Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 16, 1905, Image 5

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TUESDAY, MAY M6, 190o.
No Prospect of Increase in
Their Number.
Decrease in Business and Deficit in
Treasruy Blight Hopes of North
western Cities for Mints or
Assay Offices.
ington, May 15. "There are too many
mints and too many assay offices in the
United States," said Director Roberts of
the Mint Bureau, yesterday.
This is the view held by Republican
leaders of both Senate and House, and the
attitude of the leaders reinforced by the
stand of the Treasury Department means,
beyond a reasonable doubt, that there
will be no legislation at the next session
of Congress creating new mints or assay
offices. It means that the bill estab
lishing a mint at Portland, the bill au
thorizing: an assay office at Baker City,
and the bill providing for a mint at
Tacoma will one' and all be sidetracked
if they are reintroduced at the opening
of the next session of Congress.
For several sessions the Oregon delega
tion has been striving to secure favorable
consideration for the Portland and Baker
City bills: the Washington delegation has
been equally earnest in its endeavor to
have a mint established at Tacoma. But
the Oregon delegation will be materially
crippled In the next Congress, and there
will be but one member of the Washington
delegation intensely Interested in a Ta
coma mint. These facts, taken in con
nection with the attitude of the Republi
can leaders in Congress, make the passage
of mint or assay office bills out of the
Beyond this, it is recoginzed that Con
gress will be in no mood to make liberal
appropriations for local purposes. The
big deficit will act as a damper and will
tend to shut off all but "necessary ap
proprlatlons." And appropriations for
mints and assay offices are not classed
as "necessary-"
' Mint Business Falling Off.
The report of Mr. Roberts for the last
fiscal year supports his declaration,
There are now in active operation three
coinage mints and nine assay offices
July 1 the Denver assay office will be
swallowed up by the new Denver mint,
reducing the assay offices' to eight, but
making four coinage mints.
The decline in coinage has materially
reduced the work at the Philadelphia,,
San Francisco and New Orleans mints.
and the decline at these places will be
still greater when the Denver mint be
gins operations. Hundreds of employes
have already been laid off at Philadelphia,
and the work at Xew Orleans has de
creased until practically the entire force
has been or soon will be eliminated.
Last year the Philadelphia mint turned
out $126,575,321 in American coins, in ad
dition to $1,275,533 for the Philippines. The
San Francisco mint turned out J94.6S9.S30
and the Xew Orleans mint but $6,93".O00t
The bulk of the coinage at Philadelphia
and San Francisco was gold; the entire
output of the New Orleans mint was
When the Denver mint is in full swing,
the work at Xew Orleans will be still
further reduced, and it appears to be
only a matter of time before that insti
tution Is discontinued or transferred to
some more centrally-located city. The ex
pense of 'maintaining it is not justified
by the amount of work done. Gradually
its force Is being diminished. Denver, be
ing located in the center of a vast gold
and silver producing region,, will absorb
most of the gold and silver produce of
Colorado. Utah. Wyoming, Montana and
Xew Mexico, and some of the precious
metals from Arizona and Idaho. To this
extent it will Interfere with the coinage
at San Franclso, and to some extent.
Philadelphia. Xew Orleans will con
tinue to draw silver from the Southern
States, but will be shut off very largely
from the states of the Southwest. This
means that there will be a further re
duction in the force at all three of the
present mints. ,
Too 3rany Assay Offices.
What is said of mints Is also true of
assay offices. Some of these offices are
doing a comparatively small business, less
than justifies their continuance. The
following statement, taken from the last
mint report, gives the value of gold and
silver bars manufactured at the various
mints and assay offices last vear:
Philadelphia. $4,654,872: San Francisco.
J74,095: Xew Orleans, $24,369; Xew York,
$71,798,497: Denver. 513.2S0.93S; Carson.
J181.1S2: Boise. $1,113,535: Helena. J2.611.S29
Charlotte. X'. C. 5240.3ST,: St. Louis. $326.
