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A CHRISTMAS CAROU
*Carol, children, carol,
For Christ is horn to-day .*8&
To all the earth, oh! slog His birth,
Rejoice on Christmas Day 1"
If we had never heard before
The story old and sweet,
Or the shepherds and the sages
Low at the Baby's feet,
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It might the less have moved us
Who thrill with Joy to-day 9i
As once again to Bethlehem
We take our happy way.
Tis such a tender story
We like to teU it o'er.
And every time We hear It
We love HiBPsll the more.
Tis suoh a hallowed picture
That all the worldmay see
I The little Child from Heavea
Oa the Madonna's knee.
**Carol, children, carol,
For Christ is born to dayt
The angels sing, and we must brtnf
Our praise on Christmas Day."
We lift our eyes adoring
To yonder fields of blue,
Where the midnight clouds were broken
To let the glory- through.
O'er mount and plain we follow
The wondrous Morning Star,
Which silvered every rugged hill
And swept the shadows far.
With shepherds and with sages,
Low at the Baby's feet,
We bring our clustered gifts to-day,
The costly and the sweet.
Our best we'll haste to offer.
For naught tob dear can be
Tolay before the Holy Child
On the Madonna's knee
"Carol, children, carol,
The Christ is born to-day
Glad tidings sound the world around
Rejoice on Christmas Day."
To hear the angel musio
Our earstoo deaf have grown,
Yet may we swell the chorus
That surges round the throne,
And "Glory in the highest,'
Our lips shall sing to-day
Unto the blest Redeemer
Who hears us when we pray.
And we with sage and shepherd
Will worship at His feet
How can we help but love Him,
The Baby is so sweet?
With countless thousand thousands.
Our praise and thanks shall be
Outpoured before the Child of Heaven
On the Madonna's knee.
Carol, children, carol,
For Christis born to day!
To all the earth proclaim his birth
Rejoice on Christmas Day!'
Margaret E Sangater, in Christian Union.
HE LONE MAN'S CABIN.
The Story of Stephen Barrymore'a
Christmas.
[Written forThis Paper
jN the slope of an Ore
gon hill stood the
lone man's cabin, In
the midat of a piti
less Christmas night
Marvelous was the
fact that It stood,
moreover, instead of
scattering its frag
ments on the wide
stream of the wind
That winter the humid Pacific climate had
seemed to congeal on the Oregon coast, and
over grass which had been scarcely pow
dered from sight for years, the snow now
stood three feet deep. Great drifts bedded
the forests. Canyons were half choked,
and stinging crystals of snow still flew In
the air
The dim night landscape swept away in
grandeur, hilla massing on hills, their
density of pine verdure only suggested by
contrast with the snow In summer day
light the lone man's clearing, his smaller
patch of cultivation, his spring of living
water, and his path threading towards river
landing and post-office, might also have
been seen. Bat all these things were now
obliterated, and the cabin itself, shoulder
ing against the hill, seemed losing its fa
miliar lines under the ceaseless erasure of
the enow It was indeed a mere pen of
logB, with a chimney built of rook from the
nearest canyon. The lone man in building
had wisely chinked it tight with mud and
moss, and as he had no window and a pun
cheon door, he could keep out the frost with
sufficient fuel. A little mountain of stump
roots and logs lay beside his hearth, and an
Immense coal, which had been a section of
tree, made rosy his silent den. His couch,
made of poles, had been drawn across the
earthen floor and placed directly in front of
the fire It was cushioned with skins, and
be had over him the remnants of the best
overcoat- which he had brought to the State
A few other garments hung upon pegs on
his log walla His polished gun-case, a sub
stantial leather trunk, and, upon a rough
shelf, some silver spoons, were all the ob
jtots in his cabin which suggested to the
*ye past plenty or former surroundings of
refinement
For the lone man himself was a piteous
creature, his feverish face half swallowed in
auburn touzle, his weary and dejected eyes
constantly sinking their lids in sick lan
guor He was young, built with sound
white muscles, a true love of wholesome
