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NAIL PULLER Mr. Re?d Released from Jail on Bond. INFANTRY ASSOCIATION The Wilmington Light Infantry to Cel? ebrate Its Seml-Cenlennlal on Mecklenburg Declaration Day. ... (Special to Tb? Tlmei-Dliipatch.) WILMINGTON, N. C., May 18.?Mr. O. 8. Reld, of Chadbaccou, tho prominent trucker and business man, who lost Wed? nesday shot and so seriously woundod Chester Edmonds, Is In Wilmington, hav? ing been relenecd from Whltovillo Jail on liond. Ho is hero arranging for counsel to defend him, Mr. Reld claims sclf-do lense. He said both Edmonds und his biuther Jumped on him, and one of them > dealt him a terrible blow with (in Iron nail puller. ' He was forced to shoot to save his llfo. ?Mr. J. O. Rold. of Norfolk, brother of G. S. Reld, Is here. Edmonds, the wound? ed man, Is In tho hospital hero. It Is now believed that ha has a chanco for re? covery. The thirty-eighth annual reunion of the Third North Carolina Infantry Associa? tion, the oldest veterans' organization on cither side In the war of KCcetsHion, was linld yesterday at Captain W. H. North rop's summer place, on Greenville Sound. Only a few of the original number re? mull?, but those who are still on this side of the great divide are loyal to the cause und meet annually to keep fresh the cher? ished memories. The regular meeting- was held first, then the election of officers, which resulted as follows: Commander, Colonol W. L. DeRosset; secretary. Captain James I. Metts; chap? lain. Rev. J. R. Marshall. After the meeting Mrs. Northrop served a splendid luncheon. All enjoyed the out? ing most heartily, and exchanged best wishes for unother year of succest? fulness nnd tho hope that each member would be spared to meet In May, 1904. WILMINGTON'S PRIDE. Tho Wilmington Light Infantry, the pilde military organization of this city, will on Wednesday, the /!0th, celebrate Its semi-centennial at Lsko Woccomaw, about thlrty-flve miles from here. The day is a State holiday In honor of tho Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, nnd on that account hundreds of WM mlrgtonlan* will tako advantage of the pleasant outing. Tho Infantrymen and their friends will leavo here on a special train over the Atlantic Coast Line. The day's exercises will consist of, tho an? nual shoot for tho company's medal, base? ball, tennis, boating parties, ?tc. The W. 1j. I. Quartette, the mandolin and guitar clubs will furnish music. Tho Daughters of tho Confederacy will go along to serve lunch for all, which will bo a great con? venience to tho plcnlckors. The outing Will bo one of tho most delightful of the ?eason, and Wilmington people generally will enter Into tho spirit of the occasion to make the fiftieth anniversary of tho Wilmington Light Infantry Just what it should be. ELKS CELEBRATE. The third annual reunion of North Car? olina Elks will bo held at Wrightsville Reach on Juno 3d and 4th. Tho local corri '; ralttees of arrangements, under the'man ngnment of Director-General W. F. Rob erison. are getting everything- In ship? shape for tho entertainment of the "Best ' Pnplo on Earth," Wednesday morning. Juno 3d. a brief session will bo held in tho Seashore Hotel ball-room, at which timo the welcome address will be made by Past Exnlted Ruler William J. Bellamy. Hon. "Walter Murphy, of Salisbury, will respond In behalf of the visitors. Wed? nesday evening tho Antlers will be enter? tained at tho Casino Theatre on tho beach. Thursday will be given over to other pleas? ure!, and that night officers will be elect? ed, and following will bo a big banquet, at which Mr. II. McL. Green, of Wilming? ton, will bo toastmaster. Juno 8th to 13th tho' North Carolina Teachers' Assembly will meet nt Wrightsville, and three days of tho next week will be taken up with tho Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and tho Knights-Templar, and Immediately following the GrHnd Lodge of Masons on June 24th and 25th tho State Bankers' 'Association will "hold tho boards," and tho North Carolina Press Association will bo here July 1st and 2d. The season at Wrightsville will open In a few days, nnd the outlook Indicates the most suc? cessful season In the history of the pop? ular resort . VERDICT SET ASIDE The Episcopal Council of Eastern North Carolina. (Bpeelnl to The Tlines-Dltipittch.) FAYfirTTBVIiLLE, N. C, May 18.?In the Cumberland Superior Court, In the case of W. H. Gurloy, 'suit against tho Atlantic Coast Lino Railroad Company, for ?tl/J.OOO,, the Jury on Saturday evening rendered a. verdict for plaintiff of $2,000, which Judge Cooko set asido as contrary to the evidence. In the winter of 1901 p. yohlcle, in which Gurloy was riding on Wlnslow Street, was struck by a freight train and ho was thrown out, sustaining, ho claimed, permanent In? juries. Tho Council of tho Episcopal Dloceso of Eastern North Carolina convenes In St. John's Church, In this city, on Wed? nesday. During its sessions there will bo a meeting of tho Brothorhood of St. Andrew for North nnd South Carolina, attended by distinguished dolegates, among them BIhIiop Cofers, of South Carolina, and Dr. AVood, of New York. (The annual convention of tho Woman's Auxiliary Society of tho Church also takes place ?-1-? REVIVALS No Rain for Weeks and Tobacco Plant? ing is Behind. (Bpeelnl to Tho Tlme?-Pls|inteli.) MAYODAN, N. Q? May 18.-Rev. Wm. Black, Stnto Evangelist of tho Presbyte? rian Church, began a series of meetings |n Madison, N, C, yesterday. One of tho warehouses lias been secured, seats " placod, the floor covered with sawdust to deaden the sound of feet, and ? alto? gether, It makes a. desirable place for the meeting. " One of tho attractive features of the meeting was the singing, which was ex? cellent. A trained choir sits upon tho platform, doing splondid work. Rev. I?. P. Bransford, of Danville, Va,, will begin a two-weeks' revival In the Methodist Church, at this place, the third Sunday In June. No rain has fallen In this section for three weeks, and the farmers are very much behind. Not a tobacco plant has been set and they are very blue over the outlook. Wheat Is looking better than several weeks ago, but still tho prospect Is not good. Tho Hessian fly and "rust" have laid unholy hands upon It, and damage-will surely result. FLUE CAP BLEW OFF Colored Fireman Jumped and White Fireman is Scalded. (Special to Tho Tlmta-Dlapntch.) REIDSVILLE. N. C? May 18.-A flue cap on one of the pipes on the engine of a fast freight blew off at 6 o'clock this afternoon two miles north of Ruflln. A negro fireman thought the boiler was about to explode and Jump?jd from the engine. He was seriously Injured and may die. A white fireman, who was learning tho road, was badly scalded ctout tho face and hands. North Carolina Law School, (Sixclal to The Tlcii'S-Dlapntch.) CHAPEL m LL, N. C, May 18.-A very large attendance Is expected at tho sum? mer school of the University. The super? intendent, Professor M. C. S. Noble, has secured a largo and excellent faculty. Arrangements havo been mado to accom? modate all who may so deslro with rooms In the University dormitories. President F. P. Venable will deliver the commencement address before the University of Maryland Medical College on Tuesday, May 10th. A Sorry Lot, (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) KI.NSTON, N. C, Muy 18.?The strand? ed Portuguese Immigrants passed through Klnston yesterday .evening at 7 o'clock, ?en route to Norfolk, Va., from whence thoy will ship to Providence, R. I., for rurther disposition by the U. S. Govern? ment. Tho crowd numbered about four hun? dred and occupied ten cars, including baggage. They were a sorry looking lot, showing signs of their recent hard? ships. Tho Immigrants resembled the negro In color and physique. Mecklenburg Fair. (Special to The Tlmcs-Dlapatcb.) CHARLOTTE, N. C. May 18.?To-mor? row is tho first day of the regular spring meeting of the Mecklenburg Fair Asso? ciation. Tho track Is In elegant condition, and Is very fast. A large number of splendid racers are here. ? YOUNG LADY ??ALLS IN WELL Restored to Family Circle : Unhurt?The Street Carnival. