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Many Prominent Men Attended
Anniversary. PRAISE FOR WASHINGTON Noted Negro Leader Accordtd Gieat Credit for Work. TAFT'S ADDRESS THE FEATURE Scholarly Review of the Progress of the Colored Race?Remarks by Robert C. Ogden. Owinf: to the delay la the Ogden special, the beginning of the exercises In connec tion with the celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of rhe Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute at Tuskegee. Ala., was delayed yesterday until at night. Among the prominent men who came In on the Ogden train were Secretary Tuft. Jtobert C. Ogden, president of the board of trustees; Charles W. Eliot, president of Harvard University; Dr. Lyman Abbott <ind Oswald Garrison Vlllard. editor of the New York Kvenlng Post. Tho party was greeted hy 1,500 students and alumni and members of the faculty and board of trustees. Among the prominent institutions ol learning represented were Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, Ot?rlin College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Ala l?imn, Alabama Polytechnic- Institute. Howard University, Flsk University, Bar nard Gollwge and the Armstrong Manual Training Si-hool of this city. President Booker T. Washington In his address of welcome spoke as follows: Mr. Washington's Address. ? And Jesus said, 1 will make you fishers of rnca.' "In the spirit of these words the founda tion of thus institution was laid In 1881, through a gift from the state of Alabama. For twenty^ftve years, then, the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute has been fishing for men. What of it and with what rosults? In our QUBSt we have used land, houses, barns, lrenneries, shops, laundries, kitchens, class rooms, the Bible, arithmetic, the saw, the trowel, the plow and money? all these and more we have used in our ef forts to fish for men. "Primarily, I believe that my race has lourtel Itself, si> far as its permanent loca tion is oowcrnoil. When this institution be gan its mission there wa^ uncertainty, lack of Talth, halting and speculation as to our permanent abiding place. As to what de ?re? the Influence of the Tuskegee Insti tute his contributed to this, and 1 will ven ture no assertion, except to state that, bo far as I can Interpret the present ambitions and the activities of my people, the main body of the race hns dteclded to remain per manently In the heart of the south. In or near what Is known as the black belt." The Growth of the School. Mr Washington referred to the growth of the school, from its humble beginning. In one sm^U building with thirty pupils, to Its present enrollment of 1,400 students, and said that the s^hoid had sent out into the world 6,000 men and women who are now largely e::c iged as wnrkei'3 In agriculture rt.'I jiieehaiii ????. housekeepers and teachers of Ik>Ui iu.lus'trial and a J. lemic branches throughout the south a* well an in Africa and oi? or two foreign countries. After alluding to the various "momentous transitions" through which the American negro has passed, beginning' with the primi tive civilization which he had created tn Africa, his introduction ? into the wholly new condition of American slavery, and his r.ew life of freedom and citizenship, Mr. Washington said: "The negro race in this country has en tered upon a wholly new period?a period In which emphasis is being placed upon a side of life not covered In any of the previ ous experiences of my peoijle. I mean the era of fre?, independent and intelligent economic and industrial development, ac companied with a growing sense of the worth and value of their own qualities and a desire to make the most of them, under (?od. for their own good and the welfare of the world. Meet Needless Obstacles. "Having to ;<ome extent become conscious of the great ui.sk Imposed on them as a people 'hey are seeking to lay the founda tion de?p in thf.' essentials of life. But In this task they jften meet many and some times needlops obstacles. "If this country is to continue to be a republic its task will never be completed as long as seven or eight millions of its people are In a large degree regarded as aliens and are without voice and interest In the welfare of the government. Such a course will not merely Inflict great injus tice upon these millions of people, but the nation will pay the price of finding thi genius and form of its government changed, not perhaps tn name, but cer tainly in reality, and because of this the world will say that free government is a failure. "As I conceive It. a part of the m'ssion of this school is expressed In the purpose and determination to assist the race in lay ing such a gradual and permanent founda tion in right living, through the accumula tion of property. Industry, thrift, skill, edu cation of all character, moral and religious habits and all that which means our use fulness to the community in which we abide, that naturally, logically, sympa thetically we shall make ourselves