The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 31, 1897, Image 4

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Soond Advice for Those WhoContem
plate Seeking Their Fortune 'in the
Vy New Gold Fields of Alaska and the
Northwest Territory.
The most practical and vital question
to be decided by the man who intends
to go to the Yukon next year is the
composition and quantity of his' outfit.,
What should he take and how much oi
it. This is far more important a ques
tion than that of the route he shall se
lect, since by any regular, route he
would probably reach his destination,
" while should he not have a proper out-'
. fit, he would be likely to find his labor
; to have been all in vain, with failure
and possible starvation staring him in
the face. ' 5 "" '' 1
Whatever a, man would require to
eat, to wear or to work with, he should
take with 'him.5 , To go into that coun
try depending upon being able to pur
chase any of the- necessaries of life or
BXioceasful work is to run the risk of
. utter failure and calamity. Again and
again was this asserted ' by experienced
Yukoners when the excitement broke
out in July. Publicly through the
" press and privately on all occasions
they advised gold seekers to take with
them a complete equipment for 18
months, certainly not less than a year,
and to place no dependence whatever
upon being able'to purchase what they
- might need from trading poBts. This
advice was bassed upon the well-known
conditions of work and transportation
-in that region. .The miner might be
located several hundred miles by a trail
impassable in winter from the nearest
trading post, while the post itself, even
if accessible might fail .to secure a
. stock of goods. .
" The soundness of 'this ' advice has
been amply demonstrated' the present
''season. Hundreds who did not give it
sufficient : weight, have rushed into
Dawson City with not enough food to
last them , through the winter, only to
find that not a pound of food is to be
, purchased there, and that they are but
- adding to the distress of those already
threatened withy, starvation. ' They
have not done this in ignorance, but in
, defiance of the advjce of men of expert
. . ence. , The golden mirage of their im
aginations has blinded them- to the
' practical, and they have rushed head
long to needless hardships, if. not de-
-. struotioo.-. Yet- the majority ok them
took this advioe seriously: at first, and
equipped themselves well ifo'r .the jour
ney.. Very few, indeed, of those who
have reached Dawson with almost rioth
'. ing for their support this winter, land
ed at Dyea' or Skagway with lesa than
, a thousand pounds of supplies eaoh.
The secret of jtheir, present shortness is
the difficulties of the trail and their in-
, ,.. tense, eagerness to reach their destina
tion. They have disposed of or aban-
a-dohed the bulk of their outfits, trusting
to luck, or the, deity supposed to have
Tools' in his special charge, to-get
through the 4 winter somehow. They
would have done better to have camped
at the lakes till spring, than to have'
: gone on' to Dawson short of supplies.
'n They would hrye done still better.when
n they 'found they could not get through
"J i this fall in good shape, to have returned
to tle coast and waited until spring for
another attempt fully equipped. Those
. who followed this oourse are inflnetly
'."..better off than those who saorifioed
everything to their insane eagerness to
. get through, and are now at Dawson
with nothing to do and threatened with
being overwhelmed by a calamity of
! their own creation. ,
...K ... ffhe value of the advioe given to those
who started last fall has been demon-
strated by their experiences.. ..The same
advice is as valuable to those who will
V.go in 1 the spring. ' Take everything
. with you that you anticipate to need
for a year for any purpose, and do not
.. depend upon beingable to buv anything
. whatever, i It is folly to take for. gran t
, i. ed sthat there will be so many new
steamers on the river next year that the
country will ,be amply supplied with
food and other necessaries. Assuming
that transportation facilities will be in
' creased ten times, this will be offset
by the undoubted fact that more than
ten times as many persons will go in as
' ' are there now, and that the added trans-
- . portation facilities will be used to carry
them and their outfits. To the thou
sands who are already there and must
depend entirely upon supplies 6rought
! ri for sale, must be added the other
- thousands who will not heed the voice
.tjof prudence and .will rush in lightly
equipped, depending upon purchasing
what they need for the winter. , It is
' extremely doubtful whether enough
v goods for sale- can be taken In' next
summer to supply this demand. In
deed, in view of the experiences of this
year, it is almost certain that they can
not . ' ,
Even if ; it were not for this uncer
tainty, the conditions of successful work
' there require that the miner take in a
", .'full equipment and have it with him
wherever he goes. The Yukon ' gold
fields cover a great area of oountry,
while the trading posts are few and at
, present only along the Yukon river.