out-door life, and a certain practical grasp
and acceptance of existing facts, these
things favored him in his fight with
the wlldernesa But, on the other hand, he
was untrained and uneducated, had been
the sport of hard fate from his birth, and
lay now half poisoned by sullen dejection
and these things were against him. He had
been "Stevie" to partial sisters. He had
been "Baby" to a mother and family bunch
now long scattered He had been mere
fiteve Barrymore here and yonder to a
world which regarded him with perfect in
difference and some contempt And now
lie felt as if he were even less than that
poor unit a mass of human nothingness
Which Icould only be and acha This lone
Wan was not apt at putting his emotions
Into words. He started up once and burst
Into tears. The tears of an honest human
NOW HIDE MEP:
creature in lonely distress must be very
precious in the sight of vlod But Steve
wrung his away from his face and swore a
large forbidden phrase, which may have
been his form of prayer. He added aloud
that he felt worse than a bear with a sore
head, and this was a nice way for a man to
pass Christmaa
No token of the day, not even a friendly
foot, had come across the spotless waste to
him. He was known throughout that re
gion as the lone man,because noother bach
elor held a homestead on that side -of the
Columbia river There were plenty of
young men stationed around the river land
ing, and all of them would be dancing at
Galagher's to-night He could picture the
rustic ball-room, festooned with hemlock
the mountain belles in their best gowns.
And, not being far from Portland, the gowns
f these belles were in the late faahiona He
tioald hear the gay musio, the floor's huge
throb to.many feet His right foot patted
with his boot and his left foot kept time
with its shoe, as all this mental panorama
passed before him. If he only had strength
to wade the snow, or guarantee that he
would not fall down somewhere and freeze
to death, he weald go to the dance yet It
was better than pining here like a wounded
beast The hot oysters, salmon, the roasted
turkeys and stacks of sweets, which made a
Christmas nig^t-baJI-supEe^ at Galagher's,
held no- inducements'-for him. The lone
man was not hungry He was only sick
and desolate from the outermost point of
cuticle to the innermost center of his ex
istence. Whichever way he looked, behold
there was a chill waste. He did' not like
himself. He-did not exactly know what he
was good for. Yery little of what is called
luck ever came his way and when he went
out after it, he constantly ran into some
yawning gulf of misfortune.
It was possible to imagine hfrngelf a suc
cessful fellow, bustling about with a good
natured contempt for all smaller fry But
the probabilities were that his past would
duplicate itself In endless repetitiona And
meanwhile the snow, the wilderness and his
unpeopled cabin were all his portionall
thepresent leverage he- had upon the re
sisting futura
The lone man, his eyes swimming in
blind aintnesti, had juss sunk flat upon his
couch again, when some muffled object
bumped against his door He turned his
head to take indifferent heed of the fact,
but not an instant for conjecturing was al
lowed him. A woman's voice pleading and
screaming, a woman's hands fumbling and
pounding, brought him up to reel and
stagger directly to her
He undid the fastenings and she flew in
side like a deer, immediately bracing her
self against the door
"Lock this door quick!" she pleaded.
"No lock to it," explained Steve, replacing
his seasoned bars in their sockets. "Got to
bar it this way. I wasn't old Vanderbilt
when I put up this palace Couldn't afford
fancy nickel and iron work."
He sat down suddenly on the end of his
couch.
"Now hide me," she demanded, letting the
cloak fall off her head and piercing him
with the largest, blackest eyes he had ever
seen.
"Ge-whizz'" ejaculated Steve, bracing
himself up with his hands on the poles at
each side of him. "Where could I hide you
in this place? Look up, and there's the
holler of the roof. Look around, and there's
the logs."
"What's in the trunk*"
"Mighty little of any thing When I
recollect what used to be in that trunk when
I first came into the woods, and what ain't
in it now, it makes me feel bad."
