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PiblisiLed ST-S5T7 Wednesday,
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$1 50 per annum-in sivat^e.
?3aa Square first irs^rt?on.$1 CO
ET?ry subsequent ici?rtioo. 50
Contracts for three months, or longer TVU.
he a - de at reduced rate--:.
A" commanications which snbesrve private
V interest? will be chargea* for as adverciso?^ots
Obituaries and tributes of respects will be
barged for.
Concern in Bridgeport Has Ship?
ped one Boat to Japan and
Others are Being Built.
Bridgeport, Conn, Jane 7.-The re?
port reached this city "this afternoon
that the submarine boat Protector had
been shipped to Japan from Kew
York^-and. that fonr boats modelled
after the Protector are now nader con?
struction at the works of the Newport
New3 Dry Dock and Shipbuilding j
Company. Bridgeport men interested
in the construction of these boats de?
cline to give any information aa to
what has been done with the Pro?
Japanese agents have been in this
city several times and as a result it is
said draughtsmen are working day
and night at a local shop on plans and
models of submarine boats. Some of
these models are known to have been
shipped to Newport News.
Newport News, Va., June. 7.-It is
officially stated at the Newport News
Si&p Building and DryJDock Company
that ?ve submarine torpedo boats ' are
being built for the Lake Company, of
Bridgeport.. Conn. The officials deny
positively that they are building the
vessels for the Japanese Government,
and declare that they will not build
boats fox either of the belligerent
countries or violate the neutrality
laws in any way. The hulls are to be
-constructed here and the Lake Com?
pany will have the machinery and
equipment put in elsewhere. All of
the material for the boats has arrived,
several of the seams are up and the
first boat will be delivered in three
Nearly Ten Millions Acres Under
Washington, June 8.-There were
9,487,077 acres of land under irriga?
tion in the United States in 1902, ac?
cording to a statement given ont as
the result of an investgation made
by the census bureau in that year.
This area is divided into 134,036 farms,
and represents an outlay of $93.320,
452, making the average cost of irri?
gation $9.84 per acre. Of the land ir?
rigated, 8,471,41 acres are in the arid
states; 403,449 in the semi-arid region;
606,199 in the rice statep, and 5,799
in the humid states. The greatest
acre cost, $101, was in the humid
The number of irrigated farms in?
creased from 110,556 in 1899 to 134*036
in 1902, or 21 per cent. The irrigated
area increased during the same period
7,782,188 acres to 8,487,077 acres, or
21 percent. Fer the three years this
is an average annual increase in num?
ber of irrigated acres of 568,296 acres.
In 1902 the total construction cost
of the necessary beadgates, dams, main
canals and ditches, wells, reservoirs
and pumping plants was 893,320,452,
and increase since 1899 of $21,797,672,
or 30 per cent. This is equivalent to
an annual expenditure of more than
seven and a quarter millions of dollars
for the construction, extension, and
improvement of irrigation systems.
The Henry B. Plant Estate.
New Haven, Conn., June 9.-At
torneys representing the heirs of the
late Henry Bradley Plant announced to?
day that a settlement, preparatory to
the transferring of the assets of the es?
tate to New York, had been reached.
The details of the agreements 7?ere
not made known, and Attorney Ar?
thur L. Shipman, of Hartford, of I
counsel for the heir?, 'tated that it ]
would be some time before they would
be made public. The estate of Mr. |
Plant when he died was worth over I
$1C,000.UX) and there had boen a long J
fight-, aeainst its beina; transferred to j
New York by several of tho heirs,
principal among whom were Charles
F. Hadley, Horace G. Hadley and
Emma J. Hadley, of Waterbury, chil?
dren ot a half brother of the late mil?
lionaire. Attorneys for the latter ad?
mitted tonight that a compromise had
been effected. The estate now is
worth $22,000,OCO.
