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THE SUNDAY 0REG0XIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 7, 1906.
BURNED GAS IS
SABBATH APHORISMS OF PORTLAND MEN NOW IN THE PUBLIC EYE
A Suit to Your Measure
AND AN EXTRA PAIR OF TROUSERS FREE
We. have a number of expert tailors on a large salary
that we must keep busy during the dull season.
We will make it an object to you to Huy your Spring
or Summer suit NOW.
For $22.50 we will make a suit to your measure and
give you an extra pair of trousers of the same or different
Gas Company Has Perpetual
Fumes Overcome Two Women
Who Are Rescued With
TERRITORIAL DAY RELIC
Only Ways to Amend It Arcr by the
EXPERIENCE OF MRS. SEE
Initiative or by nn Appeal to
the State legislature at
" Coming Session.
FRANCHISE H CINCH
She Kclatcs an Incident at Her
Home "Where Presence of Mind
of Trained Nurse Saved
lUunger. often unsuspected, but none
the" lees certain. Is faced by the con
sumer of the mixture of petroleum sras
and air which is being transmitted to
every part of the eity through the pipe
Jinos of the Portland .Gas Company.
Due to the impurities which it con
tains, the gas when burned gives off
poisonous fumes which threaten the
health and even endanger the lives of
those who constantly breathe them.
Many persons have testified to the in
sidious effect of these gaseous va
pors and new names have been added
the more rapidly sis the quality of the
article .furnished by the company has
Victims or Corporation Greed.
The latest victims of the company's
greed in selling inferior gas regardless
f the high price paid, are Mrs. Wil
liam H. See, her niece, a trained nurse
and a maid, who reside at 423 East
Twenty-fourth street north. While
working over a gas stove Thursday
two of the women were entirely over
come and the oilier two made extreme
ly ill by inhaling the fumes arising
from the gas as it was consumed. Only
the presence of mind of the trained
nurse in administering remedies was
the means of saving their lives, accord
ing to Mrs. See, and the women are
still suffering as the result of their
Mrs. See was reluctant to speak of the
incident for publication, but did so think
ing that it might be the means of warn
ing others who are facing the same dan
ger. The maid, who spent much time
working near the heater, had complained
of intense headaches for some time, but
did not even suspect until Thursday that
the gas was the cause of her, suffering.
Thursday the fumes were even more ob
noxious than they had been previously,
nnd tli women who were working in the
kitchen were taken deathly sick. Two of
them fell to the floor, completely pros
trated, and it was with difficulty that
their companions rescued them from the
room. Mrs. See is positive in her state
ments that the pernicious fumes came
from the burned gas.
Only One of the Evil KcsuJts.
From the experience of Mrs. See and
Iter companions, it is evident that a de
pleted pocketbook Is only one of the evil
results of the policy of the Portland Gas
Company upon consumers, and possibly
not the most serious one. Jt would be bad
if Portlanders simply had to pay more
than the-residents of any other city on
the Coa"st for pure gas, but to pay the
price and then have the company furnish
a low-grade article, mix it with air and
distribute It under a pressure which
causes an unnecessarily rapid movement
of the indicators on the meters which tne
company installs at the consumers' ex
pense. Is decidedly worse. Add to this the
fact that the gas is so bad that when It
burns, the escaping fumes endanger the
health and life of the people near by. and
it scorns that there is nothing lacking
for the misery of the consumer and the
financial betterment of the company.
A GAS CATECHISM.
Sonic Pertinent Questions That Bring
Forth Pertinent Answers.
Contributed by a Victim.
Who has heard that the Portland Gas
Company is going to reduce the price of
Who has heard that the Gas Company
is going to abolish the $5 deposit system
on gas meters?
Who says the Police Department Is go
ing to arrest the men who use skeleton
keys in order to read the meters in the
Who says that the Gas Company is go
ing to furnish its consumers with a bet
ter quality of gas?
Not C. F. Adams.
Who says the Gas Company has been
using public money for private gain?
