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THE MOANING- OKEGQtflAN, WEDNESDAY, JUSTE 6r 1900.-
Bitter Personalities v Hurled
About in the Senate.
WARMEST DEBATE IN YEARS
H&naa, Pettljrrew and Carter "Were
the Chief Figures, and Political
Contributions the Subject.
WASHINGTON, June 5. A tornado of
partisan debate swept over the Senate to
day, with Senators Hanna, (Rep. O.). l'et
tigrew (Pop. S. I.) and Carter (Rep.
Mont.) the chief figures. For Senatorial
criminations and recriminations, for Dlt
ter personalities and for poignant invect
ive, the debate exceeded anything heard
on the floor of Uie chamber for many
years. The Hewas not -passed directly,
but the truthfulness of statement was
challenged very sharply.
Bacon (Dem. Go.) precipitated the scene
by repeating a charge made several days
ago by Pettigrew that Mr. Cramp, the
Philadelphia shipbuilder, had contributed
HO0.O00 to the Republican campaign fund
in 1S92, with the understanding- that he
would be reimbursed by contracts for the
construction of warships for the Govern
ment The charge. Bacon said, had
neither been denied- by Hanna, present
chairman of the National committee, nor
by Carter, who was chairman of the com
mittee in 1892.. Then the storm broke.
Hanna vigorously denied any knowledge
of euch a transaction, and expressed his
opinion that it was false. Carter declared
the statement properly could be branded
only as a lie.
Pettigrew not only reiterated the state
ment, but created a tremendous sensation
by asserting that his authority was no less
a. person than Mr. Cramp himself, and
that in a conversation with Carter, that
Senator had substantially verified the
story. He also attacked Hanna relative
to his election to the Senate. Hanna re
plied In kind, and expressed doubt of the
South Dakotah's sanity. He was followed
by Carter, who denounced the charges as
figments of Pettlgrew'e Imagination.
Most of the day was given to conference
reports and odds and ends of business
preparatory to final adjournment. A.
night session was held.
The Day in Detail.
At the opening of the session at 10 A. M.,
the Chaplain, In his invocation, referred
to the bereavement of ex-Senator John
Sherman, In the death of his wife. He
spoke of her as "keeping her home-bred
virtues and showing to all the type of
a divinely noble Christian character."
During the transaction of routine busi
ness, Turner. (Pus. "Wash.) presented a
bill on which he said he desired to sub
mit some remarks. The bill was to es
tablish a court of pension appeals, which
Turner said he had introduced several
months ago, at the request of the G. A.-R.
He presented several letters from promi
nent members and officials of the G. A.
R. In support of the measure. Turner
made an attack upon the administration
of the Pension Department because, he
said, by Its peculiar construction of the
laws passed by a grateful Congress. It was
"denying just and proper pensions to the
old soldiers of the Republic, their wid
ows and orphans."
In the course of his speech Turner
spoke briefly on almost every big question
before Congress upon which action had.
not been taken, and urged that Congress
ought not to adjourn tomorrow while so
manv Important measures were lying un
acted upon, including this bill for tho re
Jlef of soldiers.
Galllnger (Rop. N. H.) replying to Tur
ner, said Congress had been very liberal
in the treatment of the ex-soldiers, both
of the great political parties having shown
a disposition to deal fairly with the pen
sioners. The facts, he sald.idemonstrated
that the charge that the policy of the
present administration of the Pension De
partment was "illiberal" was unwarrant
ed and unjust.
"When the anti-trust bill was laid -before
the Senate, Pettigrew moved to pro
ceed with Its consideration. Gallingei
moved to refer the matter to the commit
tee on Judiciary.
In the course of a speech on the sub
ject. Bacon said he was profoundly sur
prised that the statement made a few
days ago by Pettigrew that the Cramps
had contributed $400.(00 to the Republican
National campaign fund for 1S92, with the
promise that they would be recompensed
by contracts for the building of wawbips,
had not been denied. He 'regarded it ar
a most remarkable statement, and direct
ed attention to the fact that Hanna and
Carter, Intimately connected with the
campaign, were in the chamber and heard
Carter, who was the chairman of the
Republican National Campaign Committee
In 1892, said that the statement of Bacon
"is the first intimation I have had that
euch a charge was made by any person.
This is tho first time I ever heard that
etatement made. I say now, and there
are Senators on this floor who will bear
me out, that any charge that contribu
tions were received to be reimbursed
through the medium of Government con
tracts, or that any promises were made
to corporations or to individuals Is abso
lutely false, and can bo branded properly
only as a lie. Money was received by the
commlttea.'jjit only .through voluntary
contrlbuja- In that campaign the party
waa defeated, and the country paid the
penalty of that defeat."
