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Thursday, July 6, 1911.
Brief Items of Interest Throughout
the Town and County.
The chain gang is now at work
, on the Holman's bridge road, above
Miss Lallah Byrd will entertain
? this (Thursday) evening in honor of
her friend, Miss Cherry Harvey, who
is visiting her.
There is one vacant scholarship
from this county in Clemson college.
? The examination is to be held at the
court house the 14th instant.
The Bamberg Herald asks the following
question: "If you owned Bamberg,
what would you do to improve
it?" That's easy?move back* into
Barnwell county.?Barnwell Sentin|v!
There were six applications before
the board of county commissioners
last Monday for the position of cotton
weigher at Bamberg; four for
Olar; two for Ehrhardt, and only
one for Denmark.
Chief S. A. Hand received a letter
a few days ago from the physician
in charge of the Winyah Sanitarium
at Asheville, N. C., stating that his
I- / son, Willie, who has been there sick
for some time, is steadily improving.
The Herald man needs money and
needs it bad, and we would appreciate
it very much if all who are indebted
to us would settle right away.
We are very busy, and haven't time
to be continually sending out statements.
A baseball team from Charleston
played two games with the Bamberg
aggregation Monday and Tuesday
afternoons. The Charleston boys won
te both games, the score of Monday's
? game being four to five, and Tuesday's
game five to three.
Dirt has been broken for an office
building for the Barnwell Sentinel.
The building will be situated on Main
street just below the office of Bates
& Simms facing Calhoun park. It
will be a two-story structure and will
be a modern newspaper building in
* every way.?Barnwell Sentinel.
? There was no meeting of the Bamberg
business league last week, although
that was the date for the annual
election of officers. The election
of officers will be postponed ung;
til the regular meeting in this month.
The members should take more inin
tha Ippptip The officers can
not do it all.
The "glorious fourth" was not celebrated
much in Bamberg by the
gl-r % white people. The stores kept open
and business went on as usual. The
banks, postoffice, and freight depot
were closed- There was4a very large
crowd of negroes in town all day.
SeVeral picnics were held at various
places throughout the county.
We have received an announcement
of t.he marriaee of our friend. Robert
M. Hitt, editor of the Aiken Sentinel,
I who was married to Miss Weinona
Strom, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Strom, at Plum Branch last
Thursday, the 29th. We extend congratulations,
and wish for the young
couple a long and happy life together.
We are advised by the insurance
department of the Knights of Pythias
that on the 26th instant a check for
$2,000 was sent for the payment of
j?./ the policy on the life of the late J.
J. Simmons, who was a member of
Bamberg lodge and carried insurance
to that amount in the insurance department,
the policy being in favor
of Mrs. Carrie E. Simmons, his wife.
There were numbers of nearoes in
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the city Tuesday, being here to atV
4 tend the demonstration meeting and
to hear the addresses of several white
- gentlemen, these taking place in the
court house. Considerable liquor
was afloat among them, and we un*
derstand that some fighting was done
out at the negro Baptist church,
where dinner was served. However,
no damage was done.
Rev. W. C. Kirkland who has been
suffering from neuralgia in his eyes,
and on the advice of an eye specialist
in Columbia has refrained from
the use of his eyes, will on Sunday
morning return to his pulpit in Grace
Methodist church, and he extends a
cordial invitation to the public to
worship there. Mr. Kirkland has
just returned from a visit to his fath
er in Bamberg and is greatly improved.?Union
At court in Hampton Tuesday of
last week Judge Devore signed an
order, on motion of Solicitor Gunter,
transferring to the Bamberg jail two
witnesses in the Tuten murder trial,
Mary Harris, the white girl, and Richard
Williams, a negro man. The order
provides that they shall be moved
here with all convenient speed
and that the sheriff keep any and all
persons from communicating with
said witnesses except an attorney for
the State or by order of the Solicitor.
This order was signed because the
case has been transferred to this
county for trial.
The examination for entrance and
a scholarship in Clemson college will
be held at the court house in this
city the 14th instant. There should
be several applicants. '
A few tracts of land were sold at
public auction by Sheriff Hunter last
Monday under tax executions, and
they were bid in by parties in interest
for the amount of taxes and costs.
