You may call it eczema, tetter or milk
But no matter what you call It, this skin
disease which comes In patches that burn.
Itch, discharge a watery matter, dry and
■cale, owes its existence to the presence of
humors In the system.
It will continue to exist, annoy, and per
haps agonize, as long as these humors
It Is always radically and permanently
which expels all humors, and is positively
unequalled for all cutaneous eruptions.
A Satisfactory Score.
"You never seem to give even a
thought of your ancestors."
"Oh, yes, I do; I often rejoice that,
within public recollection, none of
them ever got hanged."
"Isn't your new house taking long
er to build than you expected?"
"Oh, 110, I've only spent twice as
much on it, so far, as I anticipated "
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That
As mcrcnry will surely destroy the sense of
amell and comvletely derange the whole sys
tem when entering it through the mucous sur
faces. Such articles should never be used ex
cept on prescriptions from reputable physi
cians, as the damage thev will do is ten fold to
the pood you can possibly darive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., T01A10.0., contains no mercury,
and is taken internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get
the genuine. It is taken Internally, and made
In Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney A Co. Testi
Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle,
Hall'i Family Fills are the btrt.
Keeping Up Appearances.
Excited man (to reporter)— Now,
in writing up the story of the burg
lary of my house, you must say that
they overlooked .$4,000 in the cup
Reporter (incredulously) —Really?
Excited Man—Yes. You see, I
don't want the public to know that
they could go through my house and
only find $32 worth of silver and stuff
SIVA Permanently Cured. No flta or nervousues
■ 119 after firm ■my V uteof !>r. Kline'R Great Nerve
Restorer. Bend tor Fit B K trial bottle and treat*
is*. Db.H.ll Kline. Ltd..U3l Arch St.. Philadelphia, P*
Sniffs—There is more sin in Chi
cago than in any othei city on the
face of the earth.
Snuffs—l beg to differ.
"I defy you to name another with
more sin in it."
"He can't be a good business man.
Why, he is a college professor."
"But he has married the daughter
of a millionaire."
Laxative Promo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold in
one day. No cure, No Pay. Price 25 cents.
Pref.red Them at Rest
"You want the pockets to run up
and down, I suppose," said the tailor.
"No, sir," the irritable customer
replied. "I prefer stationary pock
ets. You may make the slits perpen
A Man of Courage.
She—l didn't suppose you had the
nerve to kiss me.
He—Oh, yes, I have got nerve
enough to do anything.
For Infant* and Children.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the /H? ,
Signature of /4&CC*U>f/.
The Literal Mind.
"Tommy, how many wars has the
United States been engagedi n?"
"One, two, three, four, five."
Meroury as jggH
sEBS Potash fflEal
and bowels, and a dangerous form of dyspepsia and * &ONi
often chronic diarrhoea follow its use. r jm
mittoUeSe Stamto to tw« JJ«r» .I*l
c "\ 1 chinsetoPotash is made, the stomach rebels you are puton Merc" l "?
the bone. bMoma diMawl. and and bloubw from the
ZSJfigUTS,l«.l,ft by tbft of fc ihe OTly
baf tormTwid an satl.fi.d that the «P" infaUib i e rem edy for
the dlaeaee was makln* would mo# 7* 2?«w«£m this peculiar poison. It
life-loss Invalid w WjM »7 V % mm! destroysand eradicates
disappeared and soon every particle of the
lvl.Me*«»efthe disease waa left. Xam now thirty poison, and makes the
alns^r»ars^sM, andh ave seen no sl*ns of It durlnr tTood as healthy and
the past eighteen pure as before the dis
for It. W*. lIUMOIi, Pmljr, no. ease was contracted.
8 8. 8 is the only purely vegetable blood purifier known, and we offer Ji.ooo
for proof that it contains any mineral ingredient whatever. The general health
imt>?oves as the Specific purges the svstein of impurities, and as new, rich blood
brains to flow in the veins the unsightly sores and other evidences of blood poison
dfciannesr: strength returns and you are forever rid of this loathsome disease.