grow into the full and rightful enjoyment and Intelligent use of the privileges and rewards of citizenship. "Any less ambition would be unworthy of us. unworthy of you. Any less ambition would make us perpetual drags, instead of potential forces for go id." Mr. Ogden delivered a strong address on tho significance of the celebration. fie spoke of the fact that Tuskegee Institute stood out as "the unmatched example of the possibilities of an institution entirely controlled in its diversified academic and industrial curriculum, productive Indus tries. executive organization and business affairs by a faculty and corps o.f managers composed entirely of men and women of African descent." I'resident Eliot of Harvard spoke on "What I'pllfts a Race and What Holds It Down." Secretary Taft spoke of tho economic development of the negro race and praised the work of Tuskegee. It seems to me a convenient method ot discussing the negro question and consider ing the future of the negro race, to take up the operation and effect of these great war amendments, and consider what of ben efit they have proven to the negro and what security they are likely to offer to him In his struggle upward toward better condi tions. Care should be taken in discussing the Issues which the subjects I have pro posed suggest, lest one may uselessly stir up the embers of a controversy that has seriously affected the welfare of the whole south. 1 shall nope* to avoid this as much as possible by dealing only with present conditions and 1>> rwt seeking to place the blame for tne evils that have had to be met. I wish to consider the subjects only from the standpoint of the negro raoe. The thirteenth amendment, which abol ishes slavery, needs but litt'e discussion. It gave to the negro the boon of freedom, but It left four or live million of people, not 5 per cent of whom could read or write, and all of whom had been dependent upon others for what they ate and wore and did, as children turned loose in the world. Their emancipation was, of course, tho first step In their elevation as a race, but It Involved hardship and suffering and discouragement, as all great changes in existing conditions must to those who are tho' subject of them, even though the ciuinges are ultimately of the highest benefit. Enactment and enforcement of this amendment was, of course, essential to the progress of the negro. It is true In some parts of the s&ith * system of serrKuS* for debt has been creeping into vogueybut the decision of your own and able and up right Judge Jones of the federal court, and of the hi|[hest tribunal of this country, that peonage may be reached and suppressed by tha enforcement of federal penal statute* has made its continuance an impossibility. The thirteenth amendment baa accomplish ed its purpose. The fourteenth amendment secured to the negro the equal protection of the Isws or the state la whiclt he lived, and due process of law In deprivation of his life, liberty or property under stare law. This is the amendment which second to his emancipa tion lias become the most important In his development. An Imperfect Analogy. Of course the analogy between the strug gle of tha whole human race toward civi lization through eons of time and that of the negro race toward something better since Its freedom from slavery, Is Imper fect, for the reason that the negro race had during its two hundred years of slavery a close association with the .white race and wa? necessarily and greatly influenced by embracing Christianity and by the en richment of civilization. But the economic : education which the negro was subjected to immediately after his freedom likened Itself to that of the longer and harder struggle through which the human race had to pass from its Infancy until the prin ciples of modern society were recognized and enforced. The negro was brought to this country against his will and sub jected to a bondage which, while it im prove him in many ways, when ended left him in a condition of dense ignorance, of utter irresponsibility, with a sense of helpless dependence on some one else. And so with the lack of providence and with little understanding of the rights of property, we find the negro after his eman cipation in wuch the condition with re spect to self-support and self-elevatioi* that the primevtrt man was. It is true that all about him he could road the lessons which it was necessary for him to learn in' the customs and conventions and habits of his white brethren. But it Is one thing to see principles and another to make them a part of one's own life. First Essential to Progress. Of course, primary education was the first essential, particularly in the rising genera tion, to any hope of progress. But the many movements to confer on the negro the high er academic and literary education which were inaugurated were not well adapted to securing the proper foundation for the up building of the race. The homelier virtues must be instilled in a people before they are ready to receive, with