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) SALISBURY. N. C., May 18,-Mlss-Su? san Juliun. a despondent cripplo, was found In a well thirty-seven feot deep hero to-day. Whon rescued by friends, strange to say, thero was not a bruise upon hor. and she resumed her place in tho family circle. The carnival, under tho auspices of Rowan Rifles, opened to-dny with largo crowds In attendance. Fifteen shows are on tho ground. Wednesday night will bo hay-makers' night, preceded during the day by military exercises, participated In by various companies of this fatuto. The curnlvul ball will be held Wed? nesday night. KNOX HATS aro ldenl hats for thoso who want the best. Straws are now ready. Ladles', Hats,,too. GANS-RADY COMPANY. st??? Sal? Ten Million Boxes a Year. All Druggists BEST FOR THE BOWELS wamm?mmmMmm% ?Sfegetable Preparation for As? similating IheFoodandRcgUia ting the Stoinachs andDowcls of 1 NI A (S? TiSS?K il i ii?? i: N Promotes D?gC9llon,Ch?erful ncssandRcst.ConlalMS neltlicr Opium,Mofpliitte norMineraL Nor T?AltC OTIC. Jtoye tiror^/?rSAMUJSLPnVHSR l^n/Jun Semt-, ?tx.Suuut * K?MU Sollt Vif?tr?iinuk-?a?a.* Apeifecl Remedy forConsUpa Hon,Sour Stomach,Diarrlio("a Worms .Convulsions,Feverish ness and Loss OF SLEEP. FocSimilo Signature or The Kind You Have Always Bought EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. liasse? KILLED IN COLD BLOOD ... i ? A Prominent Farmer Shot Down by Four Negroes. (Spcclnl to The T1me?-Dl?ptiteh.) CHARLOTTE, N. C. May IS.-rB. F. Blackmon, a well-to-do farmer of Lan? caster county. South Carolina, was shot and Instantly killed yesterday near his home, seven miles from Lancaster. Sandy Evans, the negro who fired the fatal shot, went Immediately to Lancas? ter and gave himself up to the sheriff, stating that ho shot Blackmon In self defense and wished protection. He was immediately takon to tho Jail. Evans stites that Blackmon came to his house about 1 o'clock yesterday morning and asked to see him. He says Blackmon was under the Influence of whiskey and was returning home from Lancaster, where he had been on Saturday. During the conversation Blackmon pulled out a bottle and attempted to strike-him over the head; that while Blackmon -was making an effort to strike him he shot htm In self-defense. The four negroes at Evans' homo corroborate what Evans has to say. These were so intent on telling of Evans* innocence that all four were arrested and placed In Jail a* accessories to the crime. Since their arresti one has stated that Blapkmon did nothing, nnd that tho shooting was in cold blood. There is considerable excitement In Lan? caster over the killing. Blackmon was one of the most prominent farmers of the county, and his friends claim that the negro Evans killed him without cause! GREENSBORO COLLEGE Commencement at this Splendid Insti? tution In Progress. (Rpeclol to The ?Tlmeii-D!?patch.) GREENSBORO, N. C. May 18.?The commencement of Greensboro Female Col? lege Is In progress this week.. The com? mencement season was pleasantly Inau? gurated at this old and well-known seat of learning last Friday evening by a most charming reception to the senior class. Tho class day exercises Saturday afternoon were of grciit Interest and beauty. Tho first part of the programme, consisting of a class history, ode to tho class flower (tho violet), class poem and prophecy, was rendered in the college chapel, where the "sweet sixteen" class of 19P3 mado an Imposing and effective group seated upon the rostrum which was decorated In the violet and white class colors and beautiful roses and ferns. Tho second part of the pro? gramme whs caroled out upon, the beau? tiful college cnmp'us, The entire school marched in single filo by classes through the wlndlnw walks of the campus with class banners and colors waving in the soft air as they marched to the Inspir? ing strains of tho orchestra. Tho sixteen seniors bearing garlands of Ivy draped from shoulder to shoulder, to\ok their places in front of the building, and oach one participated in planting the Ivy which they fondly hoped would not only adorn the wall* of tholr alma mater, but will serve to koep their memory fresh and green In the hearts and minds of succeeding classes. After tho ceremony of planting was concluded tho class poet read an ode to tho ivy, after which tho class Joined In singing a class song. Tho next event of commencement ex? ercises was tho annual sermon lust night before tho Young Men's Christian Asso? ciation by Rov, T, A. Smoot, of Fa yettevlllo, whose discourse wus repleto