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THE MOBKTN'Gr OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1905.
Spoken Letter To The Public.
TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN:
It has been well said t'hat better than grsat riches is an established
reputation for honesty and square dealing.. In the long run no man ever loses
anything by open, frank dealing by taking his customers into his full con
fidence That is the vtey I felt when I decided to take those who may be
benefited-by the use of my wejll-known medicines "Golden Medical Discovery" and
"Favorite Prescription" whih are to be found in every drug store of the land,
into my full confidence and tell them just what ingredients enter into the
composition of these well-known medicines. I recall that in the practice of
my chosen profession, I have often noticed that very many of my patients .have
wanted to know what I had prescribed for them to take. It's but natural that
ona should have some interest in the composition of that which he is expected
to swallow, I-t, isnpt unreasonable that we shoul'd have some regard.Xor what
we take--noieur" stomachs, whe thermit, be food, drink or medi-aine.;.
A -BADGE OF -HONESTY ON EACH BOTTLE.
Reasoning along the above line and having no-thing to conceal-.from the,
.thousands who take my family medicines, and thinking that the great majority of
my patients would probably like to know what they are taking, 1 am now printing
on the wrapper of each bottle of my medicines the ingredients of which it ,is
composed. I feel that I can afford to take my patients into my full confi
dence, for my remedies contain nothing but such ingredients as have been ap
proved and endorsed by the most eminent medical authorities' men who have -Stood
at the very head of the medical profession in this Sincerely,
country. (SEE ENDORSEMENTS BELOW.) (5jVrW-
TMatmsdlcLne is a superior remedy for the cure
of all severs, chronic, or lingering- Oonghs, Bron
chitis, Laryngitis, "Weak Lungs, Bleeding' from
Lungs, public speakers' Sore Throat, Hoarseness
and Suppression or Loss of Voice. It does not
nauseate, or debilitate the stomach or system,
as other cough medicines do, but, on the contrary,
improves digestion, strengthens the stomach,
builds up solid flesh -when reduced below &
healthy standard by disoase, and invigorates
and cleanses the whole system. As a remedy
for Torpor of the Liver (generally termed " liver
Complaint" or "Biliousness"), and for habitual
Constipation of the Bowels, it has no equal. Por
loss of Appetite, Indigestion and Dyspepsia, and
for General or Nervous DobiHty orProstration,
in either sex, it is a very suporior medicine. As
an alterative, or blood purifier, this medicine is
far suporior to any preparation of sarsaparilla,
iodide of potassium, or any other medicine now
offered for g-oneral sale. It is, therefore, very val
uable in all forms of Scrofulous and other Blood
Diceaso3 also for all Skin Diseases, Eruptions,
Pimples, Hashes, and "Blotches. Boils, Ulcers,
Sores, and Swellings, arioing- from Impure Blood,
are cured by the use of a few bottles of this com
pound. Unlike other Alteratives or blood-cleansing
medicines, it does not debilitate, but strength
ens tho system. THIS IS A VERY CONCEIT
TBATED, VEGETABLE EXTRACT. The dose is
small and pleasant to tho taste. PULL DIREC
TIONS POR ITS USE will bo found in the pam
phlet which is wrapped around each bottle.
SCAJJUFACTUZLED AT THE CHEMICAL LABORATORY OP
WORLD'S DISPENSARY ICEDIOaL ASSOCIATION, PrejrifrUri,
Endorsed, "by Leading
THE sick don't have to take Dr. Pierce's word
alone as to the efficacy of his medicines, for every
ingredient contained in them has been extolled, over
and over again, by leading medical writers. (See
extracts below from several standard authors). Inas
much as the people place confidence in Dr. Pierce
and his medicines, there is nothing- to fear from
taki-sg the public into his full confidence and frankly
giving them the formula for his medicines, thus re
ciprocating the confidence reposed in him. His
patients may now know exactly what they are swal
lowing when they take these xnedicises. The ingre
dients are printed, in plain English, am. the wrapper
of each bottle that leaves the great laboratory at
BuSalo, N. Y. This is a very unusual thing for a.
manufacturer of proprietary medicines to do. Ir
fact, Dr. Pierce stands quite alone in this respect
Trtitti is Miglrty.
