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BiggPst of Big Trees.
The largest free in the state of Cali
fornia, or on the American continent,
perhaps, is "Oid Sequoia," the titan of
all the redwood giants, which stands at
an altitude of 5,300 feet above sea level
at a distance of seventeen miles from
the Yo.semite Valley. At present the
''Old Sequoia" is but a blackened
stump, but as it stands it is without
doubt tiie oldest representative of the
vegetable kingdom in the world. At
one time before fire and wind partially
destroyed the grove of ''big trees" of
which it was the chief. "Old Sequoia"
was more than 100 yards high and up
ward of fifty feet in diameter. At pres
ent the "stump" is 1S5 feet high and
about forty-nine feet in diameter near
its charred and blackened roots. Quite
a "stump" after all.—St. Louis .Repub
The greater your secret is, the moro
liable your confidant is to tell it,
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Upon the tongue, yellowness of the skin and
eyeballs, nausea aiul uneasiness beneath the
right ribs and shoulder Hade, is that the
victim of these discomforts is bilious. The
"proper caper" under such cireum stances i
to take Hostetler's Stomach Bitters, which
also cures chills and fever, constipation, dys
pepsia. rheumatic and kidney complaints and
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In A. It. TO tho greater part of Jerusalem,
including tin- temple, was burned when the
city was stormed and taken by Titus.
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The number of criminals condemned in the
courts of the O rman Empire in tHo eleven
years ending with 1892 was 3,07o,G(i7.
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tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Pieo's Cure for Consumption has no equal
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eca St., Buffalo, N. Y., May 9, P94.
It is often difficult to convince peo
ple their blood is impure, until dread
ful carbuncles, abcesses, boils, scrof
ula or salt rhoum, aro painful proof of
the fact. It is wisdom now, or when
ever there is any indication of
blood, to take Hood's Sarsaparilla, and
prevent such eruptions and suffering.
"I had a dreadful carbuncle abscessi
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tended mo over seven weeks. When the
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my husband, who was suffering with
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We regard it a wonderful medicine."
Anna Peterson, Laiiiner, Kansas.
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Subject: "Bad Company. '»
Text: "Walk not thou in the way with
them."—Proverbs i., 15.
Hardly any young man goes to a place of
dissipation alone. Each one is accompanied.
No man goes to ruin alone. Ho always takes
some one else with him. "May it please the
court." said a convicted criminal when asked
if he had anything to say before sentence of
death was passed upon him—"may it pleaso
tho court, bad company has been my ruin. I
received the blessing of good parents and in
return promised to avoid all evil associa
tions. Had I kept my promise I should have
been saved this shame and been free from
the load of guilt that hangs around mo like
a vulture; threatening to drag me to justice
for crimes yet unrevealel. I who once
moved in tho first circles of society and have
been the guest of distinguished public men
am lost, and all through bar! company."
Tills is but one of the thousand proofs
that evil associations blast and destroy. It
is the invariable rule. There is a well" man
in the wards of a hospital where thero are a
hundred people sick with ship fever, and ho
will not bo so apt to tako the disease as a
good man would be apt to be smitten with
moral distemper if shut up with iniquitous
companions. In olden times prisoners were
herded together in the same eel!, but each
one learned the vices of all the culprits, so
that instead of being reformed oy incarcera
tion th« day of liberation turned them out
upon society beasts, not men.
We may. in our places of business, be com
polled to talk to and mingle with bad men.
but ho who deliberately chooses to associate
himsçlf with vicious people is engaged in
carrying on a courtship with a Delilah
whose shears will clip off all the locks of his
strength, and ho will be tripped into perdi
t>°n. Sin is .Mtehing, is infectious, is epi
demic. ^ I will let you look over the millions
of people now inhabiting tho earth, and I
challenge you to show me a good man who
after one year lias made choice and consorted
with the wicked. A thousand dollars' re
ward for one such instance. I care not how
strong your character may be. Go with
tho corrupt and you will become corrupt.
Clan with bu-giars, uni you will be
come a burglar. Go among tho unclean.
and you will become unclean. Many a
young man has been destroyed by not
appreciating this. He wakes tip some
morning in the great city and knows no
one except the persons into whoso employ
ho has entered. As he goes into the store ail
the clerks mark him, measure him and dis
cuss him. The upright young men of the
store wish him we 1, but perhaps wait for a
formal introduction, and even then have
some delicacy about inviting him into their
associations. But tho bad young men of the
store at tlie first opportunity approach and
offer their services. They patronize him.
