Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 04, 1905, Page 5, Image 5

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Illness of Leading Stockholder
Main Cause.
First National Bank of Topeka Closes
Because It Falls to Realize on
Devlin's Security His
Property Is Ample.
TOPEKA. Kail., July 3. The sudden
Illness of C J. Devlin, the controlling
stockholder, caused the closing of the
First National Bank this morning and
the appointment of a receiver. A slight
pun on the Central National Bank, of
Vhich Mr. Devlin holds control, and on
other banks followed, but they met
nil demands without difficulty.
Mr. Devlin Is the owner of coal
mines, railrouds and real estate valued
at close on 57.030,000. Since his Illness
large drafts have been made on the
First National Bank on his. account
and his inability to look after his af
fairs caused the bank to close in con
sequence. No definite statement was obtainable
up to a late hour today regarding the
condition of the bank. W. 11. Rossing
ton, vice-president of the bank.'locked
the doors in the vault to await tne ar
rival of J. T. Bradley, the Naitnoal
bank examiner, whom the Conroller
had appointed receiver, and he would
only say:
"The bank's trouble has not been
caused by dishonesty on the part of
anyone, but by lending too largely to
one borrower. There has been no steal
ing." Devlin Owes $1,000,000.
This borrower is, of course, Mr. Dev
lin, and the bank is said to hold the
capitalist's paper to the amount of
Sl.000,000. Mr. Devlin, whose sudden
Illness brought about the tangle in his
26 big coal mining and railroad prop
erties, valued, It is estimated, at close
to $7,000,000, is still under the care of
a physician and no statement could be
.secured from aim. All that come from
his home during the day or could be
secured from other sources was that
he had turned over to the bank nearly
5700,000 in. life insurance and about
the same amount in Topcka real es
tate. Business associates of Mr. Dev
lin say It is their opinion that, if
properly handled, this, would allow
the bank to pay out.
Elmer Ames, bank examiner for the
noi i.horn district of Kansas, who took
charge pending the arrival of Mr.
Bradley, wou'Iq say nothing additional
tnat would throw any light on the sit
uation. "I have nothing to give out,"
said Mr. Ames. "I will be busy here
all night and by morning I may have
some'thlng to say."
Aside fron) tho temporarv flurry tha
the failure causod at the other banks
of the city, probably the most interest
ing phase of the situation was the
statement of State Treasurer T. T. Kel
ly that the bank held Jof.S.OOO of the
state's money and the knowledge that.
Mr5 Devlin was one of Mr. Kelly's
bondsmen.' The statement was 'made
that Mr. Kelly had exceeded, his au
thority in placing more of the sthate's
money in the., bank than the law al
lowed, but Mr. Kelly declined to dis
cuss the matter at this time.
Run on Other Banks Slight.
Following the announcement of the
failure, a lively run was started on the
Central National Bank, and before
closing tlmo today it was known that
something more than $100,000 had been
withdrawn from this institution. The
Central National also held some of Mr.
Devlin's paper, and ho likewise owns ,
15-2Sths of the capital slock of $250,000 j
of this Institution. But It developed
'that the Central National had but little ,
of Mr. Devlin's paper and, whn Its !
officers displayed $600,000 In cash and
made every effort to pay the depositors !
as fast as they made demands for their j
deposits; the excitement dled down i
and at closing time but a few umall Je- j
ivsitors remained at the teller's win- i
Other runs, of a lesser degree, were j
started on the State Savings Bink, the .
Bank of Topoka and the Merchants j
National Bank. At none of these banks, i
however, was the demand for with- j
drawals great, only the small deposit
ors, taking their money ewey. many of
t'.te heavy depositors here and the
correspondents throughout the state
offering assistance, and some of the
local merchants making deposits.
J. R. Mulvane. president of tne Bank
of Topeka. -which kept open after bank
Ing hours- to accommodate any one who
might come for their money, spoko t
confidently of the outcome, saying nls
bank had plenty of available assets.
There was no especial show of excite
ment on the part of the depositors dur
ing the day, altnough a crowd re
mained about the doors of the failed
First National, ns well as at the other
banks, for many hours.
