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Ah ?TOTCEH sicatiooc ?rbrsfc sahssrve private
raterests* will becharged for as&dvertieajeots.
Obituaries aad tributes of respecte wH? be
?hargpd for.
THU REFUSED.
?aes Decided by th? U. S. Supreme
Corni Estafef?shes Precedent
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That American LEWS are Not Operative
ia Phiilippiaes.
Washington, May 31.-In.the United
^States -supreme court opinions were
handed down today in three cases in?
volving-question pertaining to admin?
istration of criminal law in the Phil?
ippine Islands. The points raised
were as to the right of the government
to take an appeal in criminal cases and
of an accused person to demand trial
by jury.
The first case was that of Kepner vs
the Uiiited States. Kepner practiced
law in Manila and was * charged with
embezzlement. The court of the first
instance acquitted ^hiin, but the su
. preme court cf the islands convicted
. him. The case was then appealed to
the United States Supreme 'Court by,
Kepner on the ground that by the
ofjTocess of appeal he was put twice in
jeopardy, contrary to tile constitution
of the United States.
The opinion by-Justice'Day ?ustain
"ed this view, reversing the decision
of the Philippine supreme court ' Jus?
tices Holmes, Brown, White and Mc
Kenna dissenting.
The case of Mendazona* vs. the
United States involving the same ques?
tion was similarly decided in favor of
Mendaz on a.
Another Philippine case was that of
Dorr and O'Brien, in which was
raised the question of the right of' a
defendant in a criminal case to de
^mand trial by ju*y in the Philippines
in the absence of congressional enact?
ment granting such right. The court
held that the constitution does not
carry the right without legislative
enactment. Dorr and O'Brien are
the editors of a newspaper published
rn Manila and were prosecuted for
criminal. libel. Justice Day in his
opinion ruled that "The power to
rgovern territory, embodying the right
.to acqnire it, no matter to whatever
?other limitations it may be subject,
does not -require congress to enact for
ceded territory, not made a part of
.tbe United States by congressional
action, a system o? law which shall
include the right of trial by jury.
The constitution does cot without
legislation and of its ?own force carry
.such rights."
The chief justice as? Justices Brew?
yer and Peckham united in au opinion
.concurring in this result but stating
?diff?rent grounds. Justice Harlan
delivered a vigorous dissenting opin?
ion, sayi3g that the cpmion is con?
trary to the established system of the
TJs?ted states, and declaring the
opinion-of the court to in effect an
amendment to tile constitution of the
Uaited State?. "In my opinion," he
conti need, "The guarantees for the
protection of life, liberty and property
embodied in tbe constitution vwere for
the bec eil \ of all of whatever race or
na tiri ty, -eriiter in the States compos?
ing tbe union or in any terrtory, how?
ever accrued, over which aad for the
independence of which the United
States mav exercise the power confer?
red txpoa ii the const iutioa.
FM sick headache take Chamberlain's
Siom&sh aad Lever Tablet* and i q-sick
cure i? ?tirtaic Ecr sale by ?!hma"s Dncg
Store.
Tangier, Jane 3.-The in mor, to
the effect that American warships
will land armed parties June 6, if
Messrs. Perdicari? and Varley, cap?
tured by brigands, feeaded by Raisuli,
are not liberated, lias, upon investi?
gation been proved untrue. The Sul?
tan's reply to the representations of
the representatives of the R>wers has
not yet been received, but it is said,
in high authority, that the matter
probably will be settled by the end of
next week.
Are Your Lungs Weak.
D^a- the cou^a. left by the grippe-or
the cold, contracted du.-iLg the winter,
still haDg on? Ry dale".* EtadrwiU care
yosr ocngfa and heal your w ak icm',/*. It
kill?? tbe germs tb&t c.mse chronic thrcet
and hang d>*ease and help- nature restore
the weakened organs to health. Trial
ssze 2?K* Familyfize 50c. Ail dealers.
Kansas City, Mo., June 3.-Nine
persons are reported to have been kill?
ed and manv injured in a collision of
passenger trains on the Missouri Pa?
cific railroad nesr Martin City, 15
miles sou rb of Kansas City. The
trains, which met head-on, were the j
eastbound Colorado limited, No. 1, j
and the eastbound Hoisington, Kas.,
accommodation No. 36.
CASTOR IA
j?cr Infants and Children.