The woman threw up the lid and crouched
insida So quickly had her whisking
drapery disappeared that Steve wondered
if he were in one of his walking dreams,
which of summer nights sometimes lured
him out of his cabin into the woods She
kept the lid a moment raised to whisper
through the openjng
"Don'Bt let him get meoh don't let him
getme,
"Any fellow that would chase any thing
through this snow," observed Barrymore,
"must be keen for a hunt You didn't foot
it from the station, did you'"
She had lowered the trunk lid, but raised
it again to make a crack through which
she replied-
"I waded up the mountain, into the
woods, as fast as I could wade. To hide
somewhere from that man."
"What fellow is it?" inquired Steva
The trunk lid rose again softly, and her
voice hissed through.
"Itissatan!"
Til bet a peck of potatoes," said Steve,
"that I'm dreamin' all this. My head's as
light as a feather, and it just blows from
side to side I'll put on another chunk of
wood and get some light on the subject"
Ashe set some roots to blazing, their light
spread over his face like a wave of merri
ment
"This is more fun than going to the ball,"
he murmured I'm having Christmas doin's
right here to homa Guess I'll load my
gunif there's huntin' to-night"
He reached for his gun-case, took out its
shining barrels, which were polished like
silver, and began to fit the parts together,
laying his cartridges ready for insertion.
The artistic part of the lone man's house
keeping was his care of his gun. No maid
loved her ornaments more, no matron
devoted more on hair looms in sterling
silver than Steve on his gun. His best
shirts had gone towards rubbing it to its
present high perfection.
As before, there was first a muffled bump
against the door and then a prolonged rap
ping
"Who's there"" cried the lone man. The
trunk quite closed, as if its inmate pre
ferred smothering to discovery
"The law of the State of California," re
turned a robust voica
"What does the law want'"
"It wants this door opened"
"The law's like me," observed the lone
man. "It wants a heap of things it don't
get"
"There'B a woman in this cabin."
"First time one ever saw the inside of it.
then."
"I saw the door opened."
"Yes, I often look out|to see what time
o' night it is," said Steve
"Open and let me in," commanded his be
sieger. "I'm not here to parley
"If you ain't got any errand, you better
put out again," suggested the lone man.
"This ismy cabin and my claim. I hain't
Bent out any cards. I ain't to home
The outsider uttered some resounding
sentences. When these settled to the level
of threatening they pointed out such dan
gers as the following
"Why, I can kick your miserable door
down. I can knock the chinking out of the
walls and shoot you through the cracks. I
can get on your roof and stamp it through.''
"May be you could build abetter house
than I've got," said Steve, with sarcasm
"You don't know what you're doing And
you don't want to get into trouble with a
man like ma I have the law on my sida I
want my wife out of this cabin andTm
going to have her out"
"Nice husband you must be, Mr Law,*
said the lone man, to be out with a gun
tracking your wife through the snow like
as if she was a rabbit"
At this the outsider set his heel mightily
against the door The wooden bars held it,
but Steve saw them with the repeated kicks
loosening in their sockets He lifted his
ready gun to his eye, but lowered it with^
growl and shake of his head. He felt strong
and angry His weakness and nausea were
gona His blood shot like fire through its
courses, and hefelt ready for emergency
Emergency in the shape of a big, furious
man soon burst the door in.
"Now you've done it," said Steve,standing
between the trunk and his antagonist, and
holding his gun up, "you see what Tve got
for you."
The stranger's eyes were glowing, and
his breath short with the effort he had
mada Snow, driving behind him, whirled
far into the cabin. He held his hands in
the pockets of a tremendous great coat He
and Steve, like knights who have just
shocked in tournament, stood staring at
each other without moving musola The
stranger finally withdrew his gaze for one
sweep around the cabin.
"Where is she?"