Devlin Says He Will Pay All.
C. J. Devlin tonight authorized the fol
lowing statement:
"No depositor of the First National
Bank will lose a dollar. I will give up
everything 1 own In the world. If neces
sary, to make the bank pay dollar for
The statement was made to his attor
ney. Clifford K. Husted, who was author
ized to give It out for publication. It is
added that Mr. Devlin expects to be able
to take active charge of his business with
in a short time, and will devote his ener
gies to straightening the tangle. His phy
sician state? that Mr. Devlin will be able
to go his office within a week.
A rumor which could not be verified was
that the bank had S&O.OW it the close of
business Saturday. If It could have raised
5150,000 Sunday, it would have opened yes
terday. It is said that the bank was ex
amined by Mr. Bradley five months ago.
Evidently it was In good condition at that
Many reasons for the bank's troubles
are assigned. It is stated on reliable
authority, however, that the primary
cause of Mr. Devlin's financial troubles Is
the Toluca & Spring Valley Railroad,
which has commenced to build in Illinois
lately. The road took a lot of money
more ,than Mr.vDevlIn figured on and the
result was that he became hard pressed
for funds. Thre weeks ago he was taken
with a serious sick spell. He was unable
to give directions about his business. The
managers of his numerous properties,
who had "been drawing on Mr. Devlin's
account Jn the First National, continued
to draw, and. as Mr. Devlin wns not on
hand to Increase the account. It was soon
exhausted. Then came the orordraft,
which was sufficient to warrant Vice
President Rossington's taking his action
o. today in closing the bank.
There are three preferred creditors of
the First National Bank, as follows: State
of Kansas, $540,000; Shawnee Countv, $29.
952: City of Topeka. $26,241. The bank gave
a bpnd In each .case signed by C. J. Dev
lin, who qualified for $500,000.
There is some question about the bank's
bond to the state, as the law which re
quired that the bond be 'given was re
pealed by the last Legislature.
State Treasurer Kelly, who is responsi
ble for the money. Is under a $1,000,000
bond. $500,000 signed by Devlin and $500,000
by a socurlty company.
Failure or Devlin's Bank Causes No
Alarm In Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3. C. J.
Devlin, who was one of the most extensive
coal mine operators In the West, held
several interests In Kansas City, and local
banks have some of his paper, but there
was no apparent excitement here today
over the failure of his bank at Topeka.
The belief generally was expressed that
with good management of his twenty-six
properties all liabilities would be paid In
full. Charles S. Gleedcn, an attorney
for the Central National Bank at Topcka,
and a director In the Atchison. Topeka
and Santa Fe Railroad, whose knowledge
of Mr. Devlin's affairs Is Intimate, gave
it as his belief that Mr. Devlin's liabili
ties would run anywhere from $2,500,000
to $4,000,000 and that his estate was
worth between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000.
Mr. Devlin was known as a worker of
tremendous capacity, who rarely. If ever,
trusted his affairs to an" assistant. He
relied to a great extent upon his re
markable memory, which at last appears
to have been overtaxed.
The National Bank of Commerce, which
holds claims of $128,600 against Mr. Dev
lin's companies, tonight filed an attach
ment suit against all of Mr." Devlin's real
estate in this city.
The Journal will say tomorrow:
"A Kansas City bank tonight received
an inquiry from Baltimore indicating that
Mr. Devlin owes $710,000 to a trust com
pany of that city.
"It is known that Mr. Devlin and his
corporations owe the First National of
Topoka $1,100,000: also owe other banks
in Topeka something like $500,000. They
also owe Kansas City banks nearly 51.
000.000, St. Louis $350,000. and Chicago
about the same amount."
AH the money needed to make it pos
sible to turn over Mr. Devlin's properties
to the corporation formed here last Sat
urday to handle the estate will be raised
by a creditors committee formed here to
day, according to a statement given out
tonight by attorneys for Mr. and Mrs.
The committee was agreed on by Mr.
Devlin's chief creditors. Tho formation
of this committee, it is said, removes
all obstacles In the way of the success
ful carrying out of the intent of the Dev
lin corporation.