A Strong Heart
i<*as-n.-ed by perfect digestion. Indiges?
tion <well* the -stomach and puff-u rp
a.rain?c the heart. Tai* causes shortness
of breath, palpitation of the heart and
general we..snes . Kodol Dyspep-ia Care
cure* indigestion, relieves the stomach,
take.-* the strain off the heart and restore*
it to a full performance of its fanch'on
naturally. Kodol increases the strength j
by enabling the stomach and digestive j
organs to digewt, assimilate euid app *o
T*riate to tho blood and tissues all of the
food nutriment. Tone* th9 stomac^ and j
digestive organs. Sold by O. B. Davis. ;
Japs Bombard Towns Held by
Russians on Liao Tung Penin?
News From Seat of War is Fragmentary
and Unsatisfactory.
London, June 9.-The sndden inter?
ruption of the cable between Corea
and Japan is considered significant of
the imminence of important opera?
tions at Port Arthur, the Japanese
having taken precaution, as usual, to
cut the only means of communication
with the outside world and thus ena?
ble her naval and military forces to
work with absolute secrecy.
No attention is paid in London to
rumors that the storming of the for?
tress has already begun.
News.from Port Arthur, the Liao
Tung peninsula and the Yalu river is
cut off from Russian sources hy the
Japanese, who are between the Rus?
sians and the territory mentioned. It
is officially asserted that the cables
connecting Japan with China are not
working, which would prevent Tokio
also frrom having knowledge of events
in that section of Manchuria. The
"interruption'' of the cable work,
however, is more likely to be "offi?
cial" and due to a censorship at
Tokio, Jone S, IO a. m.-Four Jap?
anese gunboats which m3de a close
reconnaissance of Port Arthur harbor
at midnight on June 6 for the purpose
of examining the entrance were ex?
posed to a severe cannonade. Gun?
boat No. 4 was hit eight times and
sustained some damage. One of ber
sailors was killed and two others were
St. Petersburg, June 8.-Nothing is
known here of the various rumors to
the effect that Port Arthur has fallen,
but it is not considered possible at
this time.
Chefoo, June 9.-The Chinese, both
merchants and coolies, are cleaving
Port Arthur with the permission of
the Russian authorities. Fifty junks
which left Port Arthur yesterday with
Chinese passengers are now arriving
here. The reports of the latest arriv?
als yary in minor details, but agree
ki a general statement that a battle
has been raging for four days within
10 miles of Port Arthur. All the
Russian soldiers have, it is said, left
Port Arthur for the front, and only
three large ships and a number of
small ones remain iu the harbor. The
Chinese are unable to explain what
has become of the other large ships.
They further report that all the
forts at Port Arthur have been more
or less damaged by recent bombard?
ments and that a number of mines
recently laid in the entrance to the
harbor were exploded during a thun?
St. Petersburg, June 9, 1 p. m.-An
unconfirmed report has been circulated
here this morning that the Japanese
have been repulsed with great loss at
Port Arthur after an attack kept up
for several days. The report is not
accepted as true by well informed per?
sons owing to the fact that the Rus?
sian officials admitted several days
ago that all communication with Port
Arthur had been cut off and they
were without news except from Japa?
nese sources.
St. Petersburg, June 9.-The Empe?
ror has received this report from Gen.
Kurcpatkin, dated June 8:
"A Japanese squadron of six vessels,
which was later reinforced by eleven
others, appeared on the west coast of
Liao Tung Peninsula cn June 7, about
1 in the afternoon. Six of the ships
were of the first class, the others of
the second and third class, and torpe?
do boats. The squadron cruised in
sections, bombaroing various points
east of Kai Chan and Seuyuchou, di?
recting their fire on our posts and pa?
trols wherever these appeared.
"The squadron ceased firing at 7 p.
m., and steamed away southward.
Our losses are none, nor did we suffer
any material damage. Six ships re?
appeared south of Kwau Tsia . Tong
and lowered boats. Six other ships
bombarded the coast near Senyuchon
and the town itself, but there was no
''Japanese troops are concentrating
southward, with a front extending
more than ten miles from Pulantient
to Fang Tsia Tun, in tho valley of j
"A Japanese force of two companies
of infantry and a squadron of cavalry
advanced, on June 7, northward from
Feng Wang Cneng, into the Ta Fang
Hung district, driving in the Cossack
outposts. A detachment of chasseurs
and a company of infantry hastened
from Ualindei to aid thc Cossacks.
