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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, AKRIL 15, 1900.
FIGHTING AT WARRENTON
THE nOEHS BOSIDARDHD BRITISU
Tlie Shelling Resulted In Xo Dami(e
-MoTemtali In the Sonth of
the Free State.
LONDON", April 14. The only develop
ment reported today In cable dispatches
received here from South Africa Is a
heavy bombardment of the British
trenches at Warrenton, April 13. but which
resulted In no damage. The Boers were
apparently under the Impression that the
British meditated an attack.
Major-General Frederick Carrfngton. ac
companied, by detachments of Bushmen
and Scotch Scouts, sailed today "from Cape
Town for Belru. Portuguese East Africa.
From Boer sources It Is learned that
General Botha has returned from the
fighting lines at Glencoe and reports that
the British have removed their camp In
the direction of Eland's Laagte.
Reassuring reports from Bloemfontetn
published In this morning's papers have
(tone much to restore confidence in Lon
don. All' correspondents seem to agree
that Lord Roberts knows what he Is
Critics of afternoon papers eagerly spec
ulate on the possibility of the Boer com
mands at Wepener being cut oft. This
seems quite possible, as a force from
Bloemfontetn Is advancing by way of De
Wet's Dorp; General Chermslde is near
ing the objective with the Third Division
by way of Reddersburg. and General Bra
bant's force Is moving from Allwal North
by way of Rouxvllle and Bushman's Kop.
while across the border a, strong force of
Basutos are closely watching events. In
tbe meantime. General Rundle's division
is concentrating at Sprlngfonteln. Lord
Methuen's force is trying to get to Hoop
stad, and it Is believed that General Hunt
er's division will strengthen the British
left at Fourteen Streams.
The weakening of Butler's force by the
withdrawal of tljs Union and Irish Bri
gades, now under General Hunter, is at
tributed to the fact that the General com
manding in Natal has decided that the
forcing of his troops Is impracticable and
that he will merely attempt to maintain
the status until Lord Roberts' main ad
vance opens his road through Lalngs Nek.
There is no further information from
HEAVY LOSS OF OFFICERS.
Take Xo Precautions and Afford an
Easy Marie for Doer Bullets.
LONDON, April 14. Though BriUth
officers dress like privates when under
fire, they don't take to cover. So a Tele
graph correspondent, writing from Natal,
"The minute fighting begins." he says,
"the men He down, but the officers stalk
about, giving signals, waving their arms,
smoking cigars, and generally behave as
if they were in Plcadllly. I watched a
young gentleman carrying his rifle under
his arm, as one does one's gun when
walking between the beats of a covert
shoot. In his other hand he had a walk
ing stick with which he was pointing out
wheie his men were to fire. The soldiers
were carefully hidden, and he was under
a merciless fire, but I saw him next
morning trudging to Ladysmlth, none the
worse for his day's fighting. Indeed, It
does not matter If you are going to be
hit. you'll catch It whether or not you dis
guise youljelf as a private. Habit is a
strong thing, hard to get rid of. Tou may
drees a British subaltern or Captain of the
Infantry of the line how you like, but if
he is of the right sort, you can 'spot'
. -j'jj him as far as you can see him.
"Certainly, at close range the Boers
have made a dead set at our officers: an
officer of my old regiment got two In his
thigh, one through his hand, three
through the hornet, and his right arm
was shot off. This was certainly ex
tremely business-like shooting, but the
damage was done at about SCO yards,
when all men shoot fairly well. On the
other hand, the Boers blaze away an
alarming amount of bullets, which hit
nothing at longer distances. Twice I have
seen the South African Light Horse under
heavy rifle fire, as harmless as It was
heavy three or four men hit out of SM
or 400. Compare this with the shooting ot
the Bazlngeis in our zareeba at Gubat
where they wiped out every man who
stood on his feet. I have already told
you how I was missed at close range by
20 or 30 riflemen, and. on the whole, I do
not think the Boer army is above our
average In shooting.
"Where they are facl'e princeps is at
mounted Infantry work, at seizing and
abandoning or reinforcing a position, as
necessity may compel: their tenacious
clinging to a place they know to be neces
sary to their safety, and their sure eye
for such a position. Indeed, against a
slowly moving army like ours, whose pre.
else tactics compel It to shift In a lelsurelj
manner, they ore very formidable. Each
good Boer Is a general In himself, each
pile of stones he shoots from a fortress In
Itself; a commando of 100 men in a good
position means 300 fortresses to be taken.
