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^HTBSTBItS: APPEAL PDUkDBHIKQ COMMLUY.
ST. FAti f*. MINN.
"ME AND BOB AND JifA."
Tes, sir, we're sailor's children
W live there by the sea,
And father went off with the fleet
A month ago, may be,
And mother feels so badly
To have him Rone away,
If 'twasn't for us children here
I think she'd cry all day.
You soe there's me and Bobby,
And then here's little Jim,
He always hangs back 'cause he's 'fraid
That folks wiil speak to him.
He never knew his mother,
She died so long ago.
And thtm his father, too, was lost
In last year's awful blow.
And father said as long as i
sailor's heart iu him,
Thore'd always surely be a place
To shelter little Jim.
He thinks he's ours for truly,
And laughs and acts so glad
"When father comes, you ought %-see
Him hug, and call him "Dad."
But often in the summer
W children like to go
To where the little church-yard lies,
The sailors' church, you know.
His mother's there, so always
W put some tlowers from Jim,
W want him to remember her,
'Cause she remembers him.
When father saUed he told us
To watch for the new moon,
"For when it hung there in the west
The fleet would be buck soon.
Last night wc saw it shining
As bright as bright could be,
And mother says the "Lively Jane"
Will soon get in from sea.
You see it's named for mother,
And father says he*d "think
A boat that hud a name like that
Would never want to sink."
We've come back hero to get some flowers,
He loves the violets so,
The posies ain't of mueh account
Down by the sea, you know.
So if you'll come and see us
The place ain't hard to find,
That Utile brown house by the rocks,
The cliff is just behind
And if the Lively June" is in
With fatheryou"U see him
But, anyway, you always can
Find me, and Bob and Jim.
Ala Stewart Shelloa, in Churchman.
UNDER AN AVALANCHE,
A Five Weeks' Imprisonment in a
I was coming out of the mountains
to the north of Virginia City with a lot
of miners' mail strapped on my back.
There was no regular mail route there
then, but about once a month some
one took the letters down and re
turned with any mail found at the
post-office. I was on snow shoes
The winter had been severe, and the
snow was five or six feet deep on the
level. The 27th of January had been
a very balmy day, with a warm sun
and wind, and on the morning of the
28th I started.
I had to make my way along the
base of a range known to us then as
Bill's Thumb, and for this twelve miles
there was only one settler. He was
an old bachelor who had built himself
a snug, stout cabin under the eaves of
the Thumb. He was hunter, miner,
prospector, taxidermist, naturalist, and
1 don't know what else. Some of the
boys who had met him had an idea
that he had soured on the world, and
come out there to live a hermit life,
but he was a chap who kept to him
self and would not allow any one to
question him. 1 got along very well
for the first five miles, but then real
ized that I was in danger from snow
slides. The thaw had continued
through the night, and it needed only
a jar to send the great masses of snow
lying on the mountain rushing down
the slope with a force which nothing
could stand. l,ne took place behind
me which brought down hundreds of
tons, and as I pushed my Avay forward
all my senses were on the alert for the
first signal of danger.
When I had approached within pistol
shot of the hermit's cabin I saw the man
himself about a mile down the valley.
He was coming toward the house, but
had a burden on his shoulder and was
moving slowly. Therefore, as I reached
the cabin, I stood at the door to wait
for him, thinking he might wish me to
take a letter or do some errand. He
was still half a mile away when I
heard a dull, heavy fall away up the
mountain above my head. I knew it
was amass of snow tumbling off the
rocks and that it was the seed of an
avalanche. The sound had scarcely
reached my ears when I wheeled to
the door, lifted the latch, and the next
instant was inside. I was none too
soon. Almost every pound of snow on
a mountain side a thousand feet high
and a quarter of a mile long was in
motion for. the base. It came with a
terrible roar and a succession of crash
es as rocks and trees were caught up,
and 1 held my breath for what was to
liappen. The house trembled and
rocked, a thousand empty wagons
seemed to rush over the roof, and then
all was midnight darkness, and the
stillness of the grave settled down up
The house had been buried under an
avalanche. It was God's mercy that
it had not been swept away and torn
log from log. There was only a small
fire on the hearth, and before I moved
I struck a match to see my way. After
looking about a bit 1 found a candle,
and then I began to investigate the
situation. On opening the door I
found .the snow packed solidly in front.
Going to the single window 1 found
every ray of light shut out. In the
room was a bundle of rods about as
large as my finger and nine feet long.