The Japanese abandoned their attack,
having lost one officer and a non?
commissioned officer captured and
several men killed. We had no cas?
"Outposts of Cossacks on the "iain
Liao Yang road were driven in on
June 7, but reniforcements forced the
Japanese to retire. Our loss during
the fighting, which lasted until 7 p.
m , was Capt. Liatcbko and two sol- j
diers killed and five soldiers wound
St. Petersburg, June 10.- News of
the fighting at Sin Yen famished food
tonight for considerable speenlation
regarding the real Japanese objective.
Whether the advance to Siu Yen con?
stitutes a forward movement in force
military authorities here do not pre?
tend to know. Its character depends
largely upon whether Gen. Kuroki has
the number of troops with which re?
ports credit him. If he has, it is con
sidered possible that the Japanese rany i
attenpt to push across the peninsula
and establish a new base at New
Ch wans.
The direct road to New Chwang j
passes sooth of Hai Cheng. Such a
movement on the part of Gen. Kuroki
might percip?tate a serions engase
ment in the neighborhood of Hai
Cher g, if Gen. Kuropatkiu considered
the time ripe to contest the advance
seriously. But it is also pointed out
that the Japanese movements to
Salnr.atze and Sin Yen may be either
feints or merely a continuation of an
effort to distract the Russian atten?
tion to Port Arthur.
St, Petersburg, June 10.-The Em?
peror has received from Gen. Kuro
patkin the following telegram, dated
June 9:
"The Japanese bombadment on June
8 of the coast betweeu Senyuchen and
Kaiping caused no loss of life, no
material damage, though a considera?
ble number of charges were fired.
One man, doing hospital duty, vras
fata ly wounded and two wagons wore
damaged. All was quiet on the coast
this morning, but several Japanese
ship3 were cruising in the offing.
"June 7 the Japanese slowly contin?
ued their march toward Sin Yen by
the Taku Shan and Feng Wang Cheng
roads. Their advance guard did not
approach nearer than five miles south
and east of Sin Yen. On the morning
of Jane 8 a Japanese infantry brigade,
two mountain. batteries and five
squadrons of cavalry marched against
Sin Yen. About ll o'clock the Japa?
neso appeared before the town on the
sou ;h side, bat were checked by a very
successful fire from our batteries.
"Japanese infantry then began ad?
vancing against the town from the
eas ? by the Feng Wang Cheng road
and came in contact with the Cossacks
holding the pass. After two hours'
fighting the Cossacks were obliged to
retire and our artillery opened fire
aloag the pass, not allowing the Jap?
anese to establish themselves. At this
moment a Japanese mountain battery
arrived and took a position to the
son tb, but after firing a few rounds
was silenced by our battery. A second
Ja] ian ese battery did not succeed in
getting into action, but was compell?
ed to evacuate its position under the
fire* ox our guns.
' :In the course of the fight a flank?
ing' movement by several battalions
of Japanese infantry was observed
no:*th of Sin Yen, threatening our line
of retreat. Consequently our Cossacks
gradually withdrew five miles from
Sin Yen, keeping up their fire from a
battery on a dense column of the ene?
my at a range of six hundred yards.
The fire slackened about 5 in the after
no Dn. Among our losses were Chere
missineff, chief of Cossacks, Cornet
Komarovski and Lieut. Col. Possok
hoff. To all appearances the Cossacks
were engaged with troops of the 10th
"In the affair June 7, at Vafangow
we had one rifleman wounded, but the
Japanese sustained considerable losses.
According to the testimony of resi?
dents they had forty killed or wound?
Fusan, Corea, June 10.-The first
Japanese ar my has recently been en?
gaged in most imporant operations.
For two days past four columns have
been reconnoitering the roads towards
Liao Yang, Hai Cheng, Saimatsza
ard Sin Yen, and have occupied towns
ori those roads, dislodging the Rus?
sians, numbering several hundred,
from each, after sharp fighting. The
Japanese casualties were sixty-five
men killed or wounded.