Other, posts' will doubtless be "estab-
lished next year, near suoh new dia
' tricts as may become populous, yet even
, these will be only at points accessible
;. to steamers. Those .going to the gold
. .". fields- must not expect to find claims
;'. near the present centers of population.
They, will be compelled to prospect dis-
v tant streams and gulohes, and if suc-
'cessful, they may locate several hun
dred miles from the nearest store. - To
y be compelled to make a .journey after,
supplied might cause the loss of, the ea
tire eeasons prospecting, ev.en assuming
'that "the tilings peededsould be pur
chased at All; Every prospeoting party
should be fully equipeped to subsist
itself for a year. Otherwise it can not
carry on its work under the conditions
necessary for auooess. This is made
dear when one understands the method
of mining and the difficulties of travel
in the winter season in a mountainous
region without trails, the; ground cov
ered with snow and the ', thermometer
almost continuously below zero.
The ground is frozen from surface to
bedrock, a distance varying in mining
claims from 20 to ,40. feet. Even in,
summer it thaws' out less--than afoot
from the surfaoe. The best pay dirt or
gravel is just above the bed reck, and
to sink a shaft down 'to this requires a
great deal of fuel; and it' takes niany
weeks of hard work in the open season
to gather fuel"' enough to last through
the wintei for ' heating and working
purposes. Water for washing out the
dirt and extracting the gold can be had'
only in the summer and early fall. In
some . districts water flows, only a few
weeks each year. All the dirt taken
out of the shaft ia.piled up near it till
the following summer," and until then
the miner can.noi tell what Will be the
result of his year's' labor.
This is the ordinary iprogramme of
the Yukon mine. He reaohes the gold
fields in, June or July .f He spends the
next few weeks in prospecting and
finally locates a claim'. There is then
but a short time left in which to gather
fire wood and .prepare lot wqrk. Dur
ing the winter he sinks, his' shaft and
piles up the dirt to be run through
sluice boxes the next summer. When
he can get water he begins washing,
and by the time he , has completed it 1
more than a year has passed from the
time he first arrived in the gold fields,
and if may then be too late for him to
get but ot the country that season. If
he went in supplied for 18 months and
has kept his supplies he is all right. It
not, be may be in the position of those
Klondike miners this winter, who have
not supplies to carry them through till
spring and oan not buy them at any
price. I .
.So much "for the "necessity.., of an
ample equipment. Now a few words
about the. nature of it. Some things
re absolute necessitites, and one of
these is quicksilver for saving the gold.
Take five pounds. To be without it
would be like a soldier wjthout ammu
nition. ' It should be in a metal flask
of some kind, something that will not
break, and care should be taken not to
spill it.' A' pick and 'long-handled
shovel are necessary toolsalso a gold
pah. , You will want a kit of tools for
making a boat,1 as well as for building
a cabin, flumes, etc It should consist
of whipsaw, handsaw, . jack plane,
draw-knife, axe, claw hatohet, ham
mer; square, chisel,' files, whetstone,
-obalkv line-, and... wire , u4. jpilyanized
nails, also oakum, pitch, oars, row
locksK calking iron, boat cotton, twine,
sail needles,' vooden block and manila
cotton rope. '
The necessary-' camping" outfit con
sists of a tent,, a Yukon stove, a nest of
three camp kettles, fry pan, bake pan,
water bucket, plates, cup. and saucer,
coffee pot, knives, ' forks, spoons, two
large spoons and a butcher knife. The
best materials for -utensils are alumi
num, graniteware and steel, in .the or
der named. No tin, china or glass is
desirable. .. There is no eoonomy in not
getting the best and a full equipment.
Food must be good and properly oooked
if one would retain health -and be in
condition to work. Insufficient or
poorly oooked "food, with little variety,
is the chief cause of scurvy. Too much
oare oannot be exeroised in this par
ticular. .