Pettigrew Insisted on replying. Said life:
"I made the statement that a contribu
tion of J400.000 had been made by Mr.
Cramp to the Republican National Com
mittee In 1892, and that he was to be re
imbursed for it with contracts for addi
tional warships. My authority for th
Etatement Is Mr. Cramp himself." de
clared Pettigrew, deliberately. This cre
ated a sensation In the chamber. "He told
me, not In confidence, as I believe, on an
ocean liner coming across the Atlantic
He did not know where the money had
gone, and had employed detectives to find
out. He Intimated that It had not been
used for campaign purposes. Moreover."
continued Pettigrew, his words almost
hissing through the chamber, "I have said
the ramo thing to tho Senator who was
chairman of the Republican National
Campaign Committee of that year and he
waved it on", smilingly, with the state
ment: 'Well, we did hit the old man
prettv hard. "
Adverting to Hanna. Pettigrew brought
up the charges of bribery which had been
made againpt the Ohio Senator at the time
of "his election to the Senate, reading
voluminously from the report of the mi
nority of the committee on privileges and
elections. Including newspaper stories of
the accounts of alleged telephone conver
sation? between Hanna 'a friends' and
other persons. These statements. Petti
grew thought, could not be swept aside
lightly by Hanna.
As Pettigrew resumed his seat, half a
dozen Senators' clamored for recognition,
among them Hanna and Foraker. Forn
ker was recognized, and said the remark
able statements made by the Senator from
South Dakota required some reply. It
-.rap an Ohio matter, he ild. and the
Ohio Senators felt abundantly able to
take care of It
He yielded to Hanna. who said he felt
like offering an apology to the Senate for
pursuing the subject further, and he
would not do If he did not desire "to
phow the Senate that the whole matter
was a conspiracy a part of a concerted
plan to work up some political capital."
"There was a pretty lively scrap In Co
lumbus." said he, good-humoredly. "It
was due partlv to the Democratic party,
and Aartly to the work of traitors to their
party and country, like the Senator from
Hanna then went at length Into the
charges made by Pettigrew, saying they
had been published first in a Democratic
newspaper of Columbus, and fully and
completely denied by him at that time.'
He Teferred to Senator Burke, of Cleve
land, as one of".the chief conspirators in
the Senatorial election, and denounced
him as a traitor and scoundrel who had,
as a Republican, lent himself to the con
spiracy against his party, and subse
quently had been disbarred and disgraced
in his native city. Then he read a clip
ping from a South Dakota newspaper. In
which Pettigrew was characterized as a
traitor to his country and to his state, and
which declared that he did not represent,
the people of South Dakota.
"That," declared Hanna, vehemently,
"is my accuser In the Senate of the
United States, and that Is the estimation
in which he Is held by the people of his
own state. ... I have often sat in my
seat listening to him and thought him in
sane. Much of the stuff he has uttered
on this floor is the veriest rot
"When It comes to personalities," as
serted Hanna, in conclusion, "I will stand
up with him and compare my character
with his. He may tell what he knows
about me, and then with emphasis on
every word I will tell about him."
Carter, obtaining the floor as a matter
of personal privilege, said:
"First it is said that Mr. Cramp made
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the statement that he contributed $400,000
to the Republican campaign fund in 1SS2.
I do not believe Mr. Cramp ever made
that statement He could not truthfully
have made It and I believe him to be a
truthful man. From the Senator from
South Dakota has come the first Ultima- j
tlon that Mr. Cramp ever gave such an J
amount to the committee, and that any
part of that purported contribution had J
Carter said the reported conversation
between himself and Pettigrew -si as a
pure- creation of the imagination, as no
thought the conversation between Petti
grew and Cramp, as reported by the
former, must have been. If Pettigrew had j
ever informed him that Cramp had made
any insinuations that the funds had been i
diverted. Carter said that his own sense
of honor would have Impelled him to call
upon Cramp for an explanation. There
was certainly no truth in the reported con
versation between himself and Pettigrew.
