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ARE GROWING Norfolk Shipping Large Quanti? ties of Provisions to Feed Hungry Europe, TRAIN LOADS OF LARD iGf-ain Trade Has Entirely Ceased, But Growth of Other Exports Brings Total Higher. i?peclal to The TImes-Dlspateh.) NORFOLK, VA?, May 31.?The business of exporting provisions through tho port of Norfolk ha? reached unprecedented proporlions, and every Indication points to nn increase In this direction that must bo regarded as nothing whorl of phenom? enal. For the. month of May the exports hero will reach probably $1,300,000, and of this valuation the best portion will rep? resent shipments of provisions to teed hungry Europe. ? The grain trade here, nj< well ns at Newport News, has been lost In Its en? tirely, for the present at least, and there Is not o bushel being elevated at either port. While the grain trade was falling uff, the receipts here for provisions for export wore steadily growing, and the. result |a that Norfolk to-day Is doing the largest foreign business In years. SHIP LOAD OF LARD. When the steamship Barcelona, Captain Bohn, sails from here'about Saturday she will tarry at least 2,000,000 pounds of lard, making alxty carloads, forty-five of which will bo shipped on account of Swift and Company, nnd fifteen carloads on ac? count of the Cudohy Packing Company. This does not Includo any other ship? ment? that may be received from Knn aas City and Missouri points. There 1? now rnough lard In sight for the Barce? lona to warrant the ?tatement that 'this ?will be the largest cargo of lard that he.? loft Hampton Roads In the past four years. TO INCREASE GAINS. This la one Instance of unprecedented provision exportation from Norfolk, and there are mani' other articles going out In large quantities contlntiallv. The se? cret of Norfolk's growing trade In this direction Is found In the recent dlver rlon or provision business from the Gulf ports to tho Atlantic seaboard, especially to this port. It la learned nn good au? thority that much of this business has been brought here as a, result of con ? centrated efforts on the part of the rail? road and shipping men Interested, nnd It may bo added that these efforts are not being permitted to lag, but on tho contrary, are being exerted with renew? ed energy to givo Norfolk nnd the rail? roads centering here that to which they aro entitled. IN FAVOR OF NORFOLK. The Southern Railway, especially, has been handling considerable quantities of provisions from tlio West, and over that roid recently a. number of remarkably quick records havo been made between Western cities and Norfolk by trains loud'.'d with export provisions. Freight trains traveling towards Norfolk at al? most passenger speed nnd receiving al? most the same consideration along the road us passenger trains, are not uncom? mon these day. VIRGINIAN FOR PRESIDENT. The Third Ward Independent Demo? cratic Club has made tho first move In this city looking to the endorsing ot a Virginian for the Democratic presiden? tial nomination. The club passed reso? lutions condemning the City Committee ?fu? Ite failure ?o fnr to provide for tho selection of delegates to tho State Con? vention and called upon the committee to select tho delegates by a primary elec? tion. The club alFO adopted a resolution fa? voring the Instruction of delegates to the < oriv?n?on to "urge In the State Conven? tion the perfection and retention of the prirr.ury In the selection of Democratic candidates for all offices." Before adjourning tho club endorsed tho following gentlemen for delegates from the Third Ward to the 8tato Con? vention: Colonel C. A. Nash, Antonio J. Smith. J. D. McCarrlgk. W. W. Old, Jr.. John N. Vaughan, W. H. Venable and Lucien D. Starke. VIRGINIA CLASSIS. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand Guest of Mr. Tucker. (Special to The Tlme.vDtspatch.) WINCHESTER, VA., May ai.?The Virginia Ciaseis of the Reformed Church, embracing all churches of that d?nomi? nation In the Valley and a number In West Virginia, which has been In session at Martinsburg, VV. Va., tor somo days, adjourned last night to meet next year at Harrlsvllle, Va. Rev. T. J. Cromer, of this city, was elected president. Rev. R. R. Jones, principal of Massanutten . Academy, the church college at Wood? stock, made an earnest appeal for greater patronage of that Institution. ? Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, England's FELT LAYERS AS SOFT AS FLUFFY DOWN. ROYAL ELASTIC FELT MATTRESS. Ib the concentrated downy effect of six layers of felted cotfon of selected quality. In the concentration there is no hardness. They are soft at first, and remain bo through years of oonetant use. Write for free booklet, DDir*I? "The]Royal Way to Comfort." DR If)F r*rCIUb if your dealer hasn't it, write J?i? ?? S15.00 ?b. We prepay the freight. blO.UU ONE MONTHS TRIAL FREE. FOR SALE BY SYDNOR & HUNDLEY, 309-11-13 E. Broad Street* The G?'?** 2.50) Hanover Shoe Th? Uttalut Shoe Value On Earth. fJO cooler Oxfords than our Velour Calf# Russia Calf or Pennsy Kid. They strengthen the ankles as well as cool them, and are light, easy and fashionable* Will not slip at heel nor bulge at sides, and no wrinkles, burning nor squeaking. Get convinced that they equal the $3.50 to $5 kinds. Thousands have, who hesitated, too. HANOVER SHOE STORE, 609 E. BROAD ST. Direct from Factory, Hanover, Pa. Postal Request Brings Style Book. ambassador lo tho United States, will accompany Mr. Harry St. George Tucker to Winchester Thursday, and spend three days In this city, chiefly with Dr. W. P. McGuIre, whoso wife Is a sister to Mr. Tucker, Lieutenant Daniel Wright, of the Vir? ginia Polytechnic Institute, who was re? cently assigned to a position on tho gov? ernment engineering corps that will build tho Panama canal, spent several days wllh relatives in tn\K city, and left to? day en route to Panama. WILLIAM AND MARY'S NEW PROFESSOR (Special to The Tlrnes-Dlspatch.) WI'LLIAMSBURG. VA., May 31.?Mr. Bruco Payne, of North Carolina, has been chosen to succeed Professor Hugh 8. Bird, of William and Mary College, who resigned the chair of pedagogy to go Into business. Nothing could bo learned of this gentle? men, aa those In possession of tho facts are not giving out anything in regard to tho matter at present. A STRONG TEAM. Loudoun Sends Delegation Di? vided on the Senatorship. (Special to Tho Tlrnes-Dlspatch.) LKBSBIXRG, VA.. May 31.-Among the twenty-seven delegates elected on Satur? day to represent Loudoun at the Rlch ; mond convention. June 9th, are Hon. I Henry Fairfax. Senator George T. Ford, ? Speaker John V, Ryan, Clarence Thomas, i Judge. J. B. McCabe and Judge R. H. ' Tebba. ? Tho delegation Is divided as to Martin I and nntl-Martlu supporters, but Is gen j erally In favor of primaries. -m Chatham Episcopal Institute. (Special to The Tlrnes-Dlspatch.) CHATHAM. VA., May 31.-The com? mencement exercises ot the Chatham Episcopal Institute, which began Friday night, closed to-night. Each night the exercise? have been attended by a large audience. The final concert on Monday night was participated In by most of the muslo class, and each number was sveli rendered. The st?dio tea from ' 3 to 6 Saturday afternoon was largely attended, during which time the studio was visited by a large number, who were very com? plimentary about tho paintings. Misses Dare Taliaferro, Bettle Good wyn and Louise Pennlck compose the graduating class this year, which Is much smaller than for several years past. Awarding of honors composed the exercises of Tuesday night, which wero attended by a very largo crowd. ? Dropped Dead. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) TWYMAN'S MILL. VA.. May 31.?Mr. J. Harnmet Lloyd died suddenly at his borne yesterday mornine at 6 o'clock of apoplexy. He was as well as usual and went to the barn to have a calf loaded to ship, and fell dead without a mo? ment's warning. His wife, with quite a number of gTown sons and daughters, survive him - t Robbery at Pemberton. (Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.) TARTERSVILLB. VA., May 31.?Last night th? store of Mr. J. L. Staley, at Pemberton, Just across the river from Cartersx-ille was broken Into and robbed. Two suits of clothes, pairs of shoes, and thirty or more dollars In money wero taken. The postofflce, which was kept in the. storeroom, was searched through?the stamps