Sllliurn I» beet time to enre Catarrh,
VIIIMID Bronchitis nnd Consumption, i " 111 UURtS WHtHt *11 ILSI _ ■
\||BBPI| our remedy U guaranteed, |1. | H Beit Cough Syrup. Ta»te» Good. v*H
tfUmmLII p. o. Bo* »»3. M 'q time. Sold by druii«l»t«. —
W. I. Win IW, liffslo. *. y. I Np
His Ont Commission.
"Docs your artist friend lmve many
"I believe lie had one last year.
His father-in-law asked him to paint
"She married a poet, didn't she?
And is he successful?"
"Oh, yes, remarkably so. Why,
his name is a household word on two
continents, and last year his income
was nearly $300.
Still More Counterfeiting.
The Secret Service lias unearthed another
band of counterfeiters and secured a large
quantity of bogus hills, which are so clever
ly executed that the average person would
never suspect them ot being spurious.
Things of great, value are always selected
for imitation, notably Hostetter' Stomach
Hitters, which has many imitators but no
equals for di«oders like indigestion, dys
pepsia, constipation nervousness and gen
eral debility. Always go to reliable drug
gists who iiave the reputation of giving
what you ask for.
"Papa, what is a snydicate?"
"My son, it is a body of human
beings entirely surrounded by money.'
This signature is on every box or the genuine
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablet.
the remedy that cures a cold In one day
Necessities Come First in Texas.
On account of a scarcity of bricks
in a Texas town the congregation of
the local church allowed their new
cdifice to remain unfinished while a
saloon was being erected.
I do not believe Piso's Cure fur Con
sumption has an equal for coughs ami
colds,—John F. Hoyf.r, Trinity Springs.
Ind., Feb. 15. 1900.
Ted—Was the game close?
Ned—Close? I should say so. The
crowd was just pouncing on the um
pire when the police reserves arrived.
YOUR HOME AND FENCE 3.
No Man Can Conveniently Go Without Either
of These Necessities.
I You may as well talk about going
without eating as going without
fences. I f you have a house and
home you must have a fence around
it. If you have a farm you must
mark its boundaries by fences, and
also shut in the stock with fences.
A fence is in many ways as import
ant as a man's house. As a commun
ity grows the subject of fences assumes
more and more prominence.
The success of the "Anchor" fence
in the United States has been phe
nomenal for the chief reason that it
combines economy, strength and !
beauty in a way that instantly ap
peals to everybody. In the Eastern
states . where it has been known lon
ger, the factories making it are
pressed to full capacity. In this
state, where it is comparatively new,
its widespread adoption seems to be
! only a question of the agents getting
around and showing their wares to
| the people.
There is ample reason for all the
talk going on about the "anchor"
fence, as it is solving the great fence
problem satisfactorily. It is not only
well adapted to ornamental work,
but it is the biggest kind of a blessing
to stock raisers and ranchmen gener
ally. It is made of heavy wire and
the joints are held rivet-tight by the
patent "anchor" clamps. It does
not cost as much as the old-fashioned
fences, yet it lasts practically forever.
It is worth anyone's while to write
to the manufacturers, The Portland
Anchor Fence Co., 742, Nicolai Street.
Portland, Oregon, for catalogue and
pictures explaining their wonderful
He—How do you feel when I beat
you at whist?
She—Not quite so bad as you feel
when your friend Jenkins beats you at
CRIME WITH THE PEN
REMARKABLE FORGERIES THAT
ARE STILL REMEMBERED.
There Have Been Others a* Clever as
the Famous "Jim ths I'enman"—A
Forger Who Footed Bank Officials in
Reveral European Cities,
j The history of forgery records many
oiarvelously clever and audacious feats,
Lint tiie most daring and skillful of them
all stands to the credit, or rather dis
credit, of that most dramatic of forgers,
Jim the I'enman.
When Jim was arrested at Memphis,
Tenn., 011 a charge of forgery lie was
able to produce so many striking testi
monials to iiis character from the prin
cipal men in the United States that the
judge considerably reduced the severity
of his sentence.
