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WHO SHE WAS
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SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF LYDIA E. PINKHAM
And a True Story of How the Vegetable Compound
Had Its Birth and How the "Panic of '73" Caused
it to be Offered for Public Sale in Drug Stores.
This remarkable woman, whose
tnaiden name was Estes, was born in
Lynn, Mass., February 9th. 1819, com
ing' from a good old Quakei family.
For some years she tanght uchooi, ind
became known as a woman of an alert
and investigating mind, an earnest
Beeker after knowledge, and above
all, possessed of a wonderfully sympa
In 1843 she married Isaac Pinkham,
a builder and real estate operator, and
their early married life was marked by
prosperity and happiness. They had
four children, three sons and a
In those good old fashioned days it
?was common for mothers to make
their own home medicines from roots
and herbs, nature's own remedies
calling* in a physician only in specially
?urgent cases. By tradition and ex
perience many of them gained a won
derful knowledge cf the curative prop
erties of the various roots and herbs.
Mrs. Pinkham vtook a great interest
in the study of roots and herbs, their
characteristics and power over disease
She maintained that just as natiire so
bountifully provides in the harvest
fields and orchards vegetable foods of
all kinds; so, if we but take the pains
to find them, in the roots and herbs
of the field there are remedies ex
pressly designed to care the various
ills and weaknesses of the body, and
it was her pleasure to search these out,
and prepare simple and effective medi
cines for her own family and friends.
Chief of these was a rare combina
tion of \the choicest medicinal roots
and herbs found best adapted for the
cure of the ills and weaknesses pecu
liar to the female sex, and Lydia E. Pink
ham's friends and neighbors learned
that her compound relieved and cured
and .it became quite popular among
All this so far was done freely, with
out money and without price, as a
labor of love.
But in 1673 the financial crisis struck
Lynn. Its length and severity were too
much for the large real estate interests
of the Pinkham family, as this class
of business suffered most from
fearful depression, so when the Centen
nial'year dawned it found their prop
erty swept away. Some other source
of income had to be found.
At this point Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound was made known
to the world.
The three sons and the daughter,
.with their mother, combined forces to
restore the family fortune. They
argned that the medicine which was
so good for their woman friends and
neighbors was equally good for the
women of the whole world.
The Pinkhams had no money, and
little credit. Their first laboratory
was, the kitchen, where roots and
herbs were steeped on the stove,
gradually filling a gross of bottles.
Then came the question of selling
it, for always before they had given
it away freely. They hired a job
printer to run off some pamphlets
setting forth the merits of the medi
cine, now called Lydia E; Pinkhams
Vegetable Compound, and these were
distributed by the Pinkham sons in
Boston, New York, and Brooklyn.
The wonderful curative properties of
the medicine were, to a great extent,
self-advertising, for whoever used it
recommended it to others, and the de
mand gradually increased.
In 1877, by combined efforts the fam
ily had saved enough money to com
mence newspaper advertising and from
that time the growth and success of
the enterprise were assured, until to
day Lydia E. Pinkham and her Vege
table Compound have become house
hold words everywhere, and many
tons of roots and herbs are used annu
ally in its manufacture.
Lydia E. Pinkham herself did not
live to see the great success of this
work. She passed to her reward years
ago, but not till she had provided
means for continuing her work as
effectively as she could have done it
During her long and eventful expe
rience she was ever methodical in her
work and she was always careful to pre
serve a record of every case that came to
her attention. The case of every sick
woman who applied to her for advice?
anu there were thousands?received
careful study, and the details, includ
ing symptoms, treatment and results
were recorded for future reference, and
to-day these/ records, together with
hundreds of thousands made since, are
available to sick- women the world
over, and represent a vast collabora
tion of information regarding the
treatment of woman's ills, which for
authenticity and accuracy can hardly
be equaled in any - library in the
With Lydia E. Pinkham worked her
daughter - in- law, the present Mrs.