S2S: Deadwood, $9SO.S07, and Seattle
There Is no question that a mint in the
Northwest would be of far more service
than the Xew Orleans mint will ever be
again. A mint at Portland, for example
would drain the gold fields of Eastern and
Southern Oregon, would be convenientlv
located to receive the bulk of the gold
from Alaska as well as that from the
State of Washington, and. moreover
would be nearer the assay offices at Boise
Seattle and Helena than would a mint at
any other Xorthwestern city. There Is
merit behind Portland's claim for a mint.
But the question of merit is not alone to
be considered In the next Congress.
The fact remains that the Treasury De
partment Is opposed to newmlnts and as
say offices, and will-fight any and all
bills for their establishment. The very
attltudo of the Treasury will give the Re
publican leaders all the excuse they need
to kill off all such bills, and when every
effort Is being made to hold down appro
priations, as will 'be the case next ses
sion, the fate of such legislation may be
considered sealed.
Figlit to Finish Coming:.
In time, when the Treasury deficit is
wiped out and Congress returns to'an era
of generosity, there will be a fight to a
finish among Oregon. Washington and
Idaho to determine where a mint shall be
located. When that tight comes, it will
probably be in the form of a proposition
to remove the present mint from Xew
Orleans to the Northwest. Boise has not
made any special claim for a mint, but
Tacoma and Portland have long been In
the field, and the fight will narrow -down
to these cities. There is much to be said
in favor of each; more in favor of Port
land than Tacoma. no doubt, but it will
not be altogether a fight based on merit;
the relative strength of the two state del
egations will have much to do with the
outcome. The stronger delegation will
win. But it Ib reasonably certain that
the contest will not be fought to a finish
in the next Congress, and therefore Ore
gon's interests will be Intrusted to a new
delegation. It behooves the state, when
it sends three new men to the ,60th Con
gress, to pick men who can fight. This
Is one instance of the need of strong men
in Senate and House.
CoHfcderatps Not in Parade.
XEW YORK. May 15. The Xew York
Confederate Camp, whose invitation by
Grant Post to participate in the Me
morial day parade in Brooklyn led to
adverse criticism, has written to the Me
morial day committee declining to Join
In the parade.- The ctup announces its
intention to accompany Grant Post, after
the parade, to the tomb of General Grant,
and there take part In the ceremonies.
Bobbins Denies They Deal in Pro
duce or Get Rebates.
WASHIXGTOX, May 15. William &
Ripley, professor of economics In Harvard
University, was before the Senate com
mittee on interstate commerce today. He
said that under existing laws there was
nothing to prevent discrimination between
localities and commodities. He favored
giving the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion power to fix rates.
George B. Robbins. of Chicago, presi
dent of the Armour Line Company, and
a director of the Armour Company, ex
plained In detail the business of refriger
ator cars. He asserted that these car
lines were not engaged in interstate com
merce. The agitation tending toward the
confiscation of private cars" had delerred
his company from increasing its facil
ities. The Armour car lines did not now deal
in produce, he suggested, having discon
tinued that phase of trade in May, 1901,
Herbert Croker's Brother Sur
prised at His Vices.
Richard Croker, Jr., Discusses His
t Brother's Fate Before- Taking
Away the Body Denies
He Was Engaged.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Mar To. Richard
Croker. Jr.. and J. Rogge. of Xew York,
his traveling companion, taking the boay
of Herbert V. Croker, - who died on a
of the Apocrypha announced for tomor
row afternoon has been postponed and
will not take place until the afternoon
of Wednesday, May 24, when it is hoped
Dr. Stephen S. Wise will have arrived
here from the East.
Snakc-Chamier Strikes "Up Tune and
Helper Blinds Serpent.
Xew York Herald.
The death-dealing-cobra Is passionately
fond of music, and it is through this
means that Its capture Is often accom
plished? The men In India who can effect
the capture of these deadly reptiles must
be possessed of remarkable skill or their
lives are the forfeit. .