If there was any truth in the reported
talk with Cramp, it was a private con
versation. Carter, In c'oslng, addressd the
Democratic side, saying:
"Brethren on the other side of the cham
ber, you are henceforth to associate, God
krjows how long, with the gyrating po
litical career of the Senator from South
Dakota. Beware and constantly bear In
mind the old adage, 'Thosa who He. down
with dogs may expect to get up with
Pettigrew reiterated that his conversa
tion with both Cramp and Carter had oc
curred as he had related. He said h
had made no charge that "Carter, as chair
man of the National Republican Com
mittee, had diverted the funds. He alss
repeated that the reported conversation
with Carter had transpired. "It took
place." he said, "here in the Senate cham
ber." Bacon, resuming his speech, contended
that it was the duty of Congress to re
main in session indefinitely until the im
portant anti-trust legislation was en
acted. Teller (S1L Col.) suggested that If Car
ter felt aggrieved over Pett!grews
charges he could secure an Investigation
by a committee of the Republican Sen
ate. He (Teller) would Ilko to see not
only the campaign of 1E92 but that of 1S96
The conference report on the Alaskan
code 'bill was adopted. The bill now goes
to the President
Aldrlch (Rep. R, I.) presented a con
ference report on the bill to provide bet
ter facilities for the deposit of public
moneys in the Philippines. Cuba and Por
to Rico, and it was agrred to.
Lindsay (Dem. Ky.) presented resolu
tions of the sorrow of the Senate at the
death of Hon. Evan E. Settle, late Rep
resentative from Kentucky. Eulogies
were pronounced, and the Senate took a
recess until 8 o'clock.
When the Senate reconvened nt 8 P. M.,
the galleries were thronged with a bril
liant crowd of spectators. Butler (Pop.
N. C.) took the floor to address the Sen
ate on the anti-trust measure. Butler
declared that In the circumstances tho 1
Senate must pass this bill or enact no
"Would vou vote for It?" Inquired
Stewart (SI1. Nev.) "Do you believe it to
"There are some sections In It that ar
Constltulonal," replied Butler, "and they
will do some "good."
"There is absolutely no good In It" re
It was agreed to take a vote on the mo
Hon to refer It and It was carried, 43 to
The conference report on the. bill to rat
ify an acreement with the Indians on the
Fort Hall reservation. In Idaho, and mak
ing appropriation to carrr it into effect
was agryed to. A final conference report
on th bill to Incorporate the White Cross
of America was also agreed to.
The following bills were passed: Appro
priating $100,000 for the erection of a pub
lic building at Lamarla. Wyo.: provid
ing for the appointment of 2D dental sur
geons for the United States Army; provid
ing that Assistant Surgeons commissioned
as Captains shali be entitled to the pay
of a mounted Captain; providing for the
retirement of certain officers of the Army;
relatlrvg to Couunlsssary-General Eagan.
Fairbanks presented" the-conference re
.port on the extradition bill, and It was
agreed, to. The bill now goes to the Presi
dent Sewell called up the conference report
on the Military Academy appropriation
bQ. and It was agreed to. The bill now
goes to the President.
Quebec Lumber Plant Bnrned.
QUEBEC. June 5. Tho lumber plant at
St Etlenne de Sagunny. belonging to
Prince Bros. & Co., of Quebec, was de
stroyed by fire tonight The loss will
reach $400,000. Forty families are home
less as a result of the conflagration, and
it is believed several perished in the
Chicago Welcomed the Boers.
CHICAGO, June 5. The Auditorium was
filled tonight by a representative audience
in a welcome to the three South African
peace envoys. An admission was charged
to the hall, and fully J5O00 was secured for
the widows and orphans of the Boers
killed In battle.
i HOT WORDS IN THE HOUSE
APPXOACHIXG CXOSE OP THE SES
SION "WARMED DP MEMBERS.
Hall and Lentz Crossed STrords, and
GroiTeaor and Gaines Had an
WASHINGTON, June 5. The House-entered
the throes of dissolution today, and
all da and' all evening the galleries-were
crowded. The picturesque incidents were
few. Partlsan-paeslon running high in the
face of the impending Presidential cam
paign broke out several times during the
afternoon, and hot -nords were bandied
across the political aisle. Hull (Rep. la.)
and Lentx (Dem. O.) crossed swords, and
later GroBvenor (Rep. O.) and Gaines
(Dem. Tenn.) had a lively encounter.
Throughout the day at every opportunity
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there was a play for political advantage,
and taunt and challenge were bandied
back and forth. But all this was merely
incidental to the work of crowding
through the big sup-ply bills which had
the right of way. During the Interim
between the consideration of conference
reports, members clamored like madmen
In the wheat pit on a panic day for recog
nition of private bills, upon which their
political salvation might depend.