"Then the Boers let off their ammuni
tion unstlntlngly as far as they can see;
they shoot, not because they think they
will hit anything, but for the very -good
reason that nothing demoralizes an enemy
more tharnnflleiiTamfng from an unseen
rifle: Indeed, the Boers produce great
moral effect with their little bullets. They
are extremely busy at 1000 yards. But
every man will not walk across the ground
under fire from the Boers at 2000 yards
range and whistle 'God Save the Queen
.at the same time. If any one accepts mj
bet he will sec what he will see.
"What affords the Boers most glee Is out
regular cavalry. Indeed, it docs present
a ludicrous appearance In this country of
stones and kopjes. I often wonder fhat
would happen to a regular cavalry brigade
if surprised, armed as they are with lance,
saber and carbine. The untidy Boer horse
man, with his grass-fed pony, lopes along
quite regardless of his formidable-looking
adversary. If the lancer attempts vio
lence, the dopper dismounts and shoots.
Our colonial cavalry Is a litt!e better, but
they suffer considerably from their want
of knowledge of horses. Even they are
no match for the Boer at the game ot
hide and seek. Fortunately, they arc
brave, and have a general, not yet erad
icated, contempt -for the Dutchmen, and
often achieve by audacity what they
would be unable to accomplish If the!!
usually wily enemy did not think them
as formidable as they look.
"Their work in Natal, however, cannot
be sufficiently cxto'.led. It is one of the
most pleasing features of the campaign.
It is almost certain that our cavalry will
have -to be differently trained, at all
events armed with a long rifle. The day
of shock action Is practically over. Those
vast plains of Germany and Austria,
where Mural's legions thundered to vic
tory, are now intersected with wire
CKXCIUL HARTS BLUNDERS.
Rrapouslblc for the Useless Sacrifice
of Many Lives.
LONDON. April 14. - A British officer.
writing In Today of Vanl Krantz, says:
"I do not know If It Is of any use to
descant always on the shortcomings of
our Generals, but they are brought home
to iis so constantly by bitter experiences
that we cannot keep them from our minds,
and we cannot but resent the obstinacy
of the War Office authorities who delib
erately allow thousands of lives to be sac
rificed rather than remove those who. In
peace, have won favor and promotion by
social Influence and backstairs Intrigue'
and are really responsible for most of our
The General who led his brigade In
'mass of quarter column under the ene
my's guns at Colenso is still In com
ssasd of that brigade, and there has been
no voice raised in England against such
stupendous tolly. Five hundred and fifty
men were lost on that occasion, but be
cause the Irish brigade stood firm, it did
not attract public attention. The High
landers at Magersfonteln. under similar
but less aggravated circumstances, suf
fered no greater loss, retreated three
times from the field, and all England
clamored for the suppression ot tho re
"Since then General Hart has lost no
opportunity of repeating his offense: he
even attributed the 111 success of tbe day
to the fact that the battalions were after
wards extended to single Instead ot double
rank, and censured commanding officers
for having saved an even greater disaster.
Near Spion Kop he took personal com
mand of the Tork and Lancaster and the
South Lancashire Regiments and ordered
a futile bayonet charge at an enemy
nearly 1500 yards away. This attracted
such heavy fire that the two regiments
sought shelter and declined to follow their
officers another yard. The Irish Brigade
had to be called to the rescue, and passed
through the prostrate line.
"No one has any confidence in Gen
eral Hart's leadership, and every officer
and man. from General Buller dn-vn. Is
aware of his incompetency. Nearly half
of his brigade has been killed and
wounded: neither the Highland nor any
other brigade has suffered In anything like
the same proportion; the InnlskiUIng Fusi
liers have only three of the officers who
were with them three months ago still
serving, and can now in all muster five
officers. A few more battles and the
brigade will cease to exist. General
Hart's talents fit him to be a drill ser
geant, not a leader of men.
"No latitude is given to oven the most
experienced commanders. He roust al
ways keep, as he says, a tight grip on
his brigade, which means discomfort and
annoyance in peace and disaster In war.
"As an example of the extremes to
which this policy Is carried. I will give
one Instance among many. After the bat
tle of Splon Kop. the troops who had
been for 10 days under constant fire and
endured every sort of hardship, were nat
urally somewhat exhausted; moreover
they had had a severe night march cov
ering the rear of the retreating army.
