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SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF LYDIA E. PINKHAM
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And a True Story of How the Vegetable Compound
Had Its Biirth and How the "Panic of '73" Caused
it to be Offered for Public Sale in Drug Stores.
This remarkable woman, whose
laaideu. name was Estes, was born in
Lynn, Mass., FebruEjry 9th, 1819, com
ing from a good old Quakei family.
For sume years she taught school, and
became known as a woman of an alert
find investigating mind, an earnest
seeker after knowledge, and above
all, possessed of a wonderfully sympa
In 1843 she married Isaac Pinkbam,
a builder and real estate operator, and
their early married life was marked by
prosperity and happiness. They bad
four children, three sons and a
In those good old fasbionod 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 tbem gained a won
derful knowledge of the curative prop
erties of the various roots and herbs.
Mrs. Pinkbam took a great interest
hi the stndy of roots and herbs, their
characteristics and power over disease.
?She maintained that just as nature so
bountifully provides in the harvest
fields and orchards vegetable foods of
> all kinds; so, if we but take the pains
I to find them, in the roots and herbs
[-of the field there are remedies ex
> pressly designed to cure the various
i ills and weaknesses of the body, and
I it was her pleasure to search these out,
I and prepare simple and effective medi
; eines for her own family and friends.
? Chief* of these was a rare combina
i tior. of the choicest medicinal roots
I and herbs found best adapted for the
, eure of the ills and weaknesses pecn
l liar to the female sex, and Lydia E. Pink
1 ham's friends and neighbors learned
* that her compound relieved and cured
f and it became quite popular among
I All this so far was done freely, with
? out money and without price, as a
1 labor of love.
But in 1873 the financial crisis struck
Lynn. Its length and severity were too
much for the large real estate interests
of the Pinkham family, as tbfo 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,
'^rith their mother, combined forces to
restore the family fortune. They
argued 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 pamphlet!
setting forth the merits of the medi
cine, now called Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and these were
distributed by the Pinkham sons im
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?
and 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 tha
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 family, took
it up- With women assistants, some as
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,
aad the fitting monument to the noble
woman whose name it bears.
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The Chinese exclusion act'dees not prevent us from sell
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-MZ?SS OF 939 STREETS.
Peculiar Architecture of the Kaffir
Quarter of Johannesburg.
After struggling for half an hour
through pungent brickfields of. arid
clay, cracked by the heat of the
sun Into a thousand fissures, dodg
ing shunting trains and snorting en
gines on a masy goods siding, the in
quisitive visitor to Johannesburg
finds himself on the outskirts of
Topograhlcally, the district/ Is
Yvededorp; technically, it is the
"expropriation area"; actually, It Is
the Kaffir quarter of the "Golden
City." Here the black man fore
gathers with his wife and family,
. says the London Express. "Tin
Town" Is more than a mile in
length and three-quarters of a mile
in breadth. ItNis laid out with great
regularity oa the American block
The streets are unpaved, and the
attempts at the construction of -side
walks are pitiful In their primitive
ness. The roadways of red earth?
dotted with crawling Kaffir babies?
are marred by unpleasant undula
tions and hollows filled with stag
nant rain water, near which myriads
of pugnacious mosquitoes are for
The crowning feature of "Tin
Town" is its architecture. Never
were houses more strangely built
nor the weird structures of night
mareland more accurately realized.
The principal materials from
which this great living area has been
constructed are- petroleum tins, the
tin or zinc linings of imported pack
ing cases and large quantities of the
lead used in the tea trade. From
these limited means, with battens of
wood for use as framework, are con
structed dwelling places very similar
to that made by Peter Pan and his
youthful crew for the protection of
Every man is his own architect
and builder, and tLe work of erect
ing these twelve or fourteen feet
high sties Is simplicity itself. First
the ground is marked out, generally
exactly square, and at each of 4he
four corners a sturdy stake, soi i?
ten feet In height, is driven in. These
are strengthened and supported by
cross pieces. Then the architect,
his wife and eldest children wander
abroad in search of tin.
In the colonies one seldom sees
petroleum in a cask. It is generally
sold in two, four or six gallons tins.