advantage, merely literary or scientific education or can make the best use of it. Where a race which is denied equal opportunity and lives in con tact with a people more fortunate in having had centuries of educational experience to help them upward is suddenly given free dom and opportunity to improve itself the first impulse is to imitate the more fortu nate race, not in the practice of the vir tues which really lie at the base of its progress and success, but In those more showy things which are supposed to indi cate its high Intellectual development. In other words, the disposition is to build the top story before the foundation is laid. The groat wealth of the south was then and still is in agriculture. There has also been a wonderful growth in mining and manufactures, in all of which labor was a pressing need. The opportunity of the ne gro lay, first, in the skill of his hands as a laborer and in his industry as a tiller of the soil, and, second, in his capacity to save from his earnings sufficient to enable him to accumulate capital to buy land and es tablish his economic Independence. In these efforts he would encounter little If any op position from the southern white. In the pursuit of his economic rights and oppor tunities he enjoyed the equal protection of the laws and the right of private property secured to him by the fourteenth amend ment. This was the ladder up which he could climb to that position which no preju dice of race or previous condition of servi tude could prevent his attaining. Booker Washington, the Leader. When the struggle of the negro in the decade following the war was going on there was growing to manhood a leader or his people who saw more clearly than the rest of his race that the negro could be one of the greatest factors in the development of the whole south if only he could be led | into habits of Industry awl saving.. He knew well the history of the wrongs of tits race and that a formidable Indictment could be framed against the whole white race for Its treatment of the negro. But how would it profit the negro to dwell on the past, to arouse again the enmities of a former era? In his autobiography, which reads like the ; epic poem of a people, he tells how as a i boy he walked and worked his way f?om fcto home In West Virginia to Hampton, where, in the great school founded and ; maintained by Gen. Armstrong, he was1 flt j ted for the task which he is so nobly dis charging, of preaching an evangel to his race which will lead It on to life and light. ! If Hampton School had never done anything '? but graduate Booker Washington It would have justified Its existence. He saw clearly that the only hope of his race was economic independence, and he projected In mind the estabiiahment of an institution in which there should be combined In proper propor i tion the mental education: and the education of the hand. Booker Washington, with the ! three thousand graduates of this Institution who are now spreading the lessons which they have learned here among his people in all parts of the south, gloriously vindicate Ms marvelous foresight. He has put him self In a position where he may well preach an evangel and enforce the truths he ut ters by the work which he has done. Booker Washington would not decry the advantages of higher education for some of his race, and he certainly would not shut the door of opportunity to the negro in any vocation, whether professional or man ual. But the question be had to answer was, is It better to invite my brethren to spend their time in securing aw education and learning a profession In which they will find little opportunity to make their way, or shall I train thetn to succeed In the work which Is open to them and to add to the economic power and Influence of our race for Its uplifting. Baca Has Made Great Progress. With deference to those who have looked more Into the question and who differ on this point from what I am about to say. it seems to me that instead of affording ground for discouragement in the soiutton of the so-culled negro problem, a review of the history of this race since the war justi fies the statement that great progress has been made. Not only has there been a movement by the negro race itself along saund educational, industrial and economic lines, but there 4s much encouragement in the attitude now taken by the leading men of the south, who see the difficulties of the problem with great clearness, and welcome and sympathize with the efforts of Mr. Washington in what he is doing for his race. The white men who oan do the most good for the negro, who can aid Mm in his toil some march to better material and intel lectual conditions are the southern white men who are his neighbors. It Is one of the encouraging signs of the times that there is growing up in the south a body of leading white men who feel that the future of the negTO race affects the future of the south, and that both self-interest and hu manity reauire them to lend all the aid they can