General Buller decided It was necessary
that they should have some days' rest,
and a camping ground wa selected. The
tents, however, were not pitched in tho
morning, and the men lay out In the sun
all the day.
"In tho afternoon General Hart was of
the opinion that the camp might be with
in the range of the enemy's big guns and
decided to pitch camp a mile further back.
But Instead of pointing out the ground
to the commanding officers and directing
them to move their battalions to the
place, he formed the four regiments on
a brigade parade after some thne had been
given up to covering correctly .an elasr
ate brigade maneuver. The ground was
broken and covered with deep water
courses, so that the dressing and distance
was difficult to maintain. Staff offlcrs
galloped from place to place; the men and
officers were abused, halted, moved to
the right, moved to the left.
"It was Impossible to shut one's cars
to the muttered curses of men, worn out
with fatigue and want of sleep, at this
useless show, which might possibly have
been very edifying at Aldershot at a
royal review, but which. In actual war
fare, strained the much-needed strength
of the soldiers. An hour and a half was
occupied In traversing a mile and a half
or ground, which could easily have been
covered In 20 minutes. In this way men
are harassed and worn out at a time
when they should be recovering strength
for future efforts: in this way the hospi
tals are filled with soldiers who havo
never been hit by a Boer bullet, but whose
constitutions have been sapped by un
"General Hart placed himself on a htU
with a telescope and a bugler, and ordered
the brigade to attack a posltlonr the
bugler sounded alternately throughout
the day 'advance.' 'double.' 'charge.' I
need not say that this method of fighting
resulted in terrible loss; ,C0 officers and
1500 men Is a terrible total for one brig
ade, nearly SO per cent of the whole. It
would be Impossible to enumerate the
vagaries that dally occur, but through
the worst, I regret to say, that General
Hart Is not the only brigadier notorious
for incompetency. At least two other
brigadiers were unfit to command, but
the accidents of war have removed ons
of them. The divisional commanders
were no better, but war Mas also made
some changes here and It would be prem
ature to Judge their successors."
MOXTAGU WHITE TALKS.
Says the Surrender of Cronje Was
CHICAGO, April 14. Montagu White.
Consul-General to Great Britain from the
South African . Republics prior to the
breaking out of the war between England
and the Transvnal, and at present the
unofficial representative of the Boer Re
publics In the United States, arrived in
Chicago last night from the East, H
took apartments at the Auditorium Hotel.
Mr. White came to Chicago to attend
the banquet ot the Holland Society, to be
held Monday night. Ho said:
'In my opinion the Boera will be the
victors In the war being fought. The
opinion that seems to be held by many
that the surrender of General Cronje de
pressed the balance of the fighting forces
to the extent ot causing them to lose hope
Is erroneous. As subsequent events have
shown, the surrender was not as Import
ant an event as the British would have
the world believe. My opinion that the
Boers will win Is based on a pretty ac
curate knowledge of the quantity ot the
Boer soldiers and the resources ot the
"Tho coming of winter will be a great
advantage to the Boers. The effect ot
the South African winter on the British
troops soon will begin to be seen, while
the Boers are Inured to It. Another very
serious obstacle which will be In the way
of tho British army is the nature ot the
country through which it will have to
pass on the way to Pretoria. This terri
tory is known, every foot of it, to the
Boers. It Is peculiarly adapted to their
style of fighting. The English have a long
stretch of this country to pass before
they Teach Pretoria, and. in my opinion
they will not succeed In taking the city.
"I find the sympathy for the Boer cause
growing dally In this country. It was
strong at first, and has been strength
ened by the bravery shown by the Boers
la their effort to retain their country."
"What the Boers Want.
ROME. April 14. Nothing is known her
In corroboration of the report published
abroad that Count Von Bulow, the Ger
man Minister of Foreign Affairs, has vis
ited the Transvaal peace envoys at MI
Ian, nnd the story is not credited. The
Portuguese Minister, Ssnor De Carvalhe
Masconcellos. however, has gone to that
An Interview Is published here in which
Jonnkerr Abram Fischer, one of the
Transvaal commissioners. Is alleged to
have declared that tho South African Re
publics were willing to make any sacrifice
in order to preserve their liberty and in
dependence. They did not wish, be de
clared, to add to their territory, but
merely to retain It and to live peacefullj
at home. The republics, be continued.
had only 23.000 soldiers, and Great Britain
was exaggerating the number In ordet
to magnify her victories. The interview
This moment Jonnkerr Fischer received
a telegram, and on reading it he ex
claimed: 'Good news from Africa."'