The directors of the cotton mills
had a meeting in this city last
Wednesday. It is not likely that the
mill will start up again before fall.
There wili be no jury cases at the
July term of court for this county,
but Judge J. W. Devore will be here
Thursday for the purpose of hearing
equity matters. He will be here
only one day. There are no prisoners
in jail, and therefore it was an
caav matter tn nostnonp court.
Meeting Farmers' Union.
The next meeting of the Bamberg
County Farmers' Union will be held
at Bamberg on Saturday, July 15th,
at eleven o'clock.
Another New Press.
It looks like The Herald office will j
never be equipped 1p the satisfaction
of its owner. Last week we installed
a new jod press, . uisuuruiug uuc
which had been in service for several
years. True the press we discarded
was good, but on account of the high
speed at which we run our presses,
we thought it best to install a new
one. No matter how hard up we are,
it seems that we can always make
some arrangement to install new machinery,
and we trust our patrons
will show their appreciation of our
efforts to give them good service by
j an increased patronage. We need all j
the business we can get, and we are
prepared to take care of it.
To be Tried in Bamberg.
The case of Leroy B. Tuten, of
Brunson, Hampton county, for the
killing of James R. Langford, has
been transferred to Bamberg county,
a change of venue having been agreed
upon by the attorneys in the case.
The trial will take place here at the
November term of court, as mo jury
trials will be heard at the July term.
This is a sensational case, and the
details are no doubt remembered by
i"" KflodflM Uamntnn nonnla m not
vui i vau^i o* ii?ui^vvu ^wpiv rnuov
be pleased with Bamberg justice, as
this is the second murder case transferred
to Bamberg from that county.
Piano Contest.
Following is the standing of the
contestants in the contest for the
piano now being given away by The
Bamberg Herald and Hoover's drug
store. No names of contestants are
published, each contestant having a
number. Get in the game early and
make the contest interesting:
1 .. .. 36,995 75 .. .. 30,615
2 ? ~ 36,525 79 .. .. 43,090
9 .. .. 6,625 89 .. 2,225
\\ " " 66'l40 90 " 48,350
II :::: 3:02? 112 2,335
41 .. .. 2r,780 119 2,005
42 .. .. 2,035 140 .. .. 43,670
43 .. .. 2,715 141 .. .. 2,040
49 .. .. 2,030 146 .. .. 42,285
50 4 2,050 147 .. .. 42,000
59 9,240 197 .. .. 45,075
66 .. .. 2,785 198 .. .. 36,945
]\Tew Advertisements.
Hoover's Drug Store?Sparkling,
Seductive, Superb Soda.
J. J. Cleckley?For Sale.
County Commissioners Meet.
The board of county commissioners
held a regular quarterly meeting
here Monday, Supervisor Kearse and
Commissioners G. B. Kinard and G.
W. Folk being present. The matter
of pauper applications was discussed,
there being some additional applications,
but the appropriation for
this purpose is exhausted and no new
ones could be added. The support
of paupers is getting to be a great
burden on the county, and it is likely
that the board will a. the end of
this year do away with all now on
the list and require that hereafter
applications must be made in person
to the board, which would be a good
Cotton weighers were elected as
Bamberg?G. Lewis Kinard.
Denmark?Asa Baxter.
Olar?Joe J. Brabham.
Ehrhardt?W. D. Sease.
Reunion Company G.
The annual reunion of'Co. G, 1st
S. C. V., will be held at Bethesda
OTik T?
uiiuruii uu me ^im uaj ui j my
(Thursday.) Everybody is cordially
invited to attend, with well filled
baskets. Especially do we expect all
Confederate veterans to be there. We
will have with us as speaker of the
day, Hon. C. W. Garris, of Denmark
G. W. Polk, John Pearson, and others
compose the committee on music.
H. J. Zeigler, P. K. Hughes and Robert
Morris, committee on table and
Executive Committee.
Baptist Church News and Notices.
Preaching service every Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock and at night,
by the pastor, Rev. O. J. Frier.
Sunday-school every Sunday morning
at 10 o'clock, J. A. Hunter, superintendent.