scattered around, but none were taken. Mr. Staley reckons his loss to be aoout $100._ A The Cotton Mills. tSpecial to The Tlrnes-Dlspatch.) ETTRICK. VA.. May 31.?The Swift Creek Cotton Mill has been closed down for a week or more. In order to deepon and widen the canal. It Is expected to re? sumi? work In a few daya now. /Poca hou tas Cotton MU? la expected to begin running on three-quarter time In a few days. Manufactorlea of all klnda aeem to be lagging and working less than full time, and ;obs are beginning to become scarce and hard to find. EPISCOPAL COUNCIL Twelfth Annual Session for the Southern Diocese of Virginia. MISSIONARY MEETING The Public Schools of Peters? burg Close?The High School Mourns a Friend. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) PETERSBURG, VA.. May 31.?The council of tho Protestant Episcopal Church of tho dioceso of Southern Vir? ginia, which convened In Its twelfth an? nual session at Graco Episcopal Church In this city to-day, transacted little busi? ness at Its first meeting beyond the ap? pointment of committees. Right Rev. Bishop A. At. Randolph, of tho diocese, le presiding, and there le a large attendance of delegates, both clerl caf and lay. Most of the time thle morn? ing was occupied with religious service and the administration of the Holy Com? munion. Rev. W. H. Xlllton, of Roanoke. deliv? ered an able discourse from the text, "Let all things de done decently and In order." Rev. Dr. Mercer P. Logan, of Wythe vllle. Is secretary of the council and Rev. W. A. R. Goodwyn. of Wllllamsburg, assistant secretary. THE ROLL CALL. The roll call of the delegates showing a quorum of both orders present, the bishop declared the council open for business and announced the commit? tee's. No meeting was held this after? noon, but a missionary meeting was held at Grace Church to-night. Tue rules of the last council will gov? ern the present council. The election of delegstes to the general Convention was mads a special order for to-morrow. A committee of three laymen and two cl?rgy was authorized to consider the ac? tion of the general convention on the que&ilon of alterations in the constltu?on o', the church. PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSE. The public schools in Petersburg closed to-day. At the High School very informal exorcise? marked the closing day. There we're fifteen graduates who received their certificates and medals from Mr. Alex? ander Hamilton. For many years Mr. Bradbury ht s delivered these to the grad? uates, and his burial occurring on the day when he. had been accustomed to be with the teachers and the graduates cast a gloom ever tl.e occasion. The full graduates and medalists are: Rochester Booth. Joseph Gerow, Gordon Adklns, Pierce Atkinson. David Alexan? der, Sam Harwell, Stanley Gray, Milton Carey, Misses Ida Butcher, Salile Ruffin. Emily Marks, Page Lane, Julia T. Whyte, Sadie Bucklus and Helen Lyman. The prize for the ' stenography graduating class was awarded Joseph Gerow. Prize for penmanship In senior class to David Alexander; Intermediate class, to Ethel Brown; Junior clasf, Blanch Gentry. A PASTOR INSTALLED. New Smoke Stack to Tannery 150 Feet High. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) IRON GATE, May 31.?Services at the Presbyterian Church last night were very Interesting. Mr, J, D. Henerey, of South Carolina, who has been preaching here for a year, was Installed pastor of the Kelser Memorial Church. Mr. Cook, of Richmond, who was In? stalled In Clifton Forge In the mornin.5, preached a very Impressive sermon, Mr. Ervln delivered the charge to the pastor; Mr. Barth delivered the charge to the people. The music was simple "and appropriate to the occasion. Mr. J. D. Henerey will leave on June 1st for his old home, to visit his mother and friends. Mr, B. Branch, of South Carolina, has been appointed his assistant, the field being a large one. Miss May Laokey leaves to-night to Join friends In Baltimore. Together they wll make a tour of Canada, After camp? ing out they will visit friends in the West. Miss Lackay will not return until September. Miss Fannie Robinson leaves to-night, after making a short visit to her mother, Mrs. John