Washington, Juue 10.-The follow?
ing cablegram has been received at the
Japanese legation from Tokio, dated
June 30:
"Gen. Kuroki reports that a detach?
ment of our troops occupied Saimchih
on June 7. Our casualties were tbiee
killed and twenty-four men wounded.
The enemy left on the battlefield
twenty-three killed besides two ?ftr?
eres and five men, who were made
prisoners. Gen. Kuroki's army, co?
operating with the forces that landed
at Taku Shan, occupied Sin Yen oi?
.lune S, driving the enemy toward
Tomucbeng and Kai Ping. The ene?
rby consisted of four thousand cavalry
and six guns. Our casualties were
three men killed, one lieutenant, one
snb-lieutenant and twenty-eight men
slightly wounded."
London, Jone ll.-The Daily Mali's
Chefoo correspondent says:
The Japanese consul has discovered j
that a wireless telegraph apparatus is j
? ttached in the night time to the j
Russian consular flag staff hero and
that the consulate is in communica?
tion with Port Arthur."
Tokio, June 10-."> p. m. - Gen. Ku?
roki reports that a detachment of Jap?
anese troops on Tuesday routed a bat?
talion of Russian infantry with two
guns at Hai Machi, the Japanese
losing three men killed and twenty
four wounded. The Japanese captured
Lwo officers and five men. Th 5 Rus?
sians left on the field twenty-three i
men dead or wounded, and probably
,'ost seventy men.
A Japanese detachment dispatched
n the direction of Tung Yuan Pu"7
.epulsed sixty or seventy of t? f. ene
ny's infantry at Lin Cha Tai Monday,
and on Tuesday encounterd sis com?
panies of Russian infantry and three
candied cavalry at Chang Cbiah Sib.
After two hours' engagement the Jap?
anese drove the Russians off in the
direction of Tung Yuan Pu. The
Russian casualties were ? serventy or
eighty men billed or wounded. The j
Japanese lost four men killed and six- ;
teen wounded.
On , Wednesday a Japanese detach?
ment, co-opreating with another de?
tachment from the force landed at
Taku Shan, encountered a Russian
force cf four thousand cavalry, with
six guns, near Sin Yen and drove
them back towards Chi Mu Chang
aud Kai Chou, losing three men killed
and two officers and twenty-eight men
St. Petersburg, June 10.-The gen?
eral staff's advices are that nothing of
exceptional gravity has taken place at
Port Arthur during the past few days,
but that decisive events are expected
Nagasaki, June ll.-10 a. m.-Naval
experts believe that the Russians are
working hard to clear the entrance to
Port Arthur with the intention of
making the escape of their fleet effect?
ive. The Russian fleet at Port Arthur
is estimated to consist of eighteen ves?
sels, large and small, besides seven?
teen destroyers,
London, June ll.-The Daily Mail
asserts :
'Two infernal machines were found
on the night of June 7, concealed in
a tobacco box in the Tsarskoye Selo
Palace, where the Russian emperor is
now residing. One of these machines
was in the dining room, the other in
the audience chamber. The mechan?
ism in each was working when discov
erd. The strictest secrecy is observed
and this statement, although true in
every detail, is sure to be categorically
Berne, Switzerland, June 10.-The
Russian minister here M. V. V., Jad
ovski, was shot in a street here this
afternoon and seriously injured in the
head. His would-be assassin was ar?
rested. He is a Russian named Ilni
tzki. He had been in Berne for some
weeks, and complained that the Rus?
sian authorites had confiscated an es?
tate belonging to him. M. Jadovksi's
wound, although it at first appeared
to be severe, is not dangerous.
IJnitzki is an enigneer and was for?
merly a Russian officer, but now is a
Turkish subject with a Turkish pass?
port. The Russian minister received
several threatening letters from Ilni
tzki, which he turned over to the
police. This morning Ilnitzki ques?
tioned the minister regarding his
claim, but, obtaining no satisfactory
reply, shot him.
Paris, June H.-It is reported this
morning that Port Arthur has fallen
and that the Russian fleet put to sea
in a desperate effort to escape capture.
