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CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND PARTICIPANTS IN THS DEBATE ON DIVORCE.
ORATORICAL EFFORTS OF SPEAKERS ENJOYED BY FAIR VISITORS. • Continued to Page Three. Stops the Cough And works off the cold. Laxative Bromo (juinine Tablets cure a cold in one day. No Cure. No Pay. Price 25 cents. • Irene Mary Harrlgan. who applied for letters of administration upon the estate of her father, John Harrigan.- yesterday, is placed in a peculiar position. The du ties of administrator are now being per formed by Dennis Harrlgan, who opposes the young woman's petition on the ground that she is not the daughter of the late Jchn Harrigan, having been born after he had secured a divorce from his wife. The hearing of the petition was continued until next Friday. Contest Over an Estate. A concert and social under the auspices of the Willing Workers of the Bush-street Synagogue will be given at the Hall of the Cercle .Francais, Hotel Savoy, at S:30 o'clock to-morrow night. The proceeds will be devoted to the building of class rooms for the Sabbath school connected with the congregation. "Willing Workers to Give Concert. Visiting Churchmen at St. Stephen's and Church of the Advent. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew con ducted "A Quiet Hour" at St, Stephen's Church last evening. The service was a preparation for holy communion and was under the direction of Rev. Arthur S. I^loyd. general secretary of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. There was also a special service last night in tbe Cnurch of the Advent. The Bishop of Milwaukee conducted the ser vice and the coadjutor of Fojid du Lac preached the sermor.. HOLD SPECIAL SERVICES. The Board of Mission's held a short ses sion last night and disposed of important matters. Sessions were held yesterday by the Wflpian's Auxiliary, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and other organizations connected with the Episcopal church. The House of Bishops after a long 0e bate in executive session adopted a canon fcr disciplining divorced persons who re marry. The prelates also nominated live clericals to fill vacant missionary districts in the Orient and America, whom the House of Deputies will be requested to accept. Deputy, Packard of Maryland, who pre sided ever the debate, was obliged to read the rules of order when applause grecte.1 some of the speakers. He cautioned nil present that in the event of another breach of decorum he would enforce the rules and have all but the deputies con ducted from the church. The debate was not finished when the hour of adjournment was reached yester day afternoon and Jt will be continued on Monday morning. Continued From Page One. ELOQUENCE OF ORATORS APPLAUDED Continuing the Rev. Mr. Battle said: "I desire that this church Fhould set an example to the citizens of the United States -of all churches of all denominations. I believe that we should try to constitute ourtelves leaders on this Question. And if we do not adopt this canon as sent down from the House of Bishops we would make a very great if not a fatal mistake. I believe that If we adopt this canon we will take a step that wll! enable us in the end to bring about uniformity of the laws of the United States in regard - to marriage and divorce. I believe that this legislation is such as is suited to the people of t^e United States nnd as is consistent with the Chris tianity of. the. United States. "What was the law when our Savior spoke Deputy Lewis in reply said: "In reply to the \u25a0 gentleman from North Carolina I would ask whether he does not think the committee has covered his objection in the canon they have proposed and in the portion of which It is left intact by the amendment of the rev erend deputy from New York. The word 'other' in ~the third line before -'persons' was Inserted there for that purpose. They are for bidden to marry any one who has been, the husband or wife of any other person then liv ing. If they have been the husband or wife of some person • there Is -no objection* and it was put there for that purpose." The Rev. Mr. Battle— I believe in leaving nothing to construction that can be avoided by the enactment that is made at the time the legislation i% desired and therefore I see no. objection to adding the words that are In the present canon on the subject of marriage and divorce. "Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the con vention: I have drawn an amendment to. this clause under consideration in almost the exact terms of those offered by the deputy from New York. I will aek to add to his amendment the words 'nor to the remarriage of parties once divorced, peeking to be united again.' " , The new Mr. Battle of North Carolina said "So much of this amendment, sir, as is new and not contained in the form sub mitted by the committee— so much of my amendment as is new is not my own, but the work of a former member of this houpe, 2»Ir. Miller of Georgia, who is not in attendance here because of duties in the Supreme Court at Washington. Mr. Miller was a member of the committee appointed by this house to deal with this subject, and the view which holds. and