He had been In prison only ft few
weeks when the governor of the jail re
ceived 1111 official notification that an
influential petition signed by the judge,
jury and many leading citizens, had
been been forwarded to the Governor
of the State praying for the convict's
release on the ground that "he bore an
excellent character, and had been a
dupe and not a willing or conscious
agent in the forgery;" and a mouth or
two later an order was received from
the Governor commanding his release.
It was some time afterward that the
discovery was made that testimonials,
petitions and order for release were all
the product of Jim's own clever pen,
and that they had been actually written
111 Jail with the connivance of a friendly
Twenty years ago a convicted mur
derer was lying In Newgate prison un
der sentence of death, when a reprieve
was handed to the Governor. Some in
formality aroused his suspicions, and
the matter was placed In the hands of
detectives, who discovered tiliat the re
prieve had been forged by a man who
had a "conscientious objection" to the
death penalty, and who had tnken this
darlug means of preventing it in this
A few years ago a Greek presented
himself at the Bodleian Library. Ox
ford. with a roll of ancient manuscript
which he wished the authorities to pur
chase. The most recent of them dated
from the thirteenth century, and, one
by one, the musty time-stained parch
ments were submitted to the late Mr.
Coxe, the lib:arian, who examined them
without comment. The last of them, a
document ostensibly as old as the most
ancient New Testament manuscripts,
was proudly placed on the table. "Now,
how old do you tliluk that Is?" the
Greek asked, in undisguised triumph.
"About the middle of this century," Mr.
Coxe quietly answered, as he examined
it carefully, and almost before the
words weie out of h!s mouth the Greek
had snatched up his forgeries and was
out of the room.
It is doubtful whether any forger, an
cient or modern, was more skillful than
B—•, who for many years baffled the
combined ingenuity of the bankers of
London. Mr. B 's forte was the forg
ing and manipulation of letters of credit
011 foreign banks.
About eight years ago he deposited a
sum of £300 with a Loudon bank, re
ceiving a letter of credit for this
amount on the bank's continental agent,
Within a few (lays he drew this amount
from a Swiss bank, the letter being duly
canceled and the amount drawn in
dorsed upon it. To anyone but B
the note would have been absolutely
useless; but he did not take tills view
at all. By means of chemicals he re
moved the cancellation marks and In
dorsement. and presented the note
again in Belgium; again he used his
chemicals and drew another £300 In
Paris, repeating the process until on
that single note for £300 he bad drawn
ten times tfoe amount.
To make such tricks Impossible the
amounts were In future given on the
notes In water mark, to which our for
ger proceeded to add a cipher, also In
water mark, thus enabling him again to
draw £3,000 on a £300 note. To the wa
ter mark was then added the amount in
perforated figures; but B simply cut
out both water mark and perforation
from the note, cunningly Inserted a new
piece of paper In pulp, and on it forged
figures for ten times the amount or
So skillfully were the substitution of
fresh paper and the forgeries of tihe
tlgures effected that even with a micro
scope It was Impossible to see that the
note had been tampered with, and on
one occasion B actually forged an
entire note so perfectly that even the
bank officials who were supposed to
have Issued It could not detect the
Two mem were sitting In a public
house waiting for a man with whom
an arrangement had been made to con
coct a money-making crime, when the
door was silently and stealthily opened
and a head furtlfely introduced and
much more quickly withdrawn. Not
quickly enough, however, for In that
brief Instant Its owner had been rec
ognised, and before he had proceeded
Ave yards a detective's hand was placed
on his shoulder. Thus "Jim the Pen
man," In spite of all his cleverness, fell
at last into the simplest of traps and his
career came to an end.
WHITE PINE DISAPPEARING.
Result of Ruthless Detraction of These
Tress Is fcvldent.