As for food, an' adequate supply for
18 months weighs .about a ton. ,.The
chief items are 600 pounds of flour, 800
pounds of bacon, 150 pounds each of
beans and sugar, 75 pounds each of
rolled oats or other mush 'material and
corn meal, 50 poundB of ricej six dozen
cans of condensed milkj 85 pounds of
butter in sealed cans, 150 pounds of
evaporated vegetables, 100 pounds of
evaporated fruit, 50 pounds of prunes
and raisins, 80 pounds of dried fish, 40
pounds of coffee, with baking powder,
soda, salt, pepper, ginger, mustard,
yeast cakes, tea, soap, , matches, lime
juice (very important), dried beef, ex
tract of beef, soups in tins, sausage, to
baCcp, to,,' as desired;: bearing is mind
always that variety of food promotes
health. There has more or less been
said in the papers about various con
centrated foods, but with the exception
of evaporated vegetables and fruit,'
condensed preserves,; condensed milk
and beef extraot there is nothing yet
been brought forward which has been
proved desirable. One can not afford
to experiment with his stomach in
Alaska. '
All supplies .should., be r carefully
packed in canvas sacks of a total weight
of 60 pounds each as nearly as possible.-"
Canvas of superior quality should be
used, the object being to preserve the
food from loss by dampness as well as
by breaking or tearing of the paokages.
Fifty pound packages are the most con
venient for handling, and this is often
as great a weight as one man can carry.
It is better; to have', these canvas sacks
paraffined, to resist dampness.' Do not
use oiled canvas, as the extreme cold
ness causes it to orack, with consequent
loss of the contents of the sack. This
is true also of oiled clothing, sleeping
bags, etc Plain canvas is better than
oiled, and paraffined better than plain.
A canvas tarpauliri 'ls necessary as an
outfit cover, and this may also be-fitted
up and used for a sail. The canvas
sacks should be" numbered and a list ot
the contents of each kept. The owner's
name should be plainly marked on
each. Such necessaries as matohes,
candles, etc., 'should be distributed
throughout the sacks, so that a loss oi
a portion of the outfit will not deprive
the owner of ; these things. Put
matohes in tin boxes? The camper,(
will require a tent, ' exiu or iuxi.
being , the, .usual''' sizes . taken;. ( ,Each
man should havai a canvas1 sleepfng bag,,
preferably paraffined, with ' a .hoodjto
draw over his head." "He'tia'n h'stv'e tni
other heav? wodlar sleeping lbhg 4 to 'go k
inside this,, or use blankets, as he may
prefer, though there is more warmth
to the same weight in the sleeping bag.
As for clothing, ' the essentials are
maokinaw suits, heavy woolen under
wear and overshirts, heavy woolen
socks, woolen mitts and .fleece lined
leather mitts, heavy leather boots, gum
boots," overalls, woolen cap, soft felt
hat and a waterproof clothing sack. To
this equipment one may add whatever
he may thin-k desirable, but these at
least are necessary. The question of
footwear is an important one. ; Gum
boots are worn only while at work in
the water, either in a claim or along
the trail. Leather boots crack and are
easily ruined in the snow and cold.
The Indiana make a moccasin boot,
called "muckluok," which ia the usual
footwear along the Yukon, but it will
of course be impossible for them to sup
ply, the demand, for them next year.
This renders it advisable for the gold
seeker to take at least one extra pair of
bpots with him. The most desirable is
the style of boot worn by lumbermen.
There are numerous little things that
are a necessary part of an equipment.
Every man should have a small kit'!
shoemaker's tools and sunnlies. also a
complete mending outfit for clothing, 1
toilet articles, etc., air in a case with
pockets, ,one that can be rolled up and
tied. A few yards of mosquito netting
are necessary, for mosquitoes are a pgst.
Goggles to protect the eyes from ' snow
blindness are 'necessary. Pens, ink,
penoils, paper and government stamped,
envelopes, both Canadian and United
States, should be taken. A few books
are worth their weight. , Fishing
tackle and . shot guns are likely to
prove of service, as the Btreams teem
with fish and water-fowl are extremely
abundant in summer. Traps are use
less, as all taking of animals for their
fur is done by Indians. , A compass is
desirable, also snow calks for the feet.
For travel on the snow a Yukon sled is
needed. No matter by what route one
travels or .how he expects to' transport
his Outfit, there will be times either on
the journey in or later when he will
have to pack supplies on his own back,
and he should be equipped for it., The
.ordjinary packing straps cutandgall the
shoulders "and let the load lie' like a
dead weight on );he small of the bacfc
and the kindeys. There lare various
devices for overcoming these troubles.