"Don't lee us have no more tronble,"
reasoned Steve. "You ain't goto' to gether
if she don't want you to She ast me to
stand between, and I'm going to do it"
All the uncontrolled passions of the pur
suer blazed in his faoa That pair of black
eyes, staling through a minute crack in the
trunk, saw him snatch his right hand from
his pocket and fling it forward and the butt
end of Steve's gun simultaneously striking
it back. The pistol report was in his own
brain. She never had a doubt of what was
dona The whole thing was distinct, posi
tive, swift, like a bolt of lightningdown the
sky. The man's body came down with a
thump upon Steve's earthen floor.
Before Steve's mind received an impres- to Santa Claus for a pony, but was wise
(don, quite a minute before he could frame I enough to add "If he is a mule please Ue
words with his lips, she was out of the I hig hind legs."
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iiiiiiniuiij.u'i A
trunk and onTieFIhees, holding* the man1!
head to her breast She was calling him
fond names and kissing his foreheadthis
man who a few moments before had figured
in her mind as an evil pursuing spirit
He was now helpless for good or evil! an
inert masa This innocent non-resistance,
like the feebleness of infancy, goes most
keenly to a woman's heart.
"Let's get him into bed," said Steve,
whispering, and whitened through all his
auburn touzle by this catastrophe
But the woman waved him back
"I didn't mean to," solemnly stated the
lone man.
"You didn't do it," she groaned, rooking
the head on her arm. "He would have
killed you if you hadn't turned his pis*
toL Ob, it had to come to thisit was com
ing for yearsit had to be one of usand
now I wish it was myself!"
All of Steve's examination of heart and
pulse and eyeball were of no avail. The
man had died instantly His wife shrunk
with him from the examining touch. Her
cloak fell to the ground. Her beautiful
wild face was pressed against the dead fore
head. Shehed no team But Steve turned
his back and stood still. He could not en
dure to look at her.
The roar of wind on the hills, and the
snow driving against hisfire,suggested to
his mind the necessity of shutting the door.
"NOW XOU'VB DONE IT."
He got a bit of stone and drove the hinges
back to place making as little noise as pos
sible. Then he closed it on its wooden
latch. But some undefined deference to the
late wishes of that man on the floor kept
him from putting up a bar.
It also came to his mind that he would
have to go to Gallagher's for help. So think
ing, he began to put on his tattered over
coat and wraphis feet and legs. Ttie woman
sat still, moaning, with her eyes fixed on
the face against her shoulder.
When Steve was ready, he broached the
subject of his going to her, but she soaroely
seemed to hear So he went out, carefully
shutting the door behind him, and breasted
the Bnow.
At the post-mortem examination it ap
peared that the pistol ball had ranged up
ward through the brain. The body was
brought on a.litter across the snow and the
mountain next day, and undertakers oame
from Portland to embalm and inclose it for
its last journey
It was clear to the minds of the lone
man's cnums that hewas not responsible
for what had taken place in his cabin. But
the wretched widow was so beautiful and
the rumors of her wealth so great, that one
hardened youth after another led Steve into
private corners there to poke him with
their thumbs or wink at him, until his rage
slowly rose to red heat
Until her friends arrived she depended
upon the lone man. He enlisted the Gal
aghersto shelter and watch over her like a
child and he bore all the brunt of inquiry
He telegraphed to the addresses she gave
him, and solemnly escorted from the train
to her door a group who arrived at the end
of two days.
And very grand people they wera A sen
ator, and a judge, a millionaire and the
judge's wife, a woman almost as beautiful
as the widow. They made brief lingering,
but the inhabitants were able to gather
some satisfaction from them. The judge,
who did the talking, admitted that the de
ceased had been subject to violent moods
and at such times his wife stood in extreme
terror of him. The judge was in a state of
complacent resignation. He said he was
glad the fellow would never be able to chase
that young girl as far from home .again.
She had run before and had alwaystaken to
the wilderness. He did not like to kick a
man when a man was down, but truth was
mighty and would prevail, and the truth
in this case was that the deceased ought to
have flourished his pistol in his own face
long before he did.
The lone man stood on the railroad plat
form and helped lift a long box into the
baggage car while the widow and her
friends were embarking He was too shy
to bid her farewell, and she allowed herself
to be helped to her place as if she had for
gotten him But she had not forgotten him.
