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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1UU4.
DEGiDE CASE TODAY
Minnesota Judges Will Pass
on Merger Petition.
HARRIMAN FIGHTS HARD
His Attorney Says Hil! Has Increased
His Northern Pacific Holdings
Since Decision-Root Makes
an Emphatic Denial.
ST. PAUL, April 13. The decision of
the Circuit Court as to the right of E. H.
Harrlman and "Winslow Pierce, as trus
tees for the Oregon Short Line, to file
a petition In the case of the Government
against the Northern Securities Company
and others will be handed down tomor
row when the court meets. The argu
ments on the motion were continued to
day. Judge Johnson addressed the court
on behalf of the defendants, "W. D.
Guthrie closing for the petitioners.
Mr. Guthrie In closing furnished the
sensation of the hearing by maintaining
that the Northern Securities Company
has, since the decree of the United States
Circuit Court declaring the Securities
Company illegal, added materially to Its
holdings of Northern Pacific and Great
Northern stock with the Intention of re
taining control of these roads. This
statement, Ellhu Root took occasion to
deny emphatically and specifically, sayirg
he was authorized to say that neither
Mr. Hill nor Mr. Morgan have acquired
one share In either company since the
decree was handed down.
The arguments today attracted even a
greater attendance than those of yester
day and were followed with keen interest.
Judge Johnson, In his arguments on be
half of the Northern Securities Company,
assailed Harrlman's cause as, ridiculous,
and with biting sarcasm referred to him
as the llth-hour penitent, who came into
court confessing his wrongdoing and say
ing he was ready to take his punish
ment, but wanted to tell the court how to
administer that punishment. The doctrine
of "constructive possession" of the affairs
of the Northern Securities Company was
a new Idea, but a very absurd one. He
held Harrlman up as the new champion
of public Interest, but ho came In and
demanded the right to lnterveno In order
to conserve public Interest.
Identity of Shares Lost.
"In order to get back the Individual
Bhares which they claim they put Into a
common fund, because they allege that
these shares are more valuable than
others, they bring In this absurd cry of
public Interest," continued Mr. Johnson.
"The shares Harrlman put into this cor
poration havo become merged and their
Identity Is lost and who can identify them?
Are there any other marks on them, to
Bhow which ones -were put in by Harrl
man? There have been 1S00 transfers of
stock, and no one knows where the indi
vidual shares are. Now they raise this
cry of public Interest in -order to get
something to which they are not entitled.
"These parties have not the right to In
tervene, and there Is no occasion for Inter
vention, as Mr. Root so ably stated yester
day. The decree of this court requires
absolute obedience -when it says that the
affairs of the Northern Securities Com
pany shall be distributed In anequltable
manner. They as shareholders v. Ill par
ticipate in this division, but not as they
desire. "Where is the equity In such a re
quest as that? Harrlman Induced others
to come into this company to take share
and share alike, and now, when this part
nership Is to be wound up, they "want back
their own; they don't want to accept a
Mr. Johnson Intimated the purpose of
this motion was simply to obtain delay.
Why Delay Is Dangerous.
"Delays are dangerous," he argued.
"Delays Involve the interests of hundreds
of millions of dollars and the affairs of
thousands of people. Delays will affect
the markets of the country and of the
world, and will cause incalculable Injury.
.Delays will cause hundreds of people to
become frightened at the situation. They
will rush off and sell their stock and the
Harrlman men will buy it, and there is
where the danger lies."
Answering Mr. Evart's argument, that
if the proposed plan of distribution Is
carried out, Mr. Hill and his associates
will have a stronger control than before,
Mr. Johnson quoted from the report of
Secretary Nichols, of the -Northern Se
curities Company, to the effect that Mr.
Hill will have only 24.70 per cent of the
Northern Pacific stock after the distribu
tion. "The plan wc propose," he continued,
"will give these shares to 2000 stockhold
ers instead of concentrating them within
the handsof a few people."
He argued that the Northern Securities
Company had bowed to the will of the
court, and had, In accordance with its
decree, practically dissolved, and asked
r wherein the court was Justified In taking
' .further action.