The consumer purchases a specially
manufactured pump and draws off
the oil as he needs it. As the tins
are not returnable, they are pressed
into all Borta of strange services.
Filled with earth they are used for
building walls; painted green they
are turned into flower boxes; they
are in common use as pails, drinking
troughs for cattle, boilers, cooking
utensils, besides a thousand and one
other familiar objects. Yet, despite
this accommodativeness, many find
their way to the rubbish heaps, and
are eagerly pounced upon by the
The tins are cut open, hammered
flat and nailed' to the upright bat
tens. In a couple of hours?given
a sufficient supply of material?the
citadel walls are complete, and this
sound box of a house only requires
the corrugated iron roof and a tin
chimney?or, rather, smoke outlet?
to finish it. The luxury of fire grates
is unknown. The fire may be lighted
anywhere, and the dense volumes of
Bmoke are expected to ascend sky
ward in the manner provided.
Those of the 80,000 Kaffirs in
"Jo'burg" who do not dwell in min
ing compounds reside, In one of the
several miles of "Tin Town" streets.
Seen from a distance In the strong
glare of the African sun the bizarre
collection of human dwellings looks
like some enchanted dream city.
The tin walls reflect back the sun's
rays like walls of silver, and even
the dull roofs of corrugated iron are
transmuted into something "mys
tic, wonderful" by the philosopher's
stone of the sun. At close quarters
the scales fall from the eyes, and the
awakening is rude indeed.
The Kaffir multiplies prollfllcally,
and these unsavory roads are always
filled with their naked, copper skin
ned offspring. They crawl about the
ant infested roadway and paddle or
flounder in the hollows of foul
smelling water with evident enjoy
ment. They are plump littles mites,
these children. Thev are much more
precocious and de- op more rapidly
than European lnfa 3, and they cer
tainly take life m ? h more good
The male popula n of "Tin
Towr does not arrh home until
evening, Mways bei. e 9 o'clock,
for by the .aw of "Jo"burg" no
black, save those In charge of rick
shaws. Is allowed on the streets aftei
Then he can loll up against his tin
walls?making them crackle and rat
tle like concentrated thunder?and
smoke his clay pipe, while he dis
cusses his short, but seditious cuts
Banana Culture in Mexico.
The Mexican Government Is spok
ing to develop the cultivation of ba
nanas in that country. For several
years experiments are said to lia\<
been successful, and it is intended tc
start two establishments on the gulf
coast In Mexico for the purpose of
converting the banana into a flour,
and of shipping the product to the
United States. As the flour is ex
ceedingly nutritious it is anticipated
that there will be no lack of demand
Vallenclennes lace Is still made in
Flanders, but this valuable industry
has entirely died out in the towr
whose name it bears.
HAS STOOD THh TEST 25 YEARS
The old original Grove's Taatless Chill
Tonic You know what you are take
ing. It is iron and quinine in a tast
less form. No eure, No pay. 50c.
rev One and a Half Million
to Cure, No Pay. 50c.
Hack Root. Liver Pills.
LOVE AT A PENNY A "LINE.
The "Agony Column" of Continental
The great difference between the
English temperament and the Conti
nental is Btriklngly Illustrated by the
"agony columns" of their respective
newspapers. Here we often have
amusing and affectionate love-mes
sages committed to cold print by
some Impatient and despairing lover.
It may be passionate according to
English ideals, but as yet the Briton
has not succeeded in acquiring much
of the torrid ferver of the Continental
For instance, an Italian paper re
cently contained this passionate ad
dress in its advertisement columns:
"Yesterday when I saw you I had not
then received your dear letter. Im
agine in what a state of desolation I
had been. The day was to me a veri
table agony. I could not discover a
reason for your silence. You may
guess how I suffered. But at last
yesterday evening I again saw your
adorable handwriting. Thanks, thanks,
with the whole of my soul. Thus, at
any rate, we may part with tranquil
hearts. But when I think we shall
never see one another again my soul
freezes. Write to me often, for I
have need of your gentleness, and I
have a foreboding that I shall suc
cumb to the pestilent climate of the
country I am going to. And I shall
write every other day to you. To you
all my soul, all my love, sweetest and
most adorable creature."
