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Were pierced by knives of some queer kind,
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Jam your own tfc Yoltntmt
Ah, how I laughed until I cried
Otr Billy's sentimental screed;
Tho' well I knew the loyal pride
t That lay behind Us Ill-spelled creed.
Hsd he not battled for me well.
When once a spiteful boy had said
IHs missed and I the word did spell
My golden locks were "flery red?"
And had he not true-herted boy
Saved up his pence to buy a treat,
Ara.ihiB w,i5 "uam'. transparent loy.
Laid down the treasure at my feet?
Tls true I scorned his snubby" nose
His freckles and his warty hands;
His odd, old-fashioned, home-made clothes
, His servile mien at my commands.
A5.,uT,, gtlV trn&e wayward whim.
Behind my checkered pinafore,
I Joined In making sport of him.
Because myself he did adore.
Poor Blllyl years have come and gone
Since last I gased Into your eyes"
4n4 saw, like some poor wounded fawn
, Your look of anguish and surprise. .
And I have roamed 'mid scenes afar.
Have quaffed life's cup unto the lees;
And on my heart Is many a scar
Of woundlngs made by hate s decrees.
And oft I wonder, after all,
If with that little blotted line
That lies beneath time's somber pall,
I did not lose "My Valentine."
Rosa Pearle, In Chicago Tribune.
vcryono of the
Dells, from Pcffffyi
who vim 16, down
to Itufus (who was
six, and despised a
Ord Mr. Pigeon
raoved away, lie
vas such a tried and trusty friend, and,
II he was CO, such a congenial compnn
Jou. He was always ready to go fishing
or coasting with the toys, or to taUe
The girls to drive; although he was a
bachelor and lived alonft, and had
double carriage and the largest sleigh
on Pippin llill because he had so
large a heart, Peggy taid. He knew as
much about the wild thlcgs in the woods
aa "The Hunter's Own BooU" and on
- a rainy day or when one had the mumps
w ine meusius ue wouia icji stories
by the dozen stories that were worth
telling, too, for he bad been " 'round the
world and borne again, and knew all
there was to know about cannibals and
buccaneers and wild men, and all such
distinguished and Interesting people.
It happened that the only houses on
the tip-top of Pippin Hill were the Bel
fry (I suppose the Bells' house may have
received that name because Papa Bell
always spoke of his children as his "small
fry;" anyway, that is what everyone
in Bloomsboro called it) and the old
Pigeon house, which had belonged to
this Mr. Pigeon's grandfather. The
houses backed up to each other, and
there was a mutual backyard fence,
co, of course, it was very desirable that
the neighbors should be friendly and
congenial; more than this, there wus
mutual apple tree. The gnarled old
"high-top sweeting" was directly on
the boundary line between the two es'
tates, and the mutual fence had been
cut in two to make space for it. Its
branches were low and spreading, in
spite of its high top, and they spread
very impartially over the Bells' smooth
lawn and over Mr. Pigeon's orchard,
end dropped their delicious fruit early,
the first sweet apples that there wen
almost as evenly as if it were measured
on each of their owners' land. The
only difference was that the August
sunshine lay longer upon Mr. Pigeon's
Bide, so the first red and yellow, mellow
and Juicy apples dropped upon his or
chard grass ana he tossed them up
to Christine in her seat in the low
crotch of the tree, the seat that he had
made for her.
It was Christine jyho thought the
most of Mr. Pigeon and he of her, be
cause they both had a twist, Christine
said. She would always speak of her
trouble cheerfully, even Jokingly. You
would scarcely have thought that she
minded it at all: It was a spinal weak'
oess which had bowed her shoulders and
twisted ber head to one side. The
others didn't mind much when Chris
tine was left out of things; they were
a rough, merry set, but Mr. Pigeon
bad always remembered her. His
twist was in one of his legs; he had to
wear an uncomfortable iron boot, and
walked with a queer, sideways mo
tion. When Becky, who was 11 and was
called the Bloomsboro' Budget, because
she carried all the news, came home
with the dreadful intelligence that Mr.
Tigeou1 was going to move away, no
' one would believe it.
"In the flptlflAce, it'a too dreadful
.' to be true, and in the next place he
woyMMmre told us," said Peggy.
.., , But It reHy.provedtQ be true. Mr.