She threw up her window and drew him
with beckoning fingera
Steve came slouching under the window
He felt abject beneath that high-bred beau
tiful face which seemed to look beyond him.
"Good-bye, Mr Barrymora Thank you,"
she said, taking hold of his hand.
The lone man felt that she left a paper
in his hand, but he gave no sign of having
received any thing until the tram ia
steamed away, and was lost among the
windings of the hilla The lone man then
went cautiously up the mountain a bit, and
stood behind a rock to unfold his reha
It was a draft from Antonia Smith to
Stephen Barrymore, for a sum of
money far beyond his modest dreams of
wealth.
He was too shrewd to brag about it, or
show the token in its unsubstantial stata
He went next day to Portland, and pre
sented it at a bank, where it was duly
honored. And, shortly thereafter, his
chums around Galagher's were telling each
other that Steve Barrymore had thrown up
his claim, and gone to San Francisco, and
that was the last that would be heard of
Steve Barrymore on the Columbia
It was not the last, however. TPor, the
next year, a salmon packer went down to
San Francisco, and happened to meet the
lone man. So he had a Christmas night's
story to tell of him at Galagher's next
ball
Why, Steve's getting rich down there,
boys," said this envoy "He showed me a
building he owned, and he's got an office
that's carpeted, and he deals in stocks, and
them big fellers seem to know him. He
wears blue neckties, and it leaked out he's
takin' dancin' lessons, and, with all that,
he's the uneasiest miserable fellow you
ever saw I didn't say any thing, but I
knowed he was after that Widow Smith,
you recollect and I'll bet, before he gets
through his little dance, he'll wish lie was
back on the lone man's old claim, with his
toes to the cabin fire once mora"
MARX HABTWKLL CATHEBWOOD.
l*
I didn't intend that you should see it
just yet, George," remarked a young wife
tolier husband, "and I was afraid that you
might think me foolish to spend so much
money for atchair, but it is so comfortable
and luxurious, and I thought you would be
pleased that" "Pleased!" he repeated,
enthusiastically, "why, I am delighted.
It's just what Pre wanted' for a long"
Oh, it isn't for you, George, dear, it's for
mother."Life.
1
A* Generous Husband."What aWyon
going to buy your wife for a Christmas
present?" "I am thinking of getting her a
piano "Can she play?? "Of course not
Do you suppose I'd be such a fool as to buy
her a piano if she could play? I am going
to get her a piano because it make&the par
lor look so stylish."Texas S\ftings
Alittle shaver at Parsons, Kan., wrote
den* George A. Sher idan of Louis
iana tells another stery^ontt himself.
In the old days of carpet-baggers he
was paying his respecte io William Pitt
Kelloggittefoxe al crowded audience in
New Orleans. Sheridan exhausted hi
store of invective in dealing with his
subject, and. allowed his eloquence
mount to this:
4 every drop of wateo
in that mighty Mississippi, whose
source is the snows of the far North
west, were a sparkling diamond, and
every diamond a mine, 1 would not
stand in William Pitt Kellogg's shoes.
If every grain of sand along its banks
were transmuted into gold and the
whole glittering pile strewn at my
feet, mine own, I would not be in
his place." The Chairman quietly
tugged his coat-tail at this point and
whispered: "Sheridan, sit down you
know you lie!" The orator sat down.
On another occasion he was intro
duced to an audience in Central Illinois
by a bucolic Chairman, who said: "We
will now be addressed, by a gentleman
whose name is a familiar word from
Maine to the Missouri River. He is
one of the shiny chieftains of our grand
old party. He has spoken to countless
thousands, and his elqojience has spur
red hosts on to victon He will speak
to us in that same strain. I now inin
troduce Mr. Mr. and then
turning to Sheridan he hoarsely whis
pered: "I'm blanked if I haven't for
gottkn your name."Boston Adver
tiser.