At the night session the galleries were
thronged with gaily arrayed women, and
the floor was a veritable bedlam. Hour
after hour the conferees struggled on with
their "reports, the speaker, firm and reso
lute, steering th6 Housa through the tur
moil and confusion. Toward midnight the
galleries thinned out but the tired legis
lators, with the prospects of an all-night
resslon ahead, remained In their places,
getting what comfort they could from the
knowledge that tomorrow the end would
The House, "on assembling, adopted the
conference report -on the Alaskan -code
bllL The report showed a complete agree
ment A conference was ordered on the
Neely extradition bill, and then the differ
ences between the two houses on the Mili
tary Academy appropriation bill were
considered, an hour being given each side
Hull (Rep. la.) said the most Important
amendment to the bill was that Increasing
the rank of the senior Major-General and
the Adjutant-General of the Army.
Drlggs (Dem. N. T.) criticised severely
the proposition to raise General' Miles to
the rank of Lieutenant-General, saying
to promote General Miles to the exalted
rank of Grant, Sherman and Sheridan
would be little less than an outrage. So
far as Adjutant-General Corbln was con
cerned, he called attention to the mar
velous "rapidity of General Corbin's pro
motion since 1S98, when he was a Lieutenant-Colonel."
Cummlnga (Dem. N. T.) regretted that
his colleagues bad opposed the promotion
of General Corbln. "I will support this
amendment," said he, "because I believe
victories were not won more readily be
cause both these officers were volunteer
officers who rose from the rank of pri
vate soldiers." (Applause.)
A moment later Cummlngs created
something of a sensation by reading the
following letter from W. J. Bryan:
"Lincoln, Neb., June 1. My Dear Mr.
Cummlngs: I see that the Republicans
are asserting that I think a Constitutional
amendment necessary for tho annihilation
of the trusts. I have never said or be
lieved that an amendment was necessary.
I have urged legislation which I believe
to be Constitutional, and I have said that
I favor a Constitutional amendment, if
the decision of the United States Supreme
Court declares such legislation unconsti
tutional. The Republican party does not
want to destroy the trusts. During this
session of Congress the Republicans have
unanimously supported a proposition to
give the National banks control of the
currency, and thus create a paper money
trust I Incloso a copy of my Chicago
anti-trust speech, which discusses the
question of a Constitutional amendment.
Yours truly. W. J." BRYAN."
The Democrats cheered vociferously
when Cummlngs concluded.
Cushraan (Rep. Wash.) had a sharp ex
change with Cummlngs over the letter.
'The trouble with Mr. Bryan." he a!d,
"Is that he Is for the Supreme Court when
It decides his way. and against It when It
decides against him."
Clayton (Dem. N. Y.) favored the prop
ositions to promote Miles and Corbln.
He was followed by Lents (Dem. O.)
who made an onslaught upon the proposi
tion to promote General Ccrbln, "and who
severely arraigned the Republican mem
bers of the military affairs committee for
declining to take action looking to -the
adoption of a Senate resolution to print
10.000 copies of the Coeur d'AIene Investi
gation. It was. he said, another step In
the direction of militarism.
Lacey (Rep. la.) asked Lentz about the
politics of the Govrnor of Idaho, ana
jeered him until he finally admitted that
he called himself a Democrat But he
said, every Democrat on the -military
committee has signed a report condemn
ing Governor Steunenbrg and President
McKInley for blacklisting organized la
bor. Lentz then directed his assaults
against General Corbln. who. he said,
had been hanging about, the corridors of
the Capitol begging for promotion.
"I have not any root respect for mili
tary betrgars than I hav for political
beegsrs." ild he. "I believe that mili
tary mon should flght for their promo
tions, not bpg for them."
The excitement had been rising during
his remarks, and things were at a high
tension, when Hull -ose to replv, Hull
denied that the Adjutant-General hid
biunted the corridors cr asked members
of Coneres for promotion.
"Is It not a fact Xhnt he appointed sons
of memb-rs an fndlrwtl trot their In
fluence in that?" a?ked Lentz.