to this people in the throes of a burden some effort. Biverdale Citizens- Association (Inc.). At a meeting last Tuesday evening of the Riverdaie Citizens' Association, incorpo rated, President Joseph R. Fanning stated that, as the question of the incorporation of Riverdale would have to be met some time In the future, It would be advisable to discuss for a short time each meeting the merits and demerits of the proposition. He said that individually he had not formed any opinion on the subject, but was willing to be Informed. A discussion followed, par ticipated in by Messrs. Risdon, Shae'fer and Preston. The two former were opposed to incorporation and the latter favored it. Mr. Preston said that several years ago papers had been drawn up to be presented to the legislature, but for some reason unknown to him the matter was allowed to lapse. The vice president of the association hav ing removed from Riverdale, Mr. Hlnkley was unanimously chosen to fill that posi tion. The newly elected officer made a i>!iort ?address, thanking the association for the honor conferred and promising to use his best endeavors in the interest of tho asso ciation and the welfare of Riverdale. It was reported by the lighting committee that 100 lamps had arrived and that they were being rapidly installed. The commit BY A WELL=KNOWN ARTICLE. SO much has been written by the standard medical authori ties, of all the seveial schools of practice, in praise of the native, or American, medicinal plants which enter into the composition of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, that in attempting to quote from the various works on Materia Mfdica "ne hardly Knows where to commence, since they are so % luminous that only the briefest and most imperfect reference can be presented in a short article like this. Briefly then let us say that the""Golden Medical Discovery" was named from the sturdy little plant Golden Seal, the root of which enters largely into its composition. Besides this most valuable ingredient, it contains glyceric extractsof Stone r >t, Queen's root, Black Cherrybark, Bloodroot and Man drake root. Finley Ellingwood, M. D., an eminent practitioner of Chi cago and Professor of Materia Medica in the Bennett Medical College of that city, in his recently published work on Thera peutics, says of Golden Seal root: "It is the most natural of stimulants to the normal functions of digestion. Its influence upon the mucous surfaces renders it most important in ca tarrhal gastritis (inflammation of stomach) and gastric (stom ach) ulceration." Many other authorities as well as Dr. Ellingwood extol the Hydrastis (Golden Seal), as a remedy for catarrhal diseases oi the nasal passages, stomach, bronchia, gall ducts, kidneys, in testines and bladder. Among these, we may mention Prof. John King, M. D., author of the American Dispensatory ; Prof. J. M. Scuddcr, M. D., in his "Specific Medication;" Dr. Hale of the Hahnemann Med. College of Chicago; Grover Coe, M. D., of New York, in his "Organic Medicines," Dr. Bartholow of Jefferson Med. College, Phila., and scores of other leading medical writers and teachers. All the foregoing eminent authorities extol the curative vir tues of Golden Seal in cases of stomach, liver and intestinal weakness, torpor and ulceration of bowels. Dr. Ellingwood recommends it most highly, "In those cases of atonic dyspepsia when the entire apparatus, including the liver, is stagnant and inoperative." He also extols it most highly in the many weak-! nesses and derangements peculiar to women and says, "It is a most important remedy in many disorders of the womb." J Golden Seal root (Hydrastis), is an important ingredient of Dr. j Pierce's Favorite Prescription for weak, nervous, "run-down" women. But to return to the "Golden Mcdical Discovery" it may be said that its curative properties are not wholly dependent upon Golden Seal, valuable as it is, as other equally potent in gredients add greatly to its value and in fact are not less im portant than the Hydrastis, or Golden Seal. In all bronchial, throat, lung and kindred ailments, Stone root. Black Cherrybark, Queen's root and Bloodroot, each play* as important a part in effecting the phenomenal cures of "Golden Medical Discovery" as does Golden Seal All these in gredients have the endorsement of praainent practitioners at all schools of medicine for the cure of diseases of the bronchia, throat and lungs. Of Queen's root, Prof. King says: "An alterative (blood purifier) unsurpassed by few if any other of the known altera tives. Most successful in skin and scrofulous affections; bene ficial in bronchial affections ; permanently cures bronchitis, re lieves irritations; an important cough remedy; coughs of years' standing being cured; aids in blood-making and nutri tion and may be taken without harm for long periods." Queen's root, Golden Seal root, Stone root, Black Cherry bark and Bloodroot, all articles extolled by leading practition ers of all the schools, as the very best of cough