which I share is embodied by his own hands in the amendment which I have now offered. "With respect to the legal merits of it I shall 'have nothing to say. for there are many on this floor far more competent to speak upon that point, but I should like very briefly to state my argument on the main principles involved and which I be lieve to be unanswerable. "It is admitted by all that our Lord Jesus Christ in his utterances on the sub ject of marriage and divorce spoke of one exception to tne rigid law which he laid down, and I do not raise the point as to interpretation of the exceptions, but make the single point that our Lord Jesus Christ in his own legislation admitted the exception of one exceptional case. • "How can that be met by the friends of this measure? Only by discrediting the record. Only by raising the question of a higher criticism, and if that question be raised there will be scholars enough to meet it. I may remark in passing that It is a little singular that the opposition of our existing legislators on this subject should come from a person who lost no opportunity to disparage higher criticism? whereas when it comes to the issue the only way in which the legislation which they propose can be adopted "is by meth ods of higher criticism. - "Our Lord Jesus Christ admitted one exception to his rigid law of marriage, therefore any legislation by this church which does not admit one exception to the rigid law of marriage Is not and cannot be in accordance with tha mind of Jesus Christ." VIEWS 03" BEV. ME. BATTLE. Piles Cured Without the ; Knife. Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding. Pile:?. No Cure, No -Pay. - All druggists are author ized - by . the manufacturers \u25a0 of Pazo Ointment to refund money where* it falls to- cure any case, pf piles, no 'matter Of how long- standing. Cures ordinary cases in six days; the worst cases in fourteen days. One application gives ease and. rest. t Relieves itching instantly. This Is a new discovery and is the only pile remedy Bold on a nosltlve guarantee, "no cure no pay. A free sample will be sent by mall to any one tending their name andaddress. i Price, COc. If ycur druggist don't keep it in stock send us 60c in' stamps and we will forward a full size box •by mail. Manufactured by' Paris Medicine Co., St". Louis, Mo., who also manufacture the cele brated cold cure,. Laxative Bromo-Quinin« Tab lets. ,-.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0. "Mr. Chairman' and members of the com mittee: There is no doubt-in -my mind- that there is no subject of greater importance that Is- to come.br that can* come before' this Gen eral Convention. I find myself Interested In The Rev. Dr. Greer of New York; who Is In favor of prohibiting remarriage of divorced per sons, then addressed. the committee as follows: Who is to determine the. Innocence! of the party? It not?unfrequently happens that both parties are guilty and that there is collusion between the parties. How are \u25a0 you goins to meet that case by a certified copy of any record? How is it possible to meet that case by the production of the record of a civil court? You can't -do it.- If there be -collusion between the one will be found guilty, of course, if the divorce be granted, but only inferentlally. The other party Is, Innocent. Whereas, In. case of collusion they are equally in guilt. I claim therefore that if you Intro duce any exception to that universality of this iuIo you largely destroy the purposes to be accomplished by the section. " I claim that it Is" better and safer to let the section stand as It is. It may be we will work individual hardship in pome cases, but in the lone run it will conduce to the welfare ef the community, it will be for the protection of the clergy and It will advance the inter ests of religion on all sides.; Unaer the -pres ent condition of things they no doubt for the moment had In vieW the laxity in relation to marriage and. divorce. What is called__holy matrimony is now only too often a \u25a0 contract of convenience between' the parties, ' more or less temporary in its nature. \u25a0_> T>H. GBEEB/S ARGUMENT. : Of what shall that consist? Shall it con sist of a certified copy of the decree? Why, as stated by the deputy who last. spoke (the Rev. Mr. Battle), in many cases decrees do not disclose the precise ground "on which thi di vorce has-b.een granted. A libel for divorce may set forth various grounds and the decree in some, of the States la siinply that a divorce a vinculo matrimoniae ba granted. Of course, all these discussion's I am referring to are of absolute divorces and not merely divorce from bed and board. ' ' Now it is proposed in suostance to amend the section by excepting the case, of an inno cent party to a divorce on the ground of adul tery. Who Is to ascertain the fact of the. Inno cence? Will It appear by the record? Certainly the ministers of this church have no authority 'at their own instance to institute an inquiry which might lead to a satisfactory, determina tion cf the fact. They, are without power to summon and examine witnesses, bo- it goes without fraying 'that lt-the innocence of the parties is to be established at all, it must