There were six of them. I seized one
and thrust it upward from the door,
but it did no go through the drift,
lashed anofnerto it, and yet the leng
was not s-ufficient. I lashed on a sec
ond, and now had at least twenty-fi
clear feet of pole to probe with, and
believed the upper end found daylight.
In front of the cabin, and about two
hundred feet away, was a great mass
of bare rock forty rods long by fifty
feet high. This would stop the ava
lanche, and it was more than likely
that a solid mass of snow forty rods
long and twenty-four feet deep lay
What had become of the hermit?
There was not one chance in a thou
sand that he had escaped. The ava-
lanche would block the trail for week*,
and at the very best it would be some
days before any one at our camp would
know that 1 was in the hut. If the
hermit escapea, he would carry the
news. If be was buried under the
snow, I might as well make up my
mind *o remain a prisoner until
spring. I Was in a bad box, and for
the first half hour I quite lost my
courage. Then, having every reason
to believe that I must be'a prisoner
for Many long days, I began to take
an -inventory of stock, as it were.
There was a good bed of skins and
blankets, several cooking utensils, a
table and several rough stools, a clock,
a dozen or more books, about thirty
candles, with tea, coffee, sugar, pork
and flour in quantities to last me sev
eral weeks. I could not have been
better provided for had 1 planned for
the avalanche to come. There was a
lean-to at the back end of the hut, and
I looked into this to find it full of fuel.
I felt much more hopeful after, -I had
taken the inventory, for I could not
help but feel that it would be long be
fore I saw daylight again.
For several hours after the accident
the cabin sent forth suspicious sounds.
The snow was settling and packing
above it, and rafters and logs cracked
and snapped in a way to keep me on
thorns. If the weight on the roof
proved too great I should be crushed
or smothered the moment it fell in. It
was after three o'clock in the after
noon before I felt safe. But very lit
tle snow had come down the chimney.
I reasoned from this that it had been
covered by rocks or limbs. If such
was the case and the fire refused to
burn, I should be hard pressed with
plenty of raw provisions at hand. I
felt all the gravity of the situation as I
threw on some light-wood and made a
blaze. It was a hard light for half an
hour. Some of the smoke certainly
found a way to escape, but some was
driven back. However, after a time
the heat of the fire brought down a
great deal of waterso much that 1
could scarcely keep a flame going
and about half-past four o'clock the
cabin was cleared of smoke. While 1
could not for an instant believe that
the mouth of the chimney showed
above the snow, I was satisfied that
some way had been opened for the
smoke to drive away. I may explain
here that a great mass of tree tops
lodged on the roof before the bulk of
that snow came, and these held the
snow up so that the smoke went sail
ing about in a hundred channels.
1 got myself some supper, wound
up the clock, and sat down for a
smoke and a think. The hermit had
two pipes and a large stock of tobacco,
and lonely as was my situation a feel
ing of gratitude to God for the com
forts at hand was uppermost in my
mind. I was now perfectly satisfied
that I was buried deep under the snow,
and that my rescue would be a mat
ter of weeks. The first move was to
write out a statement of the accident,
and this I placed where it would be
preserved and found in case of my
death. Then I began a daily journal,
and mapped out a programme to be
followed. A week's imprisonment
would be nothing, but after that it
would not do to let the mind dwell on
the situation. You see, the horror of
it was the stillness. The idea kept
coming up that I was buried alive, and
it was an awful thing to think of. The
hermit's clock was an old-fashioned
one, with a loud tick-tack, and after
the cabin got through settling under
the weight of the snow every tick
sounded almost as loud as the blow of
a hammer. It was so warm that I
needed only the smallest, tire, and
when 1 went to bed at nine o'clock
there was no need of even a single
blanket for cover.
I was up at an early hour next morn
ing, having slept like a log all night,
and while eating breakfast was startled
by sounds which I believed to be the
voice of a human being. I thought I
could hear groans and cries for help,
and when 1 opened the door the sounds
came to me more distinctly. It might
be that the hermit, caught under the
snow, had succeeded in tunneling his
way to a point from which I could
rescue him by digging, and I had no
sooner dispatched my breakfast than I
set about making me a shovel to dig
with. I found a hatchet, and with
this sharpened a board, and the snow
I dug from the doorway I heaped up in
the fuel room. I had not been digging
over half an hour when I made the
discovery that the first rush of the
avalanche had brought down a great
lot of small trees, bushes and rocks,
with here and there a large tree. They
had been piled up helter-skelter, but
they held up the mass of snow so that
with a little digging I could run a tun
nel in almost any direction. Great
care was necessary, however, as the
burden above was very heavy, and the
displacement of a support might bring
down a great weight of snow.