Commissioners Go to the Hasine.
MILAN, April 14. The Boer peace com
mlsstoners started for The Hague this af
ternoon. Dr. Leyds. Diplomatic Agent'
of the Transvaal, accompanied them at
far as Brussels,
HEW TAILORING PARLORS.
Arthur Kohn has opened with a flnp
new stock at IS5 'Washington street, be
tween Fourth and Fifth.
CLAIMS TO BE EMPEROR
CHIXAXAX WHO SATS HE ESCAPED
FROM PEKING PALACE.
Arrested and Imprisoned at TVs
Chans Another Collision on
the Burmese Boundary.
VICTORIA. B. C April 14. The ateam
er Rio Jun Mam, arriving today from the
Orient, brings a strange story of a China
man who was arrested at Wu Chang,
After lying in Jail, and being beaten, he
proclaimed himself to be Emperor. He
claimed he had escaped from the palace,
where he had been Imprisoned by the Em
press Dowager, and has since been travel
ing Incognito. He possesses documents,
bearing the seal of the court of Peking.
Identifying him as Emperor.
A party of British Government survey
ors engaged on the work ot defining the
Burmese boundary has had a collision
with a large band of Chinese robbers, who
some time ago waylaid and murdered
Consul Lltten, Major Kiddle and Mr.
Sutherland, of the former boundary sur
vey. This time the Chinese wero com
pletely routed, 80 being killed and many
Official advices have been received at
Peking of a severe engagement between
the Imperial Chinese troops and a large
body of "Boxers." The battle, which was
indecisive, occurred at Yen Chin. In Pe Chi
LI province. About 4000 men were en
gaged, the forces being equally divided.
Tho casualties were very heavy.
A DEGREE FOR CnOATE.
Conferred on Him by the University
EDINBURGH. April 14. The University
here today conferred the degree of LL. D.
on Joseph H. Choate.- United States Am
bassador to Great Britain.
In presenting the degree to Mr. Choate,
Sir James Grant Regius, Professor of
Public Law In the university, said that
the office of United States Ambassador
at London had long been associated in
British minds with the possession of rare
and brilliant gifts, but never was public
expectation moro completely satisfied
than by the appointment of Mr. Choate,
who, the speaker declared, won such a
reputation at the New York bar as fell
to the lot of scarcely one lawyer In a
generation to achieve. His commanding
genius. Sir Regius continued, was now
being directed to the maintenance of the
cordial relations existing between the
United States and Great Britain, and It
the bonds uniting the two countries ever
grew closer or firmer than at present, no
small share of the credit for this desir
able consummation must be assigned to
Mr, Choate. These remarks wero greet
ed with prolonged applause.
Funeral of Field Marshal Stewart.
LONDON, April 14. Tho funeral of
Field Marshal Sir Donald Martin Stewart,
who died at Algiers, March 6 last. In his
77th year, took place in the historic chapel
of Chelsea Hospital this afternoon. It
was conducted with the fullest military
honors, and In the presence of a repre
sentative of Queen Victoria, who placed
on his coffin a wreath bearing an auto
graph inscription of Her Majesty's high
regard for tho distinguished veteran.
The Queen's Drive.
DUBLIN. April It The Queen this af.
ternoon drove to Kllmalnham, where she
was received by the Duke of Connaught.
Her Majesty was saluted by the pension
ers, who were drawn up In the quad,
rangle, nnd who presented her with a
bouquet. She then proceeded to tho
castle, where she was received by the
Earl and Counters of Cadogan.
To Suppress the "Boxers.
SHANGHAI. April 15. The Chinese Gov
ernment has sent 7000 troops to Shan Tung
to suppress the "Boxers." However, It .Is
notorious that the majority of the troops
are members of the same society
Speedy French Cruiser.
TOULON, April 14. The new French
first-class cruiser Chateaurenault, In he
speed trial yesterday, made 25 knots.
Czar and Csarlnn at 3Ioscott.
MOSCOW, April 14. Tho Czar and Czar
ina arrived here today. -,
LANDSLIDE FOR MORGAN.