B. Y. P. U. every Sunday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Thursday
Woman's Missionary Society meets
Wednesday afternoons after the second
Sunday in each month.
Sunbeam Band meets every two
weeks on Friday afternoons.
Monthly conference each fourth
Observance of Lord's Supper the
first Sunday in each quart r.
Special feature of the Sundayschool
exercises Sunday morning was
a recitation by Miss Lurline Herndon.
Pastor Frier's theme, as previously
announced Sunday morning, was,
"The Great Peace Movement." He
represented Christ as the '/Prince of
Ppflrp." as its true author, his true
disciples as its real promoters?
"peacemakers." He showed that the
present modern movement was but
the learning influence of the teachings
and spirit of Christ, working
through- evangelical religion, an open
Bible for the masses and world-wide
His theme at night was, "Civil and
-Religious Liberty and the Baptists."
He showed that civil and religious
liberty as we now enjoy it in this
country is a modern thing in human
history. Rhode Island as a colony
was the first government in human
history to guarantee this by law to
its citizens. The United States was the
first general government to
guarantee it to its citizens. This
wasn't done until 1789 in the first
amendment to the national constitution.
It didn't unanimously prevail
in the laws of all the States until
He also noted that the first man
to advocate freedom of conscience
in public print was Leonard Busher,
an English Baptist, in 1614. Baptists
were the first Christian people
to put this in their articles of faith.
This was done in England in 1677.
Baptises in America were prime movers
in the struggle for religious liberty,
or freedom of conscience in religion,
and separation of church and
State. Mr. Beaucroft, tbeN American
historian, says that its triumphs in
this country "was from the first the
trophy of the Baptists." It is further
significant that Dr. S. F. Smith',
a Baptist minister, was the author
of "America," our national hymn.
Very good congregations attended
both services. The church very
solemnly celebrated the Lord's supper
at the close of the service Sunday
The Sunbeams had quite a successful
meeting last Friday afternoon in
spite of the rain. One of the most
interesting features of the service
was a solo by little Miss Katherine
Free. All the children enjoyed the
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minting party ana rencsuuicuio at
the pastorium after the exercises.
Will Exceed Even Record Yield of
_ 1904.
Washington, July 3.?Official estimates
of the cotton crop report of
1911 indicates that it will he the
largest in the history of the country,
approximating, according to the present
figures, 14,425,000 bales of 500
pounds, each, exceeding by almost
1,000,000 bales the record crop of
-r-.- XT A Av.;ar
UI". J.\. A. iUUliaj', ailing wuici vi
the crop reporting hoard of the department
of agriculture, to-day made
the following statement subsequent
to the issuance of the cotton crop report:
"The report shows the condition of
the crop to be higher than on any
corresponding date in the last 10
years. A month ago the general condition
was -8.5 per cent, above the
10-year average. To-day it is 10-13
per cent, above the 10-year average.
"The acreage of cotton this year is
about 35,000,000. Allowing for the
average amount of abandonment?
about 1,000,000 acres?the indications
are that approximately 34,000,000
acres of cotton will be harvested.
The cotton indicates a probable
yield of 202.8 pounds per acre, which
on 34,000,000 acres would mean 6,895,000,000
pounds, or about 14,425,000
Comparison of conditions by
States follows: Ten-year
State. June 25. average
ViTonnia 98 82
? "b'"'"
North Carolina 89 80
South Carolina 84 80
Georgia 94 80
Florida 96 85
Alabama 93 79
Mississippi 87 79
Louisiana 89 78
Texas 85 80
Arkansas 89 91
Tennessee 87 84
Missouri 90 84
Oklahoma 87 81
California 100 *95
*1910 condition.
Dr. Charles E. Black is at home
frpm Charleston, where he has been
for some time.
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Weather Reports by Telephone.
Through an arrangement perfected
between the United States weather
bureau and the Southern Bell Telephone
Company, more than 25,000
Southern farmers are receiving the
daily weather reports by telephone
which began July 1st.