Pinkham. She was carefully instructed
in all her hard-won knowledge, and
for years she assisted her in her vast
To her hands naturally fell the
direction of the; work when its origina
tor passed away. For nearly twenty
five years she has continued it, and
nothing in the work shows when.the
first Lydia E. Pinkham dropped her
pen, and the present Mrs. Pinkham,
now the mother of a large famiJ5r, took
it up. With women assistants, some a?
capable as herself, the present Mrs.
Pinkham continues this great work.and
probably from the office of no other
person have so many women been ad
vised how to regain health. Sick .wo
men, this advice is "Yours for Health"
freely given if you only write to ask
Such is the history of Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound; made
from simple roots and herbs ; the one
great medicine for women's ailments,
and the fitting monument to the noble
woman whose name it bears.
RIFLE AND PISTOL CARTRIDGES
Winchester Rifle and Pistol Cartridges of
all calibers are loaded by machineiy-which
sizes the shells, supplies the exact quantity
of powder, and seats the bullets properly.
By using first-class materials and this
up-to-date system of loading, the reputation
of Winchester Cartridges for accuracy,
reliability and excellence is maintained.
They cost no more than inferior makes.
Ask for them, and insist upon getting them.
THEY SHOOT WHERE YOU HOLD
No one desiring an up-to-date vehicle at right prices should close
a trade before seeing our line of goods. We have a complete assort
ment of the finest vehicles built, having just received two carloads of
fresh stock. WAGONS, HARNESS, LAPROBES, UMBRELLAS, ETC.. of
Slflj aqd fritljo
COTTON GINNERS AND MACHINERY OWNERS.
Write for Prices on ihi Following
bbit Couplings Guages Lubricators Belt, Gandy
'11s Guage Cocks Oil Cups Belt, Rubber Drill Press
k Saws Oil Cans Belt, leather Ejectors Hammers
-ings Injectors Pipe b'iies Pulleys
ceLeatLer, Packing all kinds, Shafting, Collars for Shafting and. anything
else in machinery supplies.
Columbia Supply Co* ? ? ? ? Coltimbis.'SjC.
[Made Against Parnum in Connec
tion With Certain Letter,
WHICH IS PSINTED
Below. And Which Involves High Dispen
sary Officials, the Richlaod Distill
ery and Prominent Men in a -
Scheme to Control a Cer
The Columbia State says quite a
sensation was 'created Wednesday
morning when Senator Niels Chris
tensen of Beaufort, number of the
dispensary investigating ctmmltee,
[submitted an affidavit in which be
preferred a serious charge against J.
S. Farnum. It will be recalled that
when Senator Christensen read the
communication a. few da;3 ago he re
marked that-It was somewhat like an;
expurgated edition. He observed the
absence of documents to which he had
called attention in his tffliavlt last
Wednesday through Senator Hay
and Mr. J. FraaerLyon, the following
"ffHavit WastfT^rta to the supreme
x'uo state of South Carolina, Count?
of" Charleston?In the Bupreme
court. The Ssate ex rel. J. T. Hay
et ai., petitioners, plaintiffs, against
J. S. Farnum, respondent, defen
Scuth Carolina, Richtend County.
Before me personally appeared Neils
Christensein, Jr.. who being dulv sworn
says: That the letters delivered by the
court to the petitioners are not all of
thev letters contained in dispensary
No.' 12 in the city of Charleston and
to wtioh petitioners consider them
selves entitled under the proceedings
Ttat the deponent saw in the cus
today of the ssld J. S. Farnum In
said dispensary No. 12, a letter of
wtish the following is a cop;:
Blcbland D s'lllery Company,
Macon, Ga., April 22, 1905.