Robinson. She returns to her post as matron of the hospital at Durbln, W. Va. The smoke stack at the tannery, which Is a beautiful piece of masonry, dna hundred apd fifty feet and four Inches high, Is finished and ready for use. A SCULPTOR SUES AN ARCHITECT (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NORFOLK, VA., May 31?Thoma? Ritwe, sculptor, to-day sued II. G. Morse, B'ifiton architect, for ?10,000. Rowe's "Minerva Mead," on the new Norfolk Carnegie Library, according to officials of the library, ha* been refused. Morse Is the architect for the building. Rowe bases hie suit upon a letter whioh. Morse Is alleged to have written to the plain? tiff's professional hurt, The letter, It Is averred, was written to partlen who were about to employ Rowo as a sculptor. ' Funds In the hands of the Norfolk Pub? lic Library belonging to the defendant, are attached under the court proce#d? ?ng?. CLOSING EXERCISES Southern Female College Com? mencement in Petersburg Brilliant Affair. AN EXHIBITION DRILL Music, Elocution and Recital? Formed a Varied and Enter? taining Programme. (Special to The Tlrnes-Dlspatch.) PETERSBURG, VA., May 31.-Tho final exercises of the Southern Female College wero held In the Y. M. C. A. Hail to? night In tho presence of a brilliant as? semblage. The programme to-night con? sisted of a soiree musicale, followed by presentation of modale and honors, t'ho conferring of diplomas and the address to the graduates by President R. E. Blackwell, of Randolph-Ma eon College, who took as his subject "Tho Art ot Idling." These final exercises began Sunday, when the baccalaureato sermon was preached at Washington Street Church by Rev, Dr. Tudor, of Richmond, Yes? terday morning the work In the art achool was shown in an exhibition of the best painting and drawing done by tho students during the year. ATHLETICS. Indoor athletics of the college was rep? resented In the exhibition drill of tho gymnasium class, which was given In the mvw gymnasium. In the evening tho music pupils and elocution class gavo a concert and recital that was thoroughly enjoyed by a large audience, as evi? denced by tho generous applause given to each of tho young ladles, who con? tributed to make the varied programmo artistic and entertaining. The programme this morning consisted of a plano recital, at the close of which certificates of distinction were presented, and the graduates, medalists and prize? winners announced. THE GRADUATES. Tho full graduates with A. B. degree are: Miss Nannie Sue Cole, Roanoke, Va.; Miss Annie Willie Martin, Waverly, Va.; Miss Lucy Atkinson Mcllwalne, Peters? burg, Va.; Miss Anna Eliza Walters, Madison county. Va. MEDALISTS. Latin, Miss B?sale Clalborne Mann, Pe? tersburg, Va. Mathematica, Misa Lucy Atkinson Mc? llwalne, Petersburg, Va. French, Misa Virginia Spotswood Mc Kenney, Petersburg, Va, English and history. Miss Luck Atkin? son Mcllwalne. Petersburg. Va-; M?as Mamie Marshall Toung, Hebron, Va, Moral philosophy, Mise Lucy Atkinson Mcllwalne, Petersburg, Va. Natural science, Miss Harriet Derby Snow, Wlcomlco, Va. Intermediate department, Miss Rosa Eppes, Clarksville, Va. Plano, Miss Adelaide Virginia Snelllngs, Bo.ydton, Va, Singing, Miss Roberta Louise Potts, Richmond, Va. Art, Miss Lucy Wilmlna Kellam. Shady side, Va. Elocution, Miss Martha Lee Morrlss, Petersburg, Va. Writing. Mlaa Mamie Alfrlend Allen, Hebron, Va. Gymnaalum, Miss Annie Allen Godwin, Beaufort, S. C. Preparatory department, Mise Bessie Patterson, Petersburg. Va. Primary department. Miss Bessie Ritchie Smith. Petersburg. Va, GRADUATES IN SCHOOLS. English and history, Miss Mamie Sue Cole, Roanoke, Va.; Miss Lucy Atkinson McJlwaine, Petersburg. Va.; Miss Anna Eliza Walters, Madison Mills. Vu,; Miss Mamio Marshall Young, Hebron. Va. LaUn. Miss Nannie Sue Cole, Roanoke, Va,: Miss Bessie Clalborne Mann, Peters? burg Va.; Miss Annie Willis Martin, Waverly, Va.; Miss Mamie Marshall Toung, Hebron. Va. French, Miss Mary Eastburn Addlson, Eastvllle. Va.; Miss Archie Graham Friend, Petersburg, Va.; Miss Bessie Clal? borne Mann, Petersburg, Va,; Miss Anele Willie Martin, Waverly. Va.; Alisa Vir? ginia Spotswood McKenney. Petersburg. Va.; Miss Nannie Sue