medicines, are made especially valuable when combined with chemically pure glycerine which greatly enhances the curative action of all these ingredients in all bronchial, throat and lung affections, severe coughs and kindred ailments. Who can doubt the efficacy of such a compound, when scientifically made up, as in Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis covery? Who can doubt that it is a most effective remedy for the several diseases for which its ingredients are so highly rec ommended by the foremost writers on Materia Medica? It is in the cure of the more chronic or lingering, persist ent, and obstinate cases of bronchial, laryngial and lung affec tions, attended by hoarseness and severe cough, which if neg lected or badly treated would generally have run into consump tion, that "Golden Medical Discovery" has won the highest praise from all who have observed its marvelous control over these and kindred affections. It is no cheap compound made up of trashy ingredients for free distribution, that curious peo ple may experiment upon themselves as with the many fake nos trums so commonly sent out as "trial bottles." It has a forty year record, embracing many thousands of cures behind it, is sold at a reasonable price and may be found in all drug and medicine stores in this and many foreign countries. It will be seen from the above brief extracts how well "Golden Medical ^Discovery" is adapted for the cure of all blood diseases, as, scrofulous and skin affections, eruptions, blotches, pimples and kindred ailments; also that it is equally good in all Catarrhal affection? no matter where seated, and for all cases of indigestion, or dyspepsia, torpid liver, or biliousness and as a tonic and invigorator in all manner of weaknesses, and in ner vous debility and prostration the above extracts amply show. Much further information as to the properties and uses of "Golden Medical Discovery" and Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre scription for weak women, will be found in a little booklet of extracts from standard medical books which will be mailed free to any address on request, by letter or postal card, sent to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. All the several ingredients of Dr. Pierce's medicines will be found, from the reading of this little booklet, to have the strong est possible professional indorsements and recommendations lor the care of all the diseases for which these medicines are rec ommended. No other medicines for Kke purposes have any such indorsements. They are non-akoholi<v non-secret, safe asd reliable. lerine GREW MISS LEWIS* HAIR AND WE CAN PROVE IT few Falls ft Pradaw tha Otslrtd RataHi Latest Photograph of MISS EVA I.EWIS 2572 Hamilton Avenue. Chicago For sale and guaranteed by HENRY I8S Lewis' hair wa? vary thin and It wtvs less than two feet in length when she began using Danderlne. 8!n* *ays her hair and scalp are now fairly teeming with new life and vigor. That's tbe maln 8?cret 0' thl* remedy's success as a hair grower. It enlivens, Invigorates and fairly electrifies tta oialr elands an(1 tissues of the scalp, ciusing unusual and unheard of activity on the part of these two most Important organs. result" ing in a strenuous and continuous growth of hair. - The following Is a reprodnct ion of Ml* I*?w?s* la?t letter; January \ 1903. Dear Doctor Knowlton:? You know I toM yon In my first l?*ttcr that my hair would not reach much below my should"!-*, and that all of it together only made one tiny braid I am Beading jou my photograph, which I had taken at Stevens Bros.*. It tells the whol? story better than I can tWl it. Everybody r know ia using Dandcrine. ?<? you see I am doing something to show my apprcvlHt inn. Sincerely yours, (Miss) EVA LKW18 Damderine makes the scalp heulthy and fertile and keeps it so. It is the greatest scalp fertiliser and there fore the greatest hair-producing remedy the world has ever known. It is n natural food and "a wholesome medicine for both the hair and scalp. Even a 25c. bottle of St will put more genuine life on your lhair than a gallon off any otihier hair tonic ever made. It shows results from the very start. NOW at all druggists' in three sizes, 25 cents, 50 cents and J(1 per bottle 15 |P) E Oa To "huw ,K>W qnlcklt DANDKRIXK net* we will U UD Iti [tin R, nf' M '8l>>e cample free by return mull to nnj en* nivnpmvD n!hV,'.',"'" thU ",lr "Ison-nt to tho KVOWI.MSI DAN DRUNK CO.. CHIf AGO. with thflr naino and Hdilrou ?r<l In cents In silver oj stamps to pay pnaitugr EVANS, 022 924 I" St. N.W. tee was Instructed to ascertain places \\ here it was desirable to have lights for the ct n venlence of the citizens and report nt tt:e next meeting of the association. Several applications for membership weie received and referred to the proper commit tee. After the transaction of minor business the association adjourned u> meet in social session April 17. ' News of Falls Church. '? Special Correspondence of The Star. PALLS CHURCH, Va? April 4. t90?. The