"He his nmo!nted a mod manv staff
officers" said Hull. "To pentlmnn
from Ohio Ik evidently aT'onp o rt the
fact before the country IbM I have a sot
In th Army who has srvd In th tnff
department at Manila That Is somet'b'n"
I nm vrv nroud of. He wnt nd eilistrfl
first with his own regiment hv'ng servM
In the National Guard for 10 years, and
got a commission by the vot;s of his own
comrades for the rank of Captain (ap- I
plause -on Republican side); and he was
promoted and Is now Major on the staff
In the Philippines. (Renewed applause on
the Republican side). His regiment Is
coming home, and both myself and his
good mother have tried at the War De
partment for the last five months to get
him ordered home, bo that he could re
sume the avocations of peace, and the tes
timony from several of the Generals who
have reported. General Wheeler among
the others. Is that hlr work there was so
good, he was so efficient In discharg
ing the duties of his office, that they did
not want to retire him, but further ad
vance him. Mr. Chairman. I thank God
I have sons who can serve their country,
(applause); I am proud of them. I thank
God I am not one of those anonymous
creatures who has not been able to per
petuate his species and has nothing to
look forward to." (Prolonged applause
and cheering on the Republican side.)
Lentz I want to ask the gentleman If
he has a son who would be able to sup
port himself without being a pensioner'
on his country. (Cries of "oh" and .hiss
ing on the Republican side.) Will the
gentleman explain about his other son.
-(Renewed hissing on the Republican
Hull I would If It had any connection
with this matter.
Lentz Is he not suckling the public
teat? (Renewed hisses on the Republi
Bingham ( Rep. Pa.), who was him
self a distinguished officer during the Civ
il War. said that In the estimation of
General Hancock, no braver soldier than
General Miles ever drew sabre or com
Brown (Rep. O.) assailed Lentz. He
would like, he said, to see some one or
something that would commend the pa
triotism of that gentleman. If Lentz
were familiar with the history of his own
state, he would know that II. O: Corbln
had fought for his promotion. After an
other spirited debate, the bill then went
Tho conferees on the naval appropria
tion bin reported a' further disagreement
upon the items relating to armor-plate,
ocean and lake surveys and the abolition
of the sea course for naval cadets. The
bill was then sent further to conference,
the House Insisting on Its disagreement
The conference report of the general de
ficiency bill was made, a partial report
was agreed, to, and the bill was sent back
to conference after concurring In thb j
amendment giving the employes of the i
House and Senate an extra month s pay
by a vote of 126 to 2. At 3 o'clock the
House took a recess until 8 P. M.
When the House reassembled at 8
o'clock, the rules were suspended and
the Senate Joint resolution, authorizing
the President to restore George W. Klrk
man to the Army as a Captain, waa
passed: also bills for the relief of Colonel
Charles B. Dougherty and other members
of the Ninth Pennsylvania Infantry: au
thorizing the President to appoint David
Bagley, brother of Ensign Worth Bagley,
killed at Cardenas, as an extra cadet at
Annapolis; to extend a patent to Seth H.
Smith; to authorize the President to re
tire Andrew Geddes. Twenty-fifth United
States Infantry, as Captain, and to grant
American registry to the ships Star of
California and Stat; of Bengal-
There was quite a flurry when Hay,
H5em. Va.) attempted to file the views'
of the minority of the military affairs
committee on tha Coeur d'AIene Invest'
gatlon. The chair stated that he had di
rected that certain portions of the report
containing testimony and" the arguments
-of attorneys be not prlntd. He pro
tested vehemently against this action,
but the chair was firm and carried his
The conference report on the bills' to
provided for Government deposltor'es in
our new possessions and to ratify the
agreement with the Indians on the Kort
Hall, Idaho, reservation, were adopted.
A special bill to provide' salaries for cer
tain officers In Alaska was passed.
uaizen, ironr the committee on rules,
offered a special order setting aplde De
cember 6 for the' consideration of the
Grout oleomargarine bill. The rule was
agreed to without dhlsl'on. '
The conference report on the extradition
"bill was adopted, and at U:tO P. 3L Hull
presented the conference report on the
Military Academy bill. It was a complete
agreement the House receding from the
Senate amendments for the promotion of
General Miles and General Corbln, and
making a compromise provision relative
to West Point cadets. Increaplne tha.
number by two from each state at large
ana 10 from the country at largei-or-o.
total Increase of ICO. The conference was
adopted, 123 to 9L
TTIE SnOSHONE REVOLT.
Majority Report on the Coeur
WASHINGTON. June 5. The report of
the committee on military affairs, which
conducted an exhaustive Investigation of
the Coeur d'AIene labor agitation and its
exciting Incidents, was submitted today,
having been first approved by a majority
vote of the committee, the minority fa
voring the substitute report, which has
already appeared. This report says:
"First The Governor of Idaho, In his
efforts to establish order and enforce the
laws of the state. Is to be commended
for his courage and fearlessness. The
blind hatred excited by the mob. and the
consequent disarrangement of public busi
ness and reign of lawlessness, is In a fair
way to be adjusted. The citizens of Idaho
are to be congratulated on the removal
of a dangerous cancer that had long
threatened tho peace and order of the
state. Better Ideas prevail aa to the
rights and duties of men In relation to
the preservation of society, and this Im
proved condition of affairs Is In great
measure due to the conduct of the Gov
ernor of that state.