Cole, Roanoke. Va. Mathematica, Miss Nannie Sue Cole, Roanoke, Va.; Miss Lucy Atkinson Mcll? walne. Petersburg, Va. Moral philosophy, Miss Nannie Sun Cole, Roanoke, Va.; Miss Annie Willis Martin, Waverly. Va,; Misa Lucy At? kinson Mcllwalne. Petersburg, Va.; Miss Anna Eliza Walters, Madison Mills, Va. Natural science, Miss Annie Willis Mar? tin. Waverly, Va. Specially distinguished in all regular examinations; eighty per cent, or more on every examination: Miss Katharine Carter Barham, Newsom'a, Va.; Miss Roea Eppes, Clarksville, Va.; Miss Clara Pitchblend costs eight dollars a ton. The. Radium particles in it are worth eight million dollars a pound. Why? Because pure Radium works wonders that nothing else will work. "FORCE" costs more than the run of break? fast foods because of the pains I take to make it pure. But it's worth the dif? ference. Wornble Hay?. Pe-terebur*. Va.? Miti An? nie WlUIs Martin, Wftverly, Va.| Mie? Manche Mcttay Morton, Bavnnhah, Ga.t Min? Clara Justin? Mortenn*}?, l'iteri* burg, Va,; Miss Harriet Derby Show? Wlccmlco. Va.; Miss Mecy" fieli SUIn back. Weldtm, N. 0.?, Mise Fannie Boll? '/uriier. Petersburg, Va, Preparatory department, Miss Lucy Mo? Ilwalne David, Peters-burg?, V?,; Mis? Catharine Bernard Mann. Petersburg, Va.; Mie? B?selo Meado Patterson, Pe? tersburg, Va. Primary department, Miss Margaret Ruth Perdvall, Petersburg, Vn.: Miss Mary "Wlllson Roper, Petersburg, Va?! Mies Bessie Ritchie Smith, Petersburg, Va. Founder's prizes, In memory of Presi? dent William? T. Davis; awarded to all students having not. less than five sub? jects, who malie an average of ninety per cent, on all regular examinations in all their claeses; Miss Rosa Kppo*. Clarksvllle, Va.; Miss Clara Jtisllno Mc Kenney. Petersburg, Va.; Miss Harriet Derby Snow. Wlcomtco, Va.; Miss Ann lo ?Willis Martin, "Waverly. Va.! Miss Cath? erine Bernard Mann, Petersburg, Va. Converee College. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) 6PARTANBURG. T. C, May 81,-The commencement exercises at Converge Col. lege began Sunday with devotional exer? cises. The most Important feature, the baccalaureate sermon, was delivered by the Rev. J. J. Tigert, D. D.. of Nashville, Tenn. The annual address before the literary societies was delivered-Monday mornlnz bv Colonel Bennett H, Young, of Louis? ville. Ky. The annual debates, distribu? tion of prizes, conferring of degrees and diplomas followed?the latter by Dr. Rob? ert P. Bell, president, which Is his second year In this capacity and the most pros? perous In the history of the Institution, which was founded by the late D. R. Con? verse, who en me from his Vermont homo penniless nianv years ago. but amassed a fortune In the cotton mill business and left this school as a monument to his memory. ' VILLAGE OF CHESTER. Successful Revival Closes?Citi? zens to Consider Light Question. (Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatah.) CHESTER, VA., May 31.?The revival meeting which has been In progress here for the past ten days, conducted by Rev. H. E. Johnson, .of Richmond, came to a close last night. There were fifteon or more professions of faith, and about fourteen of these united with the Meth? odist Church; the majority of these wero children and young people. Mrs. Mattlo L. Cornwall, of Henrlco, after stopping a. few days with her Hlster, Mra. Cherry, left here to-day for her home., Mr. H. C. Elchelberger, doing business In Baltimore, has been at his home hero the past few days, Mrs. T. H. Lyon, conducting a privalo school here, will close thei school to-mor? row and will take her scholars to Blooms bury farm on Friday, June 3d, on a pic? nic. Mrs. J. M. Cofer, while removing a can of diluted concentrated lye from a closet shelf to-day at her home, upset the. can and received a. portion of the contents In her face. Her eyes were not seriously affected, but her face was considerably blistered. Mrs. Dr. A. J. Hurt, who has been I teaching school at Ballsvllle, closed her j school recentlv. when Gov. Montague ! delivered an address, and she Is now re ; siding here with her. husband, Dr. A. J. ! Hurt, who has recently made Chester his I home. ? A meeting of the citizens will be held ? at the hotel In this place Thursday night > at 8 o'clock to take action towards estab .' llshlng street lights for the village. A CORNER-STONE. Exhumed After Nearly Eighty' Years and Contents Nearly Intact (Special to The TImes-Disp-itch.) NORFOLK, VA,, May 31.?After a search lasting for eeveral days, the build? ing committee of tho Masonic trustees, of Portsmouth, yesterday Ulscovered the corner-stone of the historic Masonic Tem? ple by excavating at the northeast corner of the Temple. The corner-stone was laid on February 22, 1827, and formed tho base of the foundation ot the northeast corner. The cavity In the stone Is 0x4x3 Inches and was covered by a copper plate bear? ing the following Inscription; "This corner-stone of a Masonic Hall was laid on r.he 22nd ot February, A. L. 5827. A. P. 1827. "A committee from Portsmouth Naval Lodge, No. 199, Mount Horeb Chapter and Portsmouth Encampment. Mendicai Cook, Charles A. Grlce. John W. Mur daugh, Benjamin Spratley, John M. Pos? er. Robert B. Butt. William Holmes. Charles Cassell, Joseph Foster, William Bishup. "Henry Singleton, Architect." The contents of the stone were as fol? lows: A small plate, bearln the seal, name ond number of Portsmouth Naval Lodge, No. 100; a 10 cent, piece, United States money, date of 1821; a 1 cent piece. United States money, date of 1820; a small bottle, which .had evidently contained some re? cord, "out which had become unsealed and its contents destroyed bv exposure to dampness; a bottle sealed up in a tin box. the space between tho bottle and the box being filled with tar; the contents of this bottle are in a perfect state of preservation, and are as follows: A copy of the by-laws of Portsmouth Naval Lodge, No. 100, dated 1818, printed by O'Connor and Broughton, Norfolk, Va.; a copy of the by-laws of Mount Hereb Chapter, No. 11, dnted 1825, printed by Shields and Ashburn, Norfolk, Va. The Fluvanna Robbery. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.") WILMINGTON, VA.. May 31.?There are no new developments In the assault case, in which Mr. John H. Adams was stunned and robbed Saturday night. As yet no arrests have been made. Mr. Adams Is somewhat better to-day. but is still suffering from the shock and the wound Inflicted upon his head. ?-: Homestead Burns. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) TWTMAN'S MILL. VA., May 3t.-Mr. Edward Ford, a very successful farmer near here, had his dwelling house burned to the ground last Friday evening, and all of the outbuildings near It also. The fire originated In a room above the kitch? en, and when discovered was burning so rapidly that nothing could be saved. The loss Is total, as there was no Insurance, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Visit Warrenton, Manassas and Culpeper the Same ' Day. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch,) WARRENTON, VA.. May 31,-Wurrtui ton was Inspected to-day by the legisla? tivo committee, charged ' with choosing u location for the State Female Normal ?chool. After heing shown the town In carriages they lunched at the Fauquler Club. The committee was composed of Senators Ford, Keozel, Sears, Delegates Leo, Steams, Stafforil and Smith, anil ex Rcpresentatlve Frank T. West. The sum of 42U.OOO and a site has been offered as an inducement. ,>'?'? At Manassas. MANASSAS, VA.. May 31.?The Bdu atlonal Commission wero met at the de? pot here to-day by a Roe*ptlon Commit? tee, und escorted to tho courthouse, where between three and five hundred people- awaited them- Judge C. E, Nicol, Kon behalf of the town, extended to the WjuimisBlou ? gordJal and hourly wtU Attack On Russian Cruiser. THE ENEMY TAKES THEM BY SURPRISE. THE wily Japanese have shown con? siderable skill iti enticing the Russians out from their secure harbors and then suddenly fall? ing upon them in overpowering numbers. It is then "survive or perish"?"sink or,, swim" for the Russian cruiser, and the chances are against her getting back to her safe harbor again, at least without ? weakened body. Strange as it may seem, this is an analogous case to what happens very often to the human body in the spring or fall of the year. We are very often enjoying the first signs of