SO many false formulas and malicious statement?
concerning his medicines' have been published
through the connivance of jealous competitors and
disgruntled doctors, that he is determined to com
pletely disarm his assailants by a full and frank state
ment of their composition. He acts upon the belief
that "Truth is mighty and must prevail," while fraud
is a bubble that must soon burst.
Medicines of Known
Ip suffering from an obstinate malady which would
one naturally prefer to take, a medicine of known
composition, every ingredient of which has the en
dorsement of the most eminent medical practitioners
and writers, or one which, for aught you may know,
may be made up of very inefficient and even harmful
agents? Is it not best to insist upon knowing what
one is taking, as is every one's right, whether being
prescribed for by the family physician or making use
of a proprietary remedy? We think so, especially in
view of the very disparaging articles concerning vari
ous advertised remedies with which the drug and
medical journals have been filled for months past.
Dr. Pierce courts the severest criticism of the med
ical profession as to the value of his published
formula, confident that he will receive fair treatment
from all fair-minded, well qualified brethem of the
medical profession who cannot be blamed for not
endorsing medicines of the composition of which
they and the people are kept in ignorance.
No Alcohol Used.
DR. PIERCE never believed it necessary or advis
able to use alcohol in the preparation of either
his "Favorite Prescription" for weak women, or his
"Golden Medical Discovery," the well-known altera
tive tonic, which is so largely used as a remedy for
indigestion, torpid liver, bad blood and kindred
ailments. Over forty years ago, he discovered that
chemically pure glycerine is a far better solvent of
most of the active principles residing in our native
medicinal plants, when used at a proper and sus
tained temperature, than is alcohol; and, furthermore,
he found that a glyceric extract kept much better
than an alcoholic one, and that the glycerine pos
sessed intrinsic remedial value, being demulcent,
nutritive and an effective anji-ferment. Although
costing somewhat more, Doctor Pierce predicts that
glyceric medicinal extracts will, in the not distant future, largely replace
alcoholic ones so generally prescribed by physicians and pat out by proprie
tary or "patent medicine " manufacturers, as being more efficient and entirely
free from the serious objection of making inebriates when used in lingering
or chronic cases, where a somewhat rotrJrctccTic5c.-of medicine is necessary,
no matter how good or well adapted to the case it mXr-be-ja order to ob
tain permanent results.
Ask Your Family Physician "
IF a medicine scientifically prepared from just the right proportion of each
dT the following ingredients must not in proper doses be a splendid tonic,
Testorative and nervine for weak, nervous, worn-out women. If he is an honest,
fair-minded man, well up in his profession, and not given to extreme jealousy,
he will answer in the affirmative. The ingredients are : Blue Cohosh root,
Unicorn root, Golden Seal root, Black Cohosh root, Lady's Slipper root and
chemically pure Glycerine of proper specific gravity. These are the ingredients
combined In just the right proportions, from which,
with 'proper apparatus and appliances, Dr. Pierce
makes a non-alcoholic glyceric extract, working
after a process which cost him and his collaborating
chemists and pharmacists a long time study and a
tedious and painstaking course of experiments, be
fore he was able to produce, in satisfactory perfec
tion, the two leading medicines which bear his name
and which are generally acknowledged to be elegant
A. Weak, Ailing "Woman
OR an invalided man, don't need to take Doctor
Pierce's word alone as to the remedial virtues of
his medicines. To any one writing Dr. Pierce at
Buffalo, X. Y., care of Invalids Hotel, he will take
great pleasure in mailing a little book of extracts
made up from the standard medical books of the day,
giving the most trustworthy endorsement of the
icveral ingredients used in making his medicines.