No confirmation of report has been re
cieved from official sources.
The Price of Cotton.
In an interesting editorial article in
the last issue of the Manufacturers'
Record, of Baltimore, headed "The
Plan of Cotton Bears Confessed," ap?
pears the following significant state?
ment :
"This week a large Southern cotton
operator, for many years a "bull,"
said to the Manufacturers' Record:
"A combination has been formed to
beat down the price of cotton this
summer to seven cents a pound in
order to be able to buy the new crop
at a low figure, So strong, ' ' said he,
"is this combination, and so certain
am I that it will be successful with?
out regard to the size of the crop
eventually gathered, that 1 am plan?
ning to put every dollar which I can
raise into selling cotton short, con?
vinced that the combination is financi?
ally able to carry through its 'bear
That statement is from a man of
prominent position for a quarter of
a century in the cotton world. It
seems to tally very closely with the
seven or eight cents to which Mr.
Wilson thought cotton could be ham?
mered last fall, and with the seven
cents at which Mr. Macara thinks
the cotton-grower ought to be com?
pelled to part with his staple. The
work has already commenced. In
every direction there are signs that
th8 campaign has opened and that un?
less some leader can be found equally
as daring and as resourceful as Sully
proved to be until forced out by such
a world-wide combination of wealth
and power as was brought against
him, the South may again be made
to snffer by low-price cotton. The
game now is, as it has been in the
past, to force prices down during the
summer and early fall in order that
the " bear gambler?, " whether they
be mill-owners or only speculators,
ca n secure control of a large portion
of tho crop early in the season and lot
the advance take place later on, and
thus reap a double profit."
Dun's Review of Trade.
New York, June 10.-R. G. Dun & ]
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade to- ;
morrow will say : Current trade con?
ditions are without change and collect- j
ions continue slow as a rnle, but |
there is, growing confidence in the j
future, dealers exhibiting sn inclina- .
tion to prepare for fall and winter on (
a large scale. There is still much com- j
plaint that the weather is unseason- {
able for retail distribution and pay?
ments aie not prompt. Reports re
yarding the bniding trades are almost j
uniformly favorable, structural work (
increasing as the season advances and {
transporting prospects are brighter on
the lakes. Railway earningfs now
practically complete for April, show
a loss of only 2.9 per cent, compared
with last year, and surpass the cor?
responding month of any preceding
pear. The decline in the cost of liv?
ing has continued without interruption
since March 1.
Commercial failures this week are
227 against 215 the corresponding week
Last year.
Governor Refuses io Grane a Par?
don to a Murderer Despite
Petitions Signed by 2,000
Paragould, Ark., June 8.-Mart V.
Vowell, an aged white man, was hang?
ed this afternoon a few minutes before
6 o'clock for the murder of "W. F.
Lovejoy. The hanging was planced
to take place at 1.30 o'clock. Under
the laws of Arkansas a hanging may
be had any time between noon and G
Vowell was a personal friend of the
sheriff and the postponement was
made in the hope of a stay of execu?
tion from Governor Davis. During
the entire afternoon many frineds of
Vowel! besieged Governor Davis'
office at Little Rock, beseeching him
to intervene, and it was only when
the honr of 6, the final time limit,
was so close as to preclude all hope of
reprieve, that the sheriff sprung the
In May Governor Davis considered
a petition signed by 1,200 residents of
Clay and Green counties, asking a
commutation of the sentence, and at
the same time another petition was
received bearing 1,500 signatures.
The Governor steadily refused to in?
terfere, though numerous delegations
waited on him. It is said that 342
messages were received yesterday and
last nght from Confederate camps re?
questing Governor Davis to commute
the sentence.
Steel Corporation Director Has
Had Him Made Senator.
Philadelphia, June 9.-Philander C.
Knox of Pittsburg, attorney general
of the United States, was selected
today to fill the seat in the United
States senate made vacant by the death
of Matthew Stanley Quay. He will
accept and serve by appointment of
Gov. Pennypacker until March 4,
the date of the expiration of the late
senator's commission. Unless politi?
cal complications should arise as a
result of today's action he will be
elected for the full term by the legis?
lature which meets in January. It is
expected that Attorney General Knox
will remain in the cabinet until De?