Mr. J. S. Farnum, Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: In reference to letter of
introduction forwarded to me from
Seibles, bog to state that on tbe ad
vice of several of my friends I was
persuaded to take.8500 worth of sb< ck
in this p?per edited by James Henry
Rice, Jr., Mr, Seibles &ho agreed to
lake a similar amount. It was under
stood that Evans, Tatum, Towill, and
Boykin were also to take stock in this
paper and several other parties who
felt an Interest in the welfare of the
dispensary. For this reason I consent
[ ed to take the steck as stated above.
Besides I believe that Mr. Reils a
power in St uth Carolina andean be
of much help to us and also to the
Trusting that I have explained the
matter thoroughlv to you, and that it
meets with your approval.
The BichLnd D'pMlery Company,
|\ ? ,Jf. M Blaok,
P. S.?Beg to irclose you the letter.
[ Seibles taken this amount out of steck
and paid for it.
N. M. B.
That deponent is cf the opinion
that said letter is pertinent to the
matters to be investigated by the com
mittee. Nells Chrlstensen, Jr.
Sworn to before me thJp 9 th day of
I January, 19C6 T. A. Morgan,
Notary Public, south Carolina.
This Is indeed a grave oharge and
'It may mean imprisonment for Far
num. A threat many people Wednes
day expected that It w?uld mean im
mediate tro- ble for tbe aecubed. The
court #Wednasday afternoon in the
ccnpult'ing room deliberated over the
matter and passed.the following order:
"On reading tbe affidavit herein of
NeUs Ohrlstpnfen, Jr., dated the 9th
nt January, 1906;
?On mation or J. T Hay and J. F.
Lyon, attorneys for petitioners:
Vic is further ordered, that said J.
S. Firnum do Ehow cauBe before tnis
court at Columbia, S. O.J at 10 o'clock
m. on the 15th d8y of January,
1906, why he should not be attached
for contempt of this court for failure
bo deliver the letter described in the
KUidavitof Neils Christengen, Jr., as
required by previous ordern herein.
"It is further ordered, that a copy
of this order and also of said allliavlt
THE DR?fi STORE
is the one place on earth
where it is unsafe to look
If you are satisfied with
getting the worth of your
money, the best Medicine
it is possible to compound
from 'the highest grade
drugs, and the sen-ices of
an experienced Pharma
cist you will send your
Doctor's Prescription to
of Neils Christelen, Jr., be served on
said J. S. Farnum."
"Y. J. Pope,
"January 10, 3906."
Thoj Are Found in Every Part of
Many citizens of JOrangeburg have
good reason to be tbanktulfor burdens
lifted from aching backs, which they
bore patiently for years. Scores tell
I about their experience publicly. Here's
a case of it:
A. S. Chaney, mill hand in the Cot
ton Mill, says: "My back and kidneys
troubled me for a number of years. A
dull heavy pain existed in the small
of my back, taking all ainbition out of
me and preventing me from getting
any rest or sleep at night. At times
it was so severe as to make me lay off
from work for days at a time which
means dollars and cents. I consulted
a doc or and be told me after a thor
ough examination that I had diabetes.
II could not well afford the extensive
I treatment he thought necessary and 1
tried the best recommended remedies
I kne v of, but not receiving any bene
fit-fvom any of them I was actually
disco raced. Some one told me about
Doan's Kidney Pills and I procured a
box at the J. G. Wannamaker Mfg.
Co. I did not expect tbem to do me
any more good than any other reme
dies I had tried ahd could hardly be
lieve my own feeling when iny back
stopped aching. In a short time the
kidney secretions oecame normal and
regular: I rested well at nights and
my work became a pleasure to me.
For what Doan's Kidney Pills did tor
me I can and will recommend tbem to
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co,, Buffilo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
bultl a Gr?vo,
The grave in which lies the body of
the man she called husband was yes
terday deeded away by Mrs. V. J.
Dubois, of Des Molnes, for 840 to Mrs.