Pigeon's sister bis own sister! bad
gone to law to obtain share of ber
grandfather's estate, which be bad
failed to bequeath to her because she
bad gone contrary to his wishes iu
- some way, and the only share that she
would have was that old estate on
Pippin HilL Perhaps toe law might
force her to take something. else s
her share, sine he had held posses
' sion then so long; but she was Hitty,
'path booh firt K as le her. TM
the Indignant remonstrance of the
Bells. She was Illttyt that was all
he Would say, perhaps it wasn't much
of a reason, but the Bella understood,
We all know what it is to give up thing,
lo people Just because thejr are Iky
or Polly or John.
So it happened thnt the Bells' dear
Mr. Pigeon went away to a little houso
that he owned down nt PtJljlianket Mills
and Miss Mehltable Pigeon came to 11 o
at the old place on Pippin Hill and
owned half of the high-top sweeting
And the very first thing she did
It was September when she cattle wus
to threaten to have tommy Bell ar
rested, because when be shook their
side o! the tree her side shook too, and
she said the top of the tree leaned to
ward their side and more apples fell
there, so when the apples were picked
and divided she must have an extra
bushel. She threatened to have their
yellow kitten drowned because he
scampered after the flying leaves In her
garden, and, she did have their cross
gobbler killed because it ran after her
red morning gown, as a gobbler will,
you know, and gobbled at her. He
wasn't much loss, and she sent him home
plucked and dressed, with the message
that she should have eaten him if she
had not feared be would be tough.
She complained that Becky's peacock
squawked and Dicky's guinea pigs
squeaked, and the vane on their stable
had "a rusty squeak" that kept her
awake nights; and if one of the little
Bells mounted the fence she came out
and "shooed" him off as if he were a
Christine, who was inclined to look on
the bright side and to think well of every
one, said that she would probably grow
better when they got better acquainted,
and she gave Tommy and little ltufus
flvo cents each not to use their bean
slingers over the fence or make faces
through the knothole.
But Instead of growing better their
uew neighbor grew worse. She had the
mutual fence built up ten feet high, she
had the branches of the sweeting tree
lopped off where they Interfered with
the fence, and Christine's scat thrown
down to the ground so roughly that it
was broken. She said sbv had let peo
ple impose upon ber all her life, and she
wasn't going to any more.
Papa Bell, who was an easy man nr.d
absorbed in his business, said he sup
posed that so many children and squeak
ing things did make them troublesome
neighbors; but he thought they should
have to remonstrate with Miss Pigdon
about the fence, because it took nwny so
much of their sunshine. Christine bejrged
him to wait; she always would believe
that people were going to be better, and
she knew there must be something good
about Miss Pigeon because she looked
like her brother "only the twist
seemed to be. in her mind, poor thingl"
It was Kovember when Christine's
seat was thrown out of the tree, so she
could not have used it any more that sea
son any way; and when anyone asked her
how she was going to do without it in
"SHE DIDN'T TAP MB WITH A WAND, SHE SENT ME A VALENTINE."
the spring, she always answered: " ''Per
haps Miss Hitty will be good by that
time. But that transformation didn't
seem in the least likely to anyone else.
She never forgot that Mr. Pigeon had
suid she was Hitty, though how she
could ever be Hitty to anybody was more
than the other young Bells could under
Christine would bow to her, too, and
smile, shyly, although Miss Pigeon only
scowled dreadfully in response. Far
more difficult to forgive than their own
wrongs was the injury she had inflicted
upon her brother. He wrote to them
doleful letters which showed plainly
how homesick he was for the good air
and the goodfellowship of Pippin Hill.
One of the neighbors who saw him at
Pequanket said one would hardly know
him he had "pined away" so.
After that little Ilufus (honorably)
returned the five cents to Christine, be
cause he knew be should yield to the
temptation to make faces through the
Christine turned a little pale when she
heard this about Mr. Pigeon, and the
put on ber thinking cap. She couldn't
go to school like the others, she couldn't
go skating; in fact, there were so many
things she couldn't do that it would
have been very discouraging to one who
believes less firmly than Christine did
that thinga as well as people were going
to be better; but that gave her ull the
more time to wear ber thinking cap.
And Christine's thoughts were pretty
apt to blossom into deeds some way.
Christine bad made the Christmas
wreaths of evergreen and holly from
their own Pippin Hill woods, and she
had sent two beauties to Miss Pigeon,
who had promptly returned them with
the message that she didn't want such
rubbish littering up ber house. Now
when they heard that sad news from Mr.
