1,en
Walied t(_ s41 L11l1nv Women that he
can not count them off-hand.
"In 1906,' he says. "I quit my
business of buying horses and from
that day to this time I have been
making my living by marrying and
making love to women, getting their
monev and then deserting them.
One of his most amazing feats. ae
cordinz to his own confession. was
making love to ten women at one time
in Portland, Ore. While he admits
that he got money fr6m most of them
and that his marriages were part of
a get-rich-quick system, Johnson de
clares that in every instance he spent
the money he received upon the vie
.Johinson declares; that he was born
in Germany and coming to this coun
try in the 70s secured a post with
the United States government buy
'ing horses for the army on commis
sion. This took him all over the
country. At first lie says lie was a
woman hater because lie had been
separated from a sweetheart in Ger
many who died later.
i His First Effort.
He married the first of his many
wives in Springfield. Mass., in 1905.
She was Mrs. Mary Brown.
'I married only one woman under
the name of John Madson," Johnson
declared. "Her name was Jones-if
I remember rightly-Ada Jones. I
got $1.800 from her because she said
she lived me. I could have Xot $50,
From most of the women, -Johnson
says. he obtained money or jewelry
or both. Johnson left today, in cus
tody of a deputy sheriff, for San
Quentin prison, where he is to serve
a seven years' sentence.
, Of 18 women whom Johnson mar
ried, according to the confession, sev
en are from California. four from
Missouri. two from Oregon, one each
from Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois and
Tennessee. The woman from Tennes
see was Mrs. Bertha King of Mem
phis, and the one from Arkansas. Mrs.
Birdie King of Hot Springs.
Man of Sense.
"How did Tom manage to get so
much of this uncle's estate ?"
"He married his lawyer's only
YOU BE THE JUDGE.
No One Should Doubt These State
ments, Backed up By Gilder &
IThere's no sehei reason whby youi
should hesitate to accept our state
ments and put them to a practical
test, if you suffer from kidney or ui
nary disease, when, we tell you we
hiave a medicine that will eradicate
your ailment, and that we will fur
nish the treatment free if it fails to
do .as we claim.
J ust think what this means to you.
We are right here where you live-a
neighbor or friend of yours. Would
we dare, or could we afford to make
such statements anid back them up
with such a guarantee, except we are
positive we can substantiate our
claims'? It stands to reason we must
know that what we say will come true.
Ot.h.erwise, we would lose your pat
ronage and our busine~ss would suf
We know that Rexall Kidney Rem
edy will make weak kidneys strong
and diseased kidneys healthy if it is
used according to directions for a rea
sonable length of time. We know
that Rexall Kidney Remedy is unex
elled for its beneficial alterative and
curative influence upon the kidneys,
bladder and intestines. It has a diu
retic, tonic and strengthening effect
that acts upon the entire genito-uri
Come in and let us tell you all
about this splendid medicine. We will
tell you what it contains, .how it is
made, and personally guarantee your
money back for the mere asking, if
you ,are not entirely satisfied with the
We urge you to begin a treatment
of Rexall Kidney Remedy today. Two
sizes, 50e. and $1.00. Gilder & Weeks,
The R.igh.t Drug Store, Newberry, S.
Here is Certainty.
We are established right here
where you live, and we would not dare
promise your money back for the
mere asking if Rex all Kidney Remedy
fails to satisfy you, except we are
certain it will do as we claim. Try it
at our entire :risk. Two sizes, 50c.
and $1.00. Gilder & Weeks. The Right
Drug Store, Newberry, S. C.
Will furnish fir;t class barbecue on
Edwin Halfacre's place, near St.
Phillips church. on Thursday. July
2. Some gentlemen have been invit
ed to discuss good roads. Everybody
H. H. Ruff.
As Long as They Last
One $450 Piano $285
One 435 Piano 325
Two 400 Fianos 275
Two 375 Pianos 225
Two 325 Pianos 205
One 309 Piano 185
One 300 Piano 165
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Barbecue at St. Paul's.
We, the undersigned, will give a
first class barbecue at St. Paul's
church Friday, July 30, 1909. A large
attendance is desired.
A first class dinner guaranteed to
all who attend this barbecue.
Come one, come all, and enjoy the
- J. Walter Richardson.
Applications will be received by the
undersigned for teacher for Jolly
Street school until July 23. Salary $35
per month. Term five months. Ad
dress trustees, care of chairman at
Slighis, S. C.
W. B. Boinest,
T. P. Richardson,
E. P. Werts,
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able Building 1 V. WALLE
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Every good AMrerican gets out
and makes a ncise-but not
with his Clothes. We have
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of "Cinger' :ut n:t that flashi
ness th-it fairly screams-in
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Y.u c:res well and eco
nomi:a ly with cur correct
Clothing for men.
Suits "13.00 to $30.00
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