"Second The conduct of the military In
the territory from May 2 to the present
amid the disturbing elements of the Coeur
d'Alenes, when fierce passions flamed un
checked, when no hand was raised to
stay the dynamiter and murderer, where
the mob had been supreme. Is a matter
of earnest congratulation to the country."
As to the President's course, the report
"It la conceded on all sides that the
President of the United States was Jus
tified In sending troops to Shoshone Coun
ty, Idaho, In response to the application
of the Governor. The United States
troops have now gone into garrison
eight miles from the scene of the trouble;
and they aro retained, at the request of
the Governor, supported by a' petition of
1503 citizens. None of the charges pending
against the United States Army and Its
officers in Idaho, as set forth In the va
rious paragraphs of the resolution, have
been sustained by the testimony." ,
Recent Elections Were a Rndical
NEW YORK, June 5. The Herald's ca
ble dispatches say that while the Ital
ian Ministry apparently was sustained In
the elections, the result was really a
radical victory. The Herald's Rome" cor
The majority of the former Parliament
as well as its former President, Colombo,
were beaten. Slgnor Colombo losing, hta
Seat at Milan. At last the government
understands Its mistake In not having
taken advantage on May 15, of the Ian
which was voted on April 3, to put, an
end to obstruction. The advanced par
ties have gained nearly 20 seats and the
north will be in a great part opposed to
In short, the result foreseen by all sen
ilb!e people has been reached, which. Is.
that the government now Is going to find
Itself obliged either to act against the
opposition which has become still mo.re
powerful, dissolve Parliament for a long
time and govern by decree, or finally the
Pelloux Ministry will have to resign with
out anybody being able to see what Min
istry can replace It with any chance of
ip III !-
Is always a woman's dread though often a doctor's
delight There is no question but that: enthusiasm
for surgery leads to the advice of -an operation
many times, -when the operation is n6t only need
less but will -prove absolutely unbeneficial. This
proposition issupparted by medical testimony and
emphasized by the experience of the women whose
statements are given below. The first of these
statements is the more remarkable in that it comes
from, a woman physician. She suffered for three
years, was long under treatment, and -then submit
ted to the surgeon's knife, absolutely without bene
fit. Then a friend advised a trial of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription, and of it the grateful writer
says : " have full knowledge of its properties and
Us power to draw one front tlie brink of the grave.
Never in my profession have I seen such a miracle
wdrker in the form of medicine."
"I GWB MY LIFE TO THAT WON
DERFUL ' PRESGRiPTLON.' "
rIt is with extreme pleasure that I make known to you
my rapid recovery from a 5ong illness as a result of a com
plication of organic diseasesthe principal one being ovarian
and uterine inflammation," writes Grace M. Di Marzo, M. D.,
of Ardwick, Prince George Co., Md. "It is a pleasure to
recommend Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription as the best
medicine I have evef taken for the diseases in question . I
have full knowledge of its properties and its powers to draw
one from the brjnk,of the grave. Such has been my case.
For three years I did not experience one well day. I was
first under treatmenttthen" the surgeon's knife, and through
coiflplete disgust I gave up both, and, acting under advice of
a friend, I took Dr. Pierce's medicine with patience. Now,
I owe my life., to that wonderful Prescriptidn of his, and I
jcannot recommend it too highly'. " Neyer in- my profession
tittve I seen such a miracle-worker. lin"-the form of medicine.
y "The poor invalids who are throwing
..1i.f .aj3ao .M-.-fcWTVi latiil.M.irM
to Dr. Pierce's remedies, as. while he
without the,;admrhistTation.of anodynes,"
rpmove the .mft " '
Even if there were, butroneSuc'h. testimonial to the
.remarkable -cure of women's, diseases by "Favorite
"Prescription," it would be an encouragement to give
it a trial. But the cures effected-by this remarkable
medicine-for women are legion 'in number and their
scope covers every 'form of womanly djsease which
is 'curable by the use-of medicine. 6f "Favorite
Prescription7' it canbe, truthfully affirmed that it
always helps and almost always cures. Iet any
suffering woman who reads" these statements, ask'
herself: Is not such a"remedy worth a trial?