Not the Gas Company.
Who charges $t.lf. per 1O0O feet for gas
that they can pipe into the homes of their
consumers for 60 cents?
The Gas Company.
Who is afraid that it will lose its fran
chise? The Gas Company.
Who loves the prepay gas meter be
ruse it gives 12 cents worth of goo-gas
for 2T cents?
The Gas Company, not the consumer.
Who digs up the streets without regard
for public safety?
The Gas" Company.
Who knows that the lucrative days of
tb gas graft are over?
C F. Adams.
Who knows that 1W will be an unfor
tunate year in the' gas business?
The Gas Company.
ADAMS DECLINES TO ANSWER
President or Gas Company Will Not
3)iseuss Questions of Public Interest.
Jp the Portland Gas Company going to
reduce Its rates?
Is the quality of gas likely to Improve?
Is the. Gas Company going to abolish
its deposit system?
What portion of the earnings of the
Gas Company is usually set aside for the
payment of pipe extensions?
What was the last annual dividend of
Does the Gas Company regard its
Why do the gas bills of customers vary
so differently from month to month?
How much cheaper is the cost of pro.
ducing oil gas than the gas made by
coal? "Why is the gas of Inferior quality?
Smile? Of course C. F. Adams, presi
dent of the Portland Gas Company,
smiled when yesterday afternoon he was
handed the list of questions quoted above.
It was a busy day for Mr. Adams. It
was not one of his explosive days, for
when the list of questions was handed
him and he was asked to submit to an
Interview, he shook his head, smiled, and
said: "I've nothing to say."
Mr. Adams glanced at the first three
or four questions and he smiled through
"I know who is behind all this perse
cution. I'll not discuss the matter today.
What I have to say about the matter
Bill be made at the proper time."
Then he amiled again, aald good aftcr-
Lei the poor pay the laxes;
the rich need the money. 1 owe
my splendid success to honesty,
integrity, probity, conscientious
ness, generosity, a dash of re
ligion and, of, yes, dead men's
estates and widows' and orphans'
funds. 1 believe in closing
theaters on Sunday and getting
!em any old lime.
noon very pleasantly to the interviewer
and took up a bundle of pnpers from the
pile off his desk, very carefully netting
aside the sheet containing the lift of
questions which he refused to answer.
REFUSES TO 1JE OVERCHARGED
P. Collar's Bill Doubles and He In
tends to Resist Payment.
P. Collar, of 2SS Burnslde stroetj is one
man who will not tamely submit to over
charge by the Portland Gas Company. He
intends to place his bill In the hacds of an
"The gas company has me charged with
using &9.10 worth of gas during Decem
ber," he said yesterday, "which I know
is not right, for It is almost double any
amount I ever paid before.
"I intend to put the matter In the hands
of my attorney and sec what -can be done.
My bill for November was 529.90. and how
it could Increase almost double is beyond
explanation, for 1 did not burn any more '
gas than usual I have two jets and tw
arc lights in my place. The Jets are burn
ing most of the day, but Ihe arcs are not i
lighted until late in the evening, and are '
burned until 1 o clock."
POLICE STOP MARRIAGE
Arrest Couple as They Call at Resi
dence of Clergyman.
As Ethel Thompson and Ciemeat C.
Courter. a soldier of the Se'entcenth Bat
tery stationed at Vancouver. Wash., were
ringing the door at a minister's house in
"Wood lawn to have the matrimonial knot
tied they were arrested by Policeman
Patton last night and taken to police
headquarters, where both were locked up.
Miss Thompson, who was engaged as a
waitress In Vancouver, disappeared De
cember 4 and the Portland police were
instructed to find her if possible. Courier
said that he had obtained a marriage
license in Vancouver, but, not being ac
quainted with the law, he came to Port
land to be married and could not have
the the ceremony performed. Courter
protests undying love for his sweetheart
and says that he will never allow her to
return to Vancouver. They will probably
be married by Judge. Cameron today.
Burglars on East Stark Street.