After I had run the tunnel straight
out from the door about twenty feet,
I turned to the right, made my way
under a lot of rubbish, and after going
about thirty feet came upon the body
of an Indian. Here the limbs and
sticks made a sort of bower, under
which he lay, .and I knew that it was his
voice I had heard calling. There were
no Indians about us except hostiles,
and just before the snow came they
had killed two men belonging to our
camp. We had no fear of them after
winter set in, knowing that thej- stuck
close to their village*. Here was a
redskin, however, and in full war
paint but I had no sooner found him
than I saw that he was dead, though
his body was stilt warm. He had been
mauled in a terrible manner, both
legs being broken, his head all bloody
from an injury, and his right arm
doubled under him as if broken. I
could see the butt of his rifle sticking
out of the snow, but when I pulled at
it I found the barrel missing. It had
been wrenched off. I got his tomahawk
and knife, however, together with pow
der horn and bullet pouch, and when
I had pulled the body along and crept
beyond it, I caught sight of a mocca
sin in the snow and dirt It took me
an hour to unearth^ the body, which
was that of a second warrior. The
life had been crushed out of him in a
second. The mass of rock which had
come down with him had broken, every
bone in his body, and a great share of
his face had been ground off. His
rifle 1 could not find, while both knife
and tomahawk were broken. While
searching his cold and battered body I
found a buckskin bag containing about
three hundred dollars' worth of small
nuggets of gold, and this gave me a
hint to overhaul the other. I also got
from him a bag containing about two
hundred dollars' worth of dust and
nuggets, and in the search I found at
tached to his belt a white man's scalp,
which had not been off the victim's
head over two days. They must have
been in ambush part way tip the
mountain, intent upon taking the her
mit's scalp, and but for the avalanche
they might have had mine as well.
The day had gone by the time I had
overhauled. the second Indian's body.
Being at work the hours had passed
swiftly away, and I had not given my
self any time to brood over the horrors
of the situation. After supper I sat in
front of the fire for awhile, then wrote
up my daily journal, and when I went
to bed I left the door wide open. I
seemed to me that the air Avas getting
foul down there, and by opening the
door the room was greatly purified, it
was midnight, as I afterward came to
know, and the fire was all out, when
some noise in the room startled me. I
sat up in bed and was soon convinced
that some one or some living thing be
side myself was present. I could hear
a labored breathing, together with
sounds as of some one puiling himself
along the floor, and I climbed over the
foot of the bed and lighted the candle.
What was my amazement to find a third
savage in the cabin! He had quite
reached the side of the bed, and had 1 got
out that way, as usual, he would have
at least wounded me, for he had his
naked knife in his hand and was bent
on murder. The hatchet was at hand,
but I did not need a weapon. The
warrior had been dreadfully hurt, and,
as investigation had proved, had been
buried just beyond the other two.
When I left the bodies he had dug his
Avay to my tunnel, and then pulled
himself along to the door, intending to
have my life as I slept. When baffled
in this, he glared at me with all the
hate a human heart can betray. Ho
was crushed at the hips, and none but
a -savage could have accomplished
what he did. I could have killed him
at a single blow, but the horrible work
was spared me. Death was already
oeside him, and as I stood and looked
down upon him, candle iu hand, he
uttered a faint war-whoop, and fell
over, dead. When I was sure that life
had departed i dragged him into the
tunnel and shut and barred the door,
and so upset had my nerves, become
by the adventure that 1 did not sleep
again that night.
In the morning I excavated a hole
near where the two bodies lay, and
pushed the three into it, and packed the
snow over them. Then I began running
a tunnel for the ledge in front of the
cabin, and had gone about twenty feet
when the second night came. Early
in the third day I had to abandon this
tunnel on account of a cave-in which
nearly smothered me. Then I turned
to the right to come out down the val
ley, and I was still at this work when
the first week closed. Early in the
second week I was stopped by a bank
of rocks and earth, and when the
second week closed I was drifting a
tunnel to the left. It was sloAverwork
than you would think for. The snow
was packed very solid, and all I dug
out had to be thrown behind me, and
eventually carried off and scattered in
some hole under the tree tops. Every
few feet I met with a big rock or the
trunk of a tree, and it was hard Avork
to get around such obstructions.