When a cobra takes up Its abode in the
neighborhood of a dwelling-house it is
customary to send for the professional
snake-charmer. One of them strikes up
a tune near the place where the snake
is supposed to be located. No matter
what the creature may be doing, it is at
once attracted by the sound of music It
emerges slowly from its hiding place and
strikes an attitude in front of the per
former. There it is Kept engaged with the music
while the other man creeps up behind
Convention Denounces Piatt .Amend
. mem and Demands Revision of
American Treaty.
HAVANA. May 13. The Xatlonal Lib
eral Convention opened here tonight, amid
cheers for the reorganized party and for
General Maximo Gomez, who, is regarded
now as one of the mo3t radical of the
party leaders.
The convention adopted a declaration of
principles. The declaration most ap
plauded during the reading was one as
sorting that the Piatt amendment to the
permanent treaty between the United
Statey and Cuba constitutes a danger of
weakening, Cuban sovereignty and de
claring that the treaty should be revised
when opportunity affords.
After a unanimous vote of sympathy
with General Maximo Gomez, who is dan
gerously III with nephritis at Santiago,
jjlSyls isHI - ivMit' ... ' I
Miss Lilian Tingle, the market inspector of the Cltr Board of Health, says that liousrnive can often blame only themselves for the condition of the markets. They
insist on patronlzlns shops where fruit and other perishable products are sold the cheapest with small regard to the condition of the fruit when they get It home. Within
a short time the Inspector will iftsue a bulletin of the 'clean markctn ot the city. If the name of a shop does not appear on this Ikst it will not necessarily mean that
It Is tabooed, as Miss Tingle will not have time to visit every market In the city before the bulletin Is I?sued.
save to a limited extent in butter, eggs
and poultry. He denied any "community
of Interests" between the railroads and
the Armour car lines. The witness de
nied that the cars were used to secure
S. H. Cowan Points Discrimination
Against Texas by Bird.
FORT WORTH. Tex.. May 15. Sam H.
Cowan, of Fort "Worth, general attorney
for the Texas Cattleraisers Association,
and general attorney for the newly or
ganized Xatlonal Livestock Growers' As
sociation, has given out a reply to A. C.
Bird, traffic manager of the Gould lines,
who was before the Senate committee on
Interstate commerce Saturday. He says
In part:
"His statement that what I had mid In
arguments before the Senate and House
committees were "based partly. If not al
together, upon the allegations in the cat
tle case,' Is not the truth, as is shown by
the committee reports. They were based
partly upon the facts developed, by the
testimony In the case where I reported to
the Interstate Commerce Commission their
Investigation of the advances made In the
rates on class goods and commodities
to Texas and St. Louis and other Eastern
and Xorthern points." Continuing, he
"He tries to establish that cattle rates
are too low by comparing the value of
the commodity with the rate; yet he tes
tified at Chicago that no such basis should
control when he was trying to sustain a
higher rate on cattle for a stock shipper
a distance of 350 miles from "Western Iowa'
to Chicago, than he gave to the packers
for a car of dressed meat worth twice as
much in the some train irom Omaha, 503
"The rate on his road from Scott City
to St. Louis on cattle, 700 miles, is 3
cents, a fair rate; the rate from Dallas,
6S5 miles, over his road Is 42U. cents. They
Increased the Texas rate by combination.
Kansas cattle are more valuable than
Texas cattle, yet the Texas rate is 30 per
cent higher, with a density of traffic per
mile on the line 40 per cent greater than
from Texas. His rate from Sheridan
Lake, Colo., Is 23 cents on cattle to
Kansas City, 500 miles; from Forth "Worth.
505 miles, 36 cents; the Colorado cattle
are the most valuable. Is our rate just,
considering that In five years they have
by combination among themselves ad
vanced It 2S14 cents? I say no man who
so contends is a safe man to make rates
for the public.
"If you will sec his statement before
the House committee you will find he ad
mits to having no basis of making rates."