Paralysis Struck Devlin.
CHICAGO, July 3. The whole trouble
Involving both Mr. Devlin's affairs and
those of the First National Bank of To
pcka came as a result of an attack of
apoplexy two weeks ago, which rendered
Mr. Devlin Incapable of transacting busi
ness. At Mr. Devlin's Chicago headquar
ters no person was present to speak for
him. The offices were locked. At the
Corn Exchange Bank here It was said
today that the First National Bank of
Topeka carried a comparatively small ac
count with the Corn Exchange Bank.
Last Statement of Bank.
TOPEKA, Kan.. July 3. The report of
the condition of the First National Bank
of Topeka. in the State of Kansas, at the
close of business May 29, 1905, showed
resources and . liabilities . amounting to
$2,351,304. Individual deposits subject to
check were $1,226,945. and demand certifi
cates of deposits. $250.95?.
Receivers Appointed.
WASHINGTON. July 3. The Controller
of the Currency has appointed National
Bank, Examiner-' J. T. Bradley, receiver
of th'e First "National Bank. Topeka, -Kan.,
upon receipt of advices from the vice
president of the bank that Its doors had
been closed.
Canton Merchants Denounce Exclu
sion and Mob Attacks Christians.
HONGKONG. July 4. The merchants of
Canton arc preparing a petition to Pres
ident Roosevelt representing the hard
ships of the Chinese exclusion treaty.
Placards are posted throughout the city
urging a boycott of American goods. Na
tive Christians in Canton are being in
timidated by the populace.
Whnt the Press Agcnta Say.
Another Great American Drama Is
Given to the Vord by Bclaco.
The first performance of "The Con
quest." which occurred at the Belasco
Theater last evening, marks the com
mencement of the career of another great
and sccersful play under the Belasco
management. Last evening was "au
thor" night," and one of the largest and
most brilliant audiences ever gathered
Into a Portland theater witnessed the
triumph. The play Is a remarkably in
teresting one. telling as it docs the beau
tiful romance of the thrilling adventure
of Lewis and Clark In exploring the
mighty Northwest, guided by the faith
ful Indian maid. Mr. Rogoway has done
full justice to the novel and his new
play, presented last night for the first
time on any stage, promises to break all
records for the Belasco during its week's
Kolb and. Dill in "The Beauty Shop"
at the Mnrquam.
This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock a grand
patriotic matinee will be given at the
Marquam Grand Theater, when the fa
mous German comedians, Kolb and Dill,
will present their funny musical comedy
burlesque, "The Beauty Shop." "I. o.
U." W3 given lat week to rapacity
houses, which means the public liked the
show. "The Beauty Shop" opened last
night to a crowded houses and. Judging
from the way the audience laughed and
screamed, this clever skit will surpass
last week's record. The performance will
begin tonight at S:30. Seats are now sell
ing for the entire week. If you want to
celebrate the Fourth and enjoy it, see
"The Beauty Shop."
Special Patriotic Features at Klral-
fy's Great Trail Spectacle.
Today being the "glorious." there will be
special patriotic features at "The Carni
val of Venice." the world's greatest the
atrical spectacle, now dominating the
Trail. It Is the great, big feature of the
Exposition, and no visitor can satisfy a
desire to see the big Fair without visiting
Its greatest attraction. Special Fourth of
July features. Three performances at 4,
7 and 9 P. M.
Eastern and Seattle races. Take Sell
wood and Oregon City cars. First and
Appoints Aids to Peace Envoys
to Avoid Delay.
New "Evidence of Desire for Peace
Early as Possible and of Final
Overthrow of War Party
Is Given.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 3. That Em
peror Nicholas is sending Russia's plen
ipotentiaries to Washington in perfect
good faith is demonstrated not only be
the fact of his clothing them with full
power to negotiate and conclude a theaty,
but In his appointing several high of
ficials five. It is believed who are spe
cialists In various branches of the sub
jects, connected with the negotiations, as
advisers of the Russian plenipotentiaries.
