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C?o???atecl .lag. ?. 1881. SUMTER. S. G . WEDNESDAY. JUNE 22. 1904. . New Series-Vol. XXIII. So. 47
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fML SUNOAY SOHQOL ML
Excaosion Steamer Filled With Wem?
en and Children Burned Near
New Tort
-
FIVE HEB LIVES IRE LOST
And Hundreds of Others Injured
Before Boat Could be Beached.
Some Burned, Others Crushed *y Faffing
Deck, and Still Others lamped Over
* board and Were Drowses'.
New York June 15.- One of the most
terrible accidents in the history of this
city occurred today when the-excursion
steamers Gen. Slocum was burned in
the Sound 0$ North Brother's Island.
The steamer was loaded with excur?
sionists from St Marks'German Luth?
ean Church Sunday School, there
being more chan one thousand chil?
dren and six hundred adJnlts, mostly
women, on board. The steamer start?
ed from the sixth street pier at 9
o'clock this morning for an all day
trip np the sound.
The steamer caught fire when off
North Brothers island and the pilot
headed steamer for the island, but
before he could beach hex the ship
was enveloped in ?ames aud a wild
panic ensued. Hund? eds jumped over
board and many were drowned while
others were burned to death on the
boat. Before the boat reached the
island the upper deck collapsed crush?
ing many on the lower deck to death.
Trie captain and engineer stuck to
their posts with the greatest bravery
and fortitude and both were badly
burned.
The bodies of many of those drown?
ed were picked up by many boats that
hastened to the relief of the burning
steamer, but others were washed up
on the shores of several islands. Several
steamers with doctors and nurses were
sent to North Brothers Island, as soon
as news of the disasters reached the
city, where many of the rescued were
temporarily cared foi.
The exact number of killed and in?
jured is not yet known, but the police
now estimate that five hundred lives
were lost and several hundred others
were seriously injured.
The cause of the fire has not been
determined.
New York, June 16, 11,30 a. m.
The search for the victims of the dis?
astrous burning of the excursion
steamer Slocum, continued all night
and this morning. Macy bodies were
picked up in the lower channel near
Hell Gate and divers brought numbers
from sunken wreck and report many
more pinned down by the wreckage
from the collapsed hurricane deck.
Pastor Pass, of St. Mark's who was
saved but lost his entire family be?
came violently insane this forenoon
and was taken to Lincoln Hospital.
Five hundred and five bodies had
been found up to li o'clock this morn?
ing. Between four and five hundred
persons who were known to have been
on the steamer are still missing.
A searching investigation is being
made by the local and Federal author?
ities for the purpose of ascertaining
the cause of the disaster and to fix if
possible the responsibility for the ter?
rible loss of life.
New York, June 16.-Six hundred
persons, men, women and children, at
a conservative estimate, met death
yesterday by tbs burning, beaching
aud sinking of the big three-decked
excursion steamer, - Gen. Slocum,
which took fire in the East River, near
the entrance to Long Island Sound,
while on her way to a Sound resort
with more than a thousand excursion?
ists, the Sunday-school pupils of St
Mark"s German Lutheran Church,
their relatives and friends.
Approximately five hundred bodies
have been recovered and are now being
tagged at the morgues of Bellevue
Hospital and Harlem. Divers were
still busy at a late hour taking bodies
from the bold of the vessel, which
they say is choked with ?be remains of
human beings, while the bodies of
scores who leaped or were thrown into
the river have not been recovered.
At 1 o'clock this morning, accord?
ing to a statement issued by Coroner
O'Gorman, 483 bodies had been recov?
ered from the destroyed vessel, horned
to death or drowned, and- found on
the shores to which they had been
washed, or picked up in the river to
which they had jumped or fallen from
the burning vessel.
TUES are arriving hourly with
bodies from North Brother Island.
New York, June 17.-The total
number of victims of the disaster to
the excursion boat Slocum is today
estimated to have been between nine
hundred and one thousand, with the
probability that the higher figure is
nearest the correct number.
JAPS WIN mn IICM
News of a Bot Fight on Lio Tung
Peninsula-Russian Forces Driven
Bask With Heavy Loss.