Further along Mr. Cowan says;
"Xow. if the Fort "Worth car ot cattle
Is worth, as he states. SS1S, and a Kansas
or Colorado is worth 33 per cent more.
wmch is tne tact. I want him to tell some
body, since he charges 33 per cent of the
Fort "Worth cattle to haul them, why we
are not entitled to have It done for the
same price as the Kansas man; that Is, .8
per cent ot their value for the same dis
tance? Of course, nobody bases rates on
the value, and never did; it Is merely one
circumstance and cuts little ice."
Standard Oil Dividend.
NEW YORK. May 13. The Standard Oil
Company, of Xew Jersey, has declared a
dividend for the quarter of $3 a share,
payable June 15. The previous dividend
declared by the company in March was
$15 a share, and at this time last year
a 41 vide ml of fS a. share was declared.
Santa Fe train near Xewton. Kan., Fri
day morning, left for Xew York tonight.
They had spent the day here and Mr.
Croker made a partial Investigation of
the circumstances of his brother's death.
He left convinced that it was due to the
excessive use of tobacco and liquor and
the use of opium.
"It is all mighty hard?' Mr. Croker said. J
i came to Kansas uuy intending to
have an autopsy performed; in fact, ar
ranged for one after my arrival. But a
talk with physicians convinced me it
would be useless. It was the old, old
story of excessive stimulants. I believe
that his heart simply gave way.
"When my brother Frank was killed In
the automobile accident, Herbert had a
violent attack of nervous troujble which
affected his heart. He went to bed and
physicians worked over him. He was In
bed a week. He rallied from this and
seemed to be strong and we believed his
visit to "101" ranch in Oklahoma would
build up his physical condition, and I
think it would have helped him if he
had reached there.
Can't Believe About Opium.
"The hardest thing to believe Is that
Herbert was addicted to the use of opium.
"We never heard of It, never dreamed of
It. Herbert had no vicious habits of that
kind. He was an incessant smoker, but
never to my knowledge did he use opium.
"There are a lot of circumstances con
nected with his visit to Kansas City
which to me arc not clear. I have some
friends here who will keep looking up
these circumstances and I have asked
the Chief of Police to do the mme. r
made a short investigation this after-1
noon of some of the places of ill-repute
Herbert Is said to have visited, and I
am not sure he was in them.
"Oh. I tell you. It is hard to see these
things. Herbert was a good boy, a pleas
ant, sociable boy. a boy inclined toward
politics and one who had many frlenda
"1 wish you would deny for me that
story about Herbert marrying some one
while at the Oklahoma ranch. I don't
remember what her name was. I never
heard of her; wc never heard of her. The
name Is entirely foreign to our house
hold." Mr. Croker was referring to Miss Tol
nette Horton, of Horton. N. Y., who as
sarted she was to be married to Herbert
Croker in about two weeks.
Check Not Hepudiatcd.
When Mr. Croker was asked concerning
a check Herbert is said to have cashed
in Detroit and which was repudiated at
the bank and later protected by a friend,
he said:
"I hardly think It Is probable a check
signed by Herbert would be repudiated by
any bank." Mr. Croker "smiled, as he
spoke of the check. He thought the
amount was too small.
The body of the dead man rested In a
casket under the tralnshcd at the station
throughout the day. The Inscription was
viewed by hundreds of curious travelers.
It reads as follows: .
"Herbert V. Croker, who died of poison."
His Check Dishonored at Detroit.
DETROIT. May 15. The Xews today
says that Herbert Croker. who died on a
Santa Fe train last Friday, spent some
hours in Detroit a week ago Sunday,
and, running short of money, had a check
for f50 cashed. The check was repudi
ated at the bank. It Is said, but after
wards was taken care of by a friend.
Class StHdy Is Postponed.
Tnt meeting of the classjfor the study
with a handful of dnsL At a convenient
moment, when the cobra Is standing
motionless, this man suddenly throws
the dust over the head and eyes of the
snake. Immediately the cobra falls its
length upon the ground and remains
there for one short second but the sec
ond Is enough.