Mr. Johnson quoted from Mr. Harrl
man's testimony before the court. He
was asked if It were true he had sold his
Northern Pacific stock to the Securities
Compajiy. Mr. Harrlman had replied
emphatically three times that he had sold
it to Mr. Morgan, which, Mr. Johnson
asserted, makes It an out-and-out sale,
and not a transfer.
"William G. Guthrie followed on behalf
of Mr. Harrlman.
"I wish to call specific attention," he
said, "to the fact that none of the de
fendants has filed any affidavits or made
any denial whatever of the claim made by
vs that, if this distribution goes Into ef
fect the Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern will bo still in closer control
than before. Toe only form of denial
they have made is to quote from the re
port of Secretary Nichols to the effect
that If distribution is made under their
plan, Mr. Hill will have left only 24 per
. "We all know that It is a common prac
tice among bankers, financiers and brok
ers to hide ownership of stocks by mak
ing them over to clerks, friends or any
one whom they can conveniently use for
"I here offer, if I am allowed to exam
ine the books of the Securities Company,
to trace every Individual certificate of
Btock from Its original issue to Its pres
ent owners, no matter whether it has
gone hrough a hundred transfers.
"If we are permitted to examine theso
books we can show that the effect of this
plan of distribution is and has been from
the first to perpetuate the control of the
Northern Pacific in the hands of Mr.
Makes Sensational Charge.
At this point Mr. Guthrie made the
somewhat sensational charge that the
Northern Securities Company had in
creased its holdings since the decree wag
Referring to Mr. Johnson's argument
that the object of the action was to oh-.
tain delay, Mr. Guthrie said:
,rWh are they afraid of delay There
has been no competition between the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
since 1896, and all of a sudden they aro
"We want our Northern Pacific back.
"We do not sarit any Great Northern. It
is the simplest thing to understand that
if we are forced to take an interest In
both, we will naturally not caro for com
petition. If we talso 3g 2aorthern Pa
cific we must have and will seek compe
tition with the Great Nothern."
"If there is one thing wnlch Mr. Hill
and his associates dread it is competition,
and If there is one thing which the North
west will be given the advantage of if
the Union Pacific is successful la that
competition which does not now exist.
Mr. Hill is not a philanthropist, whose
chief care is the good of the Northwest.
He comes to this court prompted by his
own personal interest, but if there Is
anything to be said about advantages to
be secured, I can show ten that will coma
through the Union Pacific to one that can
be secured through the Burlington al
liance." Judge Sanborn asked as to the form, of
order desired. Mr. Guthrie replied:
"We ask that the permissive decree be
made mandatory and the court direct the
distribution of stock to original holders."
As Mr. Guthrie closed his argument,
ex-Secretary of "War Root having ob
tained permission of tho court, replied
to the charge made by Mr. Guthrie that
the defendants, Hill and Morgan, had In
dividually acquired stock In the Northern
"Pacific and Great Northern Railroads
after the decree of the Circuit Court had
been handed down. He said:
"I think counsel hardly appreciates tho
gravity of the charge he has made. It
means, if sustained that theso gentle
men have been guilty of criminal con
tempt of court. I am. authorized to state
that neither Mr. Hill nor Mr. Morgan
ha-ve acquired one share of either these
stocks since the decree was handed
Mr. Guthrie, In a brief rejoinder, stated
that the petitioners have nothing to go
by except the records of the court and
the testimony of the defendants, and If
that were illegitimate he would apologize.
If given an opportunity to prove what
they believed to be true, he thought it
would be disclosed that additional stock
had been acquired, if not after, at least
on the eve of the decree, and in antici
pation of It, so that tho pro rata method
of revision of assets might be furthered.
The court then announced that it would
take the matter under advisement, and
adjourned until tomorrow.
Minnesota Action to Be Dropped.
ST. PAUL, April 13. Governor Van Sant
issued a statement today with reference
to the recent decision of the United States
Supreme Court in the case of tho State
of Minnesota against the Northern Securi
ties Company. The Governor Intimates
that no further legal proceedings will be
taken by the state unless the attempt to
consolidate the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern is continued.
PENSION ITEM IS $4,000,000.
House Committee Completes General
Deficiency Appropriation Bill.
