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Their Hard Struggle Made Easier?interesting State
ments by a Young Lady in Boston
and One in Nashville, Tenn.,
r All women work; some in their
Siemes, some in church, and some in
"the whirl of society. And in stores,
mills and shops tens of thousands are
; on the never-ceasing treadmill, earning
their daily bread. *
All are subject to the same physical
laws; all suffer alike from the same
physical disturbance, and the nature of
their duties,- in many cases, quickly
drifts them into the horrors of all
lands of female complaints, tumors,
nlceration, falling and displace
ments or perhaps irregularity or
suppression, causing backache, ner
vousness, irritability and lassitude.
They especially require an invigorat
ing, sustaining medicine which will
strengthen the female organism and
enable them to bear easily the fatigues
of the day. to sleep well at night, and
to rise refreshed and cheerful.
How distressing to see a woman
struggling to earn a livelihood or per
form her household duties when her
back and head are aching, she is so
tired she can hardly drag about or
stand up, and every movement causes
pain, the origin of which i3 due to
some derangement of th? female or
Miss F. Orser, of 14 Warrenton Street.
Boston, tells women how to avoid such
anffering; she writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
"Isuffered misery for several years with
female irregularities. My back ached; I had
bearing-down pains, and frequent headaches;
Ejdw E Pukham's
I could not sleep and could hardly drag
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Pinkham's^Vegetable Compound, and to my
surprise, every ache and pain left ine. I
gained ten pounds and am in perfect health."
Miss Pearl Ackers, of 327 North Sum
mer Street, Nashville, Tenn., writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:?
"I suffered with painful periods, severe
backache, bearing-down paint, pains across
the abdomen; was very nervous and irrita
ble, and my trouble grew worse every month.
"My physician failed to help me and I
decided to try Lydia ?. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. I soon found it was doing me
good. All my pains and aches disappeared,
and I no longer fear my monthly periods."
Lydia E, Pinkham's Vegetable Com
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Backache, dizziness, fainting, bear
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moodiness, dislike of friends and society
?all symptoms of the one cause?will
be quickly dispelled, and it will make
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You can tell the story of your suf
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ful advice free of cost. Address Mrs.
Pinkham, Lynn, Mass. The present
Mrs. Pinkham is the daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkhom and for twenty
five years she has, under her direction
and since her decease, been advising1
sick women free of charge.
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This Is the^Questidn Being Ask
ed About Prof. Berrich.
PROBABLY THE SOUL
Of tbe Wife He Had Jost Murdered, is
the Solemn Reply of Science Af
ter a Series of Remarks
-19^ [ble Scientific Ex
Adolph Berrich, a gaunt, emaciated
maniac, v?as captured by tbe sheriff
and a posse last month on the prarle,
nine miles from Colorado Springs, Col.
To the physician at the C( nnty Jail,
where he was first taken, he imrno
dlately became an ct ject of Intense
interest by reveaUng himself as 8
itudent of advanced physics and chem
Fragmentary utterarces Indicated
farther that the new Inmate bad fled
'rom Boston, Mobs.; that be was
Prof. Adolph Berrich, and that he
aad killed bis own wife in the Inter
asts of science. In a rambling way he
aas descilbed an experiment with a
fluorescent screen, ultra-violet rays
and other apparatus, and a human
soul floating away.
Berrioh's statements were so re
markable that a search was made of
che cave In which he had been lead
ing a hermits .life for years, In' the
"?Ope that something more tangible
might be found of the soul seeking
apparatus to which he referied so of
The searchers found nothing of Im
portance but a very lengthy manu
script, very illegible at times. Though
he document Is unsigned, its aurbor
Is in all probability Professor Barrlch,
or it relates in slightly less fragmen
tary form the details of the gbastlj
?cientiflo experiment on which the
mind of the manlao Is forever dwell
Considered alone as an unsubstan
tiated document, the manuscript of
Professor Berrioh Is of little apparent
value, and may be dismissed as tbe
responsible ravings of a lunatic. But
it becomes of tremendous Importance
?vhen considered In connection with
ohe experiments which have just bean
completed by Professor Elmer dates,
the Washington soientist. By the use
?f ultra violet rays a fl nroscope and
other apparatus which Berrich ramb
Jngly describes over and over again,
lay after day, Professor Gates claims
to have duplicated the soul-seeing ex
I jeriment of the mad Professor Bar
rich. He used a dying rat in the
dual and most successful test, and
detected, It Is declared, a shadow!
which passed over the specially pre
pared teeen and faded away as the
little animal died. |
Bernoa asserts that he saw the
soul of bis own wife In his expert
ment. Tbe discovery by the Wash
Ington scientist Indicates that It was
not imposssble for him to have done
THE AMAIZNG CONFESSION.