These three cures- are representative. - Behind
them are half a. million .other cures. The record
shows that ninety-eight in every hundred women,
who have used. Dr. Piercers medicines have been
perfectly and permanently cured. Only two women'
in each hundred fail of complete cure. But even
these report -great "benefit and improved 'health.
Are you one of the ninety-eight-who can.be com
pletely cured, or one of the two
helped but not entirely healed? A ".fair trjal of
"Favorite Prescription" will put the question for
ever at rest.
THE $NQE OF PREVENTION
Common Sensm Modcat Adrlzer. If teaches women hair ta gat ire
work, containing 1003 Isrgo pages ansf 700 Nluxfraflena, ht aaht HtEE
of mailing ONLY. Send 31 ana-cent atataaa for expeaao af aaalllam
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lasting. There are no other means or
escaping from the present situation, which
has become graver than ever on account
of the mistake of the government --and
conservatives -of all shades.
Home re-elected lt9 Ave present """Dep
uties three Conservatives and. vro Se
clallsts. Milan has shown oy a-perceptl-
hie increase of voters its well-known .Re
publican sentiments. Only energetic mea?-.
ures can p'ut things In good order If the,.
Ministerialists, who have morei than 2Xk
members " elected, will support ' seriously
general Pelloux. -
IN A MOB'S- HANDS.
Alabama XcRro Olurderer Hai a
MOBILE, Ala.. Juno 5. A-mob a.t Mis
sissippi City has taken a negro namsd
Askew, suspected of outraging and rauri
dering Miss WItersteln. late Saturday
night, from jail and has gonet-with .him
toi the woods. The- mob's intention Is to
make the negro confess.
A later dispatch from Mississippi City
says that investigation has confirmediue
mob In the belief that Askew is the man
who murdered the girl. His clothing, was
found covered with blood, an& he, could
not explain it. Undoubtedly tfcj moo
would have hanged tho negro then and
there, but themother of the joung gtrl
sent a message, asking thafthe-rnan be
brought to Blloxl for her indcntlflcatlon.
Askew will be- taken ito Biloxi -about day
light by boat, and the hanging will prob
ably take place there.
THE FOREIGN LEGIONS.
Soldiers of Fortune Siscmsted nt
TJielr Treatment bj- the Boers.
LONDON. June 5. The Lourehco 4Mar
ques correspondent of" the Times, tele
graphing" June 4, cays: "
"Lourenco Marques is swarming with
foreigners, who had been assttlng Jh
Boers Tip 'to a few days ago. Now, .like
the proverbial rat, they are leaving' tne
sinking ship. The more Intelligent among
inemepeaK any way .out iavora,oiy I or ;
th"e treatment they" have, received a the j
hands of the Boers. Many o tftem, after
(Is often iinnecessary.... We. print three
testimonials in, proof of that statement.
One testimonial shows -the needless
ness of an 'Operation tand! the two
others its nselessness in 'certain forms
of womanly disease.
TWO OPERATIONS WITHOUT RELIEF,
JI was troubled with female weakness for eight years, and
suffered more than -I can' tell, writes Mrs. Gust. Hoser, of
Ovando, Deerlodge Comity, Mont. wMy dispcdticei was
affected to such an extent, that to say a pleasant vtord. to
anyone-was almost an impossibility. I had two opexatioo3
performed by one of the most skilled surgeons, of fle West
but did not get relief. Then, against my doctor's strict
orders, I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion and Golden Medical Discovery,' and also followed the
advice given in the- 'Common Sense Medical Adviser.' I
continued this treatment for three months, and, to-day am
asrhealtby and well as a woman can be. I cannot thaak
Dr. Pierce enough ioflns kind letters to me."
Such testimony cannot be read without the
thought, "How much suffering might have been
saved hadDr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription been
tried first, instead of last." But would the timely
use of "Favorite Prescription ""have effected a cure?
That question is- best answered by the 'testimonial
which follows. Here is a case in, which the woman
was "a perfect physical wreck'1 and " suffered most.
excruciating pain." The attending physician- ad
vised an operation. But, the husband dreaded the
knife and prevailed on his wife to try "Favorite
Prescription." The result' was the" usual one--a
perfect and permanent cure.
OPERATION ADVISED BUT AVOIDED.
"October I2tb, J89S, I wrote you for the first time, says
Mrsi Alice, 12. .Shipley, of West Point, Hardin Cotmtr, Ky.