No part of a man will stand
blows as his nose.
aa many
"The man that blushes is not quite a
brute" We suppose not, but they say
there is a whole family out in Dakota, who
had never even heard of Dr Bull's Cough
Syrup How they must blush to have "it
found out.
A calf can not go into society without
re-veahng himself
Young Mr Algernon Pell"I want to get
a pair of low shoes." New Boy"Yes sir,
something for about seventy-five cental"
"If I cannot have the fat of the land, I
can take a little lean," said a philosophical
tramp, as he leaned against a lamp-post.
Are you sad, despondent, gloomy3
Are you sore distressed3
Listen to the welcome bidding
"Be at rest"
Have you aches and pains unnumbered,
Poisoning life's Golden Cup?
Think not there's no balm in Gilead,and
"Give it up."
A Golden Remedy awaits you
Golden not alone name
Reach, oh, suffering one, and grasp it,
Health reclaim.
There is but one "Golden" RemedyDr.
Pierce'sGoldenMedicalDiscovery. It stands
alone as the great "blood purifier''
"strength-renewer" and "health-restorer,"
of the age! The Liver, it regulates, remov
ing all impurities. The Lungs it strength
ens, cleansing and nourishing them. The
whole system it builds up, supplying that
above all other thmgs most neededpure,
rich Blood.
The school-boy who tries vain to con
jugate verbs is a first-rate example of in
tense stupidity.
Excursion to Florida.
Our first excursion to Florida will leave
Chicago January 2d, '88, by joining this
party you will have the benefit of lowest
rate, best accommodations, and small ex
penses en route For full information send
name and address to M, Solomon, General
Agent Florida Southern B. B., 232 South
Clark street, Chicago.
"Our ice is going off like hot cakes," says
an ice dealer Hot cakes of ice must be
something of a novelty.
"I Don't Want Belief, Bat Gore.'*
is the exclamation of thousands suffering
from catarrh. To all such we say. Catarrh
can be cured by Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy It has been done in cases,
why not in yours3
a
Yourthousandsiof danger is delay
Enclose a stamp to World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, N. for
pamphlet on this disease.
The reporter who goes out to interview a
man always starts with an interrogation
point his head.
In answer to casual question,
How eay and truthful to tell it's
A cure for the worst indigestion,
To take Pierce's Purgative Pellets.
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Testimonialsfrom all classes
Did Wot Understand.
SalvationistMy friend, this may be
your last day of grace. Let me
^SinnerMay be! Well, I happen to
know that it is. But Tve been rustling
ever since the note fell due and may
make the rifle by night.
SalvationistJ was your spiritual
welfaie I had in mind. Your soul
SinnerDon't you see I'm in a hur
ry Good day.
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Must Be Niek.
Young housekeeper to Harlembutch
er)Have you a nice hindquarter of
goat?
ButcherYes, ma'am I can give you
a tenpound hindquarter that will melt
in your mouth.
Young housekeeperYou are quite
sure it's nice?
Butcher (confidently)It's tomato
can and circus-poster bred.ma'am,
Bnglands' Obituary Honors.
The news of Lady Brassey's death
was announced in London simultaneous
ly with that of the jockey, George Ford
ham. As a rule the papers gave Ford
ham an obituary notice of a column or
more in leaded minion* while Lady
Brassey received less than half acolumn
solid nonpareil. And when Mrs.
Mulock Craik died she get notices of
from ten to twenty-five lines only, with
her name wrongly spelled half the time.
m fci
The Uses of Literature.
"You are looking so much better,
Mrs. De Ponsonby. Is your health im
proved?"
"O, yes my new doctor has stopped
my taking chloial to make me sleep,
and instead has Mr. Howell's novels
read to me every night, and I get off
in half the time I did before."