It is, perhaps, paradoxical to term
this poetical specimen an "agony";
nevertheless, it immediately followed
the above rather mournful. address:
"By your side," begins the lover in
rhapsody, "kissing you, gazing in
your eyes, sweetly embracing you, it
Is sweet to repeat, to swear to you all
my'love, sublime, divine, fascinating
enchantress! Mine eternally!"
French newspapers, especially those
published in Paris, make a feature of
the "agony column," from which they
derive considerable revenue. Le
Journal prints between 200 and 300
love advertisements a week, the uni
form charge being lfr. 75c. (nearly lfl.
6d.). When translated into cold Eng
lish they lose something of their rhap
sodical nature, but the following is aa
.exception: "The richest vlsdon of
thee will be found engraved on the
most profound depths of my heart.
Have always had faith in you. and
eagerly await news. Ineffaceable re
membrances." Another lover, le33 op
timistic, inserted this: "Am incon
solable to have to give up seeing you
today. Have treasured such pleasant
memories. Ah! if you were mine!
Do not go far away without seeing
me. Am sad. and think of thee."
There seems to be a romance underly
ing the "agony" which read: "Janina,
45. 111. Excuse. Impossible to cor
respond direct Attrocious life! For
got to visit cemetery." The Echo da
Paris, Figaro, L'Eclair, and Petit
Journal, to name only a few, contain
scores of similar "'agonies" every day
in the week.
The lists reveal all sorts and condi
tions of lovemaking and romancing.
One lady acknowledges receipt of
poetry, but Indignantly demands to
know why "ho" did not call for her
at midnight in a carriage; dozens of
Apollos confess their ."desolation" and
"mourn" their exiles. Every simile
and adjective known to the vocabu
lary of love is used with delirious en
thusiasm. "Little cabbage" is a fav
orite term of endearment! Here is a
recent example from the Echo cle
Paris: "Little Cabbage! Take from
poste restante, railway quarter, letter
In name of Jeanne Duval. Ever
More romantic is this appeal by a
lady to her Inconstant lover: "Bas
sano," she says, "I supplicate you lor
a reply. Hast thou suffered? The
last time I saw you so disdainful. My
poor one! You will answer me, will
you not? Love you."
Advertisements lauding commercial
articles such as soap, pills, etc.. have
so far been rigidly excluded fiom
French "agony" columns. These are
officially termed "Petite Correspond
ence." ftut the man in search of a
wife, oi . n in seach of a hus
band, is allowed the hospitality of
the lovers' column, and now and then
some extraordinary advertisements
pee the light of day. "Rich gentleman
asks marriage with negress. Replies
145, bureau 08," appeared in L'Petlt
Parisian a few days ago. It is to be
hoped that the "rich gentleman"
found a negress to his liking.
Candor is the dominant keynote of
an advertisement inserted Dy a lady
who describes herself as "Young for
eign artist, well educated, pretty, ele
gant, witty, desires marriage with
gentleman, rich for preference; elder
ly.?Letter 24,544, bureau 2;".." Totally
different, fhough equally candid, is
the following, taken from the "agony
column" of Le Journal: "Divorced
lady, age 36. blonde, sympathetic,
serious, distinguished, income 4.i"i0
franc/;, desires marriage with serious
gentleman of distinguished position
and 10.000 francs. Writo S. O. R., Le
Lower down In the same list Is nn
appeal from a lady, "aged 27," who,
strange to say, Is forced to advertise
for a husband, although she has, ac
cording to herself, a fortune of 2.000.
000 francs??80.000 In English
money! The appeal concludes: "Ur
gent. Write here within three days."
Don't Bo Imposed Upon.
Foley Sc Co., Chicago, originated
Iloney and Tar as a throat ai d lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered
for the genuine. These morthless im
itations have similar sounding names.
Beware of them. The genuine Foley's
Iloney and Tar is in a yellow package.
Ask for it and refuse any substitute.