The daily weather reports are furnished
the Telephone Company by
the weather bureau, and the report
is read to the farmers by telephone
operators. At a given hour each day
a general alarm is sounded, calling
every farmer to the telephone. When
they are all assembled the report is
read. Any farmer who is not able
to answer the signal and hear the
report has the privilege of calling
the operator and securing the information.
Almost every farmer's telephone
line connected with the Bell system
has six or more subscribers, and by
reading the report to each line the
work can be speedily accomplished.
Thig is the first comprehensive and
systematic effort to furnish this information
without cost to the farmers
of the South. The spread of the
telephone in the rural districts in
the past few years has made it possible
to reach such a large number of
farmers through the Bell system, and
the dissemination of weather news
by telephone is one of the many pracx-s
1 a 4-KlAnViAnn An fViO
ilea.! uses iuj me ici^uvu^ uu vuv
The territory of the Southern Bell
Company covers the States of North
and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, Virginia and the Southern
half of West Virginia.
One of the Early Wildcat Get-RichQuick
The "Mississippi scheme" was one
of the famous get-rich-quick bubbles
in the world's history. Thousands
of people in France were swept to
ruin in it, and the infant king's
reign in its early years was practically
discredited by it.
This pioneer of get-rich-quick
schemes was the work of John Law,
o nntnHmis Dromoter of financial
bubbles and frenzied financier of the
period when Louis XV ascended the
throne of France in 1715, at the age
of five years, under the regency of
Philip, duke of Orleans. At thirteen
the little king was declared of age.
Law was the son of a goldsmith
of Edinburgh and early turned his
attention to the question of public
finances, always leaning toward the
spectacular. Presently he came to
be known as a skillful gambler and
jugglef of finances. He was finally
forced to quit England for the killing
of an antagonist in a duel, going to
the continent, where he lived by his
wits as a professional gambler until
in 1716, when he landed in Paris.
He soon ingratiated himself with
the regent, the duke of Orleans, who
authorized him to establish a sort of
government bank and appointed him
to the management of it. '
Soon afterward. Law created the
Mississippi company, a monumental
scheme for the payment of the^en
tire national debt and the enrichment
of every person in France who
chose to subscribe for it. The promoter
obtained for his gilded enterprise
a water tight monopoly of the
entire trade of France from the Cape
of Good Hope eastward to all the
other parts of Africa, to Persia, India,
China, Japan, and even to the
strait of Magellan.
The French people took to Law's
frenzied scheme with a rush. They
put into it every penny they could
beg, borrow or steal. But one day
the bubble was pricked and every
investor in it went to sudden and
complete ruin. Thousands of families
that had been rated as wealthy,
found themselves paupers in an hour.
Law fled with all France howling
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maieaicuons at nis mcKiess ueeis.
He became a wandering vagrant and
died a few years later in Venice.
Rev. Frank M. Hauser, of Denmark,
Takes New Charge.
Leesville, June 29.?The Baptist
church of Leesville, which has been
vacant since last February, is to have
a regular pastor. Rev. Frank M.
Hauser, of Denmark, has accepted a
call to this church, in connection with
one at Monetta. He will at once assume
charge of these churches, and
will move here with his family about
septemoer i.
Negro Fireman Loses Life, and Engineer
is Injured.
Macon, Ga., July 3.?A. A. Adams,
a negro fireman, was instantly killed,
and Robert M. Woodruff, an engineer
of 30 years' service, was hurt in the
wreck which demolished a switch engine
and two cars in the Central of
Georgia railway yards here to-night.
The engine and cars were being raced
down grade to take a rise when they
flew the track at a sharp curve. The
fireman was buried beneath the
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Negro Woman and Her Son Have
Unusual Story to Tell.
Spartanburg, July 1.?Pleading
the unwritten law, Hanna Drummond,
a negro woman, and her 12year-old
son, Henry, drove to Spartanburg
from their home,mear Whitney,
this afternoon, went to Sheriff
W. J. White's office and voluntarily
confessed to him that they had killed
the woman's husband, George
Drummond, as he lay asleep on the
night of June 5, last.
With his mother's assistance, the
boy fired a shotgun into Druramond's
neck. They had planned his death
some days before, they said, because
Drummond had been intimate with
his 10-year-old stepdaughter. After
they had repeated the confession in
the presence of five witnesses, mother
and son were placed in jail on a
charge of murder.