POBT ARTHUR H&R80R OPEN ?GAIN.
i Unconfirmed Report of Naval Bat?
tle-Situation of Russian Forces
Appears to be Hopeless.
London, June 16 -A dispatch to
The Daily Express from Tokio dated
June 15 says news has been received
there bnt has not yet been officially
published cf a great Japanese victory
near Fn Chow on the railway, 70 miles
north of Port Arthur. The Russians,
it is added, were overwhelmed, lost
1,000 men, left ali their guns on the
field and retreated in disorder.
The Daily Chronicle's correspondent
at Tokio cables the same news, add?
ing that the Russians to the number
of 7,000 men are now in full flight
towards the Shi Chaiao and Kai Chou.
PORT ARTHUR HARBOR OPEN.
Tokio, Jan. le, 4 p. m.-A flotilla
of torpedo boats and torpedo boat de- j
stroyers under the command of Capt.
Tsuchiay and cooperating with the
army,, made a reconnoissance in force
near Shao Ping island yesterday and
bombarded the Russian outposts on
the coast to the west of the island
(Shao Ping island is 12 miles to the
west of Port Arthur).
At noon the Russian cruiser Novik,
convoying ten torpedo boat destroyers,
steamed out from Port Arthur. The
Russian shore batteries protected these
vessels with a heavy cannonade. The
Japanese flotilla retreated slowly,
firing as it went, for the purpose of
decoying the enemy to sea. At 3
o'clock in the afternoon the Russian
ships returned to the entrance of Port
Arthur. The fact that the Novik came
out of Port Arthur makes it certain
that the Russians have succeeded in
blasting a channel through the cement
laden merchantmen sunk by the Japa?
nese in the entrance to the harbor.
This freedom of egress comes too late
to permit of any e?ect on the opera?
tions of the Japanese army, for men,
guns and stores have practically all
been landed and Admiral Togo is cap?
able of keeping the remnant of the
Russian fleet imprisoned in Port Ar?
thur._
Last Monday night Japanese vide?ce
boats, protected by torpdo boats and
torpedo boat destroyers, succeeded in
reaching the entrance to Port Arthur
and planted a series of mines. The
darkness of midnight favored the
operation. The Japanese vessels were
not observed andi they returned to the
rest of the squadron without having
sustained any damage.
NAVAL FIGHT ALSO REPORTED.
Tokio, June 15, 6 p. m.-It is re?
ported heie that the Japanese protect?
ed cruiser Nitaka engaged tba Rus?
sian Vladivostok squadron off Tsu isl?
and in the strait between Corea and
Japan. This report, however, lacks
confirmation.
The Japanese transports Ugo and
Fuyo, homeward bound, met the Rus?
sian vessels near Oki island. The
Russians pursued them and fired 16
shots at the Japanese ships. The
transports escaped and reached Kat
sumoto.
FIGHTING GOING ON.
London, June 15.-The correspond?
ent of the Central News at Liao Yang
telegraphed tod?y as follows :
The fighting as Vafangow (about 55
miles north of Port Arthur) wa3 re?
newed today and is still proceeding.
No details are obtainable but there
are persistent rumors that the Rus?
sians are partly successful, repulsing
three euadrons of cavalry and making ?
prisoners of 60 men. The Russian
casualties in the fighting yesterday
were 308 men killed or wounded. The
Japanese casualties are not known.
Later a sectiou of Russian cavalry
marching in the direction of Tafan
Chow and Lun Koo, discovered on its
right flank a great force of Japanese
cavalry. An engagement ensued, |
and, according to the latest dispatches,
fighting is progressing all along the
line, the Japanese having obtained
reen forcements from Vafangow, con?
sisting of three infantry divisions
with artillery and cavalry.
ENGAGEMENT IMMINENT.
Tokio, June 15, 7.30 p. m.-Three
Japanese transports outward bound
from Shimonoseki met the Russian
warships this morning outside the
Strait of Corea. The Russians fired
18 shots at the Japanese ships. One
transport escaped. The fate of the j
other two is not known.
It is believed at Sasebo that a naval
engagement is imminent.
HEAR CANNONADING.