The t best of them are the Merriam
pack, by which the weight is thrown
upon the hips, and the Yukon packing
frame, which places the weight on the
shoulders. Either is wurth far 'more
than it costs to the man who has to
pack 'his outfit. In paoking it is a
great mistake to overdo oneself or to
carry a load too far. The best plan ia
to move the entire outfit along by short
stages, and then to stop work before
completely exhausted.' One should be
especially careful not to, sit around
without a coat when heated or to wear
wet olothing when not at work. '
. Every man going to Alaska should
take a small supply of medicines
and surgical neoessaries. These out
fits, both regular and homeopathic, may
be prooured in specially prepared cases,
and cost about $10. He should also
understand the use of the remedies and
Finally, the best advice of all is to
take only the best quality of every
thing, whether clothing, proivsions or
utensils, and to procure them'from experienced-
outfitters, who know just
what is wanted and how to pack it. It
is poor economyiito save a cent or two a
pound on provisions and theh pay a
dollar a pound to get this cheap food to
its destination. ' , ' ;
These things can all be bought oheap
er and to better advantage at the outfit
ting points from which the steamers
saij than at any other place. It is both ,
economy and widsom to wait until the
final starting point is r"eauhed before
outfitting, as a perfect equipment, se
lected under the advice of reliable out
fitters and properly packed, is half the
battle for success. . - ' , .
, . Girl I'shem in a Church.
Because the members of his ohurch
were negligent in attending Sunday
services and still more so in contribut
ing to the support of himself and the
churoh, Rev. Maurice Penfield Fikes,
pastor of the First Baptist churijh at
Trenton, N. J., decided to try an inno
vation to attract people to hear him
preach an3 their nickles and. dimes
from their . unwiiiing pockets., ' He in
troduced pretty girls as .ushers, and is
mure than pleased with the results of
the first experiment. Mr. Fikes had
the sagacity to make announcement
of the fact that the young women
would show folks to their seats and
take up the collection. He was care
ful, too, to pick out six ofithe prettiest
girls in his flock, so the churoh had
more young men in its pews than had
ever before been seen there. Every
seat in the church was filled long be
fore services were begun, and it was
necessary to get chairs in the aisles.
As ushers the girls were a grand suo
cess, but their best services were given
when the time came to take up flie col
lection. ' The innovation doesn't meet
with the approval of the' other preach
ers, who sav that when neonle are
drawn to a church simply forthe privi-J
lege of looking upon a , bevy of pretty
girls there is no lasting good to be ex
pected from it. But Mr. Fikes says
that he believes in getting people into'
his ohurch and he doesaJtr oare how he
does it so long as the means are legiti
mate and honest. It took a long time
to take up the collection, but when it
was over and the money oounted there
was nearly $300 to add to ' the treasury
of the church. ,
Miss Maud Parks of Lock Raven,
Baltimore county, Md.,was sitting ner
a stove when a oelluloid comb in her
hair caught fire. ,: Somebody present
got a bucket of , water and .emptied it
over her; ,:i..:u:-s -
A California olaims the--largest boy in
the world of -his age.f' HisYiames
'Jcihn Bardinvi'l'.'Ha is 15 Wears .bltl.ifsi'
fe&t' nvp incheff '-taii,';aBj weTgnj 230
Office of Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago
Board of Trade Brokers, 711-714 Chamber ot Com
merce Building, Portland, Oregon.
' The trade has fallen into a way of
thinking that the big , receipts of the
past week will clean up the surplus
wheat that is liable to come out at
present prices. Most of this wheat is
contract, when it is all in the bulls
think that they will control the situa
tion. Y ; '' .'..' ,'-n' ' ';. ' "', '
In the Northwest the claim is made
that 80 per cent of tbs orop has been
marketed, , and that oountry elevator
stocks ' are 'very ; light compared with
previous years; , Every one is , looking
for a sharp falling off ; in receipts after
the first of the year; also' for higher
priceB, while the situation on all sides
is admittedly bullish the world over,
the prices have hot responded to. what
the bulls think the position of stocks
to estimate requirements justifies.,
They have fixed the, standard of values
in thejr own minds, and because they
are not realized they feel disappointed.