"WASHINGTON, April 13. The House
committee on appropriations today com
pleted the general deficiency appropria
tion bill, carrying a total of ?10,3S8.744.
The largest Item In the bill Is $4,000,000
for pensions. Of this sum, $1,500,000 Is
an estimated deficiency which will be
caused by the execution of the recent
service pension order. The minority mem
hers of the committee made 'a fight
against this amendment, and It was or
dered reported by a party vote.
As the Item Is included, a minority re
port accompanies that of the majority
to the House. The minority views are
Elgned by Underwood, Brundlge, Benton,
Livingston and Pierce. Taylor, of
Alabama, was absent- The conclusion of
the minority Is that there was no war
rant of law for the appropriation of the
million and a half dollars requested by
the Commissioner of Pensions requested
for the purpose herein stated. It quotes
the recent order in full, and says that
while there are members of Congress who
favor a service pension law. It is not
wholly the Jurisdiction of the appropria
tions committee to consider the question.
"Our duty," the report savs, "Is con
fined to providing the money to pay the
obligations of the United States contract
ed under the law. The point we desire
to make Is that there Is no law on the
statute books of the United States that
allows the $1,500,000 appropriation asked
for by the Commissioner of Pensions to
pay the deficiency caused by executive
order, and we will move on the floor of
the House to reduce the appropriation
asked for pensions to the extent of
$1,500,000 for that reason."
DEFENDS THE PAPER TRUST.
Vice-President Lyman Denies It Is
"WASHINGTON, April 13. C. "W. Lyman,
vice-president of the International Paper
Company, entered a general and specific
denial before the House commltteo on the
Judiciary today of the charges against
the paper "trust" recently made before
the committee by Don M. Seltz and John
Norris, representing the business man
agement of the New York Times respec
tively. In denying that the International
Paper Company was overcapitalized, Mr.
Lyman said the property of tho company
could not be duplicated for Its present
capitalization. This capitalization, he said,
was $22,000,003 in preferred stock, $17,000,
000 in common stock and about $13,000,000
in bonds. Six per cent dividends, he said,
were paid on the preferred stock, and 2
per cent was paid the first year on the
common stock but nothing since.
"The price of your stock would indicate
that the public regards the property it rep
resents as worth about 23 per cent on the
dollar," said Representative Powers, of
Massachusetts. Lyman said he would not
make an attempt to account for the opin
ion of investors, but he knew the water
power, the woodlands and the mills of the
company could not be duplicated for the
amount at which the company was capi
talized. He was asked by Representative De
Armond if he would object to the removel
of the tariff on wood pulp and paper. He
said he would not advise such a move.
"Did not your company make represen
tation to the ways and means commltteo
at the time the DIngley tariff bill was
under consideration, that if the Industry
was protected it would result in the for
mation of a combination which would
cheapen the price of paper In this coun
try?" asked Mr. Powers.
"We did not anticipate the boom in
business and tho conditions which have
Increased the cost of producing paper,"
was the answer.
THE DEATH E0IX.
Editor of .the American Celt.
ST. LOUIS, April 13. Charles O'Brien,
editor of the American" Celt, who was as
saulted on the street and taken to the
City Hospital In an unconscious condition,
is dead from his Injuries.
Weil-Known Woolen Manufacturer.
LITTLE FALLS, N. T., April 13. Ex
State Senator Titus Sheard, one of the
bestfknown woolen manufacturers In this
country, died suddenly today of heart
failure, aged 63 years.
Kansas Railroad Contractor.
STRONG CITY, Kan.. April 13. H. E.
EL Lantry, successor to B. Lantry &
Sons, railroad contractors, died suddenly
of heart failure at his home in this city
Building Collapses, Injuring Six Men.
NEW YORK, April 13,-The front and
side walls of the feur-story brick building
at Thirty-fifth street and Eighth avenue
collapsed today and six men were In
jured, one of them seriously. Tho cause
of the collapse has not been explained.
Ministers, lawyers, teachers and others
whose occupation gives little exercise,
should use Carter's Little Liver Pills for
torpid liver and biliousness.