In this way the delays incident to refer
ring peace propositions back to St. Pet
ersburg for the consideration of the va
rious ministries, which always cause a
loss of much time in Russian diplomacy,
will be avoided. Japan is likely also to
pursue a similar plan.
he retirement of War Minister Sakhar
off marks the final overthrow of the war
At the foreign ministry It Is stated that
when a treaty Is signed by the pleni
potentiaries at Washington, It will be
referred to the respective governments
at Tokyo and St. Petersburg for ratifica
tion and will become operative, so far as
Russia is concerned, when signed by
Emperor Nicholas and countersigned by
Foreign Minister Lamsdorff. It is be
traying no secret to say that Russia,
after giving these proofs of her willing
ness to end the war If It is possible to
find a reasonable basis, would welcome
an armistice which would prevent fur
ther bloodshed.
The list of officials appointed to assist
the Russian plenipotentiaries at the
Washington conference forwarded to the
State Department by Ambassador Meyer
Includes M. Shlpoff. director of the treas
ury department; M. Pokotlloff. the Rus
sian Minister at Pekln; Prof, de Maar
tens, professor of International Law at
the University of St. Petersburg, and
Major General Ycrmoleff. the military
attache of Russia with the American
army during the Spanish-American war.
Japanese Army Will Observe Fourth
of July at Front.
IN THE FIELD, via Fusan. July 3.
(Noon.) The soldiers comprising General
Oku's army, are spending their time In
target practice with rifles and .guns, show
ing that there is no lack of ammunition
or transportation facilities-.
The staff officers are arranging a Fourth
of July celebration In honor of General
McArthur and the American attaches and
Russian -Rcconnolssancc Leads to
Vigorous Artillery Fire.
CHICAGO. July 3. (Special.) A staff
correspondent cables the Chicago Dally
News from General Nogi's headquarters
In Manchuria, via Fusan. as follows:
"Six hundred Russian cavalry made a
reconnalsance July 1 of the Japanese po
sition on the east bank of the Llao River,
where they attempted to enter the forti
fied village of Llyuchaze. After some
desultory firing they retired. Later a
dozen Russian guns appeared to the north
of the village and opened fire. The Jap
anese guns replied vigorously. The Rus
sians also made a reconnaissance In force
to the east of Kalplng, retiring In the
Pertcb Bey. the Turkish attache, who
was wounded in a recent engagement with
the Russians, has been made a General
by the Sultan of Turkey.
Koniura Sails About July 10.
TOKIO. July 3. On account of re
pairs to the steamer Minnesota at Nag
asaki. It is doubtful If Baron Komura
and his staff will depart for Washing
ton before July 10 to participate In the
peace negotiations between Japan and
Russia. Premier Katsura will act as
Foreign Minister during the absence
ofBaron Komura.
Japnn Will Borrow Again.
LONDON. July 3. K. Takahlra. the spe
cial finance commissioner of Japan, has
definitely announced that Japan will take
the earliest favorable moment to Issue
a new loan In New York and London and
on the continent. It will probably be
Believed That Many Weil-Known
Men Will Be Indicted
Before Long.
LEWISTON. July 3. (Special.) There
Is now unmistakable evidence that the
alleged land frands In Idaho will be
aired before a .special United States
grand Jury at Boise beginning Monday
Today Deputy United States Mamhall
L. D. Schattner was occupied serving
imbpenas on a number of residents of
this vicinity, and while the name? of
thooe who will appear to give testimony
cannot be obtained. It is believed that
they are persons directly connected with
cases which Special Inspector O'Fallon
has been working on for several months
past. It Is understood that several per
sons sabpenaed. were known a? timber
locators In tnls ctlon.
While dispatches give out the informa
tlon that the jury will meet at Boise
July 5, witnesses summoned from here
are not to appear at Boise before the
It is said that prominent persons in
Lewiston may be Implicated In the al
leged land frauds, but nothing In the
summons served to give any Inkling as
to the Kina or testimony that will be
At the time of the regular session of
the United States grand. Jury at Moicow
last April, it was thought that these
cases would be brought up. The Jury
adjourned, however, without anv action
being taken and the recent announcement
of the special session at Moscow was- an
entire surprise.