Hanna's baby, only a few months
old, is with her in the cell.
The coroner's jury found that
Drummond came to his death at the
hands of parties unknown.
There were a number of suspicious
circumstances. After the killing the
woman ran to neighbors and said
Drummond had died. She did not
tell about the three men until after
the neighbors had come to the house
and examined the body. Then, too, a
shotgun found in the house, which
she admitted belonged to Drummond,
gave evidence of having recently been
fired. Solicitor J. C. Otts and Sheriff
White visited the scene of the killing
last week and spent a whole day
examining all the possible witnesses.
A warrant was prepared, charging
the -woman with the crime, but Solicitor
Otts said there was not enough
evidence to convict and decided not
to arrest Hanna until something developed.
Even now the officers are
inclined to doubt the woman's Statement
concerning the cause assigned
for the crime.
Seaboard States Terms.
Sumter, July 1.?Sumter at last
has a definite proposition from the
Seaboard Air Line railway. For years
the matter of coming to Sumter has
been under advisement and correspondence
of a more or less desultory
nature has been carried on to that
When the chamber of commerce
was organized about two months ago
there was appointed a railroad extension
committee with R. I. Manning as
chairman. this commiuee succeeueu
in bringing to Sumter yesterday
Messrs. Bonsai and Moncure of the
construction department of the Seaboard.
Mr. Manning went over the
ground with them and showed them
the advantages of coming to Sumter,
both physically and in a business
way. After studying the situation
closely the railroad men made a
proposition that Sumter furnish
rights of way from two miles this side
of Bishopville to Sumter and site for
a terminus in Sumter, approximately
150 by 1,000 feet, and Seaboard
trains would enter this city by January
1, 1912.
Darlington has recently secured j
the Seaboard on terms very similar
to what is offered Sumter. If the
people of Sumter want the Seaboard
very badly they will get it.
Special Constables Destroy Liquor
Still in Spartanburg County.
Spartanburg, July 3.?State constables
destroyed a sixty-gallon capacity
illicit still near Chesnee at an
early hour this morning.
Chesnee is the new town on the
Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad,
and this still is the ninth that
the special State constables, appointed
by Gov. Blease, have captured
within the past two months.
Portion of Manoeuvre Division Will
Remain at Fort Sam JBtouston.
San Antonio, Texas, July 3.?A
fresh order in, connection with the
dissolution of the manoeuvre camp at
Fort Sam Houston, this city, where
more than 10,000 men were mobilized
soon after the beginning of insurrecto
operations in Mexico, was
received to-day. It provides for the
return of the Ninth cavalry and the
Fnnrth Field artillery to Fort D. A.
Russell, Wyo., as soon as bids from
the railroads for their transportation
have been awarded. Transportation
lines were asked to-day to submit offers.
Orders were also issued to-day
to the Eleventh, Fifteenth and Eighteenth
regiments to gather their impedimenta
preparatory to returning
to their home stations. The order
fixes no date for the movement of
those troops.
One brigade of infantry, the Eleventh
cavalry, the Third Field artillery,
one company of engineers, with
a pontoon train; Company L of the
signal corps and a wireless telegraph
outfit; one each of ambulance and
hospital corps, the commissary and
quartermaster's department and supply
depot will remain indefinitely,
according to present arrangements.
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Hundreds of Thousands of Acres
Planted in Boll Weevil District.
Certain sections of the South have
found it practically impossible, owing
to the ravages of the boll weevil,
to raise cotton for the past few
years. A Mississippi man wrtiug to
the Manufacturer's Record, says that
his county will have produced this
year just coming i, a close possibly
3,500 bales of cotton compared with
25,889 bales three years ago.
"Last year, " writes the correspondent,
"I took it upon myself to in- M
vestigate the raising of peanuts as a
substitute for cotton. My associates . vf
and myself began a public advocacy *' 1
of the peanut, and we succeeded ift .
having about 2,500 acres of them .<
planted in this section last year, The
results were so good that I was called
upon to go to many points in the
boll weevil stricken districts to tell
them about the peanut.