HE FIGHTS BONOS
Jones Opposes Bill to "Allow
HOUSE HAS - MEASURE UP
Hooper Defends the Measure to Give
the Islands Railroads and Pays
High Tribute to Secre
"WASHINGTON. April 13. Under a spe
cial rule, the House today devoted Itself
to consideration of a bill amending tho
law relating to the Philippine Islands. The
provision In reference to the granting of
railroad franchises, and the guaranteeing
of 5 per centpn the cash capital actually
Invested In such railroads, was opposed by
Jones (Dem,, Va,), who alleged that
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British and Belgian capitalists were ready
to build the roads without such guarantee.
At the opening of the session Hemen
way (Ind.), amid applause, reported tho
general deficiency bill, the last of the
general appropriation Dills to be consid
ered at this session.
The ayes and noes were ordered on the
adoption of a special rule to take up and
consider the Cooper bill amending the
Philippine government bill, and providing
for guaranteeing bonds for building rail
roads In the islands.
By a vote of 134 to 114 tho previous
question was ordered. The resolution fur
nished an opportunity for "Williams (Dem.,
Miss.) and DcArmond (Dem., Mo.) again
to criticise the rules of tho House.
DeArmond sarcastically said the Sneaker-
and committee on rules had determined
that the bill and amendments were so
good that no risk must be taken of get
ting anything Into the bill that would be
harmful or that would lessen Its superb
Crumpacker (Ind.) made the assertion
that the minority of the committee on in
sular affairs had not ioInted out any sec
tion of the bill which dugbt to be amend
ed, but this was denied by Jones (Dem.
Va.). He said as the bill is now drafted It
admits free the products of the steel trust,
while it continues to Impose upon the Fili
pinos a customs duty upon $12,000,000 worth
of rice imported there during the last 21
Hold It Makes Burden Too Great.
Jones said that If the bill were passed
as now drawn, it would increase the bond
ed Indebtedness of the Philippines by
$6,000,000, making a total of $27,000,000. He
said that as the result of the falling off
In the' customs receipts of the islands k tho
people ttere less able today to incur such
indebtedness than they were a year ago.
He denied, as Mr. Cooper (Wis.) alleged,
that the only way to secure prosperity
In tho Philippines was to guarantee the
interest on capital invested In railroads
there, and said the bill was not one pre
pared by the commlttoe, but was the bill
of the "War Department sent to Congress
to be reported. He would rather, he said,
see the railroads In the Philippines built
by British than by American capital If
the Filipinos were to guarantee tho Inter
est. Jones was Interrupted by Gaines (Dem.,
Tenn.), who asked If It were not a fact
that ex-Secretary of "War Boot was the
attorney for the railroad company to be
benefited by the guarantee.
' It did .not, replied Jones, concern him
who was the attorney, but It was a fact,
he said, that the Philippine Commission
was being urged to grant railroad fran
chises to English and Belgian capitalists
without the guarantee.
Answers Criticisms of Bill.
Cooper, In charge of the bill, explained
Its provision, and said it was drafted In
large part by Secretary Taft and had the
unanimous approval of tho Republican
members and the unanimous opposition of
the minority. He answered the criticisms
In the report of the minority members
with respect to the establishment of a rep
resentative government In tho Philippines
by saying that from tho very nature of
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things, no such government could exist
In those Islands, because the Filipino could
not stand alone, and In support of this
declaration he quoted from reports of
Admiral Dewey, General Otis' and Com
missioners Schurmann and "Worcester,
who entertained that -view. Cooper paid a
tribute to Secretary Taft, who, ho said,
was the idol of the Filipinos.
Dalzell (Pa.) said tho 1)111 was satisfac
tory to the majority of the House, but
whether amended or unamended would not
meet the -views of the minority. A roll
call was ordered onHhe adoption of tho
The resolution was agreed to, 136 to- 111,
and the bill was taken up. The rule pro
vides that general debate shall close at
1 o'clock tomorrow, when a vote will bo
At 5:30 P. M. the House adjourned.
MORGAN ATTACKS COMPANY.
Senate Considers Bill for Government
of the Panama Strip.
"WASHINGTON April 13, The Senate
today began consideration of tho bill pro
viding for tho Government of Panama
Canal zone. The greater part of the day
was occupied by Morgan In support of
amendments offered by himself. None
at them was accepted, and the reading
of the bill was nearly half completed.