spring weather?watching nature take on new life?when unexpectedly we are surprised by the attack of fever, grippe, or cold. No one knows just why it is, but it is nevertheless true, that our bodies are in a weakened condition at this time of year, and the germs of disease are not thrown off by our blood as they are in otdinary times; therefore, they have a cha?e?: to thrive and grow. It is also probable that durine the winter, when we have had little chance for sunlight, healthful exercise in outdoor air and few green vegetables for diet, that poisons have accumulated in the system?our blood in disorder?leaves our body weak to resist the attack of these little " ?easts " ?the microbes of disease. Pluck and stamina are largely a ques? tion of good health. It only takes oue knock-down blow to finish a mau with s headache. It only takes a small set? back to disconcert a nervous and shaky man. A bilious, headachy man goes into bankruptcy at the first embarrass? ment. A nervous man who does not sleep at night <and gets up shaky in the morning gives up the battle of business at the first discouragement. 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It soothes nnd heals the ? delicate and sensitive tissues of the air passages and lungs, checks the cough, facilitates expectoration, drivts out all impurities and disease germs from the tainted blood and builds hew and healthy tissues. All? serious sickness is attended with wasting of the body, and this with lack of appetite and assimilative power. Consumption, for example, is a wast? ing disease. Its course is marked by emaciation. The common treatment of consumption is by food fats. But this treatment fails to recognize : the fact that all food must be digested; that you can't digest and assimilate any kind of food if the stomach is broken down and these oils being foods cannot be digested and assimilated by the weak stomach. The oils are fed in an attempt to bring the character of the food down to the level of a weak stomach. Dri Pierce's theory is that you musi bring the weak stomach up to the level of strong food. 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Within four-mouths I was completely re? stored, strong, we'll, and happy to think I had my health once more. I appre? ciated it as I never had done before, and give all the credit to Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery." "A year ago I was troubled with dys? pepsia; thought at the time that I had heart trouble and was expecting to die at almost any minute," writes Mrs. Lois Hooper, of Red Bluff, Mout. "I made up my mind I would write to Dr. R. V. Pierce, which I did, and received a prompt reply advising me to take his 'Golden Medical Discovery.' I,'1 took six bottles, and can truthfully say that I have neither heart trouble nor dyspepsia now. I would advise all who are suffer? ing from either trouble to write to Dr, Pierce at once." Dr. Pierce's Pellets are the best for the bowels. Use them with the " Discovery." We guarantee that Dr. Pierce's Golden Medicai Discovery does not contain alcohol, opium, or any harmful drug. It is a pure compound of medicinal plants scientifically combined. Per? sons making false Wor|d>8 Dispensary Medical Association, statements eon* cerning its ingre* dients will be prosecuted? vnnnrnsux. '^^?-^n^^^^ KNOW HOW IT'S DONE? ?the haklng of bread in large lo?s? Don't need to know It you'll trust us, because we know haw to make bread, now to liak>i good bread and do malto just tbat artici*. Thla says the story.'Bromm's bread Is tbp beRt hread made In Richmond. Proof, If you like It. L. BROMM, 516 East Marshall Street. Stoves, Stoves, ALL KINDS OF STOVRS. We handle tho bost Gaa Stoves In tho city. Also the famous BLU ? FLAME OIL STOVES. Call and inspect our slook. J. W. ANDERSON, 7O1 East Main Street. como; and, during the coursa of his re- . mark?, he prpueUt to th? attention of: tho commission tt>e .many advantage* ? that Manastiae Itad to offer. Mr, Smith, of Clarke county reafioa?U4 to the address >>f welcome, After having gono iH'rr th.? m vera I sites offered for the .-clin.il, tho commission was enUr? talnoil at dinier at lh? handsome, reel tt*l*c Ot Ml', JWfcwt ivauti?.