Most of them are too much inclined to
Ipse sight of the fact that the., price of
wheat has reached a point, where sub
stitutions of other a-ticles outs greatly
into the consumption, and that the
speculators are more solicitous . as to
the price and the probable supplies
than the consumers. --' '
The outlook for supplies from Ar
gentine is uncertain, the probabilfty
being that the exportable surplus will
not exceed 80,000,000 bushels. Trad,
ers lose sight of the fact that Argen
tine is a large country, and that unfa
vorable conditions will hardly exist
over the entire territory.
Harvesting is now in progress, and
the rains might reduce the exportable
surplus, Thereiwill be little wheat to
ship from Australia, but . India's pros
pects are evidently good, judging from
the free offerings in Liverpool for September.-
The American visible supply
this week showed a larger increase than
expected, being 1,051,000 bushels more
than last weeK, and now totals 86,616,
000 bushels, as compared with 54,443,
000 bushels at the same time last year.
' ' ' ' Portland Market.'. ''
' WheatWalla Walla, 75 76c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 77 78c per bushel.
' Four Best grades, $4.25; , graham,
$8.40; superfine, $2.25 per barrel. ,
Oats Choice white, 35 86c; ohoioe
gray, 83 84e per bushel.
BarleyFeed barley, $1920; brew
ing, $20 per ton. ' ' ' '
Millstiffa Bran, $17 per ton;, mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $18.. .
Hay Timothy, $12.5018; clovr,
$10 11; California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $910 per
ton.-' '' ' '"'' ' ' '
Eggs 1825o per dozen. " '.' "
; Butter Fancy creamery, 65 60o;
fair to good, 4550c; dairy, 40 50c
per roll.:. ;--'.-. '. .,,,,.,.''.,,
Cheese Oregon, llc; Young
America, 123; California, 910e
per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $1.75
2.25 per dozen;; broilers, $2.002.50;
geese, $5.506.50; ducks, $4.005.00
per dozen; turkeys, live, 8 9c per
pound. , , - ; , , .-,'.
. Potatoes Oregon-Burbanks, 8545e
per sack; sweets, $1.40 per cental. . :
- Onions Oregon, new, red, 90c; yel
low, 80o per cental.
Hops 514c per pound for hew
crop; 1896 orop, 46o: ' ,
Wool Valley, 14 16c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 7 12c; mohair, 20
22o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best bbcep, wethers
and ewes, $8.50; dressed mutton,
86c; spring lambs, 5c per pound.
Hogs Gross, , choice heavy, $4.00;
lightand feeders, $8.004.00; dressed;
$4. 50 5. 00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $2. 75 8. 00;
cows, $2.60; dressed beef, 46c per
pound. .. . -.
'' Veal Large, 4J5o; small, 5
6o per pound. ; .
Seattle Market. ,
Butter Fancy .native creamery,
brick, 28c; ranch, 16 18c.
v Cheese Native Washington, 12)jo;
California, 930. ' -!' ,
Eggs Fresh ranch, 28c .' -Poultry
Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 10c; spring chickens,. $2.50
8 00; ducks, $3. 60 3. 75. .
. Wheat Feed wheat, $22 per ton. ,
Oats Choice, per ton, $1920. ,
Corn Whole, $22; cracked, per ton,
$22; feed meal, $22 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$22; whole, $22. ' . -
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6c; cows, 5c; mutton sheep,
7c; pork, 6c; veal, small, 7., .
Fresh Fish Halibut, 6 6c; salmon,
8c; -salmon trout 710o; flounders
and sole, 84; ling cod, 45; rock cod,
6c; smelt, 2(4c
Fresh Fruit Apples, 50o$1.25 per
box; peaches, 75 80c; prunes, 8540c;
pears, 75c $1 per box.
San Franelseo Market. '
Wool Nevada 11 18c; Oregon, 12
14c; Northern, 7 8o per pound. '
Hops 10 14c per pound.
Millstnffs Middlings, $2023; Cal
ifornia bran, $17.0018.00 per ton.'