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Bears the /lp '
Signatare of t/&fyxT&&&
mm BUT FOB P?RKER.
The Democratic State Convention
instructs its Delegates to Cast
the Solid Vote of the State for
Kew York's Candidate,
Atlanta, Ga., Jane 1.-After a red
hot fight over the question as to
.whether the word "request" or "in?
struct" should be used in resolutions
favoring the nomination for President
of Judge Alton B. Parker, of New
York, those favoring instructions
won, J?nd the State Democratic Con?
vention at a late hour this afternoon
adopted the following resolutions by a
vote of 166^ to 157>4, which was then
made unanimous by the Convention :
"Whereas, we believe that Judge
Alton B. Parker, of New York, is tije
choice of an overwhelming majority
of the Democracy of this State, as the
Democratic nominee for Preisdeut,
and
Whereas, it is the duty of this Con?
vention tb give force and expression
to its wishes:
"Besolved That the delegates from
Georgia to the National Convention to
be held in St. Louis be, and they are
hereby, instructed to cast the vot e of
this State for Judge Alton B. Parker,
as the nominee of the Democratic
party for President, so long as, in
the opinion of a majority of the dele?
gates, there is a reasonable probabili?
ty of his nominaion, and that said de?
legates shall vote as a unit on all ques?
tions as a majority may determine.V
The resolutions, as reported to the
Convention by tee platform and reso?
lutions committee, were identical with
those adopted, with the exception that
the word "request" wasTis2'd in place
of "instract." It was^cm a motion to
strike out "request" and substitute
"instruct" that the only bitter fight
of the Convention was witnessed.
"Georgia's big four" is composed of
one Congressman, one farmer and two
newspaper men, as follows : Congress?
man John D. Maddox, the Hon. James
M. Smith, James R. Gray, editor of
the Atlanta Journal; Charles R. Pen?
dleton; editor of the Macon Telegraph.
Georgia's electors from the State at
large are T. B. Felder, of Atlanta:;
and J. H. EstHl, editor of the Savan?
nah Morning News, Savannah, Ga.
The fight for definite instructions in
Georgia was led by Editor Gray, of
the Atlanta Journal, and Editor Pen?
dleton, of the ' Macon Telegraph, bot\
of whom were honored with places on
the"big foarv"
Congressman J. M. Griggs w?s de?
feated for delegate at large.
Meoraska Bossed by Bryan.
j Omaha, Neii, June 1.-The Nebraska
I Democratic State Convention today
j unanimously selected W. J. Bryan to
head the delegation to the national
ga thering "at St. Louis, and adopted a
platform, which reaffirmed the Kansas
City platform -of 1900, and places be?
fore the publie Mr. Bryants view of
what should be ?embodied in the plat?
form of the coming National Conven?
tion. Mr. Bryan himself was chairman
of the committee on resolutions and
wrote the platform. He had associ?
ated *with him men who have been his
most loyal supporters. There was no
opposition to the adoption of the
platform as read, although one dele?
gate attempted to secure the adoption
of an additional plank pledging Ne?
braska Democracy to -support the nom?
inees of the SL Louis Convention re?
gardless of witom they might be. He
was ruled out of order, however, after
reading his resolution.
The delegation is -mnnstructed, but
is pledged to the ?unit .rule. A reso?
lution expressing confidence in Mr.
Bryan and commending -his-"-splendid,
efforts to prevent the national organi?
zation from fai?ag under the baneful
control of the enemies of the real
Democracy ' ' was ?anf ii mously
adopted.
Albany. Ga., J?ae 3L-A special
from Arlington says: Artfcar Thomp?
son, a negro, shot and killed M. L.
Dud?y, a young white man, ?early last
evening. A crowd of -determined mea
! caught the negro, lynched kim and
riddled the body with bullets before
daylight. The cause cf the difficulty
between Dudley and the se?r? is not
known. Dudley was manager cf the
City Elctric Lighting Plant, and
Thompson was a fireman at the same
plant.
That Throbbing He&d&eb**
W?ald quickly leave yon. if you used Dr.
KinK** New Life Pills. Thousands of suf
ferers have provad their matchless merit
for sick and nervous headaches. They
make pare blood and build np your health.
Only 25 ?int-?, money back if not cared.
Sold hy .J. F. W. DeLorn-e, Drn^sisfc.