The selection of Attorney General
Knox came as a surprise to the poli?
ticians of the State. His name had
not been considered by United States
Senator Penrose, who chairman of
the Republican State commitee, along
with Israel W. Durham, the Philadel?
phia leader, haq the naming of Quay's
Yesterday afternoon, however, Hen?
ry C. Frick of Pittsburg, a director
of the United States Steel corporation,
came to this city and formally an?
nounced that the attorney general was
a candidate for the place and that he
came here in Mr. Knox's interests.
As the leaders had decided that Alle?
gheny county, in which Pittsburg is
situated, was to have the place, he
thought the leaders could have no
objection to the attorney general.
This caused considerable agitation
in the Pittsburg delegation which had
already named four men for the va?
cancy. At first'it was expected that
Mr. Knox would be opposed but after
a series of conferences the Pittsburg
delegation accepted Mr. Knox and the
public announcement of their action
soon followed.
Whether the selection of Attorney
General Knox aa Quay's successor will
cause compplicatious to arise within
the State is difficult to say. It is
known that the agreement on Knox is
not satisfactory to ali iuerests within
the organization.
Attorney General Knox was in the
city for a short time today and then
went to the farm of A. J. Cassatt,
president of the Peusylvania railroad,
where the Farmers' club, a dining or?
ganization of wealthy men, gave a
dinner tonight. Among ottiers present
were Senator Penrose, Mr. Frick,
Gov. .Pennypacker, Former United
States Senator Don Cameron and
Richard R. Qoay, son of the late sen?
ator. .
Nervous Djspepsia Cured by
Ryddlc's Mouiach Tablets
Mr. R. E. .Tones', buyer for Parker ?
Bridget, VJ hose large department stores
are located ac ii th and Penn Ave., Wash
ington D. C., writes, under date of April
14, '04, as follows : La?t February one
year, while in New York on business for
my house, 1 <*aught a severe cold, ^hieh
laid me up fot several wet ks and left me
wev.k ana i.e^ oas. I had little or no ap?
petite and my digestion was very poer,
my phyr-icians could not get at the cause
of my trouble as my digestion seemed
so mach impaired. I decided to try By- |
dale's Stomach Tablets, being assured by
a friend they weie good dyspepsia medi?
cine. After u-irv them for a few days I
began to realize? that I was getting better.
? gave up the doctor's prescription and
hare gained ??0 pounds while using two
boxes of these tabieis. I never felt better
in my life, and accredit Rydale's Stimach
rabi?is with having cured me. I can re
?oinjnend them most heartily, to sufferers
"rom nervous indigestion and general ran
iown conditions of the system. All dealers.
London, June H.-Earl Grey, Lord
Lieutenant cf Northumberland, was
:oday appointed to succeed Earl Minto
is Governor Genoral of Canada.,
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought :
Bears the
Signature of
? mi mm. m w?s ARRESTED.
j Left Owing State, Punished for
I Murder in Colombia, Inherited
Fortune and Returned.
Montgomery, Ala,. June 9.-Judge
Francis C. Randolph, who was former?
ly probate judge of this county and
who left this country nine years ago
owing the State and county many
thousands of dollars, returned home
today. He was arrested on 13 indict?
ments, charging him with embezzle?
ment and a bond of $200 was made in
each case.
Judge Randolph after leaving here
went to Colombia, where on the
charge of murder committed there,
he was sentenced to imprisonment for
life. While serving this sentence, an
uncle, Capt. Corbin, a retired mili?
tary officer, died in Pennsylvania
leaving him a fortune. This money
was used to pay the indebtedness to
Montgomery county and the State of
Alabama and he now owes neither
Judge Randolph was pardoned re?
cently by the president cf Colombia
through the influence of promiennt
officials in this country. He refused
to talk of his arrest today.
Worst of All Experiences
Can anything be worse than to feel that
every minute will be your last ? Such was
the experience of Mrs. S. H. Nelson,
Decatur, Ala., ''For three years" she
writes, "I endured insufferable pain from
indigestion, stomach and bowel trouble.