No words of ours could possibly extol these virtues
to exceed the language used in these numerous ref
erences. On account of lack of space, we can only print,
below on this page, a few brief extracts from standard
writers on Materia Mcdica, to show that the ingredi
ents of which Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
and Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription are composed,
are to-day acknowledged by all schools of medicine,
to be the most valuable remedial agents known for
the several diseases for which we recommend these
medicines. Forty years ago, when Dr. Pierce began
the use of these several ingredients in his daily prac
tice many of them were little known to medical
practitioners in general. As an indication how some
Df them have grown in use and professional favor
lince that time, we note that Golden Seal root, which
:ould then be bought in the open market at from
fifteen to twenty-five cents a pound, is to-day worth
upwards of one dollar and fifty cents a pound. Lady's
Slipperroot ("American Valerian ") has also advanced
greatly in professional favor, and is to-day prescribed
by the most advanced physicians to 6uch an extent
as to have caused its market value to quadruple.
We point to these significant facts as confirmatory
of Dr. Pierce's good judgement in selecting the com
ponent ingredients, of which he makes his now
Read What Others Say
of the ingredients of Dr. Pierce's medicines in the
columns below and you must be convinced of their
exceptional value and curative potency. The author
ities quoted are standard in their several schools of
medicine as any well-read physician will recognize.
World's Dispensary Medical Association, World's
Dispensary and Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y.
Otars iMot a Gift Enterprise.
j 15 send no free, give away, or "trial " bottles for
ii experimental work. Our medicines have a
well established value, can be had at all medicine
stores at reasonable prices, are of known composition
and well attested curative potency. You don't ex
periment with your case when you employ them for
any of the easily recognired ailments for which we
World's Dispensary Medical.
Association, Proprietors, Buffalo, N. Y.
lor Ike cure of those
for using this medicine, also history and
symptoms of numerous cases and forms
of disease for which it is especially
,7,7 X... V 7
Jt inclosed pamphlet.
Registered as Trade-mark and u a Label, In
U. J3. JL.HU VJklCC, dlUJ -tin, ion.
Medical Authorities Endorse and Extol the Ingredients of which Dr. Pierce's Two Leading Remedies are Composed.
WORDS OF PRAISE ,!T0NE "!0T.,T.ta
TOR INGREDIENTS OP
DR. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY
From Eminent Medical Writers,
Dr. Bartholow, a recognized authority on Materia
Medica and Therapeutics, says of Hydrastis (Golden
Seal): "Very useful as a stomachic tonic (stomach tonic)
and in atonic dyspepsia. Cures gastric catarrh (catarrh
of stomach) and headaches accompanying same. In
catarrh of the gall duct and jaundice, it ir. of especial
utility. Constipation, dependent upon different de
ficient secretions, with hard and dry stools, may be
overcome by the remedy. Chronic catarrh of the intes
tines, even if it has proceeded to ulceration, is remark
ably benefited by Hydrastis. In fissure of the anus,
hemorrhage (bleeding) from the rectum, and ulceration
of the rectal mucous membrane, hydrastis produces
healing. It may be given as a remedy for intermittent,
chronic and malarial poisoning, and enlarged spleen of
malarial origin. It lessens the secretion of albumin in
chronic Bright's disease, diminishes mucus in catarrh of
the bladder. It may be expected to do much good in
cases of parens and paralysis, when the lesions causing
them are not of recent origin ; also in paralysis suc
ceeding fevers and other acute diseases. Valuable in
uterine hemorrhage, menorrhagia. and congestive dys
menorrhea Locally good in uterine and vaginal leucor
jhcea, ulceration and erosion of the cervix, unhealthy
And sloughing sores and old ulcers of the leg."
The foregoing is certainly a wonderfully strong en
dcirmrrf cf one of Dr. PJeice's chief ingredients used
in " Goldea IfedJoei fiitfitivery," and also in his "Favorite
Robert Bartitolow says : "Wild Cherrybark is an
excellent stomach tonic; it has long been held in great
esteem in domestic practice, as a remedy in catarrhal
states of the bronchial mucous membrane and in Phthisis
i Consumption)." "The sirup is much used as an ingre
ient in cough mixtures."
QUEEN'S ROOT (SUUlngla).