Pigeon she was makii7 valentines, bhe
had a very dainty knack with both pen
cil and brush, for a 14-year-old girl, and
ber valentines were more beautiful
than any that could be bought in the
shops, or so the Bloomsboro' young po.
rhe fashion of sending valentines
might wane elsewhere, but it always
cried over them. And now she had
flourished in Bloomsboro, perhaps be
caue Christine Bell kept it tip. She
sent them to the very last people Who
expected to have a valentine to neg
lected old pctiple and forlorn sick pco
ple, lb Biddy Maguire, Just from the
old country, and "kilt" with homesick
ness, and to Antony Burke, the old
miser, for whom no one had a civil
word and who, pcrbnpR, didn't deserve
one. And for every valentine thnt was
disregarded or thrown impatiently
aside, a dozen made a little warmth and
comfort in a sad heart; for nobody has
yet begun to understand how great is
the day of small things,
Christine was more mysterious then
usual this yenr about her valentines;
she colored when l'eggy said she would
better send one to Miss Pigeon, but they
never thought she would; they thought
she was only sensitive about her Christ
mas wreuth. When Mr. Pigeon went
away he gave Christine an old desk that
he bad had ever since he was a boy. It
had initials and hearts and anchors cut
Into it and was whittled at every cor
ner; you would have known if you'd
seen it anywhere that it bad belonged
to a boy. But Christine would have it
In her own room; she thought it was
beautiful. It had his boy-letters and
diaries in it, and she had laughed and
found In that old desk material for the
very queerest valentine she had ever
made; and although she liked to share
the fun of making her valentines with
the others, she was a little secretive
What should the paper be but n leaf
from one of the old diaries, one side all
written over in an unformed, boyish
hand; and this is what was written on
it, the ink faded by time:
"I cant bare to rite becos hlty hot the
Fever and 1 cant bare knot to rite hecos
It semes like tellng somboddy. she held
ml hand tlte when she did knot now eny
boddy last nlte and 1 did knot let them
send me to bed the fellers say If she does
dl i hav other sisters but they are knot
hlty the tellers do knot understand wen
enybody sals she will ewer hav a bo like
our agusta hlty sals the Tom Tinker verse
and that meens me as Is rote on the 1st
lecf of this Dlry ml name Is Thomas Tlnk
ham Pigeon hlty has gott a Temper but so
hav a Good Meny People and she Is Good
way Inside and she Is hlty and she and 1
will alwys 11 v together but 1 cant bare to
rite eny moro for 1 want to now what the
dokter sals, they say s. feller must be A
Man but wen It Is hlty 1 cant bare"
Here the words became illegible ou
the old yellow paper; there were blot3
and smudges as of tears. Though valen
tines are supposed to be dainty, Chris
tine didn't try to clean it a bitl And on
the unwritten side, instead of painting
any of her pretty flowers or drawing
hearts or cupids, she only wrote "the
Tom Tinker verse" which Hitty had
levingly quoted to her brother:
" Tom Tinker's my true love, and I am his
I'll gang along wf him his budget to
It certainly was a very queer valen
t.'r.e. Christine thought it would prob'
ably bo returned, even more scornfully
than the Christinas wreath if Miss
Pigeon should guess ho scut it and
she would be likely to guess that it
came from the Belfry; for she knew that
her brother hnd given them many of
She sent it with fear and tremblinc
and she told none of the others, for th
older ones seemed, in their hearts, to
snare the feeling of Tom and little Ilu
fus, that the ouly form of approach lo
Miss Pigeon was bean-slinsrer in hand.
The valentine wasn't returned; but
nothing seemed to come of it. The Bells'
Jane heard from Miss Pigeon's Jane
that her mistress had neuralgia. One
day after March had come, and a blue
bird had been seen to alight upon the
high-top sweeting tree, as Christine
came along the garden path there come
a shrill, imperative voice through the
Knothole in the fence.
"If you have any more of those
leaves, stuff them through the knot
hole; if you have the whole diary throw
it over the fence."
Of course Christine wasn't going to
do that with the diary that seemed so
precious; but she did send it around to
Miss Pigeon s door by old Jeremy, the
gardener, for none of the boys would
It was about a week after that a man
made, under Miss Pigeon's direction, a
new seat in the crotch of the apple tree
a seat that was delightfully comfort
able for a back that wasn't straight.
Miss figeon seemed to know just how,
When it was finished she went up and
examinea it ana tried It. Then she
called to Christine, who was sitting on
"I'm a cantankerous old woman. I
was born cantankerous," she said. "But
there's your seat!"