It is the best remedy for coughs and
The renovated Munrce doctrine Is
very much likp renovated butter. It
is a mighty mixture of rottenness and
How to Avoid Them and the Se
rious Consequences of Neg
lect. _ *
"Fix me up something to knock the
malaria, doctor," remarked a sallow-;
faced, sickly looking man, entering a
prominent physician's office the other
The doctor stepped to his medicine
case, took down a couple of bottles, mixed
a preparation which he handed to the
patient with the customary advice to
'shake well and follow directions,' and
resumed his seat.
"Such cases are frequent," replied the I
doctor in answer to a question. "The
warm days and damp, chilly nights are1
certain malaria breeders and are most
serious in those who have neglected to
keep their stomach, liver and bowels in
good condition. Such persons are full
of the impurities on which the malarial
germ thrives, and it is from this class
that typhoid fever, nneumonia, Bright's
Disease, small pox and yellow fever Haim
most of their victims whenever theo^ dis
eases are prevalent.
The proper way to guard against the
malarial germ and the serious diseases
which follow it is to get into good condi
tion by taking a reliable remedy thatj
will keep the bowels clear and the liver
healthy, and to continue with it at fre-.
quent intervals during the sickly season.1
A dose of Prickly Ash Bitters three or
four times a week will do all of this, be
sides stimulating the digestion, improv
ing the appetite and keeping the bodily
energy at the highest pitch. I
Prickly Ash Bitters is known every
where as a system tonic and bowel regu
lator. It not only removes all traces of
malarial poison from the system, but
tones up the vital organs, gives new
strength and vigor, makes the body
strong and the brain active.
"Prickly Ash Bitters is the best all-around
medicine for the family I ever used. During the
past ten years I have always kept it in my bouse.
Whenever any of my family show signs of mala
ria, kidney trouble, indigestion or constipation
a few doses is all that is needed to make them
well and hearty again.?W. H. McWilliams,
Sold by druggists. Price $1.00.
Jho difference between Hlttlnfjand Mining isthcdlf.
ncrencebetween an Accurate and an Inaccurate Arm.
Choose wisely?discriminate! Get a STEVENS!
Forty years of czperieaceis behind our tried and
RIFLES, PISTOLS, SIIOTGUNS
Itiflo Telescopes, Etc_
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j > annot obtain, we shipdl*
! recv, express frefaid.on
rrreipt of catalog price.
Semite in samps !? r i.
pa>;e cat.-,1o? descrilin
the entire STRVnss tin
Profusely Illustrated, an
contains points on Shoo
in~. Ammunition, KtC.
lJeautitui thrce-colnr Aluminum Hanger will be fur- H
warded fur 10 cents In stamps.
J. STEVENS ASMS AND TOOL CO., P
P.O. Box .109c;
CHtrnpwp. PAULS. MASS? V.8. A.
E. N. Scoville.
Lumber in Store yard on
Russell iSt. of all kinds and
E. N. Scoville.
JT Cotton Sheets Baggin and
Ties, Prices Eight.
THREE FINE HEAR BEB rfO JTR
City and Countv Service.
S. J. Maday, &
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Orangebnrg, 8. C.
Office of T?ob. F. Brantley, Bartor *idg
"CUT IT OUT
says the doctor to many of his lady patients, because he doesn't
know of any medicinal, treatment that will positively cure womb or
ovarian troubles, except the surgeon's knife.
That such a medicine exists, however, has been proved by the
wonderful cures performed on diseased women, In thousands of
It has saved the lives of thousands of weak, sick women, and
has rescued thousands of others from a melancholy lifetime of
chronic invalldism. It will cure you, if you will only give It a chance.
Sold at every drug store in $ 1.00 bottles. Try it
WRITE US A LETTER
freely and frankly, In strictest confi
dence, tiding us all your troubles.
We will send Free Advice (In plain,
sealed envelope). Address: Ladies'
Advisory Dept., The Chattanooga
Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
GAVE UP SUPPORTER
"I wore a supporter for years, for
my womb, which had crowded every
thing down before it, writes Airs. S. J.
fered untold misery and could hardly
walk. After taking Cardui 1 gave up
my supporter and can now be on my
feet half a day at a time."
A Safe Proposition.
\'' We propose to sell Kitchen Safes aud Cubbouds cheaper
than ever, though the manufacturers have advanced the prices
of these goods 20 per cen amce the first of the year.