Prof. John' Xing, M. D., says: "An alterative unsur
passed by few if any other of the known alteratives most
successful in skin and scrofulous affections. Beneficial
in bronchial affections permanently cures bronchitis
relieves irritations an important cough remedy coughs
of years standing being cured. Aids in blood-making
and nutrition, and may be taken without harm for long
MANDRAKE ROOT (Podophyllum).
Certain, sure cathartic; leaves bowels in improved
condition. A gentle stimulant tonic ; improves the appe
tite. Particularly valuable in dyspepsia, gastric and
intestinal catarrh. Beneficial in some affections of
Stimulates digestive organs, increases action of heart
and arteries stimulant and tonic. Very valuable as a
cough remedy acts as a sedative further valuable as
Alterative, tonic, stimulant. Valuable in larrntritis
"Ministers sore throat." In diseases of stomach and in
testinesimproves appetite, promotes flow of gastric
juice: tonic effect upon organs involved. A good
remedy in indigestion, dyspepsia, chronic gastritis, in
creasing the secretion from kidneys and skin.
The foregoing four, several extracts are all taken from
the American Dispensatory, by Professors King and
Prof. Wm. Paine, M. D., of the old Philadelphia
University of Medicine and Surgery, in his work en
tiled "The Medical Properties and Uses of Concentrated
Medicines," writing of Collinsonin (the active medicinal
principle residing in Collinsonia Canadensis, or Stone
root), says: "I, not long since, had a patient who was
so much oppressed with a valvular disease of the heart
that his friends were obliged to carry him up-stairs. He,
however, gradually recovered under the influence of Col
linsonin, and is now attending to his business. Hereto
forepbysicians knew of no remedy for the removal of
so distressing and so dangerous a malady. With them it
was all guess-work, and it fearfully warned the afflicted
that death was near at hand. Collinsonin unquestion
ably affords relief in such cases, and in most instances
effects a cure." He further says : "In a case of persistent
ascites (dropsy), where the ordinary remedies fail to af
ford anything more than a temporary relief, Collinsonin
produced a permanent cure."
The above are strong endorsements of one of the most
valuable ingredients contained in "Golden Medical Dis
covery," viz., Collinsonia, or stone root. Its virtues how
ever are not over-extolled, as we can attest from our
experience and observation in watching the beneficial
action of the "Discovery" in heart affections, laryngitis,
bronchitis, incipient consumption and other ailments
WORDS OF PRAISE
FOR INGREDIENTS OF
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
From well recognized authorities of
all Schools of Medicine.
"What Edwin- M. Hale, M. D., Professor of Materia.
Medica, at Hahnemann Medical College. Chicago, says :
"Among the earliest medical writers of this country was
Prof. Ratinesque, a scientific botanist and a ripe
scholar. He thus writes of Hydrastis (Golden Seal),
Internally, it is used as a bitter tonic in disorders of the
stomach, liver, etc' "
Dr. Hale continues : " Howard, writing in 1S36, says:
It is very useful in recovery from fever, for dyspepsia,
indigestion, sore eyes, ulcers, loss of appetite, etc "
"Dr. Barton and Dr. Tully estimated it very highly
as a 'pure tonic, and as an alterative in diseased condi
tions of the mucous membranes.'"
"Prof. John King, M. D., gives it a prominent place
among medicinal agents ; reiterates all that previous
writers have said about it, and adds that it is valuable in
'chronic affections of the mucous membrane of the
stomach, intestines, bladder, etc' "
BLUE COHOSH (Caulophyllum).
Of Caulophyllum (Blue Cohosh), Rafinesjjue states
that : "As a powerful emmenagogue it promotes men
struation and dropsical discharges," ana that "It was
employed by the Indians for rheumatism, dropsy,
epilepsy, hysterics, inflammation of the uterus, etc."
Prof. John King, M. D., says : "As a partus prapar
ctor, Blue Cohosh has enjoyed a well -merited repu
tation. When used by delicate women, or those who
experience prolonged and painful labors, for several
weeks previous to confinement, it gives tone and vigor
to all the parts engaged in the accouchement, facilitating
its progress, and relieving much suffering." Prof.