Mary Dubois, of Denver, whose claim
as wife of tbe same man has been
substantiated by the courts. With
the transfer goes the Desmois wo
man's claim to the body of the promi
nent and wealthy Des Molnes contrac
tor, E. T. Duoois, who was round to
have three wives, one in Des Meines,
one In Denver and one in New Orleans.
It Is said that Dubois also baa family
connections iu New York and Phila
delphia. It was only that tbe title
might rest with the legal wife that
the transfer was made. Mrs. V. J.
Dubois, firmly beliving that the oth
er women were imposters, had purch
ased the lot In the cemetary, and the
possession (f the grave remained with
her until tbe courts decided that the
legal rights rested in Mrs. Mary Du
bois of Denver, and she then parted
with the remains of Ler supposed hus
band for 840.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered
fir the genuine. These worthless
imitations have similar sounding
names Beware of them. The gen
uine Foley's Honey and Tar is in a
yellow package. Ask for it and refuse
any substitute. It is the best remedy
fjr coughs and colds. Dr. A. C.
Baerlficted Her Life.
Three women were burned to death
and one was ir Jured Saturday in a tire
that destroyed a b warding house at
1611 Missouri avenue, St. Lruls. The
building caught fire from tbe fur
nace, The dead: Mrs. Pauline Her
mann, Miss Jewell Reed, daughter of
proprietor; Mrs. Pulvermacheri Mrs.
Hllger, aged 70 years, who was sick,
jumped from an uppor window break
ing a leg. Miss Jewell Reed lost her
life In trying to save others. She
rushed into tbe street and cried for
help. Then she dashed back into the
house to alarm the occupants. The
three bodies were found in the bath
Chronic Constipation Cured.
One who sutlers from chronic consti
pation is in dancer of many serious
ailments. OrlnoLixatlve Fruit Syrup
cures chronic constipation as it aids
digestion and stimulates the liver and
bowels, restoring the natural action
of these organs. Commence taking it
to-day and you will feel better at once.
Orlno Laxative Fruit Syrup does not
nauseate or gripe and is very pleasant
to take. R fuse substitutes. Dr. A
Impossible to foresee an ?ccident.
Not impossible to he prepared for it.
Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. Monarch
An immense lot of Clothing to be
sold in the next 30 days regardless of
price. J C. Rapf.r'nlp.
I am buying Hides,
Sheep Skins and Bees
jj? Wax, and pay the
highest market price
for same. See me at
Cotton Plat orm be
R. N. OWEN
IDrs. Perryclear & Sifley
Office in New Dibble Building.
We will attend |all calls in the
R. SI FLEY, Specialist in Dental
DProthesis, Crown and Bridge
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of tbe skin. Put ar
end to the misery. Doan's Ointmeni
cures. At any drugstore.
HOME FBOM WAE.
Startling Scenes Enacted in the City
I was passing tbe empty university
last Saturday morning. Minute snow
was lashing through the air before a
bitter wind, but it thawed as it fell,
and people went slopping through the
lfilthy puddles, in galoshes, as is th
asbion here. Training in disord r
through the dirt and wind, mixed up
with the market people and the little
open droskles that dash up and down
the streets like our handsoms, came
a string of soldi ;rs slowly miking
their way westward,
They had just passed the booths
where the butchers and othe loyalb s
slaughtered the students. They had
reached the point were tbe Ccssaoks
shot blindly into the procession that
had accompanied the funeral of tbe
student Baumann. There they halt
ed because the cross road in front was
blocked with traffic and a few passers
by began to look at them curiously.
They were not to be called a col
umn, nor were they organized as an
advance party. They were not organ
ized at all, but a .few caivery came
first, their hairy little horses throw
.ng up a steam into the wine; then a
few infantry, not more than a batal
Ion, I think, covered with filtu, their
uniforms torn and patched, some in
low caps, like our own men, some In
high f urey caps matted with mua and
sqow. Behind followeda rambiag
line of carts, and it was the slg. t
of the men stretched inside them with
dirty bandages nuad their heads, or
arms, or feet which showed to us what
the party really was.