Judge Beatty. who wa to be relieved
this month, has asked that he now be
allowed to remain at BoUe. Special In
spector s. F. O'Fallon and Special
Agents Goodwin and Cullom are" in tho
city, but neither would give out any in-
rormiuon relative to the matter In hand.
It is thought here that Mr. Heney. spe
cial prosecutor of the Government, now
in Portland, would come to Idaho to
participate In the prosecution should any
indictments be returned.
Chicago Police Stop 3Icssages to
Floating Poolroom.
CHICAGO, July 3. Detectives this
afternoon raided the Chicago offices of
the Wireless Telegraph Company, which
has been sending racing returns to the
boat City of Traverse, out In Lake Mich
igan. William H. Ocker. manager; D.
O'Brien and Edward Brandon were ar
rested, and the apparatus was removed
by the police.
Small Deficit Expected.
In his report for tho six months end
ing June 30, City Auditor Devlin esti
mates that there will be .a deficit of
$14,352.29 at the end of the present
The available balance on nana m
the general fund was 543,298.14. It Is
estimated that the receipts during She
rest of the year will aggregate 5190.-
559.75, which would give a total ot
available funds amounting to 5234.
257.89. The estimated expenditures for
the same period foot up 524S.810.1S.
which Includes the transfer of 57500 to
the improvement bond fund; 561.005.29
to the fire department fund, and 521,
520.70 to. the police fund.
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family. Rainier; W. E. Allison. Dmost
Springs: H. C. coivin. aiarsniana: j. v.
"HarWn and family. Molalla; C. D. Boyd,
Kallspell: Frank Root. Columbia City; J.
Flnnecan. R. Hill: B. L. Barlow. Catlln:
Frank Fro man. D. Froman. Albany; Fred
Blrnney: R. M Watson. LonIda: D. C.
Rourk: J. C Williams. Alfred May. O. Coons,
Trouldale: J. E. W. Cottlngham. Roseburg:
J. J. Blair. George Vlpond. Tacoma; Elmer
Robinson; H. H. Deterlng and wife.
The Oregon Jack Gordon and wife. Texas;
D. E. Morgan. Nevada City. Cal.; E. II.
Helneman. A. A. Newhouse. San Francisco:
W, H. Faces. Los Angeles; I. J. Budlong.
Astoria: R. W Trussell and wife. New York:
H. L. Comeyn. San Francisco: R. Y. Apple
by. Stanton. Neb.: V. t). Cohale. C. A. Jobes.
St Louts: J. W. Lyons and wife. Seattle: F.
L. Bushnell, M. E. Stratton. Mrs. M. C
Fletcher. Pasadena: R. A. Brand George
Hood. San Francisco: H. S. Landsberger.
Alameda: Mlrs Wayman. Ban Francisco: II.
E. Moore. Richmond. Tex.; J. C. Downer.
Oakland: Miss C. L. Waters. San Bernar
dlno: N, X. Bailey. San Francisco; E. B.
DIHen. Kt. Louis; K. L. Latz. San Francisco;
Mrs, George Sloan. Forest Grove: S. Glenden.
Sew York; Charles Braasnaw. &t- louis; a.
M. Mann. E. Mann. San Francisco: F. S,
Warren. Warrenton, Or,; R. C. MacDonald.
San Francisco: Edwin Swltzer. Portland; A.
D. Graham. Detroit: C. G. Smith. Spokane:
L. A. Cornell. Ben Cornell. Chicago; F. A.
Pontlns. Seattle; Mrs. u. K. Bass. Milton.
Wis.; J. Kaufman and wife. Butte; Mrs.
M. Levy. Mrs. L. J. Morris. San Francisco;
R. F. Moyer. Seattle: C M. Wheeler. Eureka.
Tacoma Hotel. Tacoma.
American plan. . Hates. 53 and up.
Hotel Donaellr. Tacoma.
First-class restaurant In connectloa.
If Baby Is Orttter Teeth.