Manning, June 1.-John Dyson, a
white man who lives near the knit?
ting mill, committed suicide by
drinking a bottle of laudanum. It is
said that he and his wife got along
badly and before taking the laudanum
he told her what fae was going to do.
For a Hundred Year.3
For a hundred years or more Witch
Hazel has been recognized a-; a superior
remedy, lr.it it remained for E. C. De Witt
? Co. of Chicago, to disover how to com?
bine th? virtues of Witch Hazel with other
antiseptics, in;he form of a salve. De
Wilt's Whiten Hazel Salve is the be-t salve
in the world fir sore?, cat?, burns, bruises
and pile . Trie high standing of this
salve has given rise to counterfeits, ard
the public is advised to look for the nivce
*. De Witt" on the prxkage, and ace pt no
other. Sold bv O. B. Davis.
Richmond, Va., June 1.-Judge J.
C. Pritchard took the oath of office
here today as United States Circuit
Judge, in succession to Jndge Simon
ton, deceased. Judge Pritchard was
formerly United States Senator from
North Carolina, and as an Associate
Justice of the District of Columbia
Supreme Court presided over the pos?
tal trials.
COSSACKS MME Jtt
Heros Fight in Which Japanese
Cavalry was Out to Pisoss by
Siberian Cossacks,
Unconfirmed Report of Battle and
Defeat of Gen. Kuropatkin.
Liao Yang, Monuay, May 30, (De
layed in transmission).-The Japanese
Jost 200%kilied and a number of horses
in the* fight at Vagenfnchu today.
The Kassians opened fire at 8 o'clock
in the morning and after two hours
and a half long range firing the Japa
nese under Gen./ Akkiama prepared-to
charge and crush the force which .had
.been harassing them for 21 days. In
the meantime Gen. Samsonoff was
approaching Vagenfnchu with a strong
force of cavalry. It was a'sight worth
seeing when at the word of command,
the Russian squadrons formed and
rushed like a whirlwind, across the
terribly cat up country, clearing away
all obstacles, the batteries at the
same time trotting along the frightful
roads. Having passed the railroad
station, the troops came under the
fire of the Japanese machine guns,
but withdrew without suffering much
loss.
The fourth and sixth companies of
the Eighth Siberian Cossacks furious
ly charged the Japanese cavalry with
lances, attacking both flanks. In a
few minutes they literally cut the
whole squadron into pieces. . This
was the first time lances were used
and they struck terror to the enemy.
In some cases the lances pierced the
riders through and wounded their
horses. Some of the lances could not
be withdrawn from the bodies into
which they had entered. The Japa
nese infantry, numbering four battal
ions of 300 men to a company, and
eight squadrons of cavalry attempted
to advance, but the Russian batteries
opened and soon the slope up which
the enemy was advancing was covered
with black spots and the enemy was
forced , to scatter and retire. The
Japanese cavalry were wonderfully
dashing, charging with shouts upon
the Russians, who -met and scattered
them.
A Cossack* who had lost his lance
*nd sword wrenched a sword from a
Japanese officer and cut off the offi
oer's head.
The Cossacks picked up boots which
lad been taken off by the Japanese
i n order to facilitate^ the flight and.
nourished them on their lance? as
trophies.
The Japanese used the Boer trick of
displaying dummies but the Cossacks
clid not waste a shot on them.
Gen. Samsonoff highly praised the
practice of the Russian gunners.
.KUROPATKIN SUFFERS DEFEAT.
Rome, June L-A telegram from
Tokio says that Gen. Kuroki has com
pletely defeated Gen. Kuropatkin's
forces near Sumentse.
All the Russian positions east of Ha
Cheng have been abandoned according
to the telegram; .several guns have
been taken, and whole squadrons of
.Cbssaoks captured. , /
lt is possible the news received ia
Borne refers to the fighting reported
in last nights' Associated Press dis
patches from Liao Yang and St. Pe
tersburg. These did not indicate a
general engagement, but showed that
a-Aeries of sharp engagements had ta
ken place east of Simatsi.
JAPANESE ANNIHILATED.
