This ad, a single newspaper column wide and in the tiniest imaginable print, can be found (with some variation) in many newspapers around the turn of the last century; this particular example comes from the Morning Oregonian of Portland, Oregon, on 15 December 1899. I wish the image were clearer, but it’s sooooooooooooo tiny. A transcription follows the image.
VIM VIGOR VITALITY FOR MEN
Mormon Bishops’ Pills have been in use over 50 years by the leaders of the Mormon Church and their followers. Positive cures the worst cases in old and young arising from effects of self-abuse, dissipation, excesses, or cigarette-smoking. Cures Lost Manhood, Impotency, Lost Power, Night-Losses, Spermatorrhoea, Insomnia, Pains in Back, Evil Desires, Seminal Emissions, Lame Back, Nervous Disability, Headache, Unfitness to Marry, Loss of Semen, Varicocele, or Constipation, Stops Quickness of Discharge, Stops Nervous Twitching of Eyelids. Effects are immediate. Impart vigor and potency to every function. Don’t get despondent, a cure is at hand. Restores small, undeveloped organs. Stimulates the brain and nerve centers. 50c a box, 6 for $2.50 by mail. A written guarantee, to cure or money refunded, with deluxes [?]. Circulars free. Address, Bishop Remedy Co., San Francisco, Cal.
For sale by Woodard, Clarke & Co., Portland, Or.