Morgan attacked tho new Panama Canal
Company, and contended that the United
States should proceed to carry Into effect
THE PETROPAYLOVSK DISASTER.
the provisions of tho treaty with Panama
regardless of the demands of that com
Upon request of Fairbanks, the Senate
ordered tho printing of tho lato Presl
dent McKlnley's last speech at Buf
falo as a public document. In presents
ing- tho request, Fairbanks stated that
there are many Inquiries for tho ad
dress. Tho following bills were passed: Fix
ing the salary of the United States
Consul at Nlu Chwang, China, at $4000
per annum; providing1 for tho opening
of the abandoned Fort Abraham Lin
coln Military Reservation In Morton
County, North Dakota, to sottloment
under tho homestead laws.
Hale presented au amendment to the
Panama Canal government bill requir
ing that all stores, machinery and men
to be used In connection with the con
struction of the canal be transported
In United States-built vessels when
reasonable rates can be secured.
"When the bill was taken up Morgan
entered upon a general discussion of
the proposed canal legislation, and ex
pressed the opinion that somo occult
Influence was operating to secure ex
pedition. He then temporarily with
drew his substitute for tho entire bill,
asking that the bill be read section by
section for amendr ent. This request
being' complied wlvh, he offered sec
tion 11 of his bill, appropriating- $10,
000,000 to bo paid to Panama, as a sub
stitute for the first section of tho bill
reported by the canal committee. Ho
said that until the purchase of the
property was. consummated nothing
else should bo done, and that the pend
ing bill made no provision for the ac
quisition of the railroad and the ships
owned by the new Panama. Canal Com
pany. Morgan spoke of tho delay In paying
the $10,000,000 to Panama, and asked
Republican Senators to give reasons
"You know what tho reason Is," he
said. "I do not; glvo It to us."
Ho accused the President of defying
the law Invoked for the paymont of
$10,000,000 to Panama with the pay
ment to tho new Panama Canal Com
pany, and, again referring to tho diffi
culty of securing Information, ex
claimed: "In that nest of fraudulent pecula
tors In Paris, or possibly In New York,
If not still nearer home. Is to bo found
the explanation of the mystery and de
lay. Somebody Is going to profit by it.
Who Is it?"
Morgan spoke of the Interests of France
and a banquet at which "tho celebrated
Bunau-Varllla and the equally celebrated
Loomls met together and congratulated
each other upon some dangerous situa
tions they had avoided by the fact that
they had negotiated a canal treaty. Now
what was this dangerous situation?"
Morgan said that it must havo been
something that M. Bunnu-Varilla was fa
miliar with, for he did not think that
Mr. Loomls "can be charged with excess
familiarity with anything outside of the
Morgan said It was tho Interests of
French citizens they were protecting.
Morgan read from an article giving an
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account of tho British government send
ing a gunboat to Nicaragua for the pro
tection of the Mosquito Indians, under a
treaty entered Into between Great Britain
and the tribe: He suggested that this
"Mosquito" question had been stirred up
to disguise a plan on the part of Great
Britain to bring about the building of a
canal by the Costa Rlca-NIcaragua route:
He said the government of Great Britain
could furnish the money and provide for
the building of the canal just as the Suez
Canal was built.
"That Is all there Is to the Mosquito
question," he said.
Klttredge moved that Morgan's amend
ment to the first section of the bill be
laid on the table. The motion prevailed,
ayes 33, noes 15, a party vote.
Consideration of the canal bill -was re
sumed. As the reading of the bill pro
ceeded, Morgan suggested various
amendments, but none of them was ac
cepted. At 4 o'clock, when the reading of tho
bill had been about half completed, it
was laid aside, and after passing- 219
pension bills, the Senate, at 5 P. M., ad
journed. MAY ORpER POSTAL INQUIRY
Senators Are Considering the Ap
pointment of a Subcommittee.