They were the soldiers returning
from the war?the van of the great
and ruined army coming home. At
last they had complettd tbe 5 000 or
6,000 miles of their j urri?y through
the Siberian plains ?Uli VYCj.e alive 1l
the heart of their own country. And
this is how they were received.
The municipality had intended to
arrange some sort of festiviiities at
the station. Tuey had Intended to
give little presents to the men?choc
olates and cigarettes, I suppose?and
little decorations for the officers with
the inscription: "To the Defenders of
I the Country."
I Whether these festivities were ever
held and those little presents given 'I
cannot say. The papers had announ
ce d that oi; sndiers wmldbjgln
to arrive oq Sunday. Tht gov-rc
. ment took care that they snou.d ar
j rive on Saturday. The presents miy
I possibly have been rushed cut In carts
I to meet them, the ugh it would be
more like the Russian officials to re
; tain the offerings of their patriotism
But so little interest was taken in
the whole thing that the evening p%
pera continued to announce that the
army would bpgln to arrive next day,
and as far as I can discover no f urth
er notice of any kind was taken of the
I defenders of the country. So they
j drifted westward of the dirty bfirsts
; and dlssappeared into their t arracks.
The reservists among them appear
j to have been dismissed at once. At
: all events the crowds of beggars v\ ho
I with threats and curses violently ce
mand the milk of human kindness up
on the streets have been Increased b;
many tattered creature who limp
about in traces of departed uniforms
and as they pass tbe people say "A
soldier from the war."?Jdoacow Cor
respondence New York Sun. ?
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Colds, which pave Instant rtliff, ana
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Family Burned iu Ueath.
Several persons, comprising an en
tire family, were burntd to death in a
fire which destroyed the hem3 of
ls-u c Syier, at Pldasant, Juniata cou."
ty, Wednesday morning, lhe dead
are>Mr. Syler i is.daughter, Mrs. Petrr
Martin and lhe lalter's live chil
A isu> lirice farty.
A pleasant surprise part, may be
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takiog a medicine * ch will relirve
their o&in and discox-ort, viz: Dr.
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most wonderful rcmery, affording
sure relief and cure, for Lead; c ie, d(z
siness and constipation. 25c at any
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Every year that you enrry nn Jlquitable Policj
it becomes more, valuable?Becomes not
only a protection to family and business
interests, but an actual asset, upon which
you can borrow money?or that you can
turn in for actual cash.
lint it isn't everybody can
got an Equitable Policy.
JAS. W. ZE1GLER,
Special Agent, Orangeburg. S. C.
Editor Times and Democrat.
I wish to inform the public generally
and my friends in particular, that I
am writing Life Insurance for the
Oldest Chaktkued Old Line Com
pany in The United States. It
j will pay those desiring a policy to see
I me before placing their insurance.
1 CanCeutainly SaveTiik.m Money.
and Will Guakantee To Do So If
I They Will Give Me a Chance.
(At the People's Bank.)
I "Little Colds" neglected?thousands
of lives sacriticed every year. Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures lit
tle colds?cures big colas ton, down tc
the very verge of consumption.
THE BLOOD DISEASED
When a Sore or Ulcer is slow in healing it is the best evidence of a dis
eased condition of the blood and a disordered system. They show that the
bodily impurities, which should pass off through the natural channels of
nature, are being retained in the system from some cause. The blood ab*
sorbing- the waste matters becomes steeped in poison which finds an outlet
through the Sore or Ulcer, keeping it _ . . . . . . i
? r. i ??a *^L^?? a ? I have not words strong- enough to
inflamed, painful and festering. As praiso your great medicine. I had a
the blood constantly discharges its Bor? on my temple for years. It
__;?__ ? -a. ? rt, - ? Zii._? /.,??_. would itch, burn and bleed, and I could
poison into these places, they eat not get it ?o heal. After taking S. S. 8.