"So it seemed to me that what
would be most worth knowing on this
earth weuia b? 'vhether there is or
not any hereafter. My training In
tbe toleuoes naturally prrompted me
co scientific Investigation but for years
cay results were absolutely negative.
"Ten years ago I was convinced
that seiet ce bad no way of solving
tbe sul j c.?and Indeed, it hadn't at
hhat time. I left tbe United States
and spent several years in other oouo
'.rles. Into all those relics of super
tition known as the black rats I del
"After seven yeara I fell in love in
Paris and married a beautiful but
vain girl muoh younger than myself.
I resolved and promised to give up
my or?zy Ideas and live only for the
present, as all animals and most peo
"We were quite happy for six
nonths which we spent in Europe.
Then my old desire crept back upon
"Every nicht my wife knelt by the
oedslde and prayed. At first she
jrayed out lond ror her dead parents
ind for her*' f and for me. It was
no use to artjue with her that there
?ire no truntwerthy evidences of toOnl
?nd that the hereafter is a myth ln
v nted for sin pie minds. She had to
?dmit tbe strength of my arguments,
ff red n< ne in return but kept on
?Ith her pra\ers.
"Ah so n as the prayer was over
he dropped quickly to sleep. I bov
ver was doomed to follow out till th?
I-mall hours the cnaln of d ub'8 anc5
blows engendt red by her prayer.
Several lines are paitlaily obliter
i<ed by the weither at this point, but
I the sense is evident from the remaln
"From that rcoment I was pospess
d by an id-a. A fixed Idea, psychol
ogists call it. I rec gnizsd it, fought
giinst it, criticised ii?and the In
ane do not criticise their ldea^?so 1
vas not Insane. Yet the idea grew
upon me eacn night that if I coula
.ill a human beln^ ln the ritfht way
nd be all prepared I might see tbe j
"If I ecu d hut catch a glimpse of
he soul as it f -rs ok the dead bod.
cy doubts and misery would all be at
m end. I felt that my life wr.uld be
>< aceful ever after >?.Ld that I wtu n
tone for the murder b> jprtading he
ruth of immortality to all \hc wo Id
has stood the test 25 year
bottles. Does this record
Enclosed with every 1
^ *t would Burely be worth on
life.- m ''
Weary of what be had, endured ir
)ld World travels, this narrator of t
?voltlnjr orfm#. - turned homev-ard
"but better had I dra^n lessons from
the legends of Vanderdfcked, the
Flvlng Dutchman," bp *aays "or
Ahaauerup, the Wandering Jew, cur
Ned with perpetual youth and ever
Bp-'-'ncr nr elixir of death.
"In my sleepless nights thet^r
rat> '? was terrible to slay thfgwoma*
who lay breathing silently bes'de me.
She with her prayers, was half the
cause of my misery.
"At last I saw that I must even
totally yield to my obession, Gn'1 df
termined to prepare for it- ScIpec
had progressed mightily In the elph
7ears since J bad relinquished it
Great di> cove ries were made with thi
wide rar pre of light r?vs on tbt invif
IW#? ?id?= of violet. From the Jlttl
octave of light visible to the eye the
run up and up like the notes of a pis
no, only to Infinitely higher pitch
"I had long been anxious tn exp?ri
ment with these new rays. On on
return to Boston I fitted our house u)
with many Instrumente.',
"Mv wife, a sweet .but unintellect
ual and vain person, showed an an
tipathy to my work. She refused t
enter my laboratory, and seemed ti
shudder at my harmless fluorcscopt
and light bulbs.
''One night my fixed idea rose 1
its gradually acquired might and tori
command of me. My wife bad jus
returned from a fashionable ball.