Burglars broke into the residence of J.
R. Widmer at C4S East Stark street last
night and after ransacking the place,
stole a small sum of money. Entrance
was gained by prying up a front window.
WILMS S. DUMWAt.
PORTLAND Or , Jan. 6 (To the Editor.) I shall be a candidate for nomination
as State Printer in the Republican primaries to bo held April 20, 1S06. I solicit the
support of Republicans generally, but especially do I ask the help of all who want
reform in the State Printing Office. If elected. I pledge myself to a great reduction
in the cost of the office. I propose to conduct It on business principles, not along
political lines. (And the public may rest assured. If I am elected State Printer, that
those who oppose me will take pleasure In helping me keep this pledge.)
The following questions. It seems to me, are proper to ask about' a candidate
who seeks a Republican nomination:
Has he the necessary qualifications?
Is he a Republican In fact as well as In name?
Has he given such service to his party's prindp'cs and standard-bearers as to
deserve his party's recognition?
"Unless the candidate's record will command affirmative answers lb these ques
tions, he ought not reasonably to expect favors of the party.
Believing thai I am qualified by years of experience to fill Uie office of State
Printer, and trusting that my personal record will be found satisfactory, I respect
fully submit my name to the judgment of electors who desire economical and business-like
adjaiaistratton W the State Printlnr Ofn WIIJJS S. DUNIWAY.
' . HAEEY LANE.
A public office is a snap.. I
hold one. Love me, love my bruin,
It's a short Lane that takes ad
vice. Rah., for uncivil service!
Wisdom and me shall die together.-
GREASED 'JF! GAS
Graft of the Corporation Is
HOW IT LOOTS THE PUBLIC
Six Days Are Allowed Each Month,
and Then n Tvrcnty-Flvc Per
Cent Penalty Is Af
fixed to Hill.
Many thousands oi dollars are mulcted
from the public every year by the
greased air gas graft, tnrough the penalty
exacted for monthly payments, delinquent
after the first six days of each month.
The penalty hereafter U to be more
than 21 pfr cent. Only six days are al
lowed to consumers of the greased air
gas. to save themselves from the penalty
and should the sixth day fall on Sunday,
only five days.
The day for delinquency for East Port
land consumers Is the 15th of each- month
and for West Portland consumers, the
0th of each month.
lioots the Consumers.
In Eastern cities the gas companies
notify by mall each consumer of' the
amount of his bill for the preceding
month, so that the consumer has warning
of the bill, and If he Is bus-, he can
send the money to the pay office without
going hlmeslf. This method saves a large
aggregate sum to the consumers, which
in the course of the year amounts to
many thousands of dollars.
In Portland, however, the gas graft
loots the public of this money, making
many households pay 5M0 a thousand
feet for gas. Instead of 51.15.
This is a stupendous steal from the
public, for It means henceforward that a
delinquent consumer will pay 25 cents a
thousand feet more for gas than those
who pay In the time prescribed by the
gas graft. A household whose monthly
FOR STATE PRINTER
C. P. ADAMS
A meter in the house is worth
two in the bush. Money extract
ed without pain;, we use gas.
The meter is mightier than the
sandbag. In the midst of gas.
we are in death.
gas bill amounts to 53.45-for 300) fcetf
therefore will pay an additional 75 cents
Exacts Its Tribute.
Many consumers allow their bills to be
come delinquent, not through inability to
pay promptly. hut because of forgelful
ness or Inattention or Important business
matters. The extra charge Is a tribute
exacted by the gas graft, and goes Into
the coffers of the company to swell its al
ready large dividends. Delinquent pay
ments cost the company nothing, but
they augment the profits In large degree
and are In fact simply a rake-off from
the public. They Increase the cost of gas
more than 21 per cent to tho consumers.
This clever method of squeezing blood
money out of consumers swells the loot
funds of the gas graft, which are also
augmented by the J3 deposit exacted for
installing meters. These two methods are
get-rlch-qulck schemes for the gas com
pany at the expense of the public
STEAMER PORTLAND'S FATE
Owners and Underwriters' Represen
tatives Rave Different Opinions.