With a movement like lightning the
man seizes the body of the prostrate
serpent Just below the head. -In great
anger the cobra winds Itself round and
round the arm of its captor, but to no
purpose, for it cannot turn its head and
If the -fangs are to be extracted at once
the captor presses his thumb on the
throat of the cobra and thus compels it
to open Its mouth; the fangs a"re then
drawn with a pair of pincers. If, how
ever, he wishes to keeiuthe snake intact
for the present the musician comes to
help him and forcibly unwinds the coils
and places the body In a basket all but
the head, which is firmly held by the other
man. He presses down the lid to pre
vent the cobra from escaping, and sud
denly the captor thrusts the head in and
bangs the lid.
A . very expert performer can capture
the snake single handed, though it is
highly dangerous. While playing with
one hand he throws the dust sideways
with the other and captures the snake"
with the same hand. The whole action
must be like a flash ot lightning, for a
half-second's delay or the merest bung
ling In throwing the dust or catching the
snake would prove fatal to the operator.
A Trade for Any Hour.
LouTsvllle Vost.
The thriftiest man in the United
States lives in Louisville. He has trades
that fit any climate, season or time of
day. As an example of his wonderful
versatility, a friend tells the follow
ing story of an average day In the life
of tAIs strenuous man: One morning;
last week he started out with a rug to
sell on commission for an Installment
house. Ho sold the rag and then came
back and took out a clock, which he
also disposed of. About noon he was
called by an undertaker to embalm a
body, which he did. Another under
taker sent for him to drive a heaVse to
the cemetery, and after he had. disposed
of this errand satisfactorily, he
preached a short sermon at the f?rave.
He drove the hearse back to town and
filled In an afternoon for a candymaker
who was taken suddenly 111. In the
evening he worked from 6 till 8 o'clock
In a barber shop, and from that hour
until midnight set type on a dally
the convention adjourned until tomorrow
The majority of the delegates favor the
nomination 'for the presidency of General
J03 Miguel Gomez.
Gomez" Seriously III.
HAVANA, May 15. General Maximo
Gomez, the" aged Cuban leader,. Is seri
ously ill with blood-poisoning and on ac
count of his advanced age fears are en-
tertained for his recovery.
Out or the Rain.
Leslie's Monthly.
The Irish jarvey will not deign to be
unenlightened upon any point. Around
the base of the great statue of Daniel
O'Connell. In O'Connell street, Dublin, Is
a circle of figures, representing different
trades and professions. "What are those
figures?" the tourist, who was (on a rainy
day, too) seeing the sights of Dublin, In
quired of his Jarvey. "Them, sir?" said
the Jarvey, who had never thought upon
the subject before, bat who now glanced
at the figures. "Why, them is the twelve
Apostles., of course." The tourist was a
Scotchman, so he counted the figures.
"There's nae malr than, ten in't," said he,
in Indignation. "Thea the balance of them
has gone In out eC the rain. Jump up oh.
the ear. air, until I show yea the Phoenix
Park, the grandest park in Bwo vr In
Ameriky, either, fr that matter."
How S. Domingo Does It.
Monte Crlstl letter In Xew York Evening
Our own ship has a "coucession," and
pajs nothing: but there Is in port Just one
other merchantman, a barkentine from
Russia leading with logwood. It Is a lit
tle ship of 453 tons, and this is what It
has to pay for the privilege of loading
logwood at Monte Cristi:
Tonnage dues ($2 per ton) $ S0
Privilege of entering port 55
Privilege of anchoring. ............... r.5
Pilot 27
Lookout who sighted her 4
Doctor who boarded a
Interpreter 4
Total $1,033
One wonders why they don't take the
ship and call It square; but that is only
part of the trouble. There Is a surcharge
of 10 per cent, amounting to $101 more.