"Was very illTconncd to my "bed most of the time; bad no
appetite, pains in left ovary; could not rest only on one side,
without suffering most excruciating pains. Was a perfect
wreck, physically. I underwent an examination by one of
the most prominent physicians of Louisville, Ky. "He pro
nounced my case tumor of the stomach, and advised me to
return in two weeks and have an operation performed. My
husband had such a dread of the knife ' that he prevailed
nponme. to, try Dr. Pierce's medicines. I took- seven bot
tles of 'Favorite Prescription-, aad two .vials of 'Pellets,'
which cured me of constitution. Have not taken anvmedi-
fr ?Sinn rwf." t.i
can remove the pain
he can more easily-r
,cine, since the -last
t anly confidences
who can be greatly".!
L months of service in tho field, find them
selves practically pennnees, ior uniy iu
exceptional cases has any remuneration
been granted them. This Is contrary to
the. understanding upon which many or
them accented service. The . Germans.
1 both civil and military, appear to be par
i ticularly disgusted with the conduct o
the" Transvaal Government, wot a-iiew
Irlsh-Amerlcane, some, of whom only re
cently 'joined, are, returning to the. United
Alaska-Marshal and Jridire.
DUBUQUE; Iar June 5. George C,
Perry, of Dubuque, has been appointed
Unlted'-States -Marshal ior Alaska. He
was several times chairman of 'a Con
gressional committee. It is also stated
that George Crane, of this city. Senator
Allison's, .former law partner and twice
postmaster of "D'ubuque.'wlll be TTeueral
Judge of Alaska. ""
. AmericBB Jockey "Winning1.
1 LONDON', "'"June 5. Richard Crokers
Manhattan Boy. with L. Relft up. won the
I Bradford 2-year-old plate af Dunstall Pari;
I today. The same jockey -won the Dunstall
j Juvenile plate on Spanish' Hero, and j the
1 Mtldelay plate on L.ee Feu. Tod Sloan, at
'Bayfield, won the Llngfield plate on New
"toh. J. Reirt won the Oxte'dlsellin'g han
dicap on Smokeless.
MILWAUKEE, June 5. Nothing could
have been more auspicious than the for
mal opening of the filth biennial cSnven
tlon of the General Confederation of' "Wom
an's Clubs today. The Alhambra Theater,
which seats 2000, was crowded. Following-
the addresse of welcome by the Mayor
and Mrs. BeJk, on behalf of the "Woman's
Will be jronsed to Its natural duties
and your biliousness, headache and
constipation be cured If, you take
Sold by all druggists.. 25 cents.
of February. T now: "attend to-all "my:
iiqusQwprf:, cook,, wasiiiron 'sna sew tor a'lamily or six.
Many have been advised by me to try your treatment, and
great are the benefits derived.. My earnest prayer is that all
may write yon -for advice, and may God bless you for the
good your medicines have: dose- for me."
Dr. Pierce's '-Favorite Prescription is a medicine
especially designed and perfectly adapted to the
cure of diseases of women. It is purely vegetable."
and cannot disagree with the weakest constitution.
It i a perfect regulator ; it dries the drains which
weaken women, heals inflammation and ulceration
and cures female weakness.
Reference is made in Mrs. Moser's testimonaal to
,Dr. Pierce's "kind letters," and in Mrs. Ship3eys.
letter to her correspondence wkh'Dr. Pierce. Every
sick and ailingjwoman is invited to consnJt Dr. Fierce
by- letter free, .correspondence is bdd as
''strictly private and sacredly confidential.'and ,woa-
are guarded by strict professional
privacy. . -riaaress jt. jk v. xexce, jsusaaa, jn. x.
In a Uttle over thirty years, Dr. R. V. Pierce,
chief consulting physician to the InvalSs Hotel
and Surgical .Institute, Buffalo, N. Y, assisted by.
his staff of nearly a score of phiciarisfcasptreaied.r,
and cured more than half a TTKJHon women.
whfck baa amvad jmaesy ,mnn
fmn neetf of tha mmtm(mf cm a,
can' ha mbtafrmtf from Be.4Mapmam
and ham ta haam waff, Thhs grioat
an raoefpt at at am ma to pazr-GJ&amam
tha clath-hoanm' waJaate, a amty 23
Hr.fi. V. PIERCE, Baffaia, H. Y
Clubs, of Milwaukee, and Mra. Neville, foe
the state, the Federation president de-.
llvered her biennial address.
Mrs. Lowe took up the specific fields -of
labor In Industrial matters, showing how,
especially in the South, women and-children
are great sufferers from an pppres
slVe -industrial system. Turning to the
question of domestic service, Mrs. Lowo
advocated schools for the trainslng of
house servants and for their mistresses
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