SEATTLE. Jan. 6. (Special.) For the
past 1" days the steamshlo Portland has
been grinding away on the rocks of Shore
Island, on the coast of Southeastern Alas
ka, but hopis are entertained that tho
vessel can be saved. Captain Humphrey,
representing tha Alaska Commercial Com
pany, owne-s of the Portland, and EL C.
Gencreaux. of the Marine Underwriters of
San Francisco, returned to Seattle this
morning from the scene of the wreck of
the steamer Farallon.
Captain Humphrey and Mr. Gencreaux
went over the vessel thoroughly, and re
port that she Is full of holes. The steam
er's back Is broken, and at nigh uue is
almost submersed. At low water, tho
Portland's bow towers into the air. and
the dangerous reef where the unfortunate
vessel struck Is exposed to Tlew.
Captain Humphrey contends that' the
Portland cannot be saved, except at great
cost. On the other hand, Mr. Genereaux
believes that the expense will be compara
Captain S. B. GIbbs. representing the
S.i Francisco underwriters, said this
morning that he would make a report of
the condition of the Portrland to the main
offices before a decision of any kind
would be made. Mr. Genereaux will give
Captain Gibbs a detailed, statement of
what he found at the wreck.
"It Is Mr. Genereaux' s opinion that the
Portland can bo saved." said Captain
Gibbs today. "He Informs me the reports
of the vessel's condition seem to have been
very much exaggerated and thinks she
can be floated at a very small expense.
He says that she rests In a good position
and believes that it would not be a dim
cult task to get her off."
SEND WILLIAMS TO ISLANDS
Commander at Vancouver Will Com
mand in Visayns.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Orders were
prepared nt the War Department reliev
ing General Corbin of the command of
the Division of the Philippines February
1, to be relieved by General Leonard
Wood: also assigning General John F.
Weston, now In command of the Northern
Department, to the command of the De
partment of Iaizoxu Philippines.
On the same date General Williams, in
command of -the Department of Columbin.
will be ordered to the Philippines to com
mand the Department of the Visayas.
General Co'rbln will be assigned to the
Department of the North, with headquar
ters at St. Louis, succeeding General
General Weston will relieve General
Tasker H. Bliss, who Is acalgned to com
mand the Department of Mindanao.
General Williams successor as com
mander of the Department of the Colum
bia has not been selected.
BOWLING - ALLEY SCORES
TJIlman and McMcnomy "Win tlic
First Prize In Content.
Ullman and McMenomy won first prize
in the double bowling tournament on the
Oregon alleys yesterday afternoon, win
ning out In competition with several pairs
of the best bowlers among the local en
thusiasts, after a strong contest by a
margin of 72 -pins. Crook and Kneyse
captured second honors, while the duo,
Keating and Hamilton, took third prize.
KeatinR made the high arerage for tho
contests, scoring an average of 1931-3 for
each game. McMenomy made the high
score for a single game, when he made
235 in his third game. Ficken and Pollack
defeated Capen and Kruse In a special
match game by the narrow margin of 43
pins Flckcn made the high average, as
well as the highest score In this contest.
Ullman and McMenomy will bowl Ficken
and Pollack for a J25 purse this after
noon at the Oregon alley?. The match
will start promptly at Z o'clock.
From 8H Esteemed Contemporary.
Great la The Oregenlaji as a news
paper, aelng almost a million-dollar
business last ver.
iTctn,- tho cirpot. nf "Portland for
gas pipes, under a franchise granted
by the state, the Portland Gas Com
pany has privileges trom me puui
that have no counterpart In the whole
The franchise comes not from the
nltv nf PnrtlnnH. hut from the State
of Oregon, and is a remnant of Terri
torial days, having ocen granwu
1S59 Thin nltv therefore has no con
trol over the franchise; cannot amend
it to conform with modern conditions.
nor regulate gas rates, nor terminate
the grant, nor admit a competing com-
nom- imlx tt oonrtt shall hold the
exclusive monopoly, expressly con
ferred by the franchise, invaua.