'. Onions New red. 7080c; do'new
Bilverskin, $2.002.25 percental,
Eggs Store, 2428c; ranoh, 80
84c; Eastern, 1620; duck, 2025c per
dozen. - . ' ...
Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels,
$1.508.00; Mexican slimes, $2.00
8.00; California lemons, choice, $1.50
2.00; do common,50c$1.25 per box,
i Cheese Fancy mild, new, 12 c; fair
to good, 78c per,pound., '.' , !',Vl" . !
Hay-i-Whuat, ' 12 " 14; wheat,. and
oat, $11 14; ,oat,..$1012; river bar,
ley, $78;.: best barley; r$1012;
alfalfa; $8.5010; clovei, '$8.60lo;t i
el la."
$1 per box; plums, 20 85c.
' ' Ff esh' Ff uiti-J A spies', 8oo $1 . 2 5
tatfn&rf ''grapes' 8550oj;"Isab
6075cV 'peaclies, '50S$1';' pears,'
Some people are never content with any
thing. ' They, will not find exactly what
they want even in Heaven, if they know
some one is there ahead of them. For in
stance, some are great sufferers from neu
ralgia. Friends have told them what is
best and certain to cure them. Not content
with what is said, they suffer on. , Vain
ravages and devastates the sj'stem, and
leaves it a barren waste. St. Jacobs Oil has
cured thousands. Just try it.
John E. Redmoncl,' M. P., the. well
known Irish leader, will sail for this'
country on December 30. He is com
ing to America at the invitation of
prominent workers in the Irish ' cause
to speak on the! rebellion of 1798,'; to
arouse the enthusiasm of Irish-Americans
in the pilgrimage to Ireland next
July to celebrate the rising. :
It Is predicted that the vessels of the whaling
fleet, most of whose underwriters are in San
Francisco, have been caught in the ice and
some may not last through the siege. Danger
also threatens those who neglect what are
called "trifling" allmei ts, for they may not last
through the crisis. Renortto Hosletter's Stom
ach Bitters at once for inoipieni rheumatism,
malaria, constipation, nervousness and kidney
complaint. ' .
In Japanese saws, tjbe teeth point
toward the handle, and both saws and
planes cut toward the workman. , , : ,
We are asserting In the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word "CASTOK1A," and
PI l'CHER'8 CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of ' ' PITCHER' SCASTORIA.';
the same that has borne and does now bear the
fee-simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapper. This is the original ' ' PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wraoper and see that It is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. H. Fletcher is President. 1
March S, 1897. SAMUEL PITCHER, M.D.'
Three drops of a black cat's blood is
a sovereign cure for croup in the folk
lore of some people.
'After being swindled by all others, send us stamp
for particulars of King Solomon's Treasure, the
ONLY renewer of manly Btrenfftb. MASON
CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 747, Philadelphia, Pa.
1 Piso's Cure for Consumption is the best
of all cough cures. George W. Lotz, Fabu-
clier. La., August , lstfo. i
Try Schilling's Best tea and baking powder.
-' The oldest married couple in the
United States are Air. and Mrs. Joseph
Manuel of Cape Porpoise, Mass. .. She
is 98 and he is 101 years of age, and
they have been married 77 years. , ' :
Money back, if
you don't like
Schilling s - Best.
Tea and money
at your grocers.
A Schilling & Co ' '".' San Francisco
... Ks ::" -
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O oueii
ej Lambcrson
Portland. Or,
Is it Wrong?
Get it Right
Keep it Right.
Moore's Revealed Remedy will do it. Three
doses will make you feel better. Get it from
your druggist or any wholesale drug-house, of
from Stewart & Holmes Drug Co., Seattle. '.
A Cart-Load of Gold
'i "If yon dumped a .
cart-load of gold at my
feet it would not brinir
such joy and gladness
into my life." So writes '
a prominent man after ''
using the method of .
self-treatment that has
restored so many men
who had been wrecked
by excesses, over-work
Or evil habits of youth.
A little book that
makes it all plain may be had without charge .
by writing THE ERIE MEDICAL.C0., A
. . 6s Niagara St., Buffalo, N. Y. ,
No C. O. D. scheme : no' patent medicines
lust the book under plain letter seal. .
UP... ; .,;'.'