The Alabama Senator's Chances for
Re-Electlon Are Good.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., April 14. Reports
from all sections of the state indicate a
landslide for United States Senator Mor
gan for re-election as a result of the
Democratic primaries today. Governor
Johnston, who has waged a vigorous and
aggressive fight against Senator Morgan,
carried but one county as a result ot to
day's voting, which, added to counties pre
viously Instructed for him, gives the Gov
ernor five counties, with a total of five
DEMOCRATS WELCOME DEWEY.
But Are Xot Inclined to Consider nis
CHICAGO, April 14. Bryan Democrat!
have decided to welcome Admiral Dewey
Into the Democratic party. Such is the
position officially outlined In today's issue
ot the Democratic press bulletin. '
"We may accept the Admiral's declara
tion of his political faith as Indicating that
he Is with the Democratic party at least
on an overwhelming majority of the Is
sues It has taken up." runs the article,
which Is from the pen ot Willis J. Abbott,
head of the Democratic Literature Bureau.
This is a most gratifying fact. It Indi
cates that should the Democratic party,
after mature deliberation, deny the Ad
miral the nomination which he seeks. It
may nevertheless count on his hearty co
operation and his Influence In behalf ot
Its efforts to end the evils of McKlnleylsm
by ending the reign of Emperor William."
In commenting on the purpose of his ar
ticle. Mr. Abbott said: "We are naturally
delighted at the prospect of such a dis
tinguished acquisition to our ranks as
Admiral Dewey, but of course we expect
the Admiral to 'play fair and accept the
good old Democratic doctrine and -abide by
the result of an honest Democratic con
vention." Harrison Would Rather Be Mayor.
CHICAGO. April 14. Mayor Harrtron
today came out unequivocally In opposi
tion to his nomination by the Democratic
state convention for the Governorship of
Illinois, nnd gave his reasons at length.
"If I entered tho race for Governor 1
should do everything- in my power to be
elected, and should expect to succeed. In
that case I would have to take my seat
ns Governor In January next year, and
the City of Chicago would be without a
Mayor. It would rest with the Council to
select my successor, and I do not bel'evo
the people who elected me to the Mayor
alty wish to leave the election cf tha
next Mayor to the present (Republican)
ATTACKED BY TAGALS.
Filipinos Are Again Active 5ear Ma
nila. MANILA. April 14. Insurgents, sup
posedly Mascados command, are active
about the Marlvalcs Mountains, across
the bay from Manila. A force estimated
at COO attacked Batangas. where three
companies of the Thirty-Second Infantry
are stationed, on Monday night, but were
easily repulsed. Yesterday they, "attacked
Captain Goldman, with 30 men of the
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THE TELEGRAPHERS' STRIKE
Boycott Declared on the Southern
ATLANTA, Ga., April 14. The Order of
Railroad Telegraphers tonight declared a
boycott on the Southern Railway, and hop
to make It effective through the ticket
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burg: Etrurla, for Liverpool. Arrived
New York, from Southampton.
Kegotlatlons With Spain Not Yet
WASHINGTON. April 14. It is said at
the State Department that no conclusion
has yet been reached In the negotiations
which have been In progress between the
State Department and the Spanish Gov
ernment respecting the title to certain
outlying Islands In the Philippine Archi
pelago. Tho department has from the
first Insisted that these islands, though
not specifically Included In the ceded ter
ritory, were actually part of the cession,
but It was not possible to resist the cour
teous request of the Spanish Government
for a consideration of Its claims and the
ascertainment of the understandings
reached by the American members of the
Peace Commission on this point.
WASHINGTON, April 14 The promo
tion of Assistant Secretary Cortelyou to
be Secretary to the President was fol
lowed today by the announcement ot the
appointment of Benjamin F. Barnes, ot
Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary
to tho President, and Rudolph Forster, ot
Virginia, to bo Executive CJerk to the
THE RUNNING RACES.
j Yesterday's Winners at Tanforan
i nnd Memphis.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 14. The wealh
j cr at Tanforan was fine and the track
I fast. Tho results were:
j Five and a half furloncs. selling Th:
I ory won. True Blue recond. Gold Bug
1 third; time, 1:08.
I Six furlongs, selling Ella Boland won.
Esplrando second, Moringa third; time.
I One mile, handicap Mortgage won. The
', Fretter second, Flamora third; time, 1:41X.
i Five furlongs. Western stakes, valuj
J24TO Sofala won, Diderot second. Im
promptu third; time, 1:01 Vj.