be established by evidence, as the lawyers say, aliunde. • • . In particular cases, but because individual hardships may result from the application of a general rule, no argument is furnished against the propriety of that law. If it be calculated to do good to the greatest number. If it promote the general welfare we rest con tent with It. Undoubtedly the ; universality of the pro hibition is contained in the. section as re po-ted from the House of Deputies will, in my judgment, in certain cases, work a hard- Ship, for I do not, as I have already stated, entertain the ideas entertained by a great many of the delegates here present. But shall individual hardshin practically defeat in large measure the beneficial results which will enure from the universality of the rule? I claim not. MINISTERS LACK . AUTHORITY^ The Rev. Dr. MeKltn of Washington, who favored the amendment of Dr. Huntington, said: "Mr. President and gentlemen of the commit tee: I rise to speak upon this subject under a very solemn sense of responsibility. It has been truly said that no question that is to come before us. or that can come before us. is more important. . >' "I desire at the outset to express my deepest sympathy with the motive that lies behind the canon that has been proposed to us and that has come down from the House of Bishops. I sympathize profoundly with the motive which Is intended to guard the purity of the family, which is intended to* check the vast and grow ing evils of divorce In our land. But. Mr. President. I differ in toto from the committee In regard to the measure \u25a0 which they \u25a0 propose, as I do not believe it will accomplish the ends that they propose. I believe so strongly that it Is a measure fraught- with evil to this church, not only in itself, but in its relation ship to the people of the land, and if there were no other voice in this convention to rise and oppose it. mine should be that voice. "Now, sir, I beg to call your attention: first, to the fact that this proposed legislation is revolutionary. For ICO years it has been the privilege of the clergy of this church to offi ciate at' the marriage of an Innocent party in the case of divorce for adultery. The prac- I tice, the principles, the usage of the church, •for 100 years, is now proposed to be over turned, and in Justification of that statement I have only to point to you the language used by a member of the committee himself. "I mean the Rev. Dr. Fulton, who said that this legislation Is along the lines of discipline of the Western church: that i« to say. the church of Rome. - I object again to this be cause It brings into this church the doctrine upon the subject of marriage which belonged distinctively to the church of Rome. We had yesterday tbe 'BlshcD of Rome' upon our floor \u25a0 That was something- to laugh at be cause of a mistake, but to-day, in this propo sition, we have the spirit and the teachings and: the discipline of the Church of Rome in very deed and truth. \u25a0 "The Church of Rome teaches that marriage is absolutely indissoluble. This church has never taught it. Now this is a proposition that we shall change our position upon that point so that marriage is absolute and under no cir cumstances indissoluble. "I would like at once then to come to the question. What is the teaching of our divin* Lord? The reason why I object to this legis lation, the reason why I feel so profoundly upon It, the reason why I would not dare to vote for such a proposition as this, ia because, in my opinion, this is in direct contravention of the teachings <ef holy Scripture and the authority of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of the authenticity of the records of the holy Gossel. I believe that it would be one of the gravest possible errors that this church could v possibly make. "Let me first, briefly and hastily as possible direct your attention to what the real evi dence of holy- Scripture Is upon this subject. Our Lord spoke about this upon three occasions. Two of them are mentioned in Matthew and one in St. Luke. St. Mark mentions) one which is one of those mentioned by St. Matthew."* "In two of the cases upon which our Lord spoke lie made that one exception to the.indis solubility of marriage. Now it is said that St. Paul has spoken in the seventh chapter of Romans and seventh chapter of First Corin thians and says nothins about an eruption, but it did come to pass that a statement of our Lord was to b« subjected to the exten uation of an exception. Our Lord in St Mat thew in those two places states the law and the exception. St. Paul states the law without mentioning the exception. . . - "Now. Mr. President, my opinion, • of course, will not weigh much upon this subject, but • I venture to .' direct attention to the opinion of one whose authority will. I think, be recog nized. I hold In my hand the clerical confirm ations for July, 1SDS. In the course of - the FAVORS THE AMENDMENT. these you give durability. " 'But the other one replied: "You have nothing to complain of but your own nature. For me. I am nre everywhere and always.' "Social righteousness Is illustrated au<l taught in that great divine development and altering of society