Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets

Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets are so compounded from concentrated principles, extracted from roots and herbs, as to combine in each small granule, scarcely larger than a mustard seed, as much cathartic power as is contained in any larger pills for sale in drug stores. They are not only pleasant to take, but their operation is easy- unattended with any griping pain. The operate without producing any constitutional disturbance. Unlike other cathartics, they do not render the bowels costive after operation, but on the contrary, they establish a permanently healthy action. Being entirely vegetable, no particular care is required while using them.
$500 rewards is offered by the proprietor to any one who will detect in these Pellets any calomel or other form of mercury, mineral poison, or injurious drug.
They are sold by druggists.

- from The New York Times February 25, 1876