St isn ana us t&at oia and wall-tried rtmt&j,
3Cra "W tallow's Sootalag Syrsp. for c&114r
UiMsg. It seothwi t& child, aoties ta gnas.
aSan all mis. cum wla4 eU aaa sUrrfce,
Five Hundred Perish by Storm
at .Guanajuato.
Cloudburst Sweeps Away Gamblers
and Their Money, Tears Down
Church Over Heads of Fu
gitives to Its Shelter.
nrA'A.n:ATn MptIm Jnlv 3. -"Five
VinnrlrAri nprsnn have nerlshed and
property valued at 51,500,000 has been
destroyed as a result of a flood which
has swept .over the town following a
ciouaoursu x wo nunarea uuaics uuva
been recovered.
nn.tnnluntn. nwlnir trt its situation in
a cr-T-aa . mvlnA nr enrtrn hns hppn Rllh-
Jected to floods swooping down and
much loss ot lire naa Deen recoraea. out
the 'present storm, which began Fri
day night and continued through Sat-
iiHav n.-n itnnrppdfntld. Bv 4 o'clock.
Saturday afternoon clouds banked up
DiacK anu tnreaiening in tne notmrasi,
and witnin Jess man -u minutes ram
nmo flnwn In tnrrflnts and the water
surged down the streets with great
violence, .fart or tne river, wnicn was
hullt ovir with masonrv. burst throusrh.
augmenting the flood, and the scene be
came one of terror and consternation.
Flood Bursts All Bonds.
The people made haste to gather
their valuables and flee, and many did
so at the risk of their lives. The streets
In the lower part of the city were tilled
with rushing water and the roar of
wind and rain added to the general
panic. With one rush the mighty flood
burst its bonds, foundations of solidly
built masonry and houses being under
mined, and many buildings fell with a
crash. Their Inmates In many cases
were crushed beneath the falling
From the center of the city the flood
rolled to both sides of the town, and the
people madly rushed out to flee to the
mountains. The second floor of the Ho
tel I'nlon Is under Ave feet of water,
many persons being caught and swept
At the time whe,n the storm " seemed
likely to abate, and before its greatest
Intensity was felt, there was a crowd of
merrymakers In the plaza. Gaming oper
ators had scarcely time to set up their
tables and place their money thereon
when the flood rushed down from the
hills, sweeping away booths, money and
tables. Many people were then and there
drowned. Each man fought his way out
of the flood, trampling down whoever
came In his way. and thus many women
and children perished.
Church Fulls on People.
A large number of people had sought
refuge In the Church of San Diego, but
were crushed to death under Its falling
walls. A priest who was addressing
words of hope and consolation to the
people was killed. Four hotels and some
large shops were demolished or badly In
jured, and some of the noblest mansions
were demolished or badly wrecked, with
all their furnishings. The large build
ing occupied by Dwlght Furness. as the
American Consulate, was flooded to the
iccomi-story windows.
The streetcar line between this city and
the town of Marallfo was wrecked, much
of the track being washed away and the
mules drowned.
Thieves are hazarding their lives in pil
laging shops and mansions. The old elec
tric plant was destroyed, but the new
plant was saved. The mines were not
damaged. The famous IaoIIa dam Is in
tact. Many people arc still camping in
the mountains.
.Mrs. Shupe Accused of Murder.
MONTPELIER. Idaho. July 3. Mrs.
Caddie Shupe was today formally charged
with the murder of Arthur Douglas, who
was shot to death In Mrs. Shupe's home
here early Sunday morning. Mrs. Shupe
waived preliminary hearing and was
bound over to the Fifth District Court.
Mrs. Shupe claims that Douglas commit
ted suicide, using her .pistol.
For Preserviiig, Purifying
and Beautifying the Skin,
Scalp, Hair, and Hands.
Csiicsrs. Sosp eeablif. dcEeal td!c!al sad ceoU
Hot profwriln dntrtd tram Cadcnrt. thi treat Skis
Cart, with tht fwmt ot c!rater lRzrtdleati sad lh
sot rtfrrfci of tcrrtt okn. Tiro fop 1b ottt at oa.
rrtr axiMly. i MriSrfaal isd Tcfirt Soap far 3fe
rottrr Brs? Cbcxa. Corp-, Sal Prtrp Bortca.