^re Solid Carload, vfhich vrasb") i^'i.
at the proper figures, and we intend to give our customers th.
benefit of our saving.
Note following prices which will hold ?ood for thirty rlars:
4 Wire or Tin Front Safe, without drawer...$2.40.
4 Wire or Tin Front Safe, with drawer.$2.09.
4 Wire or Tin Front Cupboard.$4.49.
Also Safes with wire on sides and Glass Front Oak Cup
Most of our staple goods were bought at the old prices.
Chairs from SOc up. Rockers .$1 up. Three Piece Suites, Solid
Oak, French Bevel ilirrow from $15.50 up.
Wannamaker, Smoak & Co.
"The Furniture Store."
r H E ~B*N K -0 F S-P*l rffrFIPLD
SPRINGFIELD, S. 0.
L. M. Mms, Pres. Jfc'o. MoB. Bias, V. P.
J. B. Smith, Cashier.
Began Business Aug. 3, 1903.
Paid up Capital $20,000.00
Directors.?L. M. Mima, Jdo. McB. Bean
EL A. Odom, L. B. Palmer J. V7. Jumper, T.
L. Gleaton, W. P. Huttu, a C. Salley, J. A,
We are just entering our third year's work,
with everything moving along .satisfactory.
Toe butiaesa of this bank is conducted on
sound and conservative principiles, with am
ple resources, courterous treatment, superior
service. We invite you to come and see
with a view to business.
Our savings department is still growings
Put Yo ur Surplus where it will be secure.
Place your Fire Insurance in any
Company represented by : : : :
Islar & Saliy,
and you can'tfmake a mistake. Write
plantation insurance, and also insure
cotton stored on plantation. ?
Call on us.
IZLAR & SALLY.
SOME THING NEW
Charms for Ladies
and Gold Chains.
Something Neio in Neck
laces?the latest thing out.
Some very beautiful Set
Rings for Ladies
at most reasonable prices.
Watches and Clods
repaired in tirst-class manner
and at reasonable rate. Why
m not patronize an old Confeder
ate soldier?- Why not patron
ize an old man that will save
you money? V\ by not patron
ize a man that will give satis*
_ faction. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
Russell street, Orangeburg,
S. C, Parler's old stand, oppo
site Times and Democrat, ?
A. D. Powers, Jeweler
1000 Oraugfceurg County men and
women have money on deposit with
us. Your account is invited.
Tee St. Matthew's Savings Bank,
St. Matthews, S. C.
Established In 1889.
Individual responsibility.$ 68,000.00
Resources as shown by sworn
statement Dec. 30,1905. 232,763.72
We will loan you money on personal
We will loan you money on endorsed
We will make farm loans 1'or you at
lowest Tat es.
We will take your money on deposit
for sate keeping.
We will take your money on deposit
in our a vings department at 4 per
cent compound interest.
if you have money to save, or money
to invest, or if you wish to borrow
money, it will pay you to come and
J. .Skottowe Wannamaker. . President,
J. E. Wannamaker.Vice Presiden,
C. R. James.~.Cashier,
Clarance P. Zeigler.Asst. Cashier.
Dr. Wr. T. C. Bates: J. Arthur Banks;.
Jno. E. WannaMaker; EL A. Raysor,
F. J. Buyck; M. Jarecky; J. S. Wan
While this bank is strictly a home
institution, its stock being owned by
people living in thn part of Orange
burg County, still it is doing business
in all parts of the County.
P.. ! ?g
for Your Health.
That's one of the tilings we
are doing business for, and of
course incidentally, to get a
In buying our drugs, &e., we
get those which are pure and
patent, even though they often,
cost us extra. We buy them
for restoring health?yours and
aP our customers'.
You may not he able to judge
the quality of drugs, but our
long experience enables as to
Trust us when you need med
icine and your confidence will
never be misplaced.
A. Calhoun Doyle & Co.
"The Popular Drug Store."
Carl G. Schoenburg,
NORTIT, - - - S. C.
Drs. Perryclear & Sifley
Office in New Dibble Building.
We will attend ;all calls in the
DR. SIFLEY, Specialist In Dental
Prothesia, Crown and Bridges