as illustrated and taught as I think by the sovereign lord of the world. Social righteousness may burn and destroy here and there and work social hardship, but it is social righteousness always and everywhere. I believe, gentlemen, that it : Is the duty . of the church to take action in this matter. The! question Is. what action? Shall it .apply- a general rue? Or shall it apply a rule subject to exceptions, which will partially neutralize and defeat the rule itself? I am In favor of the universality of the. prohibition in all cases of divorce, no matter what may. be' the cause, for the simple reason that In my Judgment no other view, no other law, is practicable and can work satisfactorily. We all know that most general laws work individual hardships I believe that the situation confronting us Is one . which demands of us some \u25a0 action. -It seems to me that this question cannot be de cided by merely theological arguments. We all know that there are .very many learned men who differ on- this subject. We cannot expect them to agree. Now what Is our duty? Look at the condition of. society. I claim that considerations of religion, of Christian moral ity, and I may further say, common decency, require tho passage of. the \u25a0 resolution as re ported from, the House of Deputies. • - New, during the past few years, the grunt ing of divorces has attained such alarming proportions as to be a growing.: menace to the morals of. the family and to the . community. It has brought . reproach upon Christian, com munities throughout the length and breadth of this land. It menaces the purity and happi ness of the family, which we all know is at once the unity, and basis, of our Christian civilization. I Mr. Chairman,, gentlemen of the eommlttee^- I sincerely trust that these amendments will be defeated. I hope from the bottom of my heart that section 4 as reported from the House of Deputies will pars. I am not one of those who believe that Holy Scripture forbids the marriage of an Innocent party to a dU-orce on the ground of infidelity during the lifetime of his or her wife or husband. I do not enter tain that belief, but equally. I do nof believe •that Holy Writ contains a command or an in junction that under all circumstances and re gardless of tho conditions existing at the time, a divorced person, though innocent, must be married and must receive what he is entitled to have, the ceremony performed and solemn ized by the ministers of this church. - Judge Bradford of Delaware, .. United States District Court Judge of Delaware, then ad dressed the committee as follows: "I know that It is natural for this church, refined and educated, to desire j to stand upon a higher plane than any other Christian body can stand, but let us not take an impracticable step. Let us take a step In which we will be accompanied by the best people of this country in all churches of any and all denominations." The Rev. Elder of South Virginia stated that he was in sympathy with the amendment but deemed the language not sufficiently compre hensive and that the evidence of- adultery should be sought in the records of the court rather than upon the face of the decree, etc. "My only object is to enlarge the means or the way by which the ground or cause of di vorce Is to be ascertained," he said. WANTS AMENDMENTS BEATEN*. "What did our Savior say when they asked him the question,. 'What shall be done with this woman who was taken in the act?' He replied, 'Let he who is without sin among you throw the first Btone at her.' \u25a0 What sin had the man done? Why, the sin which they charged her with being, guilty of. Nobody doubted that or can doubt '. it who . reads it with understanding. He didn't pardon her sin. He didn't condemn her to death. This is what he said to. the woman: 'Has no man con demned thee? Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and sin no more. 1 to his disciples on this question? It was .that a woman guilty of adultery should die. That, of. course, would end the marriage. Isn't that so? And if he said nothing about the adultery of men it was because he was not laying down laws inconsistent with those of the Jews then in existence. The laws of the Roman empire were then in the ascendant. The very laws to which these people allude who asked him these questions admitted polyaramy. At man was allowed to have a plurality of wives. "The teachings of our L»rd and Savior Jesus Christ laid down such 'principles of morality, such principles of relistlon and of virtue as have educated the people of all civ ilized countries to the point at which we stand to-day: Women of his day were but little bet ter than servants. Men were their masters. Why say that a woman guilty of adultery that her husband should be divorced when the law was that she should die, to end the mar -riase in that way? . . '"Sir, and gentlemen, I recognize the fact and no one more. clearly. cr better than I, that in some instances It will work hardship. Of course, in \u25a0 some cases it will, work hardship." That is always the case with the sreat prin ciple of social righteousness. "I .read only the 'other day in a book some 8UCh % flgure of allegory as this: . ... :. "'Some