Mr. Otto A.
Pe-ru-na Promptly Cured Him.
Mr. Otto A. Flelssner, American Epicurean, formerly chef to Colonel W.
J. CoJy, (Buffalo BUI), now chef at the Rainier Grand Hotel, Seattle,
"Wash., writes:
"I suffered with kidney and "bladder trouble until life did not seem'
worth living. I had tried many medicines hut did not get any relief un
til I took Peruna. It was really wonderful how much "better I was after I
had used this medicine only a week. I did not expect that it would help
me permanently, hut aB long as it was doing me good I continued to usel
it. At the end of six months I found to my relief, that it had rid my sys
tem of all poisons, and that I was cured to stay cured. You certainly
have a splendid medicine and I gladly endorse it.' '
Catarrh of the Kidneys a Com-1
mon Disease. !
Catarrh of the kidneys may arise '
from the spread of catarrh from other
organs, or it may arise from some Ir- i
rltatiun of the kidneys Jlrectly In the
organs themselves. It may also result
from a cold.
If allowed to continue, it develops
Into Bright's Disease or diabetes.
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Sewing machines rented or exchanged.
At tKe Singer Stores
254r Morrison Street
402 Washington St. 54 O "Williams Ave.
w oTiarantee a cure in. every case we undertake or charge no fee. Consult.
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We cure the worst: cases of piles in two or tiree treatments, without operatloa.
Cure guaranteed.
if you cannot call at office, write for question blank. Home treatment successful.
Offlc hours. 9 to 6 and 7 to L Sundays and holidays.. 10 to VL
Ofcces in Van-Noy Hotel. 52 Third
cor. Pine. Portland. Or.
potency thoroughly cured. No failure.
voirvo iiHN troubled with mgnt
bashfulness. aversion to bociety. wnich deprive you of your manhood, UJfFIl!
MJUULt:-Atit:L MfcJ.V, who iroui excesses and Btralna have lost their
. MANLY POWER. . ...
I UIjOOD AND SKIN DISEASES, SypnMls. Gonorrhoea, painful, bloody urine.
Gleet. Stricture Enlarged frostate. Sexual Debility. Varicocele, Hydrocele, Kld
' ney and Liver troubles cured without MERCURY OR OTHER l'OlSOXJLNd
DRUGS. Catarrh and rheumatism tuEU.
Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific He uses no patent nos
trums or ready-made preparations but cures the disease by thorough medical
treatment. His New Panphlet on Private Diseases sent free to all men who de
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Pe-ru-na Removes the Cause
of the Kidney Trouble.
Whatever the cause, the kidney
cease to eliminate the urea poisons
from the' blood and allow the escape of
nutritious serum, and a rapid decline
in health and strength is the result.
Peruna promptly cures the catarrh,
when all of theas disagreeable symp
toms disappear.
We treat successfully all prlvata ner.
rous and chronic diseases of men. als
blood, stomacn. heart, liver, kidney and
throat troubles. We cure SYPHILIS
(without mercury) to stay cured forever,
in SO to 60 days. We remove STRIC
TURE, without operation or pais, la IS
days. a
We stop drains, the result of self-abasa.
Immediately. We can restore the sexual
vigor of any man under 50 by means ox
local treatment peculiar to ourselves.
We Cure Gonorrhoea
In a Week
The doctors of this institute are at
revfiar graduates, havo had many yeai
experience, have been known in Portlant
for 15 years, have a reputation to main
tain --"M will undertake no caaa unlesi
certain cure can be effected.
Twenty Years. of Success
In the treatment of chronic diseases, such as liver,
kidney and stomach disorders, constipation. Ular
tnoea, dropsical swellings. Bright's disease, etc.
Kidney and Urinary
Complaints, painful, difficult, too frequent. milkT o
bloody urine, unnatural discharges speedily cured.
Diseases of the Rectum
Such as olles. u&tuia, uaaure. ulceration, mucous
bloody discharges, cured without the knife, pala oc
Diseases of Men
Cure guaranteed.
emissions. Ureams. exhaustinsr drains.