"The white pine tree is disappearing,"
said a student of the conifer family to
a reporter In the grounds of the De
partment of Agriculture, "though now
that attention has been called to the
ruthless destruction of the trees the
various schemes of reforestration and
conscftattve lumbering are being given
consideration. It has been calculated
that the original stand of white pine in
Canada and the United States repre
sents something like live hundred bill
ion feet of merchantable lumber, board
measure. In 1801) It was computed that
the stand had been reduced to one hun
dred and ten billion feet, sixty-four bill
ion being in the United States in tile
region of the great lakes, forty billion
in Canada and six billions scattering.
"The white pine Is distinctively a
northern tree. The native distribution
of the tree was from Newfoundland 011
the east to Lake Winnipeg on the west,
and thence to the southern boundary
of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Connecticut. The
white pine belt also followed the Ap
palachian range so far to the south as
Georgia. The best growth of the tree
was in Maine and the British territory
east of the State, along the St. Law
rence Itivor, in New Hampshire, Ver
mont, northern New York, Michigan.
Wisconsin. Minnesota and central
Pennsylvania. The forests of white
pine have been annihilated in New
Kuglatid. though some cutting contin
ues iu Maine. Some white pine still
grows iu almost Inaccessible parts of
New York and Pennsylvania.
"According to Prof. Spalding, the
white pine tree seldom attains a height
greater than lUO feet, or a diameter of
more than forty inches. A tree of this
variety once measured by the division
of forestry of the Department of Agri
culture was 170 feet tall and forty
eight inches thick. The tree was 400
years old. It was a little sapling tifty
years before Columbus sailed from
"It Is not an easy tree to propagate,
so many of the seeds being unfertile.
It does not, as a rule, produce flowers
and cones until it Is fifteen or twenty
years old. During the first decade of
Its life It will grow about one foot ev
ery twelve months, and It grows a little
faster till maturity. A tree twenty
years old ought to be about twenty-flve
feet high, and at thirty or forty years
of age It ought to measure about sixty
I< that Tremendous Cataract's Voire
tn He Hu*lie;t Forever?
No Illusions as to the ultimate des
tiny of Niagara Kails are entertained
by the Electrical Review, anil not only
does it believe, with most people who
have given serious and practical con
sideration to the question whether the
United Antes and Cauada can afford
to mulutnin the cataract as u spectacle,
that the utilization of the power avuil
ble there will continue until 110 water
is left to run over the precipice, but it
says so boldly, and does not talk non
sense about "inappreciable" difference*
In the amount of water to make the
plunge as one company after another
diverts big fractions of It Into under
ground channels. Already the town by
the falls, once a village of hotels and
curio shops, with 110 industries except
those related to tlie exploitation of
sightseers, has grown to an Importhut
manufacturing city, and a discussion,
which Is not likely to remn'n facetious
long, has begun as to whether Niagir.a
Fulls is a suburb of Buffalo, or Buffalo
u suburb of Niagara Kails,
The river is a big one. however, and
the cataract will be an Impressive spec
tacle for many years to come. At pres
ent some half a million liorse-power
has been or soon will be developed, and
as yet neither the beauty nor the niag
nilicence of the cataract has been de
creased to a degree noticeable to any
except the most careful observer. Just
the same the fails are doomed as falls,
aud a few generations hence. If there
are any sentimentalist* left them, they
will look with sorrow on a large, dry
wall of rock which no man alive has
ever seen. Of course the change will
be lamentable tn some respects, but the
cost of preserving the cataract as It is
would be so enormous that the thought
of paying It must pass away—New
A young Arizona lawyer who recently
visited Detroit gave the following as an
example of the style of justice that
prevails In some remote sections of the
A certain Justice of the peace whose
knowledge of the law was never gain
ed from books or actual practice before
the bar was hearing an assault and bat
tery case. The lawyer for the defense
was shouting his arguments when the
"That will do. Set down,"
He then adjusted his spectacles and
"Prisoner, shtand up! Accordln' tah
th' law an' th' evydence—an' there Is
no ev.vdlnce—Ol foliid yez guilty, so*,
an' folne ye $"iO. If ye* air guilty,
faith, It's a very lolght slntlnce; an' if
yez are not guilty it'll be a mighty
good lesson for ye."—Detroit Free
A story related by Correspondent Mc-
Donald of the discovery of a Boer who
had received a terrible bayonet wound
through the ribs. As the man was be
ing carried Into the British lines a Lou
don "Tommy" who was watching him
asked If he was badly hurt.