Death seemed inevitable when doctors and
all remedies failed. At length J was in?
duced to try Electric Bitters and the re?
sult was miraculous. I improved at once
and now Fm completely -recovered." For
liver, kidney, stomach and bowel troubles
Electric Bitters is the only medicine.
Only 503. It's guaranteed by J. F. Da
Lorme, Druggist.
? Tampa, Fla, June 9.-This after?
noon J. G. McGee, of Plant City, shot
and seriously wounded F. Badger Wil?
der in an ice cream parlor. Bad feel?
ing had existed between the two men
for several months, caused by politic?.
Wilder is badly wounded and the
chances are against his recovery.
Both men are prominent and highly
respected. Wilder was 'ormerly Con?
gressman Sparkman's private secre?
ttm, _
Startling Evidence.
Fresh testimony in great quantity is
constantly coming in declaring Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds to be unequaled. A recent ex?
pression from T. J. McFarland, Bector
vilie, Va., serves as example. He writes:
"I had Bronchitis for three years and
doctored ail the time without being bene?
fited. Then I began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery, and a few bottles wholly
cured me." Equally effective in curing
all Lung and Throat troubles, Consump?
tion, Pneumonia and Grin. Guaranteed
by J. F. W. DeLomeT Druggist. Trial
bottles free, regular sizes 50c. and $1.00?
Somerset, Pa., June ll.-Abner Mc?
Kinley, brother of the late President*,
died suddenly this morning of heart-,
Lots of Claims Lik3 This But1,
so Different-Local Proof,
is What Sumter People.
There :ire a great many of them'.
Every paper has its share "
Statements hard to believe, harder to prove
Statements from far-away piares
What people say in Florida
Public expression from California
oft times good indorsement there
But of litih' service here at home
Sumter people vant local proof
Thc sayings ??t neighbors, mends and citizens
Rome indorsement counts
It disarms the skeptic: is beyond dispute.
This is the backing that stands behind every
1H>.\ of Doan's Kidney IMlls. Here is a case of
E. McCloud ?:?rn:cr. residing on the out?
skirts of Sumter, says: "Both my wife ami I
used Poan's Kidney Pills procured at Dr. A.
.!. china's drug st?re and obtained a lot of
benefit from them. I thought it must bethe
climate which did not agree with us or the
water, for we never bad trie backache until
w?; moved here some f.>ur years ago from
Pennsylvania hut we certainly have had it
since. Tue secretions from thc. kidneys were
irregular and much too frequent in action, es?
pecially at night when oar rest was much dis?
turbed. Since wc used Doan's Kidney I'i?s
neither of .i-. has thc backache and the action
of the kidneys-beean.*1 natural arni normal
and our rest is not disturbed at night. I>op.i!"s
Kidney Pills are the l ist remedy that ever
rame into my house."
Por sale i>y ail dealers. Poster-Milbusn
Company, H?rtalo. N. Y.. sole agents for the
Prated st ates
lven;eml)cr the name Dean's -and take no
substitute. 5
Indigestion Causes
Catarrh of tlie
For many years it has been supposed that
Catarrh of the Stomach caused indigestion
and dyspepsia, but the truth is exactly the
opposite. Indigestion causes catarrh. Re?
peated attacks of indigestion inflames the
mucous membranes lining the stomach and
exposes the nerves of the stomach, thus caus?
ing the glands to secrete mucin instead of
the juices of natural digestion. This is
called Catarrh cf the Stomach.
Kodo! Dyspepsia Cure
relieves all inflammation of the mucous
membranes lining the stomach, protects the
nerves, and cures bad breath, sour risings, a
sense of fullness after eating, indigestion,
dyspepsia and all stomach troubles.
Kodol Digests What Yon Eat
Make the Stomach Sweet
3ott!es cnly. Regular size. $ 1.00. hot?ine 2Yt times
the trial sire, which sells for 50 cents.
Prepared by E. C. OeWITT & CC, Chicago, Ht
For sale by O in B? Davis.

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