beautiful companion va3es . placed beside a fire were - talking and complaining against the elements end said: "Sue how bit terly you treat me. Me you destroyed. Al! \u25a0 . "I believe, in separation. I believe that' for many causes other than infidelity^. physical in fidelity, there may and. ought to be separation. Cruelty,- drunkenness and other things, neces sary perhaps end expedient beyond those neces sary, that the husband and wife who are hus band'and wife in this world, that they shoul.l be separated, but not that they should ybe ab solutely divorced so that either party should have the privilege of remarriage. May I Quote in this connection again what , l>r. Peabody saytj in his admirable chapter upon the fam ily in that book: ' ;\u25a0. .".'Brother and sister may be separated; par ent and child may be separated; they may be alienated for what, seems to be good and suffi cient cause, living far apart on opposite sides of the earth, but they are always, as this same gentleman -remarks, always and everywhere brother and sister, parent and child, and can not be anything else.' •-•..-. VI am 'interested, therefore, in the passage \u25a0 of this proposed canon because I love my kind, because -1: love my country and because if- I \u25a0 want, as far as in me lies, to Dut some stop and -check to tha anarchistic poison that- is blushing in our society- to-day. I .want to begin at the beginning, because I recognize that the family Is an indissoluble unity and that if you permit, -from, any cause," any disintegra tion or solution of 'that unity you are'poison lng the germ that will ultimately poison the whole social body, and the whole national framework. • ... . \u25a0 ' .- BELIEVES IN SEPARATION. "And, sir, I believe further that this is the teaching of our divine - Lord upon the subject. Every one, of course, is responsible to his own intelligence and to his own conscience in the interpretation of the teaching of our Lord. I believe, that the purport of his teaching is to lay the stress not only upon the indissolubility of the family, but upon the spirituality of the family relation. To, dissolve that relation is to 'disintegrate that unity. It seema to me implicitly recognized that it Is a. physical re lation and not a spiritual relation. It is a spiritual relation into which a man and woman enter. A spiritual relation In the midst of a physical environment like the soul in the midst of the body or like the divine and personal in the pnesence and in the midst of a phy sical universe. "That is the . social situation which con-' fronts us, or rather in the midst of which' we are, and as far as each of us has in fluence before this body we ' are responsible for the social situation of the body, as there fore. In my. limited way, a student of social progress, as a student o£ the course of civiliza tion,'of the method 'of social development which teaches me and teaches, it seems to me, every student, in clearest and most emphatic language the inviolability and indissolubility under any circumstances of the integrity of the family unity, I find myself compelled to vote against the. amendment -which has been offered by my esteemed friend from New Tork and to favor the canon as it has been passed in the House of Bishops .and sent "down td the House of Deputies. . . \u25a0 .' it. not merely, or not chiefly, as a theologian or an. ecclesiastic, but as a priest of the church, and as a lover of my kind and as a "What, is the present social situation in thi9 country? It has been statistically summarized for us time and again by different persons, but by none perhaps more succinctly and clearly than by Dr. Peabody of Cambridge In his ad mirable book on Jesus Christ and the social question, where he tells us that during the recent year more divorces were granted in this country than In all the countries of Eu rope, Australia and Canada; that while during the past twenty years, as he says, the popu lation of this country has increased at a ratio of 60 per cent, the divorces during that period have Increased at a ratio of 156 per cent, and further he adds that if this accelerating ratio shall continue there will -be more marital separations by the end of the century by di vorce than by death. Continued From Page One. The Bishop cf Missouri spoke entertain ingly and expressed the hope that the Episcopal church would yet become the national church of the United States. The Bishop of South Dakota spoke for 3ust a few moments. He exhibited a walking cane carved by a Christian Sioux Indian .and presented to the Bishop a short time ago with the statement ihat the carving told the story of the Indian. The head of the car.e was of stone; along the stick was carved a snake chasing a mouse which was just about to find safecy In a hole carved in the stone handle. "I asked the Indian what the carving meant." paid the Bishop. ; "He replied. "Weakness seeks refuge in strength." and this is the case to-day with the Indian." missions and the Bishops of Alaska. Mis souri, Kentucky and South Dakota were to have addressed the board. Most of the evening, however, was taken up with the amendment of canon 7 and when the decks were finally cleared the Bishops of Alaska