No one at the Belfry knew what to
think of Miss Pigeon; it was little ltu
fus' opinion that a good fairy bad
tapped her with her wand and turned
ber into something else, and he wa
much disappointed to find, on peeping
through the knothole, thnt she looked
just the same. ..
"It's delightful," Christine said, slow
ly. "But it isn't exactly what I meant
by I he valentine," she added, j her
But ft few days after, wluit unriHin.a
had meant by the valentine really did
hflppeni Sometimes things that seem
too good to be true do come to pass in
this world. MlsS Pigeon mounted tho
high bbggy in which she drove herself
and wentdown to Pequanket; when she
came back Mr. Pigeon was with herl
Tommy discovered it first as they drove
into the yard and raised a shout. All
the young Bells rushed pell-mell into
the apple tree and tifdpped from Its
branches Ihtd Miss Pigeon's orchard
even Peggy who was 16 shouting and
laughing and crying all together. They
quite forgot Miss Pigeon until her harsh
voice broke into the whirlwind of greet
ings; with all its harshness there was
a queer little quaver in Itt
"He's come back and he's going to
slay," she Bald. "It is he that belongs
here and not I. If you're born with a
cross-grained disposition you've got to
get over it when you're young or you'll
have to have more'n a ten-foot fence be
tween you and other people! I'm going
back to nursing people in a hospital
yes, I can, though you wouldn't think it;
and they like mel There's a doctor I
know who has invented a new con
trivance for formakingbacksstratght"
her voice really broke now, but she re
covered herself instantly; "they're
easier to straighten than crooked dis
positions! I'm going to send one here,
and I want her to try it." She nodded
toward Christine, and then she turned
away suddenly. Little Bufus ran after
her prudently keeping his band on the
bcan-slinger in his pocket. (They had
discovered at an early stage of the ac
quaintance that if Miss Pigeon had a
weakness it was a terror of the bean
slingers.) "Are you really just the
same? Didn't a good fairy turn you
itito something else?" he demanded,
Miss Pigeon turned and looked down
upon him, her strong features working.
"Yes, she did!" she answered, gruffly.
"Did she tap you with her wand?"
pursued little Bufus, eagerly, delighted
with this confirmation of beliefs that
were scorned in his home circle.
"She didn't tap me with a wand,"
said Miss Pigeon; "she sent me a valen
tine!" Sophie Swett, in N. Y. Inde
pendent. HIS FIRST VALENTINE.
Although a Bccond-IIaud One, Be Was In
llllssfal Ignorance of the Fact.
Eight years of age and what a glory
there was In valentines! We had picked
one out. It was ugly green, impossible
pinks, and other hues too horrible to
imagine. Cupid without clothes stood
iu a snow bank, shooting darts ut a pair
of lovers who billed at the same old
billboard and never seemed to mind
the frigidity of the weather. It cost
seven cents, envelope and stamp three
cents more. In a crabbed hand it was
sent forth upon its delightful mission
and he was at the little rural post
office window to see that it did not go
amiss. She smiled and blushed when
the dainty thing was handed to her.
She a miss of seven, with soap curls,
and checks as red as rosy apples. Could
she guess? Not she; she didn't stop to
guess or think, but ran shrieking home
with the cheap affair hugged to her
baby breast a missive worth mom
than gold or diamonds; her first valen
tine. And he who sent it he gazed
after the flying form with a strange
feeling in his heart. He wanted to teil
her all about it. Ho wanted to tell her
that he was the one who sent it; but ho
was a little man, and he kept the secret
to himself, and asked time and again
at the post office window if there was
anything for him. The others, his
schoolmates, boys and girls, they found
messages put up in fancy envelopes, all
nicely stamped and directed; but there
was none for him.
nis head was not held upright, and
his eyes were not bright when he en
tered his home, nis mother saw that
r.omething was wrong, and she ques
"I got no valentine. I I sent one,
but but I guess she forgot." And
he went to prepare for supper.
When he sat down to tea a pretty,
dainty valentine wat upon his plate."
"She didn't forget me, mamma! See,
mamma!" he cried, with joy.
And mamma joined in with him but
rhe did not tell him that she had re
ceived that same valentine yeare before
he was born. H. S. Keller, In Lesli-'s
Like Those of the Paat.