April meeting of the village improve ment society was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. A.' L. Merrifield, with Rev. Dr. Noble, president, pre siding. Messrs. Hopkins and Hawxhurst, from a special committee, reported having held a conference with the authorities oi tho electric railroad company in reference to placing electric lights at the depot at East Falls Church and other Improvements, which the company agreed would be made. Dr. Gould reported arrangements be!n? made to plant shade trees on Arbor day. Mr. Rowell reported progress on * certain amendments to the constitution of the so ciety. Miss B. C. Merrifield submitted a report of the last entertainment held, show ing net receipts of and on motion of Mr. Rowell, the society voted to appro priate the amount to aid in continuing the brick sidewalk to East Falls Church depot. Miss Gundry, treasurer, reported a balance of $40.73 on hand. An appropriation was made to pay hall" the expense of the board walk on Brown avenue. It was voted to arrange for the usual celebration of Inde pendence day, and the executive committee was Instructed to appoint the necessary committees for the occasion. Mayor Hawx hurst Invited the society to meet at his residence In May, and the Invitation was accepted. On the adjournment of the busi ness session all present were Invited by Mrs. Merrlfield to enter a guessing contest as to the titles of well-known books, sug gestive representations of which were placed upon the table. Mrs. Gould was awarded the prize for naming the largest number. Refreshments were served by the hostess. Miss Sara Thome and nephew, Master Spencer Thome, sjitent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thorne. Mrs. Gould has as her guests, her sister. Mrs. Hattie D. Wood, and daughter, from Milton, Vt. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swope will spend the summer with Mrs. Swope's father, Capt. M. T. Rust, of West Falls Church. Miss Ethel Rollins is visiting her brother, Mr. Daniel Rollins, at Brookllne, Mass. Mrs. Robinson Loving and daughters will leave in a few days for Pasadena, Cai. Mrs. C. W. Parker and son of Buffalo, N. Y., are visiting friends here. Sentenced to the Penitentiary. Nelson Waldren. a one-legged colored man. entered a pita of guilty yesterday in Crim inal Court No. 1 under an indictment charg ing housebreaking. The inquiry of Justh# Gould into the record of the prisoner brought out the fact that in- has a criminal history. He admitted that he had Berved a term in the Albany penitentiary. YVal dron made no attempt to ofTer anything in extenuation of lug crime, and he was sen tenced to a penitentiary term of four years. Alfred Johnson, a young colored man, also entered a plea of guilty under an in dictment charging a similar offense. Ha claimed that ho had become involved in the robbery incident to the housebreaking after the entire had been committed by some one else. Justice Gould sentenced him to serve eighteen months in the penitentiary. Committed to Jail. When George M. Paxton returned to th? family home Tuesday evening Mrs. Pax ton expressed some decided views on the drink question. Paxton resented the expressions of opinion on the part of hlii wife and threw a lamp at her. Policeman Davis of the fourth precinct was called in and placed Paxton under arrest. After testifying to this statement in tho Police Court Yesterday Mrs-. Paxton ex pressed a desire to have her husband kept away from her home. "I can't do that," said Judge Kimball; "but I will send him down to get the whisky out of him." The sentence was J25 or ninety days in Jail. A MOTHER'S LO?Io WHAT US MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A MOTHER'S LOVE? "Who rau to help me when I fell 4nd would some pretty story tell. Or kin the place to muke It well. My mother." A MOTHER'S worries are many. She sometimes forgets her own bodily discomforts because of her overpowering love for the child. She become^ broken down, sleepless, nervous, irritable and feels tired from morning until night. Many mothers of experience can tell you that at such a time they have been relieved, benefited and strengthened and put into proper health by taking a prescription which their mothers had told them was the best woman's tonic and nervine to be taken at such times. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has enjoyed an enviable reputation for over a third of a century. In all that time it has sold more largely in the United States than any other tonic for woman's needs. Dr. Pierce made up this pre scription from native medicinal roots without the use of a par ticle of alcohol and for die single purpose of curing those dis eases peculiar to women and when there is a lack of womanly strength to bear the burdens of maternal duty. How few wo men come to this critical time with adequate strength. The rea son why so many women sink under the strain of motherhood is because they are unprepared. Is preparation then reouired for motherhood? asks the young woman. And every experi enced mother answers?"Yes." "I unhesitatingly advise expec tant mothers to use Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription," writes Mrs. J. W. G. Stephens of Mila, Va. The reason for this advice is that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the best preparative for the maternal function. No matter how healthy and strong a woman may be, she cannot use "Favorite Prescription" as a preparative for maternity without gain of health and comfort. But it is the women who ar-i not strong who best appreciate the great benefits received from the use of "Favorite Prescription." For one thing its use makes the baby's advent comparatively painless. It has in many cases reduced days of suffering to a brief few -hours. It has changed the period of anxiety and struggle into a time of ease and comfort. A DUTY WOMEN OWE THEMSELVES. "Good actions speak louder than words," so, too does the testimony of many thousands of women during a third of a cen tury speak louder than mere claims not backed by any such record of cures. Miss Emma Petty, 1126 S. Olive street, Indianapolis, In<L, Past Vice President, Daughters of Pocahontas, Minneola Coun cil, also Organist, South Baptist Church, Indianapolis, writes: "For several years I suffered from female weakness,^which was a serious drain on my vitality, sapping my strength, and causing severe headaches, bearing-down pains and a general worn-out feeling, until I really had no desire to live. I had many medi cines recommended to me and tried many, but did not get per manent reiki until I took Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. In two months I was much better and stronger, and in four months I was wett. Ha?r hid no mnrr rfiSfTrrahlr dwrhargr no more pain; so I have every reason to praise 'Favorite Pre scription.' I consider it without an equal for ills of women." All the ingredients entering into Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre scription are printed in plain English on each bottle wrapper. Dr. Pierce thereby shows that he is not afraid to tell his pa tients just what this medicine is made of. This is not true of any other medicine especially designed for the cure of woman's peculiar ailments. The "Prescription" is also the only woman's medicine sold through druggists that does not contain a large percentage of alcohol; it contains not a drop. As an indication of the high esteem in which the medical profession are coming to regard the several ingredients of which Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, for weak and ailing women is composed, we have room here to insert only the following: Dr. John Fyfe, of Saugatuck, Conn., Editor of the Depart ment of Therapeutics in The Eclectic Review says of Unicorn root (Helonias Dioica) one of the chief ingredients of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription: "A remedy which invariably acts as a uterine invigorator and always favors a condition which makes for normal activity of the entire reproductive system, can not fail to be of great usefulness and of the utmost importance to the general practitioner of medicine." In Helonias we have a medicament which more fully an swers the above purposes than any other drug with which 1 am acquainted. In the treatment of diseases peculiar to women it is seldom that a case is seen which does not present some indi cation for this remedial agent." "The following are among the leading indications for He lonias: Pain or aching in the back, with leucorrhoea; atonic (weak) conditions of the reproductive organs of women, mental depression and irritability, associated with chronic diseases of the reproductive organs of women, constant sensation of heat in the region of the kidneys; menorrhagia ("flooding"'), due to a weakened condition of the reproductive system; amenorrfioea. arising from or accompanying an abnormal condition of the di gestive organs and an anaemic (thin blood) habit; dragging sensations in the extreme lower part of the abdomen." If more or less of the above symptoms are present, no in valid woman can do better than take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre scription, one of the leading ingredients of which is Unicorn root, or Helonias. MEN AND WOMEN should have a medical book handy, for knowledge is power. They should know about anatomy and physiology. They should have a book that treats of the sexologkal relations of both sexes out of and in wedlock, as well as how and when to advise sou and daughter. Has unequaled endorsement of the press, min istry, legal and medical professions. The main cause ol unhap piness, ill-health, sickly children, and divorce is admitted by physicians and shown by court records to he the violation of the laws of self and sex. A standard work is the People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, by R. V. Pierce, M. D, Send 31 one cant stamps for die cloth-bound book, or 21 stamps for the ptfer-wmd volume. Address D* JL V. Piarea. Buffalo, N. Y.