with beautiful thoughts and truly an Intellectual feast. Ills theme was "Ser? vice," the text being found lu the sec? ond chapter of Phlllppliins, 11-9 verses, and Mr, Smoot excelled himself In his portrayal of the beauty of service fur the Master. A large' nudieiico was present. Other exercises of commencement week are: Elocution recital to-night, bacca? laureate sermon by Bishop W, W. Dun? can to-morrow morning, meeting of the Ilumnao Association and address to aulm nao by Rev. J. A. B. Fry, of Concord, to-morrow evening, graduating exercises Wednesday morning and annual concert Wednesday night. Heury Clapp, the young man, who hud his leg broken last Wednesday by being knocked off a box car of a freight train' on which ho was flagman, by another train bumping against his, died from his Injuries last evening at Greensboro Hosptul, Tho electrlo motors, four in- number, for use at the pumping station of the water works, have arrived and will be Installed ?it once. Material for the luixlltaj-y sup? ply of water from South Buffalo creek Is on the way, and the piping will be laid within the next few weeks, thus reducing the Uabilty of another water famine In Greensboro this summer. The Flremon's Carnival and Street-Fair Is at an end, and everybody is ,Tlad. While the week was enjoyable, yet there Is a difference of opinion ns to tho good these events do a town. The tire depart? ment cleared about $1,600 nnd of course all the llmnisu are happy, '. j TO PERFEGT THE ROSTERS Information Wanted Concern? ing North Carolina Soldiers. THE CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE An#lmmense Throng Attends the Dedi? cation Near Raleigh?Commence? ment Exercises of tho Baptist University and Peace Ins'te. (.Special to The Timon-Miipntcli.) BAiKlGM, N. C, May 13.?Major B. P. Dlxon. ?ta'o Auditor, to-day issue? an urgent call to citizens botii In and out of the State, who have any papers or doouments of any kind, which will furnish Information that will aid In per? fecting1 tho roster of North Carolina Con? federate troops to forward them to him at once to bo used hi completing tho roster for publlcaUon by tbo United State? War Department. "Complete ros? ters ot officers and private? of Union and Confederate armies," soon to be publish? ed, In tlio letters (Issued to-day. Dr. Dlxon says, "It seems to me It will b<> an everlasting shame if wo do not place the names of all the brave men who held our flag In the heavens for four long years on this roll of honor." Major Dlxon has been designated by Governor Aycock to take In hand the work of per? fecting tho roster for the Statt? for the United States government publication. NEW CHARTBKS. The Dime Bank of Klnston was char? tered to-day to do a commercial and sav? ings bonking business. The capital Is $10,000 and tho lncorporatora are C. ?P. Dunn, S. F. Gofham, W. 13. Bakor and Q. a. Buker. Major B. F. Dlxon, State Auditor, de? livered the.address at Woldon to-night on the occasion of the opening of the Con? federate bazaar by the Daughters of the Confederacy. A charter was issue to-day for the Warham Oil and Fertilizer Company, cap? ital J20.000. H. W. Brown and J. W. Rodman are among the principal lncor? poratora. An Immense throng of people, large numbers from other point? of tho State and from Virginia, attended the dedica? tion services of- the Church ot tho Holy Name of Jesus, at Nazareth, the Roman Cathollo Orphanage, Just beyond the city limits at 11 o'clock, Sunday morning, con? ducted by Right Rev. Bishop Haid. In connection with the prescribed Cathollo dedication service, high mast was sung, Father Price celebrant; Father Griffln, deocoh, and Father Stapleton. sub-dea? con. The muslo was the ancient and sol? emn Gregorian ?chant. The dedication sermon was preached by the Bishop at 4- o'clock. The church is a beautiful structure just being completed, the ded? ication, having been hastened becauive the Bishop must make an official pilgrimage to Rome very soon. BAPTIST UNIVERSITY. The baccalaureate sermon of tho Bap? tist University was preached Sunday morning in Tabernacle Baptist Church, before the young ladles of the graduating class by Rev. A. C. Barron. D. D.. of Charleston, and every member o? t"he