Roman 8enators,Roman Temples, Roman
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In regard to Hood's Sarsaparilla as a remedy
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flicted with this disease to try the medicine
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been perfectly cured by Hood's Saisaparttla,
the great blood purifier It corrects fhe
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disease, and givesstrength and vigor to every
part of the body
"My Wife has been troubled a long time
with inflammatoiy rheumatism, and was so
bad last spring that it was hard -work for her
to walk She derived more real help from,
taking four bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla
than from any othei medicine she has taken
JOSEPH GREEN, corner First and Canal
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"I used Hood's Sarsaparilla last Spring,
and can truly say it helped me very much
To those suffering with bilious complaints,
nervous prostration or rheumatism I earn
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The following wortla, in praise of DE. PIEHOE'S FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION as a remedy for those delicate diseases and weak-
nesses peculiar to women, must be of interest to evvry sufferer from such maladies. They are fair samples of the spontaneous
expressions with which) thousands give utterance to men* sense of gratitude for the inestimable boon ox health which has been
restored to them by toe use of this world-famed medicnie.
Mrs. SOPHIA 7. BOSWBIX, White CottageJ)n
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JOHN E. SXOAB, of Mttleribeck, Va writes:
"3tfywife had been suffering for two or three
years with female weakness, and had paid
out one hundred dollars to physicians -with
out relief. She took Br. Pierce's Favorite
prescription and it did her more good than
afll the medicine given to her by the physi-
nine months, without receiving any benefit.
xfce 'Favorite Prescription' is the greatest earthly boon to us
poor suffering women."
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TREATING THE WftdNG DISEASE.
Many times woiaen calf on their family physicians, suffering, as they Imagine, one from dyspepsia, another from heart disease,
another from liver or kidmey disease, another from nervous exhaustion,or prostration, another with pain here or there, and in
this way they all present ah) to themselves and their ensy-going and indifferent, or over-busy doctor, separate and distinct diseases,
for which he prescribes bis lulls and potions, assuming them to be such, when, in reality, they are all only symptoms caused by some
womb disorder. The physicmn, ignorant of the cause of suffering, encourages his practice until large bills are made. The suffering
patient gets no better. DUt prebably worse by reason of thedelay, wrong treatment and-consequent complications. A proper medicine,
like Br. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, directed to the caftse would have entirely removed the disease, thereby dispelling all those
distressing symptoms, and instituting comfort"Five.yearprolonged instead of misery.
iJTnTT^TTTHI Mrs. E. Ft MORGAN, of No. 71 Lexington St..
3 rHYSICimSEa8
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alone. began ta7ring Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription and
using the local treatment recommended in his 'Common Sense
Medical AdvisBr.' commenced to improve at once. In three
months I was -perfectly cured, and have had no trouble since. I
wrote a letter* to nry family paper, briefly mentioning how my
health had bean restored, and offering to send the full particulars
to any one wtlfeng. me for them, and enclosing a damped-en
velape for repm. I have received over four hundred letters.
In reply, I have described my case and the treatment used,
and have earneetkr advised them to do likewise.' From a great
many I have renefved second letters of thanks, stating that they
had commenced the use of Favorite Prescription,' had sent the
$1.50 required for the 'Medical Adviser,' and had applied the
local treatment no fully and plainly laid down therein, and were
much better already."
ago I
was a dreadful sufferer from uterine troubles.
Having exhausted the skill of three phy
sicians. I was completely discouraged, and so
'weak I could with difficulty cross the room
THE OUTGROWTH OF A VAST EXPERIENCE.
Thetreatment of many thousands of cases
of those chronicweaknesses and distressing
ailmentspeculiar t females, at the Invalids'
Hotel andSurgical Institute, Buffalo, N. Y
has afforded a vast experience in nicely
adapting and thonoughly testing remedies
for the cure of woman's peculiar maladies.
Dr. merce*a Favorite Prescription
is the outgrowth, or result, of this great
and valuable experience. Thousands of
testimonials, received from patients and
from physicians who have tested it in the
more aggravated and obstinate cases which
had banted their skill, prove it to be the
most wonderful remedy ever devised for
the relief and cure of suffering women. It
is not recommended as a cure-all." but
aa a most perfect Spedflo for woman's
peculiar ailments.