?"She complained of a terrible hfac
ache and accepted ray offer to reliev
it. I gave her a h*podeimio of mor*
*T deliberately gave her an over
dose, but not a fatal one. The effecti
of the drug came on instantly, tb?
headache passed, she thanked m<
drowisliy and was soon iEsecsible, 1}
ing in her ball gown breathing heav
" With elaborate care I brcugbt b
my instruments from the laborator
and arranged them. My heart b?a
as it never beat before. It was not ;
palpitation, but a strong surging bee
which sent the blood to my brain in i
steadier, stronger stream than u ual
My faculties seemed exceptional],
acute, as well they might be, for ]
felt that I was the first fdentist am
perhaps the first man to see a humai
"At last the instruments were ar
ranged, tested and found to be work
ing perfeotly. Behind me were tb<
cubes emitting the ultra-vklet light
They were placed behind me becauf -
[believed that I could see the soul h
reflected light as it really looks, ant
not a mere shadow as It would appeal
between me and the light. My fluoi
ecetit screen had a lens atti-chmen
for focusing an image which I believi
was an entirely new idea.
"I opened a secret drawer in m;
secretary and took therefrom th>
most deadly of all silent death, a by -
podermlc syringe filled with oyanic
acid, two drops of which injected in
to the veins produces Instant death,
leaving no purple blotches or traces o:
"At first an indistinguishable sha
dow seemed to be gathering just abov.
the body, rapidly assuming the out
lines of the human form, and mos
perfeotin its symmetry.' The feat
ures bore the likeness of the dead
and were beautiful beyond description.
The delicate, clear and ethereal beinj. J
floated in the atmosphere with eve.
closed until the process of natun
seemed complete, when they opener
and a sublime intelligence passed ove .
the face. It floated through the ah
a moment, and then, as if impelled bj
some attraction, moved like a vapor)
mass toward a half open window, pas
sed out and was gone forever from m.
"The eyes seemed to look towarr
me an instant. The expression chftDg
ed. Nor. anger, nor reproach, bu
utter am. zr/.ent was depicted ontbr t
filmy countenance as it drifted out cf
range of my screen.
1 For some time I stood like od<
stricken dumb. The enormity of tt..
crime I bad committed came like ai
avalarone upon my brain. Again an<
again I called my wife's name an
only<ibe echo of her walling vole
"I destroyed all evidence of m
guilt and fl ;d from the city of Bnst< i
away to the mountains of the West
Here for two years I have livtd to s- ?
oluslon, many times medltatlDg m
own life, but always being desists
from my purpose becaube I wanud
first to prove what I have all tbh
time been trying to solve:
"Is death but the beginning of lift ?
"My mind Is weak and feggt d as 1
write tbis, and mv memory bother
me. I am probably going insane, if 1
am not alrra^y so.
"Well, so b4 it. I am glad to ex
perlenne insanity, toe; in fact I w,;
put eff death at d see what It Is like'
(The strange manuscript ends a
this point. There if no signature, at r.
it Is thought t?t-re may possibly have
been more )
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Last Sommer I had a severe attaok of Inflamma
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unable to leave my room for several months. I
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I continued to take it regularly until I was en
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years. CHAS. E. GILDERSLEEVE.
613 32n'd Street, Newport News, Va.
ALMOST AS COMMON IN SUMMER AS IN WINTER.
While the damp, cold, changing weather of
Winter intensifies the pains and other disagreeable
symptoms of Rheumatism, it is by no means a
winter disease exclusively. Through the long
months of Summer its wandering pains and twitch
ing nerves are felt by those in whose blood the uric
acid, which produces the disease, has accumulated.
Rheumatism is a disease that involves the en
tire system. Its primary cause results from the
failure of the eliminative organs, the Liver, Kid
neys and Bowels, to carry out of the system the
urea, or natural refuse matter. This coming in
contact with the different acids of the body> forms
uric acid which is taken up and absorbed by the
blood. This acid causes fermentation of the blood,
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uted to all parts. The nervous system weakens
from lack of rich, pure blood, the skin becomes fe
verish and swollen, the stomach and digestion are
affected, the appetite fails and a general diseased
condition of the entire system is the result.
No.t only is Rheumatism the most painful of
all diseases, with its swollen, stiff joints, throbbing
muscles and stinging nerves, but it is a formidable
and dangerous trouble. If the uric acid is allowed
to remain in the blood, and the disease becomes chronic, chalky deposits form at the joints,
and they are rendered immovable and stiff, and the patient left a helpless cripple for life.
Every day the' poison remains in the system the disease gets a firmer hold. The best time
to get rid of Rheumatism is in warm' weather; because then the blood takes on new life and
the skin is more active and can better assist in the elimination of the poisons. With the
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strengten the Liver, Kidneys, Bowels and other organs of the body, Rheumatism can be per
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mation, and for this reason are desirable, but they cannot have any effect on the disease.
The blood is poisoned and the blood must be treated before a cure can be effected.
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