St. Petersburg, June 1.-Gen. Sak
baroff has telegraphed as follows, un
Q T today '-s date, to the general staff :
According to reports tho Japanese
commander in the action of May 30th
.noaff Vafangow had three battalions of
irrfazatry in reserve. Our losses were
ST? men killed and 23 wounded, and
Lient. Meyer and another officer
w bose name lias not been ascertained,
wounded. The Japanese losses were
.very considerable. One suadron of
the Thirteenth Japanese cavalry was
araihiiated in a hand to hand encoun
ter and another squadron which came
to its assistance suffered great loss
frooa the fire of our frontier guards
and riflemen. We captured 19 horses."
JAPANESE FALLING BACK.
St Petersburg, June 1, G.40 p. m.
Tbe war office has received reports
showing that the Japanese are falling
ba;k from \Siu Yen, southwest of
Feng Wang Cheng. Both movements
aro taken to indicate the continued
desire of the Japanese to screen the
operations !/efore Port Arthur.
There is not the slightest founda
tion for the report that the Russians
wril abandon their position east of Ila
Cheng. Gen. Sarusonoff, who is ope
rating south of Kai Chou is said "to
! hare a strong force of troops and will
be likely to harass the Japanese out
posts.
As regards the [operations north of
Feng Wang Cheng, the Cossacks have
retired from Saimatsza with the ad- j
dit ional loss of two officers and seven
mei wounded. Saimatsza is now held
by a strong Japanese garrison.
THE CZAR WANTS A BATTLE. |
London, June 2.-No confirmation j
lias yet been received of the reported
heavy fighting near Port Arthur, or j
with Kuropatkin's army, although
the latter is not regarded as improba
ble. Rumors persist that Court influ
ence is being actively exercised at St.
Petersburg to induce Gen. Kuropat
kin to assume the offensive in an en
deavor, by a victory, to retrieve l tie
Russian military reputation.
The Daily Telegraph's St. Peters
burg c jrrsepondent says :
"A recent council of war decided j
that Kuropatkin should risk an en
gagement. Tbe Emperor ratified this
judgment, even going so far as to au
thorize the dispatch of troops from
the German frontier to' the Far East
on the gronud that as Germany was
' benevolent she might be trusted safe
: ly. All hopes are centred now in Ku
i ropatkio, who will make desperate
efforts to save Port Arthur."
Againts these statements mast be
placed the official contradiction ccm
: inunicated to the Associated Press
! and already cabled, that Gen. Karo
I patkin would move southward.
! JAPS ADVANCING TO FENG
WANG CHENG.
Chefoo, June 2-10 a. m.-Chinese
arriving from Takn Shan say that a
Japanese force, estimated at from sis.
to ten honsand, which landed at Takn
Shan last month, has proceeded to
Feng Wang Cheng. Reinforcements
have, it is reported, also been sent
from other points.
Mukden, Wednesday, Jnue L - (De?
layed in transmission. )-Lieut. Col.
Gonrko arrived here from Port Arthur,
after safely crossing the Japanese lines.
St. Petersburg, June 2.--Lieut. Col.
Gonrko is attached to the staff of Gen.
Pock and was the bearer of important
information regarding the fighting at
Kin-Chou and the situation at Port
Arthur. A long despatch is now be?
ing deciphered at the war office. It
probably contains the intelligence
brought by Lieut. Col. Gourko, and it
is believed that at least a portion of it
will be given out tonight.
According to the information in pos?
session of the general staff the enemy
has five divisions and five reserve
corps, about 80,000 men, on the Liao
Tang peninsula, and at least seven
divisions and seven reserve corps, or
about 156,000 men, in Southern Man?
char?a. Although the impression pre?
vailed among the members of the gen?
eral staff that Gen. Kuroki's purpose
was to make feints to prevent Gen.
Kuropatkin from moving, but not to
attack him until the resnit of the
campaign against Port Arthur is de?
termined, there is now apparently
more inclination to think he will try
a demonstration in force, which
might result in a decisive engage?
ment. The Japanese commander is
constantly shifting his colamns back
and forth, to conceal his real pur?
poses, the latest reports received be?
ing that he had again abandoned
Saimatsza, north of Feng Wang
Cheng.
All the Reports drifting into Gen.
Kuropatkin's headquarters from the
Kwang-Tung peninsula are increasing
the extent of the Japanese losses at
Kin-Chou, one today masing the
n amber about 20,000 men. Jrccurate
reports of the Russian losses, as well
as of the Russian forces engaged,
were probably brought by Lieut. Col.