Hale testifies that women who have taken Caulophyllum
previous to confinement, have over-run their time from
ten to twelve days, but all had very easy labors and
made good recoveries. Blue Cohosh acts as an anti
abortive by relieving the irritation upon which the
trouble depends. King states that for this purpose it is
fully equal to viburnum. He continues, "It has been
employed to relieve irritation of the reproductive
organs dependent on congestion. It controls chronic
inflammatory states of the organs and gives tone in cases
of debility. In the sexual disorders of the female it is
indicated by tenderness and pain in the uterus. In de
bilitated patients, it has been very successfully used in
cases of hysteria to overcome the attack, and to relieve
ovarian, or mammary pain, or irritation when accom
panying that disorder. Chronic ovaralgia, uterine
leucorrhara. amenorrhea suppressed menstruation) and
dysmenorrhea painful menstruation), are conditions
in which it has been most successfully employed. It has
an established reputation as a remedy for rheumatism
of the uterus, with nervous excitement, for uterine
cramps attending menstruation, and for menorrhagia
UNICORN ROOT (ChamacMrium).
The American Dispensatory (prepared by Professors
King and Scddk0. says : "Helomas, or Unicorn root,
has ben found very beneficial in dyspepsia, loss of
appetite, and for the removal of worms. It is more
especially applicable in indigestion, dyspepsia and mal
cssimilation, where the trouble is reflex from, or asso
ciated with, wrongs of the female reproductive appar
atus. Such digestive disturbances as depend upon
uterine and ovarian irritation, or upon lack of uterine
activity, in chlorolic anemia, are benefited by it. It is
valuable in atony weakness) of the generative organs.1'
Prof. King says, "have found this plant to possess a
decidedly benefical influence in cases of sexual lassitude
in both sexes, the result of excesses, especially in those
instances where there are symptoms of gastric (stomach)
derangement with impaired memory, mental apathy, or
indifference, and an enfeebled condition of the general
system, with weakness or dull pain in the renal, or
lnmbo-sacral ('small of the back ') region. In diseases
of the reproductive organs of females, and especially of
the uterus (womb), it is one of our most valuable agents,
acting as a uterine tonic, and gradually removing ab
normal conditions, while at the same time it imparts
tone and vigor to the reproductive organs. Hence, it
is much used in leucorrhcea, emcnorrhesa, dysmenorrhea
and to remove the tendency to repeated and successive
Vtia"?aes' A particular phase removed by it is the
irritability and despondency that often attends uterine
troubles. In painful menstruation it has been found
especially adapted to those cases in which there is
pelvic fullness, a sensation as if the womb and rectum
were distended with blood, and the achintr. bearine-
down organs feel as if they would fall out of the body.
Its action here is very decided. It is considered useful
by some for the relief of the vomiting of pregnancy.
Helomas is a decided tonic to the urinary tract."
(Clmlcifuga Racamosa, Squawroot, Etc.)
Prof. John Ktno, in the American Dispensatory says:
"This is a very active, powerful and useful remedy, and
appears to fulfill a great number of indications, It pos
sesses an undoubted influence over the nervous system.
In small doses the appetite and digestion are improved."
He continues, "Upon the reproductive organs it exerts a
specific influence, promoting the menstrual discharge."
"Macrotys (Black Cohosh) plays a very important part
in the therapeutics of Gynaecology (diseases of women).
In the painful conditions incident to imperfect menstrua
tion, its remedial action is fully displayed. By its spe
cial affinity for the female reproductive organs, it is an
efficient agent for the restoration of suppressed menses.