"The result of these visits is that"
it is variously estimated that there
will be anywhere from 100,000'to
150,000 acres planted in the white
Spanish peanut in this State alone,
the coming season. And Louisiana, t: 'j.
which last year had something like
30,000 acres under the crop, will in-*
crease her acreage the coming season
to fully 100;000 acres.
"That the peanut is a money crop
is now no longer a doubt, and it will <
always be a fixture on the farms in
this State and Louisiana. It is found
that the hay made from the peanut _ >
vines is more nutritious than tim- *
othy, and also that the hay wilf more ^
than pay all expenses incurred in , %
making the crop.
"It has been proved through my
own experiments that the oil from the "
peanut is of a very mpch higher L
grade than cotton oil, and hence it is * g
not at all a question of finding a
merket for the oil, but to get a suf- .
ficient supply of the raw material
from which to make the oil. The
market is .ready and waiting." 4
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Annual Reunion and Picnic.
Jennys, S. C., June .12, 1911.
Camp Rivers Bridge, No. 839, - :3
C. V., will hold their annual reunion ...
and picnic at the memorial ground*,
on Wednesday, July 12th. All old ;
soldiers are cordially invited to be
with up, and the ladies and friends
are especially invited to join us in
the picnic. Gen. P. H. Creech will i
deliver the address.
J. F. BRELAND, Commander, y
The Woman's Home Mission So^\ *
cciety of Bamberg is called upon to -l
note the death of its beloved cor- ^
responding^ secrtary, Mrs. A. W.. $
Knignt. wnen tne evening snaaows .
fall at the end of a beautiful sunset,
we know it is but the beginning of 1
a gorgeous sunrise ?in another land, and
so, amid the surrounding shadows
that come with the close of a
beautiful life, we must realize it
means for the departed a beginning
of life in the land of Eternal Day. ^' 3
Therefore be it resolved:
1. That in the death of Mrs. *
Knight our society has lost a true and *
loyal worker, her influence and activity
will be a loss to the society, r|
and that the grief of separation will
be keenly felt by all.
2. That the society express its &
heartfelt sympathy and love for each ?3
member of her sorrowing family, and \ '
e*. ?eavor to make each feel that this
giA?. is shared by others who loved ; A
her. '
" wv.i .a.Im /?# +Vi noa roanln.
O. X licit, Whiles* ui tuco? -'53JQ
tions be sent to the family, to the a
press, and put on the minutes of the 1
society as in a measure showing the fa
love and esteem in which Mre. 4
Knight is held.
MRS. W. P. JONES, *m
MRS. E. 0. KIRSCH. / >*':
Advertisements Under This Heed 25c.
For 25 Words or Less. .
For Sale.?New open Rock Hill 8j?
buggy. J. J. CLECKLEY. ^
For Rent.?Nice office rooms is ^
She Herald building. Have electric .-SJB
ghts and water. The most desirable
offices in the city. Will rent singly M
or in suites. A. W. KNIGHT. , ^
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Trl J IVva TV. KflMH..
JYlUIitJjr 1/19CC19C9 4M ^ AVV 1AUI0V1V1H|
for Bamberg People to Neglect.
great danger of kidney i
troubles is that they get a firm hold i
before the sufferer recognizes them.
Health is gradually undermined,
Backache, headache, nervousness,
lameness, soreness, lumbago, urinary
troubles, dropsy, gravel and Bright's ' \
disease follow in merciless succes- /
sion. Don't neglect your kidneys.
Help the kidneys with the reliable v -4
and safe remedy, Doan's Kidney
Pills, which has cured people right
here in Bamberg. V*
Mrs. W. P. Herndon, Newbridge
St., Bamberg, S. C., says: "When I .
was suffering from backache and other
distressing symptoms of kidney %
complaint, I used a box of Doan's
Kidney Pills, which I obtained from
the Peoples Drug Co. They gave me
relief in a short time and I have since
enjoyed much better health. I do Jfi
not hesitate one minute to recom-, ? *
mend Doan's Kidney Pills and advise
their use in cases .of kidney
trouble." - -jM
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United

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