Tokio, June 15, 3.30 p. m.-Reports
of canonading have been received htre
from various points, such as Chi
Kuzen province, Oki island and
Tsuzhima, bot the exact nature of
the operations of the Russian Vladi?
vostok squadron is not disclosed. The
Japanese warships in the vicinity are
burryin? to the scene. Sasebo is be?
ing closed. There is a strong possibil?
ity that a naval engagement will take
place soon. No southern city in Japan
is exposed to attack, but this Russian
raid may prove expensive to shipping.
Tokio, June 16, 5 p. m.-The Rus?
sian hope of relievinfg the pressure on
Port Arthur by threatening the rear
of Gen. Okn, the commander of the
Japanese forces investing the Russian
stronghold, came to an end yesterday
at T?HFSU, a point on the railroad 50
miles north of Kinches and 25 m?es
north of Vafangow, when the Russians
were outmanoeuvred, enveloped and
swaepingly defeated. They left more
than 500 dead on the field and the Jap?
anese captured 3X) prisoners and 14
quick-firing field guns. The Russians
retreated hastily to the northward.
1?he Japaneso charge that the Rus?
sians violated the Japanese flag. Cer?
tain offices aver that during the fight?
ing; a body of Russian soldiers appear?
ed carrying a Japanese flag and that
tho Japanese artillery, deceived by
this flag, ceased firing on that partic?
ular body of Russians. Official dis?
patches from the Japanese command?
ers made specific charges of this flag
viclation.
Early estimates of the Japanese
losses at Telissu say tnat 1,000 men
were killed or wonned.
?the Japanese attacking force was
divided *iuto right and left columns
ani began the advance on Tuesday
along both sides of the railroad.
They encountered the Russians east of
Vsfandien and drove them back. At
a lase hour in the afternoon the Rus?
sians held a line between Lung Wang
Ti*o and Ta Shen. The Japanese ar?
tillery opened on this line and the
Russians responded. The shelling con
timed 12 hours and it was followed
by the advance of the Japanese line
to a position extending from Lung
Ch ia Tung to Yu Hotun. Darkness
pub an end to the fighting. The Jap?
anese dispatched a column to the west
ward toward Pu Chan for the purpose
of covering the Russian right wing
an I to protect their left and rear.
During the night it become apparent
that the Russians were being reen
foiced and so decided to make a gen
end attack in the morning and force
tho Russians into a defile back of Te?
lissu.
When morning came it was discov?
er that the Russians, held a line ex?
tending from Ta Fang Shen to Cheng
Ts a Shan', with a force estimated at
more than two divisions.
The Japanese planned to envelop
th 3 Russians near Telissu and they
succeeded admirably.
White the main Japanese force was
moving north along the railroad col?
umns were swung to the left and to
th 3 right and? finally converged at
noon on the main Russian position.
The Russians in this position were at
a disadvantage but they held it with
determination until 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. At this hour they were
routed. . The Japanese cavalry contin?
ued to pursue the enemy and probably
inflicted severe punishment.
The Japanese commander makes no
estimate of the Russian losses but says'
they are probably great.
Among the Russian officers captured
bj the Japanese is the colonel of the
Fourth regiment of rifles.
KUROPTKIN ADMITS DEFEAT.
3t. Petersburg, June 16.-Emperor
Nicholas has received the following
telegram, dated June 10, from Gen.
K iropatkin :
'I have received the following dis?
patch from Lieut. Gen. Baron Stakel
berg, dated June 16, 12.20. p. m. :
;' 'Yesterday I had intended to at?
tack the enemy's right flank but just
as our troops had been assigned for
the purpose and were beginning to
successfully envelop the enemy's right
flunk, the Japanese in their turn* at?
tacked my right flank with superior
forces and I was compelled to retreat
bj three roads to the north.
' 'Our losses are heavy, but they
ara not yet completely known.
'1 'During the engagement the third
and fourth batteries of the first artil?
lery brigade wore literally cut to pieces
bj the Japanese shells.
" * Of 16 guns, 13 [were rendered
completely useless and were abandon?
ed.