"WASHINGTON, April 13. A proposal to
pass a resolution for the Postofflce De
partment investigation has been discussed
by some of the members of the Senate
committee on postofflces and postroads,
although a determination for such an In
quiry has not been fully decided upon by
the Republican leaders. The resolution
which has been suggested will provide
that a subcommittee of the committee
on postofflces and postroads may receive
during tho recess of Congress any spe
cific charges made against any official
or person, and determine whether such
charges should be investigated. Members
of tho committee say that the resolution
will provide for a condition during the re
cess which Has existed during the session,
which Is, that specific charges will be
taken up when presented, but that no gen
eral inquiry will be Instituted.
President Roosevelt held a conference
with Senator Penrose, chairman of the
commltteo on postofflces and postroads,
today, and subsequently one with Senator
Aldrlch, the Republican floor leader of
the Senate. Both interviews related to
tho proposition that the Senate provide
for an investigation of the affairs of the
Postofflce Department. The President
maintains the same position that he has
held slnco the inception of the troubles In
the Postofflce Department that the De
partment must bo purged from all sus
picion He believes that the Investigation
conducted by the Department officials
themselves was thorough and searching,
and that any further investigation by a
committee of Congress or by a commission
from tho outside, covering the same
ground, would be practically fruitless, but
he is not Inclined to stand In the way
of further Inquiry.
GOOD ROADS BILL WINS.
Senate Committee Will Report It
Early in the Next Session.
"WASHINGTON, April 13. The Latimer
good roads bill will be reported favorably
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agreement to that effect was reached at
a meeting of the committee today. It
was decided to amend the bill by fixing
at $100,000 the minimum appropriation
which each state shall receive first, the
balance of the appropriation to be shared
by each state In proportion to Its popu
lation. Provision was made, however, that no
city shall be credited with more than
ASK SMOOT TO HELP FIND THEM
Senate Committee Learns Five Wit
nesses It Wants Cannot Be Located.
"WASHINGTON, April 13. Senator Bur
rows has notified Senator Smoot that five
witnesses subpenaed In the sending
Smoot investigation have not been found.
They are: John "W. Taylor, J. M. Tanner,
Heber J. Grant, Mathias F. Cowley and
Lillian M. Cannon. Senator Burrows sug
gested to Senator Smoot, that In view of
the statement of President Joseph F.
Smith, that he would endeavor to hae all
witnesses summoned or wanted to appear,
it would be well to Inform Mr. Smith
that the witnesses named were wanted.
Senator Smoot wrote President Smith to
Do Not Want Family Affairs Aired.
SALT LAKE, April 13. The Deseret
News., the official organ of tho Mormon
Church, tonight says:
"Wo are unable to state positively, that
John "W. Taylor and Matthias Cowley
have each declined to go voluntarily io
"Washington In response to ministerial in
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just as bad off as ever. S. S. S. is the only antidote for Contagious Blood
strength to all parts of the system.
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terference, as they view it. with political
affairs In the case of Senator Smoot.
They do not propose to ha c their family
relations proclaimed throughout the Ian J,
through their own act. unless under com
pulsion. President Smith is not und r
obligation to procure witnesses in the
case before the committee."
Idaho Editor Called in Smcot Case.
SALT LAKE. Utah, April 13. Th News
tonight states that CaIIn Cobb, cwr r
and publisher of the Boise (Idaho) Stafs
man, will be subpoenaed to appear beforo
the Smoot Investigation committee upon
the resumption of its hearings, and that
papers with this object In view already
have been mailed to Boise.
Bubonic Plague Spreads Rapidly.
"WASHINGTON, April 13. The bubonic
plague Is spreading In an alarming fash
ion along the west coast of South Ameri
ca. The State Department today retehej
the following cablegram from Unlt-1
States Minister "Wilson, at Santiago de
"Extensive epidemic of bubonic plague
This is one of the most Important ship
ping ports on the west coast north of
Valparaiso. The public health and ma
rine hospital service will be advised, so
that suitable precautions may be taken at
Three Men Killed by Explosion.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.. April 13.
News has reached here that three men
were killed by an explosion of djnamltc
at a construction camp 30 miles southeast
of Muskogee, I. T., on the Midland Val
ley Railroad. Details not learned.
Poison. It destroys the -wirus completely without
injuring the system. It is a vegetable remedy, and
we offer $1,000 for proof that it contains a single
mineral ingredient. S. S.S. not only works the poison
out of the blood thoroughly, but restores vigor and