Again a .cave-in would take place to
hinder further progress for a day or
two, and I fin airy came to the' con
clusion that I could never
get out by
I started in on the third
to be at Avork than from
escape. All that Aveek I
the right again, and at three o'clock
on Saturday afternoon I broke into mv
oAvn tunnel. In other words, 1 had
done as a man does Avheli lost in the
Avoods. I made a half circle and cam
back on myself, Avhile all the time I
felt sure I was going straight ahead.
The fourth Aveek Avas spent mostly in
the house. I was noAv becoming much
Aveaker, and was ready to give up. It
Avas on the thirty-fifth night that the
cabin began groaning and racking
again and I kneAV that the snow was
settling doAvn around it The noises
continued all night, giving me many a
fright, and at seven o'clock next morn
ing, Avhen I opened the door, I found
my tunnel filled up. I Avas lamenting
this when 1 noticed that the fire was
drawing better than usual. Goino
over to the fire-place I took, a look up
the chimney and saAV the dark sky of
heaven. At the same moment three
or four drops of rain fell upon my face,
and then I understood that a great
thaw had set in and was reducing the
snow around me. It Avas three days
more, however, before I got daylight
through the window and could force
my Avay out of the door.
any hope of
It had been raining for three days
and nights, and the creek beloAv me
Avas a mad torrent The snow on
the trail Avas yet very deep, and I Avas
compelled to Avait tAvo days more be
fore I could get away. Then the
weather changed to colder, and I got
down to Virginia City. It Avas nearly
a month later before we could get at
the bodies I kneAv were under the
snow. The hermit had been caught in
the edge of the rush, and killed by be
ing dashed against the rocks. His
body Avas carried across the frozen,
creek to the edge of a thicket, and
such clothing as still clung to it
Avas in shreds and titters. Thev
had knoAvn of the avalanche both above
and beloAv, and had given me up for
lost. As near as the men could judo-e
the snow above me was forty feet
deep, and no one had any idea that
the cabin had been spared. That I
came out of it alive Avas simply the
luck Avhich Strang dy enough saves a
man now and then from the open jaws
of death. K T. Sun.
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ING FOWDEB, 1'AD, AXD BOOIt of
INSTKUCTIOHS, ptivins full directions\
for stamping, tells how to mako the
powder and ctampingpai Jit, con
tains instructions for Lustre,
Kensington and Kauel pointing, tells colors to
in paintingred, white,blue, yellow, pink and other flowers
also contains hints and instructions on other matters, too nu
merous to mention. Bought singly, or few patterns at a time,
at usual prices, the equal of tho above would cost SIO. Al
though it is free, yet this 13 tho Itesal Queen
Strunpins Outfits and on every handis acknowledged to
be superior, yes, very much superior, end very much mora
desirable than thoso which havo been selling for $ 1 each and
upwards. By having 300,000 of thesa outfits made for us,
during tho dull season, we get them at first cost the manu
facturer was glad to take tho order, at cost, that his help might
be kept at work. All may depend that it is tho very best, most
tirtistic and in every way desirable outfit ever put before the
public. Farm and Housekeeper (monthly, i(5 large pages, C4
columns, regular price 75 ccnt3 a year) is generally ac-
knowledged to bo tho best general agricultural, housekeeping
and family journal in America it is entertaining andof great
est interest, as well as useful its contributors embrace tho widest
rangeof brilliant talent. Furthermore, we have lately becoraa
managing owners of that grand monthly, Sunshine, i'of
youthalso for those nil ages whose
hearts stre not wtUerei 1G large pagc3.64 long col
umns, regular price 75 cents a year. Sunshine i3 known favor
ably as the best youth's monthly in America. Tho best writers
for youth, in tho world, ara its regular contributors it is now
quoted all over the world as standing at the head. Both papers
are splendidly illustrated by the best artists. Wo will take
200.000 trial ycai-subscribers ata price whicn gives us but
a moderate portion of tho cost.
liPK 1 Fntthermore, every trial year subscriber, for
J* 1 either of the papera will receive free by mail
Bggtta a ou
I you in November 1884
re gi .j a rj ,e
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heart trouble, and female weak
1 nessd. I was advised to Dr.
HEART I ROUBLE
ery,' and four of the Pleasant Purgative Pellets.' My health be
gan to improve under the use of your medicine, and my strength
came back. My difficulties have all disappeared. 1 can work hard
all day, or walk four or five miles a day, and stand it well and when
I began using the medicine I could scarcely walk across the room,
most of the time, and I did not think I could ever feel well again.