"Yes," said the doctor; "do you know
"Course I do," said the soldier: "he's
one o' mine. I guv It 'lm. but I did It as
gentle as I could. It wasn't the shovin'
In—lt was the pullln' out. Lucky for
Mm he met me!"— London Chronicle.
"There comes my special," said a
brakemun the other day, as he looked
up aud saw his wife approaching.
A man should not be blamed for the
mistakes bo makes; he should be cred
ited as he profits by thim.
A Gentle Thrust.
FARM MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES..
I Best and onT^
ter 011 Oie niarkeU
JOHN POOLE, Portland, Oregon,
Buggies.' Plows, Hollers and Kngines,
Br.lt possible to bnllil. Best muterial. Best pro- ° hit. i , •
portion. Ben finish. Lightest running, seventy » lll'ltniila and Pump? an I tienerai
StavkiTami ; iC'.ys,V.; 1 Machinery. See us before buying.
Wholesale Boots and Shoes
KRAUSSE & PRINCE,
87 and 89 First Street, Portland, Oregon.
~, ... . ~ , Catalogue Furnished
All Kinds Carried in Stock. upon Application.
Lacking in Melody.
Jones—Van rounder's latest music
is bald stuff.
Jones—Because it needs an "air
Getting Back to Form.
"Is your 111 a well again, Eddie?"
"Well, yes'm, but slie ain't quite
up to her old form yet. Pa fought
a draw wid her last night."
Mothers will find Mrs. Wlnslow's Sooth
ing Syrup the best remedy to use for their
children during the teething period.
After the Reccnciliatlon.
Dooley—Say, Hooley, gin me a
punch on th' jaw opposite phwere
yen kicked me.
Dooley—l want yez to straighten
out me face.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Rromo Quinine Tablets. All
lruirgists remind the money if it falls to cure.
K. W. drove's signature is on cach box. 25c.
Hence the Term.
Clarence—Why do you say the
wedding was patriotic?
Algernon—Well, the bride was red,
the groom was white and ner father,
who had all the bills to pay, was
rotr KNOW WHAT YOC ARE TAKING
When vou t»ie Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic,
because the formula is plainly printed on every
bottle showing that it is slmnly Iron and Qui
nine In a tasteless form. No Cure, Ne Pay. sue.
"It sounds funny to hear you talk
ing that way. When wc were at col
lege you didn't believe in eternal
punishment at all."
"I know, but I didn't have any
Holtt's 4 rliool.
At Men In I'nrk, Hnu Mateo County, Cal., with
its lipniititiil, Biirroiimiinirs, perfect climate,
careful supervision, thorough instruction,
coinpletc laboratories, ami gymnasium, easily
maintain* its position in the front ranks of
schools ior bovn on the I'acitic Coast. Ira U.
Uoitt, I'n. D., Principal.
"Mandy," said Farmer Corntosscl,
"I guess it would lie just as well not
to say so much about home cookin'
when you are talkin' up your summer
"'Cause some of these fellers act,
to me, like that was what they was
tryin' to get away from."
I PiTSmT i a. taste Rood. Eat them like candy. They
I 1»W1UI J nltV remove any bad taste In the mouth, leav-
I f* ATU Jl DTlf* I jng the breath sweet and perfumed. It Is
I vAlnAnllw ) a pleasure to take them, and they are
liked especially by children.