The excuse for this, so far as I can find
out. Is that the country "needs the
money." Of that tact there can be
little doubt. The estimated population of
the Dominican Republic Is something
over eOO.OOO, and the yearly revenues
amount to only about $2,000,000, raised In
the main in the manner described In the
foregoing. Other taxes rest very lightly
on the people themselves. There Is no
tax on land, no poll tax, and the only In
ternal revenue Is on tobacco, rum and
matches. This amounts to little. You
can buy a whole gallon ot rum for 30
cents, and cigars are a.fraction of a cent
apiece. I haven't tried either the matches
or the rum, but I can testify that the ci
gars sell at their full value. Taxation
thus bears very lightly on the Domini
cans, whom I find In the main a happy
and contented people. Yet this method of
raising revenue, as might be expected,
does not encourage commerce, while It
docs encourage the professional revolu
tionist. If he can take and hold just one
If you want a good Food for
your baby, a food that is en
dorsed by physicians, a food that
contains a large amount of digestible
constituents, a food that feeds, a food
that will" nourish, sustain and pro
mote the growth of your baby, try
Mellin's Food. We will send a sam
ple for you ts try.
Keffia'a Fa is th JfLT Isfeate
W4 recelTe the Grastf Trlxe,
Um hirflMrt award TUw ImMui Par.
cktM UHiMM,' SLlwik, 194. SUh-
thai a M mrfaL,
Suffered Several Years
Was Cured By Pe-ru-na.
Esteem jHPIbL
Always IHHK liBRHi ShLIH'
0f president
Best 1'hynlcians Prescribed
for Her, but Without Avail.
Mrs. Minnie Collins, grandniere of the late President James K.
Polk, writes from 912 High street, JCashville. Tenn:
"For several years I experienced a severe attack of female trouble.
The bent physicians prescribed for mc. but without avail. Two years ago
I bepna to take Pcruna at the atlvlc? of a friend.
I noticed a perceptible Improvement at oneej after .taking: several
bottle I wnM cured. I hold Pcruna In high esteem, and am always ready
to HXty a Rood iTOrd for it."
OMB of the most illustrious fami-
lies in the United States, whose
ancestors have been famous in our
National history, not only use and be
lieve In Peruna. but do not hesitate to
give public indorsement of it.
No medicine in the
world has received
such unqualified
praise from all
classes. It is per
fectly natural that
all classes should praise the same rem
edy, for all people are subject to the
same diseases.
Catarrh is well
nigh universal. Sum
mer and Winter,
among -tire rich and
poor alike. Peruna
is therefore the uni
versal remedy, tho demand for wnich
does not cease Summer nor Winter.
We have in our files thousands of
letters from grateful people who have
been cured by Peruna.
Addfess Dr. S. B. Hartman, President
of The Hartman Sanitarium, Colum
bus, Ohio. All correspondence strictly
confidential. .
port, his revenue Is sure without hurt
ing the feelings of the people of the
tributary region by taxing them. Monte
Crlstl Is the port of a splendid timber
region; logwood, mahogany, satlnwood.
and other woods of great value abound
here. A score or more of vessels could
be seen some years ago anchored and
taking cargo here almost any day, where
today Is the one little Russian ship. In
the country, a little way back, logs of
mahogany may still be seen, felled and
squared, waiting shipment. A
Irish Proverbs.
Leslie's Monthly.
The proverbs of a nation are the dis
tilled wit of generations of its people;
and the true wit ot the race is often
times in proportion to the truth and
beauty of its proverbs. Few nations, and
few languages possess more beautiful say
ings than the Irish. "The'sllent mouth la
melodious," is an Irish aphorism preg
nant with beauty and poetry. And an
other saying, Inculcating a charity which
is spiritually needed In this modern world
of ours. Is that which tells ua "Our eyes
should be blind In the abode of another."
The beautlfuL faith and the magnificent
optimism of the Irish race Is well pic
tured In their proverb, "God never shuts
one door but He opens two." "Autumn
days come softly, quickly, like the run
ning of a hound upon a moor," Is poetic,
vivid truth. And here is a sharp, satirical
one -that cuts several ways at the same
time: "A poem ought to be well made
at first, for there is many a one to spoil
It afterwards."
Judicial Ruling in Indiana.