I have a little baby girl eight months old. Although she is a little
delicate in size and appearance, she is healthy. I give your reme
dies all the credit for curing me, as I took no other treatment after
beginning their use. I am very grateful for your kindness, and
thank God and thank you that I am as well as I am after years
Mrs. I WEBBER, of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co.,
JV. r., writes: I wish to say a few words in praise
of your 'Golden Medical Discovery' and 'Pleasant
Purgative Pellets.' Fo five years previous to
taking them I was a great sufferer I had a
severe pain in my right side continually was
unable to do my own work. I am happy to say
I am now well and strong, thanks to your medicines."
Chronic Diarrhea Cured.D. LAZARRB, Esq., 275 and 277
Decatur Street, New Orleans, La., writes: I used three bottles of
he 'Golden Medical Discovery,' and it has cured me of chronic
diarrhea. bowels are now regular."
Rev ASBTTRY HOWELL, Pastor of the
Church, of Silverton, N. J says:
flicted with catarrh an Boils and
blotcheas began to arisee on the surface of the
I Goldef Medical Discovery as directed by
complaints, and in one week's
time I began to feel like a new man, and am now sound and well
The Pleasant Purgative Pellets' are the best remedy for bilious or
sick headache, or tightness about the chest, and bad taste in the
mouth, that I have ever used. wife could not walk across the
floor when she began to take your Golden Medical Discovery.*
No she can walk Quite a little ways an i\n nnme nh*t -nrn^ir
Now walk a do somo ligh work/*
Mrs. IDA M. STRONG, of Ainsworth, Ind., writes:
"My little boy had been troubled with hip-joint
disease for two years. When he commenced the
use of your 'Golden Medical Discovery' and
Pellets,' he was confined to his bed, and could
not bo moved without suffering great pain. But
"',""cu niiuuui miuciiug grew, pain. UUt
no w, thanks to your Discovery,' he is able to be up all the time,
Consnmption.-Mrs. EDWARD NEWTON, of SarrowsmUh,
Opt., write s: You will ever be praised by me for the remarka
ble cure my ease. I was so reduced that my friends had all
given me up and I had also been given up by two doctors. I then
went to the best doctor in these parts. told me that medicine
was only a punishment in my case, and would not undertake to
treat me. said I might try Cod liver oil if I
liked, as that was the only thing that could possi
bly have any curative power over consumption so
far advanced. I tried the Cod liver oil as a last
treatment, but was so weak I could not keep it
on my stomach. husband, not feeling satisfied
to give me up yet, though he had bought for me
everything he saw advertised for my complaiat, procured a quan
tity of your Golden Medical Discovery.' I took only four bottles,
and, to thesurprise everybody, am to-day doing my own work,
and am entirely free from that terrible cough which harrassed me
night and day. I have been afflicted with rheumatism for a number
of years, and now feel so much better that I believe, with a co n
tinuation of your 'Golden Medical Discovery,' I will be restored
to perfect health. I would say to those who are falling a prey to
that terrible disease consumption, do- not do as I did, rake every
thing else first but take the'Golden Medical Discovery' in the
early stages of the disease, and thereby save a great deal of suf
fering and be restored to health at once. Any person who is
still doubt, need but write me, inclosing a stamped, self
addressed envelope for reply, when, the foregoing statement will
be fully substantiated by me." -#r
ITlcer Cared.ISAAC DOWNS, Esq., of Spring VaXLev,
Bochiand Co* N. Y. (P. O.Box 28), writes: *The *Golden MedE
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patternlStamping Outfit. Triaol yearn subscriptions wil be received for either
tho papers as follows: subscription and outfit. S cents
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you can do it in a few minutes and they will thank you pa
pers will bo mailed regularly to their separate addresses. While
trial yesir subscribers ara served lor much less than
cost,it proves the rule thatavcry large proportion of all wha
read either paper for a year, want it thereafter, and are willing
topnytha regular prica of 75 cents a year through this, a
time roils ou. we reap a proiit that satisfies us.
pWSJJP Thetrial year subscriptions arc almost free
trflELE. S and this the Kegal Queen of Stamp.