Only "Ways to Amend.
The one power that can reach the
franchise, compelling the gas graft
to reduce rates, is the State Legisla
ture or the Initiative, by enactment
of a law to amend the franchise or
substitute for It a new grant conferr
ing on the City of Portland suthorlty
to curb the monopoly and regulate
gas rates to consumers.
In order to secure the Legislative
enactment to this end, at the session
which will begin one year from this
time. Portland will have to elect Leg
islators next June pledged to this re
form. Two Senators will be elected by
thls county, one by Multnomah alone;
the other by Multnomah and. Clacka
mas. Twelve Representatives will be
elected by Multnomah. and one
by Multnomah and Clackamas. Five
Senators are holdovers Dan J.
Malarkey, C W. Hodson. F. P. Mays,
Slg SIchel and C- W. Nottingham.
Framed in Early Days.
The franchise was framed for a pe
riod In the city's history, which, in
modern day conditions, has been en
tirely outgrown. It would be utterly
Impossible at the present time for the
gas company or any other public util
ity to secure a franchise with such
complete and far-reaching concessions,,
for the gas company pays no compen
sation to the city for the grant; fixes
its own gas rates; has a monopoly
which, by the express term of the
grant, confers the exclusive right to
lay pipes in the city, and will hold
the franchise until the Legislature
shall amend It or take" it away.
These concessions are unheard of in
modern franchises, consequently the
franchise of the Portland Gas Com
pany Is exceedingly valuable. Even
without It the profits of the company
from $1.15 gas would be- large, but
with It the profits are larger.
The present charter of Portland lim
its the duration of any franchise that
may be made to 25 years, requires pay
ment to the city of compensation for
the grant and Inhibits exclusive fran
chises on streets for pipes, wires or
conduits of any sort.
it will be seen therefore that the
state franchise tc the streets of Port
land, held by the gas company. Is far
behind the times, and that It confers
privileges which no municipality will
grant in the present day.
ONE CIO TOO MANY
mc: FAMILY DISCOURAGES SAX
When the Ninth Baby In Iiora Joha
Fuseller Tnrn on Can
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6. (Special.)
In Ills lifetime John Fuseller, a fur
niture polisher, living at 162 Dorland
street, was a strong advocate oC the
antiracc-suicidc theory. Although
only 35 years old. nine children were
born to him and his wife. As the In
crease In I1I3 family began to tax him
more and more with poverty without a
corresponding increase in his earning
ability, he became despondent.
Two days ago. when the ninth little
one came. It was more than the patienr
father could stand, lie saw nothing be
fore him but suffering and privation,
not only for himself but for his faith
ful wife and nine helpless little ones.
"When his resolve was made has not
been determined, but when I. E. Gab
hardt. a furniture dealer at 320 De
visadcro street, by whom Fuseller was
employed, opened his store this morn
ing, he found the place filled with gas.
lie traced the noxious fluid to a back
room, where he found "Fuse'Ier seated
Aunt Polly's Political Philosophy
"Say, Aunt Polly, who was It wrote the
Declaration of Independence?"
"Walter Tooza. I guess."
"Say. Aunt Polly, what will Ike Patter
son do when his term Is out?"
"Raise cornmral. I guess."
"What will Jack Slatthews do when
Joe Whitney's term Is out?" '
"Work something off on the Portland
Flouring Mills. I guess."
"What will Jack do when Ike's term
"Meet Ike somewhere else than in the
Custom House. I guess."
"Do you think Ruraclln will oversleep
hlsself when he wakes up some morning
an nnds Joe Simon runnln things?"
"Rumelln will not oversleep hlsself. I
guess; neither will Jack and Ike an Joe
Whitney, for Ben Franklin said In my
"first reader that the early mornln has
gold la Its mouth."