sweeten the stomach by cleansing the
mouth, throat and food channel. That
SWEETEN I /mmnhflllv means, the y stop undigested food from
. ! jjWWwIWIW souring In the stomach, prevent gas form-
THE STOMACH I 'ng In the bowels, and kill disease germs
of any kind that breed and feed In the en
waammmmimii are purely vegetable and'contaln no mer
btiDCl v - curlal or other mineral poison. They con
rUHCLI AHWjmiHWIn Hist of the latest discoveries In medicine,
urrCTADI C MIIJBUIIKW and form a combination of remedies un-
VCUCInBLC i equaled to make the blood pure and rich
and make clean skin and beautiful com
' tone the stomach and bowels and stir 41
. ..... ...... «_ the lasy liver. They do not merely soften
LIVER TONIC the stools and cauee their discharge, but
strengthen the bowels and put them Into
wvwrwwnn lively, healthy condition, making their ac
ywvwwiwuiv never grip nor gripe. They act quietly, po»-
Mll n RUT . ltlvely and never cause any kind of uncom
lUlhU BUI £ZJtt\4H%yitny% fortable feeling. Taken regularly they make
CURB IWMWNNW|tbi liver act regularly and naturally as It
should. They keep the sewerage of the body
properly moving and keep the system clean.
Increase the flow of milk In nursing moth
— ers. If the mother eats a tablet, It makes
I BOON FOR her milk mildly purgative and has a mild
I i tQQCfIwW* but certain effect on the baby. In tills way
I MOTHERS i they are the only safe laxative for the
VwwrwviYn nursing Infant.
taken patiently, persistently, will cure any
form of constipation, no matter how old or
f«IIBC how often other remedies have farted. They
vwltc rnllCOnfflUl are absolutely guaranteed to cure any case,
constipation] Vr Kd^ 8 " m " nty wl " b,: ihfcerfVjlly rt
cost 10c, 2Rc, BOc a bo*. Samples sent free
11. I. I. niMin for the asking. We publish no testimonials
Wrue? /H, . but sell Cawarets on their merit under ab-
NEVEK SULU I WlHtfAnOllv solute guarantee to cure. Buy and try a
... „ J W*' **'**?-> bo* to-day, or write us for free samples
IN BULK I and booklet.
419 Mm muiN innr co., tHinoo *r iw toss.
iaa nru/ inn will be paid to any reader of this paper who will re.
a|UU KLTTAnU port to us any attempt of tubitftution, or sale of
" something just aa good" when Cascarets art called
toil and furnish evidence upoa which we can convict. All correspondence confidential.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
St. Helen'a School for Glrla•
Tldrty-third year. Commodious build
ings. Modern equipment, Academic
and college preparatory courses. Spe
cial courses in music and art. Illus
MIS( ELEANOR TEBBETTS. Principal.
MILITARY ► .
JSffijPr] A Private
(5 1 For boarding and day pupil».
\ L ft <)f«ns September IH. Fine
new building. The prineipßl
VT/ Y has hud twenty-three years*
n K \ experience in Portland. Cor
i| f\ \ respondenee solicited. For
111 li \ cataloguesaddress
111 11 \ J. W. HIM,, M. !).,
l\ P. 0. drawer 17, Portland, Or.
"De pusson diit goes froo life actin'
hahd to please," saiil Uncle Eben,
"runs de riesk o' habin' folks take
him at his word and <|iiit tryin*."
Sorry He Lied.
De Garry—You are the only woman
I ever loved.
Madge—lll that case I can't be your
summer girl. I don't want any am
The Beat Prescription fur JlaluUl
•Jhills and Fever is a bottle of G rove's Tasteless
Ohill Tonic. It is simply iron and quinine in
tMtelesß form. No f'ure. No I'liy. l'rice 60c.
A Straight Tip.
Gentleman (caressing a pretty lit
tle girl)— You little lieauty! You
shall he my wife when you are grown
up. Will you?
"Xo, I don't want to get married,
hut aunty there would like to.''
&k e Keetoy Curo
Eure relief fiom liquor, opium and tobaeoa
habit*. Send for particular* to
•..u. iHtltnfa Moved to 4'JO William*
Kimy imumu. a«.. >»■« Hide.
M. F. M, V. Me. 33-lIM.
WHKN writing to advertlaera please
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