One mile, selling Lady Mtdllcsome won
Terrene second. New Moon third; tlm.
Raees at Memphis.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. April 14. The results
' today were:
j Six furlongs, selling Clara Wooley won
I Gallon-ay second, Castlne third; time,
I Four furlongs, purse SInfi won. Golden
"Harvest second, FancyWood third; time,
Mile and a sixteenth, purse F. W. BrodJ
won. Thrive second, the Conqueror third;
Seven furlongs Tennessee Brewing Com.
pany's stakes, selling Trladltza won. The
Pride second, Bello of Memphis th'rd;
One mile, selling High Jinks w:n. Chop
In second. Our Nellie third; time. 1:43.
Six furlongs, selling Dr. Walmslsy won,
Magglo Davis second, Sldbow third; time.
INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE.
What? The 70-hour dally solid leltlbuled
train service from Portland to Chicago via
the Union Pacific Railroad. Only four days
to New York, Philadelphia. Boston and
! other Eastern points. First train leaves
Portland 9:15 Sunday morning. April 22.
For full Information, call at City Ticket
Office. No. 135 Third street, Portland, Or.
CHICAGO. April 11. While the family
of Abram H. Rothschilds, a prominent
business man, were at dinner, porchcllmb
crs entered their residence, 3725 Michigan
avenue, and carried off diamonds an
other Jewels valued at 12000. The thieves
were frightened away before they had
'completed their search of the rooms on
the upper floors, and one of them was
seen as he was making his escape from a
portico at the rear of the house. No clews
to the Identity of tbe robbers have been
Chronic Diseases of All Kinds Yield to the Skill
of the Copeland Specialists.
Thousands of Persons Who Believed Themselves
Doomed to Remain Lifelong Victims of Incurable
Chronic. Diseases Have Been Restored to Health
and Happiness by the Matchless Skill of the Cope
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THE GAlfc TO HEALTH WIDE OPEN,
So extended and firmly established has
become the reputation of the Copeland
specialists In the cure ot chronic catarrh
of all forms that many suppose the special
skill of these physicians to be confined to
the treatment of that all-prevailing. In
sidious and dangerous disease, but such
is far from being the case. The same su
perb mastery they have over that great
enemy of the human race they also pos
sess over chronic diseases of all kinds. No
sufferer from a chronic and wasting mal
ady, no person whose nerves throb with
the tortures of rheumatism, no pale, rest
less, nervous, emaciated Invalid, whose
stomach has ceased to perform Its duty
of assimilating the food taken Into It for
the sustenance of the body: no victim of
nerve-racking neuralgia; no one suffering
nnd slowly dying from chronic affections
of the liver, kidney, bladder, bowels and
other organs of the body: no unfortunate
whose bronchial tubes have been Invaded
by catarrh until his lungs have become
affected and he Is threatened with con
sumption, or whose entire system has
been undermined by the absorption of ca
RINGING WORDS FROM CURED PATIENTS
Mr. IV. F. Helm, 34K Mnrket street.
Portland, traveling In the Interests of a
popular Insurance company:
"I am 66 years old. I had suffered from
catarrh and a discharge from the left ear
for CO years slhco childhood. The hear
ing In the left car was always bad, and
about 20 years ago the hearing In the
right car began to fall. Gradually I
drifted Into total deafnese. It was with
difficulty that I could carry on a conver
sation. It was seldom that I could hear
any one speaking In an ordinary tone ot
voice. At times I waa so deaf I could
not hear anything not even tho sounds
on the street.
Distressing Head Xolses.
"I was annoyed by constant noises In my
head, like the roaring and tumbling ot a
thousand waterfalls. The- noises were al
ways worse when I had cold. The left
ear discharged more or less all the time. It
was much worse the last four or five
years, and I was never free from It.