Clarke & Co.,
, Portland, Or.
i Catalogue Free. .
for tracing and locating Gold or Silver
Ore. loBt or buried treasures. M
FOWLER, Box 337, Southington,Con,
. i HtK WHlKr All t Sk 1-411 S.
Bert, Cough Syrup. Tastes Good." Use
I to all!
How often women walco up in the
morning; cheerful and happyt deter
mined to do so much before the day
ends, and yet: 1
s Before the morning
is very old, the
dreadful BACK
ACHE appears,
tho brave spirit
sinks back in
affright ; no
matter how
hard she strag
gles, the .
"clutch" is
upon her, she
falls upon the
couch, cry
ing: "Why
should I suffer
so? What
can I do?"
Lydia E.
Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound"
will stop the torture and restore cour
age. All such pains come from a de
ranged uterus. Trouble in the womb
blots out the light of the sun at mid
day to a vastnumber of women. You
should procure Mrs. Pinkham's Com
pound at once and obtain relief.
Mrs. F. M. Knapp, BG3 Wentwortli
Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., says: ". I Buf
fered with, congestion of the ovaries
and inflammation of the womb. Lydia
E. ' Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
cured me as it will others." , .
. Travelers in Sweden report that the
street cars in that country seldom stop
for passengers. Both men and women
jump on and off while they are moving,
and accidents are soarcely ever heard
Of.' . : ' "-''-' '.'- :" :::
By local applications as they cannot reach tha
diseased portion of the ear. There is only one
way to cure dewiness, and that Is by eonstitu.
tiohal remedies. Deafness is caused by an in
ftnmed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed ,
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed, deafness is
the result, and nnless the inflammation can be -taken
out and this tube restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed oondition ef
the mucous surfaces. ' .
We will cive One Hundred Dollars for any
case of deafness, (caused by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for eir
cnlars) free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
feold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Authoritiefl of the Kansas university
dismissed all the natural b'story classes
on circus day recently to enable the
students to stny the animals. .
' All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usnallV very
light colored and of heavy bodv, is jnnde from
glucose. 'Tea Garden Unit" is mude from
Sugar Cane and is strictly pure. It is lor saie
by first-class t'rocers, in cans onlr. Manuiac-
tiired bv the Picii'ic Coast bykup Co. Allien,
uine "Tea Garden ript" have the manuiac- -turtr's
name lithographed on every can.
. " ; 1 1
C. E. Green of Effingham, Kans.,
has the Continental currency his great-grand-father
received for his servioes
in the Bevolutiom ' -i :
Men Who Have Wasted the Vital
Power of Youth Who Lack
Vigor Can Be Cured by
it in xnaue espeuiHliy i-o restore viifti niiuniu
to men. Sparks of life come from- it to the
weakened parts.
953 West Washington St.. l'ortlaud. Or.
, J. . PUue vLtntiun thin Paper.
In buying seeds "economy Is
extra vaa-anoe." because the cost
of cultivation wasted on inferior seeds
always largely exceeds the original
cost of the best and dearest seeds to
be bad. The best Is always the
cheapest. X'ay a trine more for
I and always get your money's worth.
jive oents per paper every wnere.
Always tne oesr. aeea Annual tree.
. D.M.FERRY & CO., Detroit, Mich.
cnDvrt-ttin r?n r -r
i.Y- fit hi
7 97 , .
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We lead and originate
1 . fashions in....
Cor. Second aad Stark Sts. '
Make money by succesful
speculation in Chicago. We
buy and sell wheat on mar
eins. Fortunes have been
made on a small beginning bv trading in. fu-
tures. Write for full particulars. Best of ref
erence given. Several years' experience on the
Chicago Board of Trade, and a thorough know-
ledge of the businpss. Send for onr free reier
enoe book. DOWNING, HOPKINS Co.,
Chicago Board of Trade Brokers. Oflices' in
Portland, Oregon and Seattle, V ash. . i. .
, Mrs. wikslow's soothiko Svkup sUould always be 1
P 1lse4 for children teething. It soothes tiie'child. soft-f
S eils th mims. aliarh all naln. cures wind rolk-.&nd is -
I h the best romedv for dtarrhosa. Twenty five ceutt a
! T bottle. His the beet of all; .- - 3
i N. Pi' N.' Vi ' ' ., ; No. -1 , '98.
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