immense congregation was delighted with the discourse. The text was "I Was Not Disobedient to the Heavenly Vision." Dr. Barron put especial stress on tho declaration that the real source of every great deed and , achievement of world importance was the dreamer. Ho who sees visions and is not disobedient. Ho admonished the young Indies of the class to keep their eyes, physical and spiritual, ever open and strive especially to open the spiritually blind eye3 of oth? ers to tho Divine heart overflowing with love and sympathy for humanity. Rev. J. W; Lynch, D. D.. of Wake For? est, preached the missionary sermon in connection with the Baptist University commencement Sunday night. . The art exhibit Is In progress to-day from 4 to 6 P. M. and tho musical con? cert will be held to-night. Dr. J. W. Millard, of Baltimore, will deliver the annual address Tuesday morning In connecUon with the gradu? ating exercises. PEACE INSTITUTE. The commencement of Peace Institute began to-dny with the baccalaureate ser? mon by Rev. Egbert W. Smith, D. D., of Greensboro. Tills was an especially line discourse, the text being "Not to Be Ministered Unto, But to Minister." It was. he said, with a quick sense of respon? sibility that he spoke to tho young grad? uates who are advancing toward the mys? tery, the beauty and power of womanhood. He commended the text as tho revelation of the ideal of character, the secret of Chrlstlikeness, the secret of true hap? piness nnd that the doors of this life of ministry nre wide open for each member of tho class. In the home, in society and in the church. Tho grand concert In connection with Peace Instituto commencement will be held Tuesday night and the general com? mencement on Wednesday morning. Rev. Frank Strlngfellow. of Boydton, Va., tho famous Confederate scout, will lecture on "Scout Life" to-night at the Institute nnd will deliver the address to tho graduates Wednesday morning. School Tax Win3. (Sncrlnl tn The 'nniiMi-rMsniitiMi.) FAVETTEVILLI?, N. C, May 18.-At election to-day for special graded school tax 62 cents on J100 nroporty and 110,000 bonds for school buildings, both meas? ures carried by about 12 to J, Constable's Clothes?made to order-' are cut by Mr. Joseph Fisher, a man of ability and long training in fine garments. They are made of reli- - able woolens, foreign and domestic. The trim? mings are of the best> We give you reliable gar? ments, and the prices are moderate. All our clothes are kept in re? pair and pressed free for six months. ta. s. i Constable & Co.. Successors to Constable Bros., Shirt Makers, Men's Furnishers, Merchant Tailors, . ? SOUTHERN GOLFERS Mr. Cornelius Vanderbtlt and Party at Blltmore FIRE ON THE ESTATE Very Valuable Hogs Are Saved With Difficulty?The Firs Supposed to Have Originated In the Boiler Room. (Special te The Times-Dispatch.) ASHBVILLH, N. C. May 18.-*Ira. Cor? nelius Vanderbtlt and party, who have been at the Blltmore house since Saturday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge Van? derbtlt, will return to Now York Friday. Golfers began arriving to-day for the southern golf tournament, which opens Wednesday. Every incoming train brought numbers of players. Ttfere Is to be a con? tinual round of social events during the week, concluding Saturday evonlng with a ball at Battery Park Hotel. Fire did considerable dojnage on the Biltmoro estate last night, when tho piggery and tho buildings adjacent thoro lo were destroyed. Tho property destroy? ed wru* valued at K.000 or more, and It was with difficulty that tho llvtstook weis sawed. Some of tho swine are very valuable, for It 1b here that tho big annual sales of Berkshlros take place. It was stated ?to.day that about the cheapest hog In the lot was worth something like $600, while some wero referred to as being prlooloss, as Mr. Vandorbllt does not care to part with them at any price. Most of the animals were In the Iron stalls Just to the rear of the offices, which were locatd In attractive pobble dashed building. This building wns burned, but tho, records containing the pedigrees of some of the more valuable Bwlne wore saved. It Is not known Just how the fire started, but the presumption Is that It originated from the boiler-room. The buildings will bo Immediately replaced, and Mr. Vandorbllt will, perhaps, make them more elaborato than ever. Rubin Gentry, who has charge of this department of the estate, is now In Eu? rope, where he went to purchase certain finely bred swine. Affects Postal Clerks. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, May 18.?-B??oondi Assis? tant Poatmaster-Chsr'ern.l Shallentyirger directed that Suend Schllsby, a railway postal clerk nt Kansas City, show cause why he should not be dismissed for pro? moting suits against the government for traveling expenses of postal employes. There are 0,000 railway postal clerks in the oountry, and the purpose Is to pre-, vent a widespread movoment having in view the prosecution of a claim which the department regards as preposterous. ? INDICATES SPEEDY SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE (By Associated Pre?s.) JACKSON. TENN.. May 18.?Wheh the Fodoral Court met hero to-day to hear the argumonts In the Injunction proceed? ings against tho striking employes of tho Mobile and Ohio, Judge W. T. Ir? win, of Springfield, Mo., speaking for the strikers, said that on the face of tho bill tho Judge would have to grant tho re? straining order, as it was the same np proVed by the Supreme Court in the Debs' case; Judge Irwin on behalf of the strikers then submitted to an order for a temporary injunction until the final hearing to bo In the same language as the restraining order. Tho Inference Is that, this indicates a speedy settlement of the strike. The form of Injunction was agreed upon by tho attorneys. FANATICS CHARGED WITH'GREAT BRAVERY (By Associated Prrsi.) MANILA, May IS.?Colonel Taylor, with a force of constabulary defeated several bands of fanatics In the Interior of Cebus Island, May 14th, killing twenty and wounding several of them. A few of the constabulary were woundod. Lieutenant Walker Is missing. Tho fanatics repeated? ly charged tho constabulary. Violated the Injunction. (By Associated Press.) SPRINGFIELD, O.. May 18.-James Duffy, who fired a gun at a Mobile and Ohio train crew, was sentenced to five months' imprisonment on a charge of violating an injunction granted by tho Federal Court restraining the strikers from Interfering with employes of the road. Barracks Collaped. (Ilv Aiwoclatod Press.) MANILA, May IS.?A hurricane davast ed Santa Maria, Bulacan, Luzon, on Sat? urday, Earth shocks were felt, and during the progress of tho storm the groat stone barracks collapsed, killing one and in? juring seven nativo scouts, Major Allen Not to Leave. Tho report that Major Otway S. Alien would move out of Madison Ward is not correct, as was 'loomed yoaterday. SECURITIES CASE MAYBE HEARD Motion Alade to Advance Case on Docket in United States Supreme Court. (Ily Asaoclatoit Press.) \ WASHINGTON, May 18.-So!lclior 1 General i-ioyt to-duy mude lu tho United Stutes Supremo Court a motion for tho advancement of the ?earing- of the cuso of Northern Securities vs. Tho United Stutes, iiuw un tin- doukut on flp jiuil from tho decision of tho United Stales Circuit Court of Minnesota. At torney-Gviieiul Knox Joined In thu mo? tion, and Mr. lloyt stutod that lie was authorized to state that tho legal repre? sentatives of tho Securities Companies were also favorable to the motion. He stated that counsel would bu satis? fied with any date Unit might bo named early In December next. Tho court took tho motion under advisement. The motion Is u brief statement of tho points In? volved In tho case, and among other oug nestlnns which It contuins Is the fol. lowing: "Tha Interesting question In this ease is whether tho holding corporatlo.il cre? ated to take over tho stock of tho com? panies competing In Intorstato commerce and thus pool their earnings, consolidate their control, and remove all Inducement for effective competition between thoiii, escape! the prohibition of. the law." THIRTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH The Use of Buffalo Lffhia Water In the Dr. E. C. X.