"One day while reading the paper I saw
the statement ot a friend who had been
cured by the Copeland physicians. I at
once looked him up. His verbal state
ment was even more convincing than the
published one, and he advised that I begin
treatment. I did ho, with the result that
I am cured. Those terrible head noises
nnd discharge are all gone, and my hear
ing Is more distinct than ever before. I
am greatly pleased with the outcome of
my treatment, and cheerfully make th's
Amostsr the hundreds of ivell-knoTra
people of Portland who from their own
personal experience Indorse and recom
mend the treatment of Drs. Copeland &
Montgomery, none perhaps Is better
known than Captain W. H. Foster, of the
steamer W. S. Mason, known as the Albl
na ferry, and for 30 years connected with
the various steamboat lines centering In
Portland. Captain Foster's home address
Is 429 Goldsmith street. The exposure and
hardship of his work brought on a catar-
THE COPELAND MEDICAL INSTITUTE
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W. IT. COPEIiAXD, 31. D. J. n. MOXTGOJIEItT. M. D.
OFFICII HOURS From O A. 31. to 13 EVEXIXOS Tnesdnys and Fridays.
Jt.f from 1 to S F. 31. SUNDAYS rrom 10 A. M. to 13 31.
Get the GENUINE Sanden
AT HALF PRICE
Call and test them, or write for Dr.
Sandcn's book, "Three Classes of
Men," free. Address
hr " HAI I 253 Washington St
Lrl O. 0 I IHLL. Portland, Oregon
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tarrhal poisons; In fact, no person af
flicted with any chronic disease which
baffles the skill of the ordinary family
physician and Is by him pronounced In
curable, ever applies to the Copeland
specialists for relief In 'vain. More than
this, no person Is prevented from receiv
ing the benefit of their great skill be
cause of their Inability to pay for It. for
the Copeland fee is so small that every
suffering mortal may go to them for re- -lief.
Their wonderful mastery over dis
ease Is brought within the reach ot tho
masses by the equally wonderful low fee
cf 5 a month for treatment, all medi
cines being supplied by them free. When
the highest attainments of medical sci
ence, the utmost skill In the treatment of
chronic diseases, the greatest experience
In curing what most physicians admit
themselves to be unable to cure, are thus
brought within the easy reach of all who
suffer. It Is no wonder that thousands
avail themselves of the opportunity to
bo cured, and gladly proclaim their cure
and gratitude, so that all others who suf
fer may know where to go for relief.
rhal trouble, which greatly Impaired his
health. He says:
"I first noticed symptoms of catarrh 10
years ago. I had headache and a tight
ness through the forehead. I had a tick
ling In the throat and coughing epells in
the morning. Gradually ray entire sys
tem became Involved, especially my stom
ach. For two years I did not eat a
square meal. I had no appetite. Even the
lightest meal caused a feeling of dead
weight and fullness In the stomach. Belch
ing gave me a little temporary relief, but
the fullnef and dull ncning in tho pit of
the stomach never left me. I fell away
20 pounds. I could not sleep. I waked
about midnight and suffered tortures until
morning. I would sit up In bed and try
to raise this load off the stomach, often
breaking out In a cold perspiration, but
could get no relief.
"I tried dieting and everything I was
told was good In stomach troublee. but
only got weaker and suffered more In
tensely. Finally I decided to try the Cope
land treatment, and now all my old symp
toms have disappeared. I eat and sleep
well, have pained In weight and the disa
greeable feeling has left my stomach. I
cheerfully and willingly recommend Drs.
Copeland & Montgomery to all sufferers."
Rev. T. R. A. Sellvrood, a -well-known
rector of the Episcopal Church, re
filil ng at Mllwaukle. and a member of the
well-known Sellwood family after whom
the thriving suburb of Sellwood Is named:
"From my own Individual experience I
regard the system of treatment practiced
by the Copeland specialists In chronic
maladies well worthy of commendation.
While unceasing care and attention Is
given each Individual case, the expense 13
eo trifling as to render the system a bless
ing to thousands.
"My case was a very severe one. dating
back 20 years. I suffered severely with
my head. Gradually my hearln? filled.
When I began treatment. I was very deaf.
Today I hear as well as any man could
my hearing has been perfectly restored."
Dr. Copdand's Book Fre; to A!L
Guaranteed on $5000 bond; and I
will pay to any charitable Institu
tion $1000 if it can be shown that
the Bells I am now scllin? at Half
Price are not the boni fide U. S.
patented Sanden Belt, purchased of
Dr. A. T. Sanden in 1899. and as sold
on this Coast for years past
There is no deception or imitation
in these Belts. They arc the Belts
ith 30 years' record as the great
remedy for the ailments of man and
No. 7540 Bell for. . . . $20.00
No. 6?30 Belt for. . . . $15.00
No. 5$20 Belt for.... $10.00
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