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Below we give a list of a few of the patterns space is too valua
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2 Tidy design,? 1-2 inch 3 Splendid Tinsel design, 8 inch
Golden ltod,4 inch SPond Lilies: OPansins: 7 Moss HoseUuds:
8'1'ubeKoses? 9Whcat 10Oak Leaves 11 Maiden Hair I'ems
12 Boy 13 Girl's Head 14 Bird 15 Strawberries 1(5 Owl 17
Dog 18 Butterfly 19 Apple Blossoms iiOCalla Lily 21 Anchor
22 Morning Glories 23Japanese Lilies VA liabbit 23 Bunch For
get-me-nots 2(5Fuchsias '/I Bell Drops 28 Fan 29Clown's
Head: 30 Cot's Heai other splendid patterns ore included
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Mrs. PAKMEMA BRUNDAGE, of 161 Loch Street,
Lockport, N. Y. writes: I was troubled with
chills, nervous and general debility, with frequent
sore tiroat, and my mouth was badly cankered.
My liver was inactive, and I suffered much from
r-^a dyspepsia. I am pleased to say that your'Golden
Medical Discovery' and 'Pellets' have cured me of all these
ailments and 1 cannot say enough in their praise. I must also
say a word in reference to your 'Favorite Prescription,' as it
has proven itself a most excellent medicine for weak females.
It has been used in my family with excellent results."
Dyspepsia.JAMES L. COLB Y, Esq., of Yucatan, Houston Co.,
Minn., writes: I was troubled with indigestion, and would eat
heartily and grow poor at the same time. I experienced heartburn,
sour sumach, and many other disagreeable symptoms common
to that disorder. I commenced taking your
'Golden Medical Discovery' and 'Pellets,' and
I am now entirely free from the dyspepsia, and
am, in fact, healthier than I have been for
five years. I weigh one hundred and seventy
one and one-half pounds, and have done as
much work the past summer as I have ever
done the same length of time in my life. I never took a
medicine that seemed to tone up tho muscles and invigorate
the whole system equal to your 'Discovery' and 'Pellets.
i THE SYSTEM.
Dyspepsia.THERESA A CASS, of Springfield, Mo., writes:
I was troubled one year with liver complaint, dyspepsia, and
sleeplessness, but your Golden Medical Discovery' cured me
Salt-rheum or Tetter, Fever-sore^ Hip-joint Disease, ScrofSCs To4
and can walk with the help of crutches. does not suffer any
pain, and can eat and sleep as well as any one. I has only been
about three months since he commenced using your medicine.
I cannot find words with which to express my gratitude for the
benefit he has received through you."
CONSUMPTION, WEAK LUNGS, SPITTING OF BLOOD.
S i Disease.The Democrat and News,"
TCDRIDIC Cambridge, Maryland, says: "Mrs. ELIZA
l&nmDLL ASN POOL E, wife of Leonard Poole, of Wil
liamsburg, Dorchester Co., Md., has been cured
of a bad case of Eczema by using Dr Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. Th disease ap-"
peared first in her feet, extended to the knees,
covering the whole of the lower limbs from feet to knees, then
attacked the elbows and became so severe as to prostrate her.
After being treated by several physicians for a year or two she
commenced the use of the medicine named above. She soon
began to mend and is now well and hearty. Mrs. Poole thinks
the medicine has saved her life and prolonged her days."
Mr. T. A AYEES, of East New Market, Dorchester County, JifeL
vouches for the above facts.
and wejght o" those reduced below the usual standard of health by
cal Discovery has cured my daughter of a very bad ulcer located
on the thigh. After trying almost everything without success, we
procured three bottles of your 'Discovery,' which healed it
perfectly." Mr. Downs continues:
Consumption and Heart Disease."I also wish to
thank you for the remarkable cure you have effected in my case.
or three years I had Buffered from that terri
ble disease, consumption, and heart disease.
Before consulting you I had wasted away to
a skeleton: could not sleep nor rest, and many
times wished to diet be out of my misery I
then consulted you, and you told me vo had
hopes of curing me, but it would take time. I
took five months' treatment in all. Th first two months I was
almost discouraged could not perceive any favorable symptoms,
ut the third month I began to pick up in flesh and strength I
cannot now recite how step by step, the signs and realities of
returning health gradually but surely developed themselves.
TcMlay I tip the scales at one hundred and sixty, and am weS
Our principal reliance in curing Mr. Downs* terrible disease
was the Golden Medical Discovery."
Medical Discovery is Sold by Druggists. Price $1.00 per Bottle, or Six Bottles for $5.00.
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JOSEPH MCFARLAND, Esq., Athens, ia.
writes: "My wife had frequent bleeding from
the jungs before she commenced usinc your
'Golden Medical Discovery.* She baa not
had any since its use. Fo some sbc inonthg
^kas been feeling so well that he
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