In dysmenorrhea (painful periods), is surpassed by no
other drug, being of greatest utility in irritative and
congestive conditions of the uterus and appendages,
characterized by tensive, dragging pains, resembling the
pains of rheumatism. It is a good remedy for the reflex
side-aches ' of the unmarried woman. It should be re
membered in rheumatism of the uterus, and in uterine
lencorrhea. When there is a disordered action or lack of
functional power in the uterus, giving rise to sterility,
cimicifuga (Black Cohosh) often corrects the impaired
condition and cures. Reflex mammary pains during ges
tation are met by it. and in rheumatic subjects it promptly
relieves such ovarian troubles as ovaralgia and neural
gia. Its action is slow, but its effects are permanent. It
has been used successfully as an antispasmodic in hys
teria, epilepsy when due to menstrual failings, periodical
convulsions, nervous excitability, and many other spas
"For headache, whether congestive or frora cold, neur
algia, dysmenorrhea, or from la grippe, it is promptly
curative. As a remedy for pain, macrotys is a very
prompt agent often relieving in a few hours, painful con
ditions that have existed for a long time."
LADY'S SLIPPER ROOT (Cyprlpailum).
Prof. John M. Scttdder says : "This root is valuable
in all cases of nervous excitability or irritability un
connected with organic lesions, allaying the irritability,
lessening any accompanying pain, producing a more calm
and cheerful condition of the boay and mind, and con
sequently favoring mental tranquillity, or sleep. Hence
it has been of service in hysteria, chorea, nervous
headache, wakefulness and prostration in low fevers,
epilepsy from reflex irritation, and, indeed, in all cases
of morbid Irritability of the nervous system. from func
tional derangement or reflex irritation. It will be found
very efficient in the nervousness, hypochondria, or men
tal depression accompanying certain forms of derange
ment of the digestive organs, which is more generally
met with among females."
The foregoing are only a few brief extracts taken from
amongst the voluminous endorsements which the several
ingredients entering into Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion have received from the most eminent medical
writers of all the different schools of medicine. After
reading them can any reasonable person doubt that Dr.
Pierce has selected and compounded his "Prescription "
from the most valuable ingredients known to the medical
profession for the cure of those chronic diseases of
women for which he recommends it?
JEALOUS OF YOUNG WIFE
Aged Salt Lake Man Murders Her
and Commits Suicide.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, july 10.
After killing his wife with a butcher
knife, cutting her throat and slashing her
body In a most terrible manner, Edward
H. Mitchell, a mining machinist, com
mitted suicide late this afternoon. Mitch
ell's body was found hanging in the barn
In the rear of their cottage In the-south-western
part of the city. Later neighbors
broke into the cottage and found the bodv
of the woman. Mitchell is believed ' to
haye been insane.
Mitchell was about CO years of age. His
wife was about 15 'years younger. Some
of their neighbors have stated that .at
times Mitchell seemed jealous of hia wife.
Others, however, state that neither
Mitchell nor his wife emed to have
uia-uj aciiuuwiuinccs, una inai iney scl- j
dom went away from their home. Mitch-
en. tncy say, nau often shown Indications
THE GREAT CASCADES.
From the St. Louis' Fair is located on the
Trail LdmLssion now onlr 12 cents.
LEAPS A THOUSAND FEET
Heroic Feat of Aeronaut to Save
LTXX, Mass., July 10. With a straight
drop of 1CO0 feet 'to what seemed certain
death, William Canfleld. a Boston aero
naut, leaped from his balloon over Lynn-
common in order to save Mrs. Gamllle
Stafford, a woman aeronaut who ascended
with him. She escaped unhurt. He was
badly injured by striking the side of a
house as hl3 parachute swung In the
strong wind. Five thousand persons wit
nessed his startling descent. The balloon
was found to be leaking, and the gas
was escaping rapidly. Mrs. Stafford leaped
some time after Canfleld left the Daloon,
striking I nan apple tree, from which she
was rescued unhurt.
Iiower Bids for Asylum Supplies.
SALEM, Or., July 10. (Special.) The
board of trustees of the State Insane
Asylum opened bids today for supplies for
the ensuing six months, and, contrary to
expectations, the prices named ware ju
higher than heretofore. It has been pre
dicted that because no appropriation is
available prices would be advanced. On
some of the more important articles of
food, such as meat and sugar, the prices
quoted aro lower.
One Portland firm placed in Its bid a
proviso that its claims must bear 6 per
cent interest, but slpco conditional bids
are not received, the bid was entirely disregarded.