" 'The conduct of the troops was
excellent, a large proportion of them
refusing to retire until after they had
been repeatedly ordered to do so.' "
WAS NO ROUT.
3t. Petersburg, June 16, 7.15 p. m.
-The war office announces that Gen.
Stakelberg was forced back before
greatly superior numbers and retreat?
ed to Vantsialin, 30 miles north of j
Vufangow. The officials here deny
that there was anything in the nature
of a rout. The enemy had over four
divisions in action.
BATTLE IS IMMNENT.
London, June 17.-The correspond?
ent of The Daily Mail at the Japanese
headquarters, cabling from Antung
nr.der date of June 16, says that the
Russians are advancing and have occu?
pied Jongyenpu, Sumengtsu and
Senchiatsui and that a battle is ex?
pected immediately.
BACK TO VLADIVOSTOK.
3t. Petersburg, June 16, 9.53 p. m'.
-The Vladivostok squadron has re?
turned to Vladivostok.
AGAIN ROUTED RUSSIANS.
Tokio, June 16, 7 p. m.-A detach?
ment of the army under Gen. Kuroki
captured a town of Siuyen on Snnday
after routing and defeating a force of
303 Russians and 300 mounted Chinese
bandits. The enemy retired toward the
Tao river, leaving behind them three
dead and two wounded men.
The Japanese sustained no casual
tics. This is the first actual report of
Ciiinese bandits fighting with Russian
troops, and it may mean that the Rus?
sians have enlisted large numbers of
these irregulars.
TWO TRANSPORTS SUNK.
Tokio, June 16, 6 p. m.-All doubt
as to the sinking of the transports
Hi tachi and Sado by the Russians has
been removed. Three hundred and
ninety-seven survivors of the ll it adi i
have arrived at Moji and 153 survivors
of the Sado have arrived at Kokura.
Details of the destruction of the two
transports and the full extent of the
casualties are not obtainable.
TORPEDOED AND SUNK THEM.
Tokio, June 16, 7 p. m.-Details ob
ta nable from the survivors of the ill
fated Japanese transorta show that the
Hatcehi and the Sado met three Rus?
sian warshipps rear Iki island at 1
o'clock Wednesday morning. The
Russians fired on the Japanese ships
and stopped them, and soon afterward
they torpedoed and sank the helpless
transports.
The captain of the Sado and several
ether men were captured. More than
100 men escaped in boats and landed at
Kikura. A message has been received
here from Hagi saying that the surviv?
ors of the Hatachi had drifted north
to Shimonoseki and been saved.
The transport Izumi is still missing.
ESTIMATE OF THE LOSSES.
Tokio, June 16, 8 p. m.-It is report?
ed that the transports Hitachi and
Sado carried only 1,400 men. If this
is true, the loss in lives is probably
less than 1,000.
The transports, however, had many
horses and large quantities of supplies
on board.
Liao Yang, June 17.-The correspond?
ent of the Associated Press who was
present at the battle of Vafangow de?
scribed the fighting as follosw :
"The stern, dogged fighting at the
battle of Vafangow was like another
Borodino. The roar of the machine
guns and the boom of the cannon still
ring in one's ears.
"Throughout the three days of com?
bat the officers and men vied with each
other in pluck and heroism. They
have added a glorious page to Russia's
military history.
"The enemy's advance originally in?
cluded the fifth, eighth and eleventh
divisions, 12 squadrons of cavalry and
splendid artillery. About 200 guns
were belching continuous streams of
shot and shell Large reenforcemnets
enabled them to tarn the Russian
flank: A diversion on the right pre?
cipitated the battle in the morning of
June 15.
"JIMaj. Gen. Gerngross, who was
wounded, commanded the left flank,
andi Gen. Loutchkovsky commanded
thhe centre, including four battalions
concealed in ? small wood, whence
they dealt death and destruction on
the enemy.
"The Russian right was protected
by Cossacks, dragoons and Siberian
rifles.
"While the big guns were thunder?
ing I made my way at about ll a. m.,
to the Russian right flank and climb?
ed a bril whence I could view the
whole /field of battle. Behind me a
battery? had taken up a position from
which K kept up a continuous fire
npon the advancing ranks of the ene?
my. ^Through glasses I could see the
sandfy^valley of the Trissa with the
Chinese village of Fafan. The
heights of Foo Chou, the railroad
bridge and the surrounding slopes
were occupied by Japanese infantry.