The valentines of to-day are very
much like the valentines of the post,
for they express the same idea to which
Josh Billings referred in his inimita
ble way: "Luv is the same divine senti
ment no matter bow yu spel it." It
is neither the spelling nor the poetry
that captivates the youthful imagina
tion, but the daring expression of affec
tion which can be announced in a val
entine, but in no other way. No breach
of promise case has ever resulted from
the tending of a valentine. Such a prop
osition as this would never be consid
ered in a court of law, although it may
count for much in tho court of lovet
"My valentine wilt thou be,
Accept this heart so true;
Tray bestow a thought on me,
For I love only you."
Detroit Free Press
AX UP-TO-DATE VALENTINE.
She's up to data and away beyond.
And many worship at her shrine;
She sent an arrow through my heart
And claims ma as her Valentin.
Qo tell unto my lady fair
That nature whispers everywhere
Vine uu-aa, uia now'rs, the woods, th
All whisper): "Ask the maid to hm
Thy valentine, this f om iienth day,"
So I am making bold this way
id aay unto my lady sweat
My Wrt and Ufa in at hai foot
Qo, dainty card-plead well my ease,
ui iwi my answer in ner race.
Reno Count) Rheumatism.
VtetreM tMettrotat la OaaUeDOA
Bevaa Tears a SofTerr !o ftallef ffoin
Physicians Dn Williams' Pink PUIS
Work a Cars on Hr. Ana T
UatHtoH la Ms W
ftari (A tJdicUit ttxtchtoKin, ttannu.
If there Is any thlngjhate Utlre faith
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T. Keren I sh, of Castleton, Reno County.
KsnsM, to a reporter, "It Is Dr, Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People.
. " Why do rod ask. Well for seven year
I was a wretched sufferer from nervous de
bility and rheumatism. My Wrfste Were so
swollen and ray fingers so stiff that I got Do
sleep at hlghti My hips, backbone and
shoulder blades Were so painful if I moved
that I would awake so reaming with igemy,
and a small lump of bone or callous grew on
my spine, which was etqtmitelr painful.
Of course, my heart was bsdly affected, and
the numerous physicians whom I nonsuited
were all of ens mind, vis., that my days
were numbered, and they could do me no
"f could hot leave my bed without help,
end once lay for thres weeks In one posi
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bad ended my sufferings. One day about
three months Sgoi someone read to me
from the Hutchinson Qasttt an account Of a
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somewhat slm liar to mine, by the use of DTi
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
"I was struck by what I heard and pro
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and I continued with the pills, every day
adding to my store of health. My nerves
became tranquil, the rheumatlo pains began
to leave me, palpitation of the heart ceased
and my kidneys and liver grew normal.
"I can tell you of three persons of Castle
ton to whom I have recommended these
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teart difficulty): Mrs. L. Bmyth, Mr. John
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Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, In a con
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'Urn I She must have made an assignment
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Wnsx a girl wants to say a decollete
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casually mentions "that her neck is like s
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"Look here, sun," said Washington
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It may sometimes cost you a good deal to
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HAY -Clear Timothy 70U 10 50
BL'T'TEK Choice Dairy 13 19
EliUs Fresh ll4
JAMK-Sluudard (New) SD)
UACON-CTear Kib 4
LAKU Piiuiu bteam 3s 3
CATTLE Native Steers 8 80 S 40
HOUS Fair to Choice 3 15 8 50
SUEEP-Fair tuCaoice. .... 1 50 4 35
FiAJUH Winter Patents. 4 50 4 tH
Spring Fatents. 4 03 4 30
WHEAT No. 2 Spriug" 74 74
Naj Ued 7tV(j 77fc
COItN-No. 2 tti,
OATS No. 2 iu, 16l
POitli Mess (new) 7 45 7 47
CATTLE -Shipping Steers.... 8 55 8 00
HlXiS-AU Uraues 3 00 o 3."-i
WHEAT No.2 Ked W Ha
OATS No. 2. White 1H 20
COKN-No.2. . 17X
FLOUU-HighGrade 4 35 4 75
COKN-No. S 31
OATS Western... 23S 24
HAY Choice It 5o 15 0J
POHK New Mess 850
UAC'ON sides 64
COTTON Middllug 0Y 7
WHEAT No. 8 Ked 88 89
COHN No.2 Mixed 1MH 24k
OATS No. 2 Mixed 19 k 20 14
POUK Now Mess 8 25 8 7.i
HACON-C'lear Hib 6 . 64
COTTON Middling. T
Anysarsaparilla is sarsaparilla. True. So any
tea is tea. So any flour is flour. But grades differ.