Am powertnl, invigorating tonie.
it imparts strength to the whole system,
and to tht nterua, or womb and its ap
pendages, in parttcnlar. For overworked,
*Nrorn-out," ^ruBwiown." debilitated teach
ers, milliners, dressmakers, seamstresses,
"shop-girls," housekeepers, nursing moth*
era, and feeble women generally, Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the great
est earthly boon, being unequalled as an
appettatngeordJal and restorative tonic. It
promote*digestion,andassimilationof food,
Addre*. WOULD* DUPENSiltY IwBiwfiaT. ASSOCIATION, No. 663 Main Street, BUFFAItO* N. Y.
cures nausea, weakness of stomach, indV
section, bloating' and eructations of gas.
AB a sootSIna and strengthening
nervine." Favorite Prescription" is un
equalled and is invaluable in allaying and
subduing nervous excitability, irntabUity,
exhaustion, prostration, hysteria, spasms
and other distressing, nervous symptoms
commonly attendant upon functional and
organic disease of the womb. It induces
refreshing sleep and relieves mental anx
iety and despondency,
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
is a legitimate medicine, carefully
compounded by an experienced and skillful
physician, and adapted to woman's delicate
organization. It is purely vegetable in its
composition and perfectly harmless in its
effects in any condition of the system.
"Favorite Prescription" i* a posi
tive core for the most complicated and
Obstinate cases of leucorrhea, or "whites,"
excessive flowing at monthly periods, pain
ful menstruation, unnatural suppressions,
prolapsus or falling of the womb, weak
back, "female weakness," anteversion, re
troversion, bearing-down sensations, chron
ic congestion, inflammation and ulceration
of the womb, inflammation, pain and ten
derness in ovaries, accompanied with "in-
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Mrs. MAT GLEASON, of Nuniea. Ottawa Co.
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has worked wonders in Jay case.
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of your
Pellets. I am doing my work and have been
for some time. I have had to employ help fpi
about sixteen years before I commenced tak
ing' your medicine. I have had to wear a
supporter most of the time this I have law
A marrelon* Cure. Mrs. Ct.~& SPBAGTJB,
of Crystal, Mielh, writes: "I was toubled with
female weakness, leucorrhea and filing of the
womb for seven years, so I had to keep my bed
for a good part of the time. I doctored with an
army of different physicians, and spent large sums
of money, bnt received no lasting benefit. At last my husband
persuaded me to try your medicines, which I was loath todo,
because I was prejudiced against them, and the doctors said
they would do me no good. I finally told mj husband that if
he would get me some of your medicines, I would try them
against the advice of my physician. He got me six bottles of the
'Favorite Prescription/ also six bottles of the 'Discovery,' for
ten dollars. I took three bottles of 'Discovery' and four of
Favorite Prescription,' and I have been a sound woman for four
years. I then gave the balance of the medicine to my sister, who
was troubled in the same way, and she cured herself In a short
time. I have not had to take any medicine now for almost
four years."
In pregnancy, "Favorite Prescription**
is a "mother's cordial." relieving nausea,
weakness of stomach and other distressing
symptoms common to that condition.
its use is kept up in the latter months of
gestation, it so prepares the system for de
livery as to greatly lessen, and many times
almost entirely doaway with the sufferings
of that trying ordeaL
"Favorite Proscription*"when taken
in connection with the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, and small laxa
tive doses of Dr. Pierce's Purgative Pellets
(Little Liver Pills), cures liver. Kidney and
Bladder diseases. Their combined use also
removes blood taints, and abolishes can
cerous and scrofulous humors from the
system.
"Favorite Prescription)* is the only
medicine for women sold, by druggists,
under a positive gnarantee. from the
manufacturers, that It will give eatisfao*
tion in every case, or money will be re
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on the bottle-wrapper, and faithfully ear
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O00 doses) $1.00, or six bottles for
$5.00.
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