Then black lines cf infantry like
threads, could be seen creeping through
the verdure. Nearer the slope of a
hill was dotted by the gray shirts of
Russian riflemen. A brownish smoke
overhung some of the batteries and
others showed flashes of flame. The
crackle of rifle fire was punctuated by
the roar of guns. Occasionally I heard
the hiss of a Japanese bullet.
"The scene was awe-inspiring.
Over the Russi?u centre and left flank
hovered chocolate clouds from bursting
shrapnel. It was evident that the tide
of battle was coming toward the Rus?
sian right. I saw reserves hurrying
forward, the Cossacks galloping, fol?
lowed by columns of infantry at the
double. Suddenly they disappeared
in au adjacent defile. The valley
where the Russians had camped was
emptied as if by magic. Rattling vol?
leys were fired behind the screen of
hills which concealed the fighting
troops from view in that direction,
the sound of the firing being the only
evidence of the deadly struggle pro?
ceeding there. This continued for half
au fao?r. Suddenly a company of
Cossacks appeared on the crest of a
hill and began to descend. They were
followed by inafntry. The Japanese
gunners promptly pursued them with
shrapnel. Horses and men began fall?
ing.
"A moment of harrrowing suspense
was relieved by a thunderous shout of
'hurrah.' It was from a couple of
thousand Russian troops just brought
up by train. They quickly jumped
from the cars, fixed bayonets and lit?
erally ran into the fight.
"Again the crackle of musketry
undercover, during which the retir?
ing Russian regiments formed up and
moved off in complete order toward
the railroid. While a long line of
commissariat wagons, escorted by
Cossacks, took to the road a battery
of horse artillery stationed near the
railroad banged away furiously as it
covered the retreat. The Japanese
shells were then falling ou the station
buildings, from which train after
train had moved.
"I descended the hill and just suc?
ceeded in jumping on the foot board
of the last car. Some of the Russian
batteries on the left flank were still :
firing. The main force then began ;
slowly to retreat towards Vantsialin :
(30 miles north of Vafangow) and at '.
about 1 in the afternoon had accom- j
plished its strategic mission. The '.
battle of Vafangow had deflected con- I
siderable Jappanese forces from Port t
Arthur.'* I
"JAPS" LOSE STEAMER.
Tokio, June 17, 3.30 p. m.-The 1
steamer Katsuno was sunk off Moji j
last night as a result of colliding with ]
the steamer Yamatokan. Both vessels c
were on their way to Tiescu to rescue ?
the survivors of the transports Hatachi c
and Sado. f
- 1
R?SSAN ARMY RESTS.
St. Petersburg, June 17, 6 p. m.
Gen. Staelberg telegraphs from Vant?
sialin that his army is resting there.
His casualties have not yet been defi?
nitely ascertained.
Gen. Nodzn's army is resting at
Vafangow and is not expected to ad?
vance for a couple of days.
The advance of Gen. Kuroki's force
beyond Siuyen to cut off Stakelberg's
troops is not causing reprehension.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press is informed on good authority
that a Kassian force has been concen?
trated between Kai Chou and Hai
Chen? to cover Scakelberg's retreat.
ARMIES COLLIDING.
London, June 18.-The Daily Mail's
Newchw?ng correspondent says: "The
advance guards of Gen. Kuroki's
army are colliding with the Russian
forces 15 miles south of Tashichao."
The Daily Mail in an editorial says
it thinks that the corespondent is
mistaken and that the force is a fresh
Japanese army under Gen. Nodzu,
moving from Sin Yen to intercept
Gen. Stajkelbergs retreat.
SURVIVORS ARRIVE.
Nagasaki, Japan, June 17, 4 p. m.
-Seveny-tbree survivors from the
transbport Sado arrived here today.
They escaped in a water boat and con?
trived a sail from their clothing.