"Say. Auntie. Jonathan says he Is goln
to quit cigarettes next New Year's."
"Yes, an he had better wear skirts
that button up around his neck, fcr when
he gets back to the Senate, that tooty
frooty vest won't get- many piles for the
Jetty. I guess."
"Say. Auntie, what Is a Republican
"A amblshus Republican. John. Is a man
what once run for Congress on the Demo
"Say. Auntie, they Is bavin purty hard
time flndin a man like Tom Tongue fer
"Tom Tongue always said let the best
hoss win', 1 guess; an my friend Huston
beat him fer the State Senate out in
Washington County on .the Democratic
"Say, Auntie, Hawley can write a hull
lot In a two-column platform aa' use big
Fourth of July words can't likV
Your choice of three fabrics. A blue serge, a black
Thibet or an all-wool English overline cheviot.
These are brand new fabrics fresh from the loom.
They represent advance styles and will be sold next
season as the latest (by other tailors).
Come in now, and see these patterns.
If you wish to buy'only a pair of trousers HEKE IS OUR
We have an elegant line of the newest stripes and overline
patterns. For wear and appearance these trousers cannot be
excelled at any price. Tailors everywhere are' making np these
goods for.?10 and 12. Come in and make your choice. We
will ma'ke you the best pair of trousers you ever had for from
4.00 to 8.00.
The Price Will Suit and the Suit Will Fit
Fit, Finish and Fabric Guaranteed.
We Handle No Ready-Made Clothing, but Make Your Clothes to Your
Order at from $20 to $45 the Suit.
ELKS' BUILDING, SEVENTH AND STARK
upon a chair with an open gas Jet over
his head. An effort to revive Fuseller
proved unsuccessful. He had been dead
The wife is lying at her home won
dering why her husband did not re
turn, .while the eight eldest children
watch patiently for the sound of his
footsteps. The news has not been
broken to Mrs. Fuseller for fear that
It may result disastrously.
M'CALL'S LIVER IS BAD
Worry Over Trouble Causes Insur
ance 3Inn to Collapse.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6. (Special.) John A.
McCall. ex-presldent of the New York
Ufe Company, is seriously ill at his
home. He has been confined to his bed
ever since Saturday. December 20. when
he realized for the first time that ho
would have to resign his office In the
New York Life or face almost certain ex
pulsion. The shock completely unnerved
Mr. McCall who had never before had sl
serious illness In his life. Three physi
cians were called. It was found that he
was suffering from a congestion of the
liver and lungs. His condition continued
most critical until today when he showed
decisive signs of improvement. He Is
now declared to be out of danger, though
it may be some time before he fully re
covers his health.
G. II. Howell's Home Robbed.
George II. Howell, formerly of the Ex
ecutive Board, returned home last night
from a card party to find that his resi
dence, SI East Seventeenth street, had
been entered by burglars in his absence.
Everything had been ransacked and arti
cles were scattered over the floor?. Some
Jewelry and 10 in coin were taken.
3Iore Jtoom for Ijtimber Company.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 6. (Special.) A
contract for making some extensive lm-
"Yes, ho thinks all the fellows In his
district is like his schdoI boys, I guess."
"Say, Auntie. Tee Tee Gee looks better
In the Oregonian than on his platform,
"I guess, John, Joe Simon an' Jack
oughter furnish Tee Tee a line of thought
fcr him to straddle after he gits the com
mission. Lettuce have peas Is upper
most in his head now, but Bill Furnish
was down In Portland last week."
""Say, Auntie. I think Tee Tee an
George Steel are in dead earnest when
they say harmony is the best medicine
now, don't you?"
"Yes, John I guess It comes from their
hearts, not from their heads where tholr
"Say. Auntie. George Brownell Is In
favor of buyln the locks at Oregon City."
"Yes. John, he means to buy 'em right
after he gets back to the State Senate, I
"Say, Auntie, what does he mean by
sayin' the railroads must be held up?"
"Held up? That's what he meant I
guess: he didn't say held down."