. Gonrko to Mukden from Port Arthur.
It is known that the Japanese state?
ments are incorrcet in a number of
particulars. For iatsance, they gave
the name of a regiment as engaged
which really is at Liao Yang.
KUROPATKIN SEEMS DAZED.
London, June 3.-Telegrams from
different points seems to confirm the
rumors that Gen. Kuropatkin is at?
tempting a diversion in the direction
of Port Arthur. Russian reinforce?
ments according to a dispatch from
Tien Tsin, are moving southward from
Kaiping towards Wafang Tien, under
Gen. Stalkenburg. They comprise a
battery of artillery, four Siberian
regiments, and a company of Cos?
sacks, aggregating 12,000 men. An?
other brigade is following, the inten?
tion being to engage the rear of the
Japanese now attacking Port Arthur.
The Standard's correspondent at
Tien Tsin, sending the same news,
says:
" The Russian force in the engage?
ment at Wafang Tien, May 30, is sup
posed to have been formed of four Si
beiian regiments, which were report?
ed to have left Tachiachao May 28,
being the first portion of a relieving
column for Port Arthur. The railway
is fairly intact from the north of Wa?
fang Tien, but is completely destroyed
from there to Pnlantien. The Japa?
nese are unconcerned over this demon?
stration, being convinced that it will
be impracticable for the Russians to
move a sufficient force to p ove effect?
ive-'"
These reports are received with a
certain measure of scepticism in Lon?
don. Tbe belief here is that if Gen.
Kuropatkin is undertaking such a
desperate move he can only be doing
so in deference to the strongest politi?
cal pressure and against his own bet?
ter jadgmeat.
No farther news cf aay kind has
been received about the movements of
the Japanese forces. Both Gens.
Kuroki and Oku are working io the
j utmost secrecy.
The Daily Telegraph's well-inform?
ed Tokio correspondent e-timates the
total defending force in Port Arther
at 30,000.
LATEST WAR MOVEMENT.
London, June 3.-The Daily Mail's
New Ch wang correpsondent, cabilng
nuder date of June 2, says:
"Gen.. Stalkenberg, with 14,000
Russians, made ap of artillery, cav?
alry and infantry, has marched south
of Liao-Vang in the direction of Waf
anstien.
"Large .forces of Chinese bandits
are collecting in the hills northeast of
'the Liao River, and are preparing to
cut the railway north of Moukden. "
The correspondent of the Daily Ex?
press, at Nagasaki, cables that trans?
ports loaded with troops continue to
leave Western Japanese ports daily
for the theatre of war. A lar??e pro?
portion of those dispatched during
rhe past week, he says, were to rein?
force Gen. Oku.
Chefoo, June 3, J&57 p. m.--The
Japanese have landed reinforcements
at varions points near Takuahan to
support the army besieging Port Ar?
thur and to intercept the Russian
army approaching from the North for
the purpose of relieving the Port Ar.
thur garrison.
London. Jane 3,' 12.30 p. m.-It is
stated' on apparently good authority
that Emperor William during his re
cent illness formed a peace compact
with the Czar to continue in force be
tween Germany and Russia so Jong as ']
either of them or the present Crown
Prince of Germany is living.
Lia Yang, June 0.-There are per- j
sistent rumors that another great bat
tie is in progress near Port Arthur, j
Continuous cannonading has been
beard from the south. An additional
force of 15,000 Japanese is reported to
have landed at Takushan.
Chefoo, June 3, 4.30 p. m.-Steam
ers which have arrived from New
Chwang report that firing in the vi
cinity of Port Arthur was heard last
night. They only saw two Japanese
cruisers.
Chinese junks -which have reached
this port from the Cha river, west of
Takushan, report that the Japanese
have captured two Russian officers and
40 soldiers disguised as Japanese.
London, June 4.-A dispatch from
Tokio to The Daily Express says that
Field Marshal Yamagata has been ap-'
pointed ccmmander-in-chief of all the
forces in the field. He is expected to
proceed to the Liao Tung district
shortly.
THE HEIGHTS OCCUPIED.
London, June 3.-The Rome corre
spondent of the Central News tele
graphs: "A Tokio dispatch to The
Giornale d'ltaila says that the Japa
nese have ocupied the first line of the
outer fortifications of Port Arthur
after a feeble resistance.