Indianapolis News. S
Charles Clark and William Bailey were
trying a case before Judge Allen of the
Circuit Court a few days ago. Mr. Clark
arose to explain to the court how the
position assumed by Mr. Bailey was ab
solutely untenable under the Constitution
and the flag. He collapsed like a punc
tured tire when this sharp explosion came
from the bench:
"Sit down! The Court'has a boil on his
neck and the Court's wife says he must
not be irritated. You gentlemen proceed
with the case and stop these petty arguments!"
Bridal Trip to Portland.
ABERDEEN. Wash., May 15.-(Special.)
Dr. William M. Karshner, a well-known
physician, was married here today to Mis3
Ella Hlbbert, of Chicago. They have gone
to Portland on a trip.
Rheumatism does more than any other dis- rJUJWWJXJi
ease to rob life of pleasure and comfort. It is so painful and far-reaching in
its effects on the system that those afflicted with it find themselves utterly
unableMo enjoy bodily comfort or any of the pleasures of life. Some aro
bound hand and foot and suffer constantly with excruciating pains, swollen,
stiff joints and muscles, and
often distorted crooked I had been troubled with Rheumatism for two
limbs, while others have bt:!?naeLS? treatment oA7f
fo' le .fr- caans, and tried everything recommended to
Ttl of freedom, dunng me, but all tono avail. My &ee and elbow joints
which they live m constant -were so stiff that I could not use them. I was un
fear and dread of the next able to do my household work, and was truly in a"
attack, when, at the least ex- pitiable coudition. S. S. S. cured me after using
posureto damp weather, or it for awhile, and I unhesitatingly give it the
slight irregularity of any credit it so much deserves,
kind, the disease will return. sta A' E- Mwpool, O. Mrs. M. A." Decker.
The cause of "Rheumatism is a sour, acid condition of the blood, produced
by food lying undigested in the stomach, poor bowel action, weak Hdneys
and agenerai sluggish condition of the system. External applications, such
as liriments, oils, plasters, etc., do not reach the cause and can only givetenw
porary reiiei. i ne mooa must be cleansed and puri
fied before a cure can be had. S. S. S. attacks the
disease in the right way it neutralizes the poison
and filters out every particle of it from the blood,
stimulates the sluggish organs and clears the svs-
tem of .all foreign matter. It cures the disease permanently and safely
because it contains no harmful minerals-to derange the stomach and diges
tion. Boot on Rheumatism and any advice you wish, without charge. -
Twenty Years of Success
In the treatment of chronic diseases, such as liver,
kidney And, stomach disorders, constipation, diar
rhoea, dropsical swellings, Brlght's disease, etc
Kidney and Urinary
Complaints, painful, difficult, too frequent, mllk7 or
bloody urine, unnatural discharges speedily cured.
1 Diseases of the Rectum
Such as piles, nstula, fissure, ulceration, mucous and
bloody discharges, cured without the knife, pain or
Diseases of Men
Ttlnnri nnlsnn zrlfT ifr1nirw imnuti,,1 lm
potency tuoruuguly cured. No failure. Cure guaranteed.
YOUNG MkL troubled with night omissions, dreams, exhausting drains,
basbfuluess. aversion to society, which deprive you of your manhood. UNFIT
MIDDLK-AGEIT MEN, who from excesses and strains have lost their
BLOOJ AND SKXN DISEASES, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, painful, bloody urine.
Gleet, Stricture, Enlarged Prostate, Sexual Debility, Varicocele, Hydrocele. Kid
ney ana uver itoudics curea witnouc jsuhuukx uk o in 3b; it ruisuniKU
DRUGS. Catarrh and rheumatism CURED.
Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific. He uses no patent aos
truras or ready-made srenarations. but cures the disease by thorough medical
treatment. His New Pamphlet on Private Diseases sent free to all men who de
scribe, their trouble. PATIENTS cured at home. Terms reasonable. All letters
answered in, plain envelope. Consultation free and sacredly coandeatlaL Call
on ,or address
DRi WALKER. 181 First Street. Corner YamhiH, Portland, Or