You want the best It's so with sarsaparilla. There
are grades. You want the best. If you understood
sarsaparilla as well as you do tea and flour it
would be easy to determine. But you don't. How
should you ?
When you are going to buy a commodity
whose value you don't know, you pick out an old
established house to trade with, and trust their
experience and reputation. Do so when buying
Averts Sarsaparilla has been on the market
fifty years. Your grandfather used Ayeis. It is a
reputable medicine. There are many sarsaparillas.
iiuiuuijrunc Ajrcroi aa
ItrTrBM far VMsy turn.
regulate of remove your desire for tobaeoe.
Saves money, makes health and manhood.
Cure guaranteed, too and 91.00, all drug fiats.
Ciniuf when a man defends other neo.
pie he Is defendmr something In bis owa
past experience. Atchison Globe.
A. W. XcCoMfrci Bows, Pension Attor
M..a wLiua at I I II 1 1 1 I Hit atinaa.fsa sftVsnT
other week in this paper, are at Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Washington, D. O. They are tfaor-
"Whit a small mindiMrs. Venlynne has !"
"Naturally. Bbe ttae given Ber nusDana so
many pieces of It"
VJm have not been without Piso's Cure for
Consumption for 90 years. Lizzie Fbbrel,
Camp Hi., Harrlsburg, Pa., May 4, tML
Tbs nice thintra that are said about a dead
man fool no onei not even his widow.
Ir stiff and sore, St. Jacobs Oil will cure
you. Won't lose a day. Xne cure Is sure.
In Whist. "Papa, what Is the glad
bafldf "Fire trumps and a long suit."
Actors. Vocalists. Public Sneakers n raise
Hale's Honey of Homhound and Tar.
rue's Tootuaone Drops uure in one minute.
TbS greatest obligation of the parent to
the child Is to give It asafeexample. Ram's
CiscABCts stimulate lirer. kldners and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe, lOo.
An ounce of earnestness is worth more
than a pound of rhetoric.
i uind nt a bruise St. Jacobs Oil will
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'Cax you rend French!" "Er notoloud."
One of Mrs. Pinkham's Talks'
Concerning a Mother's Duty to Her
Chat with Miss
The balance wheel of a woman's life is menstruation. On the proper per
formanco of this function depends her health.
Irregularity lays the foundation of many diseases, and is in itself symptom
of disease. It is
lag your daughter to the grave, for sho will die 1
This is gospel truth she is developing consumption of the bowels !
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is the greatest regulator known
to medicine. Make haste to use it on the first appearance of the tell-tale
symptoms ; it will restore all the female organs to their normal condition.
Miss Marie Johnson's letter to Mrs. Pinkham, which follows, should inter
est all mothers and young ladies. She says :
"My health became so poor that I had to leave
school. I was tired all the time, end had dreadful pains
in my side and back. I would have the headache
so badly that everything would appear black be
fore my eyes, and I could not go on with my
Studies. I was also troubled with irregularity of
menses. I was very weak, .and lost so much flesh j
that my friends became alarmed. My mother, who I
Is a firm believer in your remedies
ence, thought perhaps they might
and wrote you for advice. I followed
yon gave, and used Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound and Liver Pills as you directed, and am
now as well as I ever was. I have gained flesh
and have a good color. I am completely cured of irregularity. Vords cannot
express my gratitude, and I cannot thank you enough for your kind advice and
medicine." Miss Mabik F. Johsson, Centralla, Pa.
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In one of hit wonderful sermonj
very truthfully said, " My brother,
your trouble is not with the heart !
It Is a gastric disorder or a rebel
lions liver. It is not sin that blots
out your hope of heaven, but bile
that not only yellows your eye
ball and furs your tongue and
makes your head ache but swoops
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Together with a
of the greatest importance that regn
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is an established fact.
Disturbance of the menstrual function poisons
the blood. In young girls suppression develops
latent inherited tendencies to scrofula or con
sumption, and no time must b3 lost in restoring
regularity. Many a young girl goes to her grave
because this difficulty has been thought lightly of,
and mother has said, "Timo will bring about a
cure; sho is young, I don't worry about her."
Mother, when you see your daughter languid
and indifferent to things that usually interest a
young girl, when you note that flush on her cheek,
that glassy appearance in her eyts ; when your
daughter tells you that even the weight of ber
dress waist oppresses her, and that she has terri
ble pains in her stomach shortly after eating, don't
ignore these signs I If yon do, you will be follow
t 7 iff
benefit me, .
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7 Y'V' '
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