"The correspondent at Tokio of the
news agency Liberas says that fcur di
vision ? cf Japanese troops have occu
pied Ewan-Tung heights, on which
they emplaced heavy artillery domina
ting Port Arthur.
''The same correspondent adds that
the Russian squadron attempted a sor
tie but was forced to return, being
threatend by the Japanese fleet."
STOESSEL REPORTS.
St. Petersburg, June 3.-Lint. Gen.
Zielinsky, chief of staff to Gen. Kuro
patkin, transmits to the minister of
war under date of June 2 a report of
Gen. Stoessel, dated Port Arthur, May
28, as follows :
"After a fierce, battle lasting two
days I ordered our positions at Kin
Chou to be evacuated in the evening,
for we had opposed'to us at least three
divisions with 120.guns.
"The enemy's fire, particularly that
from four gunboats and six torpedo
boats, completely annihilated our bat
teries mounted at Kin Chou. The
Fifth regiment which was posted on
this spot stood its ground heroically.
The fire of this regiment as well as
that of our batteries and tho gunboat
Bobr off Khounoueza inflicted enor
mous losses on the Japanese.
"Our losses amounted to 30 officers
and 800 men killed or wounded. We
blew up or damaged all our guns which
the Japanese had not put out of ac
tion.
It would have been inexpedient cer
tainly to bring up siege artillery dur
ing the fierce fighting.
"The battle May 2G began at 5 a.m.
and lasted until 5 p. m. ^heu I ordered
the position evacuated gradually. The
explosion of a number of our mines
and fougades was rendered impossible
because the Japanese turned our posi
tion immediately. The Japanese ad
vanced through water up to their
waists under the protection of their
ships
"The spirit cf oar troops is excel
lent."
LOST MORE THAN 4,000,
Tokio, June 3.-The total of the Ja
panese casualties at the battle of Nan
shan Hill, on May 26, is 4,304. They
are divided a3 follows :
Thirty-one officers, including one
major and five sergeant majors, and 713
nou-commissioned officers and men
killed ; 100 officers, including one colo
j ne( one major and 12 sergeant majors
I und 3,460 non-commissioned officers
and men wounded.
HAS MARCHED SOUTH.
London, June 3 -The Daily Mail's
New Chwang correspondent cabling
under date of June 2, says :
"Gen. Stalkenberg, with 14,000 Rus
sians, made up of artillery, cavalry
and infantry, has marched south of
Liao Yang in the direction of Wafan
tien.
"Large forces of Chinese, bandits are
collecting in the hills northeast of the
Liao River and are preparing to cut
the railway north cf Mukden."
The correspondent- of the Daily Ex
press at Nagasaki cables that transports
loaded with troops continue to leave
western Japanese ports daily for the
theatre of war. A large proportion of
those dispatched during the past week,
he says, were to reenfcrco Gen. Oku.
PORT ARTHUR'S GARRISON.
Cheefoo, June 4. neon.-A Chinese
passenger on a junk which has arrived
here from Dalny states that ho was
at Port Arthur recently and that the
Russians force, inclusive of sailors,
numbers 40,000 men only. The four
larger vessels of the Russian fleet aie
undamaged, hut all the others are in
the bands of the repairers. The Jap
anese have restored order at Dalny
and Talien Wan and have driven out
the bandit?.
Dalny, according to the passenger's
story, was not badly damaged by fire.
Only the old town was destroyed.
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cures indigestion, relieves the stomach,
takes the strain off the heart and restores
it to a fu 1 performance of its function
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by enabling the stomach and digestive
organs to digest, assimilate aud appro
priate to the blood and tissues all of the
food nutriment. Tones the stomach and
digestive o:gaps. Sold by j^Jim^m
F BMEB FOUHB SiifjGXOS iii FIELO.
Were in Fertilizer That He Bought
at a Railroad Wreck.
Charleston, S. C., Jun3 2.-The
finding of a large number of diamonds
in afield near Lacama, " N. G., has
caused considerable stir thereabout.
An "A. C. L. passenger conductor,
who runs on the' "short cut" past
Lucarna, says that the value of the,
diamonds found is more than $10,000.
When a southbound West Indian mail
train ran into some box cars at Luca
rna, a car load of fertilizer was wreck
ed. The mail was thrown on top of
the fertilizer car and was burned.