deeper into the surrounding flesh and awhile it began to disoharge, and when i
* j _the poisonous matter was out it healed.1
tissues, growing larger and more this was about ten years ago and I have
offensive in spite of all the sufferer never Been any sign of it^ince. .
can do, until the-entire health is J0SEPHT7S BEH>. j
affected. Washes, salves, powders and such treatment are desirable for the
reason that they are cleansing and also help to relieve the pain, but they are
in no way curative. The blood is filled with/
poison, and until it is remover?, the sore cannot
heal. S. S. S., is the only cure for these evi
dences of impure blood. It goes down to the
root of the trouble and cleanses the circulation;
PURELY VEGETABLE. of a11 poisons and impurities. S. S. S. enriches
v " the blood and reinvigorates the different mem-'
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nature intended. Then the discharge ceases, the sore scabs over, new flesh
is formed, and the place heals permanently. ok on Sores and Ulcers and
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Is your boy supplied with suitable apparel for fall.
If he is not it will pay you to come here and see our
immense collection of pretty and exclusive styles we
show in little boy's and big boy's fall; and winter
clothing. . ^ ?
Stylish suits for the youngster's from 3 to 8 years in an
unususliy fine assortment of styles and fabrics. Just
the sort that mother's fancy the most, and that the lit
tle fellows are proud of.
Two piece suits forkoys S to 16 years, either tingle or
double btested style; well tailored and beautifuDy
Prices $1 to $6.
Fairey & Weeks.
Tombstones and Monuments.
Irepresent three large marble works, and it will pay anybody
needing anything in this line to get my prices before buying,
l'ou should not fail to mark the la>t resting place of your loved
ones with a stone whose inscription wll survive for many years
the crumbling touch of t me. It is a duty of love that should" bo
symbolized by something more lasting than flowers watered by
tears of grief. Every slab, shaft, tombstone or monument I han
dle is a triumph of the stone cutter's, sculptor's and engraver's
art and my prices are most reasonable How about thatneglect
? grave of mother, or father, sister or brother? Can refer you to
work dune in this county by the companies I represent, and I think
that you will agree that it is first-class in every particular. ,
Also take orders for hiph-grade sewing machines, pianos and
organs. Others are higher in price?but none better.
J. WANNAMAKER, Orangeburg, S. C.
Residence on Pearl street between Orange street and Railroad Avenue.
as everyone is anxious to try our
"Little Daisy" Buggies. They are
triumps of modern inventive genius
and a great boon to horses?so easy
and frictionless do they run. They're
not the only ones, however, in our
stock?-'Everything on Wheels," un
less it might b2 a nre engine, and.we
could get you that.
OSCAR R. LOWMAN,
Orangeburg, S. C.
I Cures Cholera Infantum,
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and the
Bowel Troubles of Children of
J}ny Jtge. Aids Digestion,
Regulates the Bowels, Strength,
ens the Child and MAKES
?fcinDIW rVTCVfclWJH ? TEETHING EASY.
Costs Only 25c at Druggists, or mail 25c to C. J. MOFFETT, M. D., St Louis, Mo.
Mother ! Hesitate no longer, but save the health and life of
your child, as thousands have done, by giving these powders.
TEE7HINA is easily given and quickly counteracts and over
comes the effects of the summer's heat upon teething children.
I I ! I II II ? f II IJ \ J <iv i t
Money in Loan
OX FARMING LANDS. Long
time. No cot mission charged.
Borrower pays actual cost of perfect
inn loan. For further information
address: John B Palmer & Son
1-3* Box 282, Columbia, S. C.
For Rent. Jan. I, 1906.
THE TWO STORY DWELLING,
with large garden and outhouse,
corner Doyle aud Wiles Streets, oppo
site Mr. E. N. Scovill's residence. Ap
ply to Gbo. H.Coknelson.