&X'RX} % formerly cfHaw River,.N. C., now Resident Physician Hot Springs^ N. C. To the Editors of the Now York ittdioal Ximto : ers some or my etperfeueowltu' BUEF?LO LlTHIA TOrtXER1 " perUtfof more than thirty year?, since my first vlnlt. to those now fiir-n?nio?l spriiiss. Each year of my professional life 1 hnvo used these waters more aud moro extensively?Unding their virtues uupllvalilo to u wider ranee of diseases. I um thoroturhly oonvlncod or the correctness of tho views exprossed so well by Dr. Hunter MuUuIro, In tlio following words, when speaking of the waters of tho Buffalo Lltlila Hprlng??: " 1 know from constant use of It personally, and In my praotlco, that the reaulu obtained from Its use aro far beyond those whlorj would be warranted by the analysis given. 1 urn of the opinion that It either contains tomo wonderful roniedlol agent, us yot undiscovered by modlcal science, or its cremen ta are bo delicately combined lu Nature's laboratory, that they defy tho utmost skill of tbo chemist to solve the secret of their power." I havo often and repeatedly prescribed flic varions preparations of llthla and potash, but am thoroughly- convinced that tlio reinita obtained from tho pur* _ aro far superior. 1 have frequently board Prof. Win. T. Howard, declare, before his clan in the XTt?rof elty of Maryland, THAT UK HAD SEEN MO UK ANO GREATER. BENKITIT DK Buffalo L?tth?aWater aSA^y ?n?^ noptlo troublo affecting tho whole, or any part of the alimentary tract, bysloluns nbd pntlentsall testify to Its virtues as a powerful restomUvoof tlie broken down or enfeebled system, whether resulting from oyerwork, worry or disease. It act? directly In producing a better quality of blood, and Invigorating aud toning up the nerv? ous system gcuerally. Its aphrodisiac properties oro very distinctly shown in many cases cnoh year. As an alkulluo diuretic and IIKAUT TONIC, It has proved most ?menci?n? sud certain. In tho various forms of LITHyEMIA It is especially offootlvo and happy In Its notion. UKPATIO disorders, whether of GOUTY or JUI.ahiai, originand attended with JAUNDICE or IIII.IARY CALCULI, y Irlil to tlio action of thla Water like magic. In many oases of niAillirES I linvesoen most gratifying rosults from Its use. ? DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMKJi, AMENOIIRHOSA, MIISOltKHAOIA, ?YSMKAOUKIKKA, uto each regtiluled and adjusted in a wonderful degree by these waters. Especially la this the ca?o ?rltli jranug and nnccnilo girls Just uitr__|ng Into ifomoiiliiKiil. GOUT, RHEUMATISM and ALL CHIC ACID trouble? nri) markedly rclle-red by No?. TO a up* tr> a h ?7* ft K'SPtunn UtiVfgm "I have now under treatments 1 and ? OU? ?A?AP ILS B 6i1a TOATbK ? most ?nteres tl ng cuso of "SENILE or GOUTY HU'ltT," In which my patient Is comparatively comfortable, and often able to attend to largo business Interests, so loug as be is fully under the influence of these waters, but to suspend their uso for even ono day so intensifies all of his symptoms of falling circulation, as to utterly prostrato him. Aa a ?olvo.it and ELIMINATOR ,TOK Of FIIOSPHATIO or URIC ACID GRAVEL these writer? havo never fulled inc. I hnvo often placed GRAVED in the fresh water, and to hasten tlio disintegrating process, changed tho water a few times,when the gravel would first become " honey combed," and thon break down Into due sand. It Is this action on L'KOKKTDJi?' In tho KIDNEY, DLADDER or GALL BLADDER that causes tbo continued outpouring of small partlclcB, so often, for days or weeks, with the ultimate completo relief of all thoso distressing uymptoms from which tho poor sufferer has so long complained; and sought relief la vain from "many physicians." Ac1?101.?.- BsjEFAL? lrum Water ? &?ah^s&?^m?i CULI In one day, following an attack of NEPHRITIC COLIC. Another patient (a lady) after a aevere attack of HEPATIC COLIC pawned ten gall ?tones In on? night, atonce experiencing entire relief from most dlatrcaalug symptom?, from, vrhtch she had Buffered for month?. CYSTITIS und UUETHRITI9, ?Imple or gonorrhoea!, often yield to tho healing Influence of tbeso waters, at onco, when other aud standard, remedies havo failed completely. IIICIGHT'S DISEASE i.n every stage and form, Is benefited by these -waters. In many cnBoslnriroamountHof ALBUMEN,EPITHELIUM HYALlNEnixi GRANU LAR CASTS entirely disappeared from tho urine, while In those whose kidney? are too far gone to hope for permanent benefit, all thoso distressing symptoms, are ameliorated In on astonishing decree. In NEPHRITIS following SCARLET FEVER, the notion of these waters is espe 2$&?