The next day the company sold the
fertilizer to a farmer nearby and tye
hauled it out to his farm and scattered
it in his field. When it was bemg
distributed the hands picked up sev
eral pretty diamonds which they took
to be pieces of glass. The farmer im
mediately began a careful search of the
field and soon secured $8,0C0 worth of
diamonds which has subsequently .in
creased by $2,000 worth. As soon as
the. news spread, people from all
neighboring sections cam and "joined
in the search, and the field was so up
turned that his entire crop had to be
replanted.
The conductor says he has seen sev
eral of the diamonds and that they ar
undoubtedly geniune. : Nothing has
been heard from the actual owners of
the diamonds.
State House Contract Awarded.
Columbia, June 3.-After four ses
sions, lasting over ten hours in the
total the State house commission yes
terday awarded the contract for putting
in the new heating plant to A. A.
Sanborn of Boston for $13,845 and that
for doing the brick work to Padgett &
Postell of Columbia for $1725. The
commission at first rejected all bids
because they were too high. The bids
were for both the brick work and the
heating plant, Sanborn's at $25,495
being xthe lowest. The commission
decided to separate the two jobs and
their proposition to Sanborn cf $18,
845 for the heating plant was accept e.1.
The other bidders were : W. D. Gur
marin of Columbia, and Baker & Wil
liams and Evans, A im i rel & Co., cf
New York.
Sued by His Doctor.
"A doctor herc has sued me for $I2.,">'.>
which I claimed was excessive for a case cf.
cherra morbus," says R. White, of ca
ehella, Cal. "At the trial he praised bis
medical skill and medicine. I asked him
if it was not Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy he used as I Tiad
good reason to believe it was, and he
would not say under cath that it was not.';
No doctor could use a better remedy than
this in a case of cholera morbus, lt neve
fails. Soid by China's Drug Store.
New York, June 3.-The presence
of Senator Gorman of Maryland, and
Col. J. M. Guey, the national com
mitteeman cf Pennsylvania, lends col
or to the report, spread by Tammany,
that a coalition has been formed- to
prevent the nomination of Ja ge
Parker.
Premature 'Agta
Sometime a Yc ng Man Feels
Like an Octogenarian-Mr.
Reynolds Ileceipe.
. Sometimes a ye.:,,, man. who should be
vigorous feels like a. man o so, kidney dis
ease will do it. They will weaken the back
and make the step drag. Doan's Kidney Pills
make weak barks strong and lighten the
steps. Read what a Sumter man says about
them.
W. S. Reynolds, dealer in sporting goods at
10s S. Main street, residing at 214 Hampton
Avenue says : "I can recommend DoanV
Kidney Pills as I procured them at Dr. A. J.
China's drug store and used them for back
ache and kidney trouble and found them ali
that they are claimed to be* They cured me
of backache which had been troubling me
for quite a while. The pain across my loin
was sometimes so severe as to make me feel
like a man of eighty. My back seemed .to
.live way with me and I had' no strength ita
.it. The kidney secretions were unnatural in
app arance and very scanty, f used reme
dies ana wore plasters bul might just as
weil have saved my money for nothing did
me any good until I got Doan's Kidney Pills.
They produced a noticeable change for the
better in a short time and since using them
my hack JIMS not ached and is as strong as it
ever was while the kidney secretions have
regained their natural color and ;.r ' regular.
I can recommend Doan's Kidney Pills as :i
most reliable kidney medicine.""
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents per
box. Foster-Milburu Co.. Rutt'aio. X. V.. sole
agents for the Unired Slates.
Remember the name -Doan's-and take no
substitute. 4
DeWitt is the rame to eek for when
you go to buy Witch Haie! SaJve.
Dewitt's Witch Hazel Salve is the
original and only genuine. In 3ct
Dewitt's is the only Witch Hazel Salve
that is made from the unadulterated
Witch=Haze
Al! others are counterfeits-base imi
tations, cheap and worthless - even
dangerous. DeWift's Witch Hazel Salve
is a specific for Piles: Blind, Bleeding.
Itching and Protruding Piles. Also Cuts,
Burns, Bruises, Sprains. Lacerations,
Contusions. Boils. Carbuncles. Eczema.
Tetter. Salt Rheum, and ail other Skin
Diseases.
PREPARED BY
E. C. DeWitt 4 Co., Chicago
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