They met a British steamer off the
island of Iki at 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon and were towed to a point
near Nagasaki. The survivors say
that the Sado's engines were disabled
after a few shots had been fired by the
Russains. When the survivors left
the scene the Hitascbi was still afloat.
WILL DESTROY PORT ARTHUR?
Chefoo, June 17: 5 p. m.-Two
thousand Chinese, chiefly small mer?
chants, arrived here today in junks
from Port Arthur. The Chinese were
ordered out of Port Arthur, the Rus?
sians commandeering all the provis?
ions and cattle. Fighting on both
land and sea was continuous. The re?
sult is not known to the Chinese.
The latter believe the Russians are
unable to hold out and are preparing
to destroy the place.
There were also several arrivals here
from Dalny today. They were also
ignorant of the result of the recent
fighting. They say that fully 150,000
Japanese, including coolie carriers,
have landed on the Liao Tung penin?
sula.
FOG SAVED RUSSIAN FLEET.
Tokio, June .17-11 a. m.-It is
probable that fog has again saved the
Vladivostok squadron. Many rumors
are extant of an action at sea, but
they are not confirmed. The Russian
ships were first sighted off Okino Isl?
and at 8.30 a. m., June 15, by a patrol
boat, which reported the fact to Vice
Admiral Kamimura at an unknown
base, who left in pursuit with his
whole squadron. At 9.30 a. m. on
the same -date Vice Admiral Tsunoda,
commanding the Takeshiki naval sta?
tion, received the confirmation of the
appearance off shore, and immediately
dispatched a flotilla of torpedo boats
in chase, but the wind, rain and
fogs, wh?L-i prevailed, prevented them
from doing effective work. During
the afternoon the storm increased.
Vice Admiral Kamimura with his
squadron is still chasing the enemy.
The fate of the transport Izumi is still
unknown.
Paris, Jane 18.-A news agency has
received a icport that the forward
movemeut of Gen. Kuroki's army to j
repel the advance of Gen. Kuropatkin's
army to the relief of Port Arthur
brought on a general engagement ear?
ly this morning and that the left wing
of Gen. Kuropalkins army was prac?
tically annihilated by the Japanese ;
the loss being estimated to exceed 10,
000. The Russian army was driven
back* all along the line and the Japa?
nese are pressing the pursuit with
such vigor that the Russians have had
no chance to rally their disorganized
troops and check the victorious Japa?
nese.
State vs. Mcllvain-Unkefer Co.
Columbia, June 14.-At the recent
session of the General Assembly,
based on the report of the State House
commission, Senator Robt. Aldrich
and Mr. T. Y. Williams were in?
structed to employ counsel to try and
recover on the bond of the Mcllvain
Unkefer Company and to try and force
the contractors and architect to have
the work come up to the requirements,
which the commission held the work
did not do As a result of the work
cf tliis committee Messrs. Mitchell <fe
Smith, of Charleston, have been em?
ployed to take entire charge of the
case.
Messrs. Mitchell & Smith were
selected to take charge of the ease be?
cause of their recognized ability and
standing in the legal profession and
because they are good hard fighters.
The case will be entirely in their
hands under the supervision and di?
rection of Messrs. Aldrich and Wil?
liams, as representing the State House
committee.
Dr. C. J. Moffett is a graduate of
medicine and has as much right to
prescribe for the sick as any physic?
ian, and gives to mothers his "TEETH?
ING" as the best remedy they can use
For their teething children. "TEETH -
INA" Aids Digestion, Regulates the
bowels, Overcomes and Counteracts
the Effects of the Summer's Heat
ind makes teething easy.
June 15-2t
King Peter, of Servia, was to have
jeen crowned on June 15, but he had
io crown and a French firm of jewel?
ers, to whom he applied for one on
:redt would not take the chances.
3o he is to have a cheap one, made
mt of a bronze cannon, a relic in the
amily, and as soon as that is ready
ie will be crowned.
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children.
Hie Kind Yeo Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
i
I
Weted Sculptor of Kew York and
Paris to Submit ?Sodefs.
Mr. F. Wellington ?uchsthul, a
noted sculptor of Paris, and now resid?
ing in New York, has been selected
by the Hampton monument commis?
sion to submit the plans for the eques?
trian statue to be erected on the east?
ern side of the capitol grounds as soon
as possible.