and Kentucky had retired. The Bishop of Kentucky was to have spoken of missionary work among, colored peo ple; the Bishop of Alaska of the work in his own frozen diocese. "All these men agree in saying that in case of adultery the marriage may be dissolved and the innocent party at least allowed to marry again. The responsibility of opposing their Judgment is very great. Gentlemen. I think the responsibility of opposing the judgment of those great scholars and of opposing their Judgment in the Engllsh-speakins . world in the nineteenth century, is very great indeed. "Now, gentlemen, there is your canon in which you say the innocent party shall not be permitted to have the services of this church, shall not have the services of its pastor in connection with' such a ceremony, and If that canon is passed, then w« will be in t>.?3 posi tion—you will refuse your own children the right to matrimony in such eases, but you will accept them in your communion. BESPONSIBILITY OF CLESGY. "Mr. Chairman, allusion has been made- here " 'The argument from Scripture seems to b» such that I cannot regard marriage as abso lutely indissoluble. The excepting clause to these statements in the Gospel must, it seems to me, limit the general statement to St. Mark and St. Luke. Such would be th« ques tion to my mind.' and when I consider tha weight of the authority of our greatest Bib lical scholars I dare not "put it aside. Buch was the question put by Bishop Wadsworth, whose learning is known to all of us.' " The speaker quoted other noted churchmen Of England, and continued: debate that took place in the upper house tha Bishop of Lincoln — you gentlemen who are leg islators will respect the opinion of Dr. King, the Bishop of Lincoln, who was tried for his ritualism. This is what he said: A committee composed of three presby ters, and three laymen was appointed to> take up the consideration of the transla tion of Bishops and report at the next convention. \ The committee appointed by the House of Bishops consists of the Biah ops of New York, Maryland and .coadjutor of Southern Ohio. A committee of live. . composed of the Bishops of Albany, Fond du Lac. Texas, Vermont and Los Angeles, was appointed, to prepare a canon on provinces and sub mit it to the next convention. The House of Bishops also considered the proposition to accept a portion of the State of Kansas as a missionary district. A vote was taken and it was decided that action upon the matter should be defer red. It was recommended, however, that the Board of Missions should take cog nizance of the fact that the Bishop of the diocese was laboring under extraordinary burdens. No person divorced for causes arising: after marriage and marrying again during the lifetime of the other party to the divorce, nor any person marrying a person so divorced, ahall be admitted to baptism or confirmation or permitted to receive the holy communion until the written approval of the Blahop shall be given; provided, that this prohibition shall net apply to the case of the innocent party to a divorce for the cause of adultery, and pro vided also, that the sacrament shall in no rase be refused to a penitent person in, immi nent danger of death. of the missionary district of Shanghai, to be missionary Bishop of Hankow; Rev. Charles H. Brent, a presbyter of the dio cese of Massachusetts, to be missionary Bishop of the Philippine Islands: Rev. Frederick "William Cator, presbyter of the diocese of Iowa, to be missionary Bishop of the district of Porto Rico; Rev., Wil liam Cabel Brown, D. p., presbyter of the church in Brazil, to be missionary Bishop of the District of Olympia. and Rev. Charles Campbell Pierce, D. D., presbyter of Washington, to be missionary Bishop of the District of North Dakota. A message was also sent to th» House of Deputies that the Bishops had con curred in and adopted proposed article V of the constitution and that It had dis agreed to the ratification of the proposed article V and the second part'of the pro posed article X. . At its session in the afternoon the pre lates discussed canon 37, relating to di vorce, and concluded by adopting the fol lowing substitute: Title— "Of Persons Marrying After Di vorce." Continued from Page One. MISSIONARY BISHOPS APPOINTED The section of last nignt was to have been devoted to the subject of domestic THE Board of Missions, In ses sion last evening: at Trinity Church, decided after several hours' discussion to refer the report of the committee In trusted with the resolutions amending the form of canon 7 cf the constitution to the General Conven tion of three years hence. It was also de cided to place printed copies of the pro posed amendment in the hands of mem bers of that convention three months be- . lore the date of its meeting. Bishop of Dakota Tells of Sioux Indians. BOARD OF MISSIONS WILL NOT GRANGE CANON UNTIL NEXT GENERAL CONVENTION HOUSE OF DEPUTIES SITS ALL DAY AS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1901. 2 What Is the use of telling the rheumatic that he feels as if hi3 joints were being dis- located ? Ee knows that his sufferings are very much like the tortures of the rack. 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