"Say. Auntie, they say that Cabinet
meetln's will be held now that Carey
has got back."
"Yes, Jack an Ike an Rumelln missed
Carey, I guess. Ho ain't any better
stringer than Jack not so good maybe:
but ha has more nerve in a minute than
all them fellers. I guess."
"Say, Aunt Polly, what Is a grafter?"
"One of them fellers the people had in
mind when they got their dander up an
passed the direct primary law. I guess."
"Say. Auntie, what do Joe Simon an
Jack Matthews an Carey an Ike mean
when they say 'Happy New Year?' "
"Happy New Deal. I guesa. But run
along now; hero cemas your "Cncle Zeke.
He talks politics enough for this family.
provements of the Tongue Point Lumbe:
Company's property was awarded toda
to Ferguson & Houston, of this city. Tlu
work will consist of constructing on
wharf 200 by 1000 feet, another 100 by 5.7
feet, the building of a railway spur ant,
several log booms. "While the exact fig
ures are not made public, the contract
will amount to about 530,000.
The object of making the improvement
is to enlarge the yardage .so that th
capacity of the mill can be Increased in
the near future. Work on the improve
ment will bo commenced in - about two
Kaisc Puy of Coninmiulunt.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 6. Representative Humph
reys today introduced a bill providing
that the commanding officer of the Pu
get Sound Navy-yard should draw thp
"a pay" of his rank. It has been cus
tomary for the commandant to recelv
shore pay. which Is less than sea pay.
What Sulphur. Does
For the Human Body in Health and
Tho mention of sulphur will recall to
many of us the early days when otir
mothers and grandmothers gave us our
dally dose of sulphur and molasses every
Spring and Fall.
It was tlie universal Spring and Fall
"blood purifier," tonic and cure-all. and.
mind you. this old-fashioned remedy was
not without merit.
The Idea was good, but the remedy was
crude and unpalatable, and a large quan
tity had to be taken to get any effect.
Nowadays we get all the beneficial ef
fects of sulphur in a palatable, concen
trated form, so that a singlo grain Is far
more effective titan a tablespoonful of
the crude sulphur.
In recent years research and experi
ment have proven that the best sulphur
for medicinal use is that obtained from
Calcium (Calcium Sulphide) and sold in
drug stores under the name of Stuart's
Calcium Wafers. They are small chocolate-coated
pellets and contain the active
medicinal principle of sulphur in a highly
concentrated, effective form.
Few people are aware of the value of
this form of sulphur in restoring and
maintaining bodily vigor and health; sul
phur acts directly on the liver and excre
tory organs and purifies and enriches tho
blood by the prompt elimination of waste
Our grandmothers knew this when they
dosed us with Sulphur and molasses
every Spring and Fall, but the crudity
and impurity of ordinary flowers of sul
phur were often worse than the disease,
and cannot compare with the modern
concentrated preparations of sulphur, of
which Stuart's Calcium Wafers Is un
doubtedly the best and most widely used.
They are the natural antidote for liver
and kidney troubles, and cure constipa
tion and purify the blood in a way that
often surprises patient and physician
Dr. R. M. Wilklns, while experiment
ing with sulphur remedies, soon found
that the sulphur from Calcium was su
perior to any other form. He says: "For
liver, kidney and blood troubles, espe
cially when resulting from constipation
or malaria. I have been surprised at the
results obtained from Stuart's Calcium
Wafers. In patients suffering from boils
and pimples and even deep-seated car
buncle?, I have repeatedly seen them dry
up and disappear in four or five days,
leaving the skin clear and smooth. Al
though Stuart's Calcium Wafers Is a
proprietary article, and sold by druggists,
and ?or that reason tabooed by many
physicians, yet I know of nothing so
safe and reliable for constipation, liver
and kidney troubles, and especially in all
forma of skin disease, as this remedy."
At any rate people who arc tired of
pills, cathartics and so-called, blood "puri
fiers." will find in Stuart's Calcium
Wafers a far safer, more palatable and