The commission met Wednesday
morning, those present being Senators
McColl and Marshall, and Representa?
tives Moses and Morgan, and after a
careful study of the many names sub?
mitted it was decided that the name
of Mr. Ruchsthul should be selected.
This gentleman will submit models
and the commission will then pass up?
on these, after which the statue will
be built according to the model select?
ed.
The total amount of money contribu?
ted by popular subscription amounts
to $7,895.22, or a little over $2,000
short of that which it was expected
should be raised to put with the State
appropriation of $20,000.. This appro?
priation is now available, however,
and the commission will go ahead
with the work, but should more be
received a better monument could be
erected. The statute . will cost be?
tween $25,000 and $30,000 and the
artist's commission will eozne out of
that.-Columbia Records ,? ,
Thrown From ? Wagon.
Mr. George K. Babcock was.thrown from
his wagon and severely bruised. He ap?
plied Chamberlain's Fain Balm freely and,
says it is the best liniment he ever used.
Mr. Babcock is a well known citizen of
North Plain, Conn. There is nothing
equal to Pain Balm for sprains and
bruises. It will effect a cure in one-third
the time required by any other treatment.
For sale by China's Drug Store.
New York, June 18.-The burial of
the victims of the excursion boat dis?
aster began this morning and will con?
tinue all day. AU business on the
east side has been suspened today.
One hundred and eleven were buried
this morning.
Sued by His Doctor.
"A doc'-or here has sued me for $12.50
which I claimed was excessive for a case of
cholera morbus," says R. White, of Coa
ehella, Cal. "At the trial he praised his
medical skill and medicine. I asked him
if it was not Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy he used as I had
good reason to believe it was. and he
would not say under oath that it wis not."
No do. .or cculd use a better remedy than
this in a case of cholera morbus, lt never
fails. Sold by China's Drug Store.
Saalburg, Jun* 17.-France, repre?
sented by Thery, today won the fifth
international motor race for the James
Gordon Bennett cup, the great event
of the motoring-world, from Jenatzy
of Germany, the holder cf the trophy,
by ll minutes and 18 seconds after a
magnificent speed test cf 348 miles
over a difficult and dangerous course.
Decaters of Germany was third, io
minutes and ten seconds behind Je
natzy. Thery's total time was^ 5
hours 50 minutes and three seconds.
Jenatzy's 6 hours 1 minute and 21
seconds.
HW!) PKWF,
What Better Evidence Can
. Residents of Sumter De?
mand ?
There must be a larp:e measure of merit in
any article which is endorsed by many of
Sumter's foremost citizens. Read this state?
ment mack* by lier leading dentist :
B. B. Breeden, thc well-known dentist of 4
X. Main street says : "I have used Doan'*
Kidney Pills and experienced relief through
them. I think they are ?roed and I cheerfully
recommend them to those suffering from kid?
ney complaint and its effects, as back?
ache and difficulty with the kidney secre?
tions. They seem to have a direct, immediate
and permanent action upon the kidneys. My
back caused me considerable trouble and
misery which was aggravated by standing on
my feet much. ?>Iy back became tired and
pained me greatly across the loins. I obtain?
ed a box of Doan's Kidney Pills at Dr. A. J
China's dru? store, and since using them I
find my back does not trouble me at all.
though it is some months sinre I used the
pills."
For sale by all dealers. Price. SO cents, Fos
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. V.. sole agents
for the United States.
Remember the name-Doan's-and take no
substitute. 6
Easy Pill
I* Easy to take and easy to act is ^
that famous little pil? Dewitt's
Little Early Risers. This is due to
the fact that they tonic the liver in?
stead of purging it. They never gripe
nor sicken, not even the most delicate
lady, and yet they are so certain in
results that no one who uses them is
disappointed. They cure torpid liver,
constipation, biliousness, Jaundice,
headache, malaria and ward1 off pneu?
monia and fevers.
PREPARED ONLY BY
E. C. Dc WITT & CO., CHICAGO
I Don't Forget the Name. $
Early Risers
For sale by Olin B. Davis.

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