&^tmZm$S& BiFFimoLiTHi? Water qse?vsz pected.and have yet to seo nny kidney trouble follow -where this ha?been dono. In the NAUSEA and VO.MIT1NG, URJEMIC POISONING and ALBUMINURIA of SS?' e^FiALOLlTHlAWATER. ?!5 been my oxperlonoo with this agont, that it ha? long been my habit to prescribe Has a prophylactic? aa well as most potent remedy through all the stage? of GESTA My object In this letter is to lead roy professional colleagues to think of this agent In cases where they have not before used It, with the belief that, tbo experience will accord with my own, which covers bo many years. Haw Rlvor, N. C, Feb. 7,1890. Fraternally yours, B. C LAIRD, M. D. Testimonials which defy imputation or question mailed on requo.it. Hotel at Springs Opens Juno 15. PROPRIETOR BUFFALO LlTHIA SPRINGS, VA. PURCELL, LADD & CO.. Agents, RICHMOND, VA. R. L. CHR?S?fflil & CO., 816-818 East Main. A Larger-Assortment of Fancy Groceries and Table Delicacies, Wines and Liquors. AGENTS FOR HUYLER-S CANDY. Catalogue Sent on Application. | TWENTIETH TRIENNIAL NATIONAL S/ENGERFEST of Northeastern Saengerbund, Baltimore, Nld,?Reduced Rates via R., F. & P. R. R. One fare, plus SI, for round trip for Individual tickets; one' fare for round trip for parties? of twenty-five (25) or moro, going together on specified trnin, and returning separately; fee of twenty-five cents charged for validation of each ticket at Baltimore. Tickets on sale Juno 13th, 34th and 15th; final limit June !?2d, inclusivo. Apply to ticket agents, Pyrd Street, El? ba and Main' Street Stations, or Rich? mond Transfer Compnny, No. hi9 Bast Main Stront; Jefferson Hotel and Mur? phy's Hotel. W. P. TAYLOR, Traille Manager, NATIONAL CONVENTION B. Y. P. U, Atlanta, Ga., July 9-12, 1903. Tho Southern Railway announces one faro, plus 25 cents, for tho round trip from nil points. Tickets on sale July 7th, Bth. Oth and 10th; return limit, July 15th. NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION Ashovllle, N, Oil July 24-31, 1903. One Faro for Round-Trip. On July ?Sd, 2yd, 20th and 27th the Southern Railway will sell spoclal tickets to Ashevllla and return, from all points In Vlrul'da, North end South Carolina, at -ouh fare, plus 25 cents, with return limit August 2d. This offers u splendid opportunity to those wishing U) visit the bouutlful "Lund of tho Sky." GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CUMBER' | LAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Nashville, Tenn., May 21-29, 1903.' One furo, plus 25 ounta, for the round trip, via Southern Rnllway, from nil points In Virginia, North and South Caro? lina.. Tickets mi sain May huh, 20th and 21st; return, limit, June 1st. SUMMER SCHOOL, TUSKEGEE ' ALA-, Juno 28-Aurjust 7, 1903. On account of tho above the Southern ' Hailw.iy will soil ticket:! from all points to Tuakegeo uud return ut one furo, plus i'-'i cents. 'Tickets on ?.ilo Juno 23d, 2-tth und 2?>t?i, with return limit Aui;u.,t 10 tti, 1903, \ WAVING signed agreements * * of partnership with. JOHN MURPHY. ? Formerly of E. P. MURPHY & SON, I -will Bell my entire stock of Carriages, Buggies, Surreys, Road Carts, Harnesses, Farm and Delivery Wagons AT SPECIALLY REDUCED PRICES. I have agreed to use every effort to sell, ray prosent stock by June 1st to make room for tho new stocic ordered by Smith & Murphy. Those looking for bargains had best call nt. once, as the prices asked for vehicles of such raro value aro bound to make them ?oil. W. C. SMITH, 314 North Fifth Street. 'Phone 2130. Examine i/ourSt/es! Pin or tack this newapaper upon ih? wall, and Bland a few feet away. ?vory set uf bars in thla ad la of the SAME DliOREK OF ULAOKNKSSI If they do not apjieur go to you, your eyes ii.????I attention! Soiuo puople an- able to see perfectly only duo ur two seta of the four?the niiu-r i.i-i-i appearing tu their eyei blurred or Bray, on account of dafoc tlvu vision. We can correct tlds defect ty furnlshinB proper h bitaca! Aumsden. 731 Knot alatli Street. The Valentine Museum ELEVENTH AND CLAY SI'liKETA. OVEN 10 A. M. TO 8 ??. U. ADMISI?N. ?C. PREIS ON BATUROATfi.