They profess to know all about the town,
They will take him anywhere he wishes to
go—j f he will pay the expenses. For i f a good
young man and a bad young man go to
some place where they ought not, the good
young man has invariably to pay tlm
charges. At tho moment the tlcicet is paid
for. or the champagne settled for, the bad
young man feels around in his pockets and
says, "I have forgotten my pocke.tbook."
In forty-eight hours after the young man
has entered the store the bad fellows of tho
establishment slap him on the shoulder fa
miliarly, and, at his stupidity in taking eer
tain allusions, say, "My young friend, you
will have to be broken in," and they imme
diatelv proceed to break him in. Young man,
in the name of God I warn you to beware
how you let a bad man talk familiarly with
you. If such a one slap you on the shoulder
familiarly, turn round and give him a with
ering look urn il the wretch crouches in your
presence. There is no monstrosity of wick
edness that can stand unabashed under the
glance of purity and honor. God keeps the
lightnings of heaven in His own scabbard,
and no human arm cau wield them, but God
gives to every young man a lightning that, ho
may use, and that is the lightning of an hon
est eye. Those who have been close observ
ers of city life will not wonder why I givo
warning to young men and say, "Beware of
evil companions."
I warn you to shun the skeptic—the young
man who puts his fingers in his vest and
laughs at your old fashioned religion, ami
turns over to some mystery of the Bible, and
says, "Explain that, my pious friend, ex
plain that." And who says: "Nobody
shall scare me; I am not afraid or tho
future. I used to believo in such things,
and so did my father and mother, but I have
got over it." Yes, ho has got over it, and if
ryou will
get over it too. Without presenting one
argument against the Christian religion.
such men will, by their jeers and scoffs and
caricatures, destroy your respect for that re
ligion which was the" strength of your father
in his declining years and the pillow of your
old mother when she lay a-dying.
Alas, a time will come when this bluster
ing young infidel will have to die, and then
his diamond ring will flash nospendor in the
eyes of Death as he stands over the couch
waiting for his soul! Tboso beautiful locks
will be uncombed upon the pillow, and the
dying man will say, "I cannot die; I cannot
die." Death, standing ready beside tho
couch, says: "You must die. You have
only half a minute to live. Let me have it
right away—j our soul!" "No," says the
young infidel, "here are my gold rings and
these pictures. Take them all." "No,"
say» Death. "What do I care for pictures.
Your soul!" "Stand back!" says the dying
infidel. "I will not stand back," says
Death, "for you have only ten seconds now
to live. I want your soul." Tho dying man
says: "Don't breathe that cold air into my
face. You crowd me too hard. It is getting
dark in the room. O, God?" "Hush," says
Death. "You said thero was no God."
"Pray for me," exclaims the expiring infidel.
"Too late to pray," says Death. "But three
more seconds to live, and I will count them
off—-one, two, three!" He has gone! Where?
Where? Carry him out aud bury him beside
his father and mother, who died while hold-
ing fast the Christian religion. They died
singing, but the young infidel only said:
"Don't breathe that cold air into my face.
You crowd mo too hard. It is getting dark
in the room."
Again, I urge you to shun the companion
ship of idlers. There are men hanging
around every store and office and shop who
have nothing to do, or act as if they had not.
They are apt to come in when tho firm are
i away and wish to engago you in conversa
tion while you are engaged in your regular
employment. Politely suggest to such per
I sons that you have no time to give them
during business hours. Nothing would
please them so well as to have you renounce
your occupation and associate with them.
Much of tho time they lounge around the
doors of engine houses, or after the dining
hour stand upon the steps of a fashionable
hotel or an elegant restaurant, wishing to
£ive you the idea that that is the place where
theV dine. But they do not dino there.
They are sinking down lower and lower day
by day. Neither by day nor by night have
anything to do with idlers.
Before you admit a man into your ac
quaintance ask him politely, "What do you
do for a living?" If he says, "Nothing; 1 am
a gentleman,'' look out for him. He may
have a very soft hand and very faultless ap
parel, and have a high sounding family
name, but his touch is death. Before you
know it you will in his presence be ashamed
of your work dress. Business will become
to you drudgery, and after awhile you will
lose your place, and afterward your respect
ability, and last of ail your soul. Idleness
i is next door to villainy. Thieves, gamblers,
j burglars, shoplifters and assassins are made
1 from the class who have nothing to do.
When the police go to hunt up and arrest a
culprit, they seldom goto look in at the busy
you sit in his company a little Ion;
carriage factory or behind the counter where j
diligent clerks are employed, but tb go ,
among the groups of idlers. The play i_ go- j
mg on at tho theatre, when suddenly there
13 a scuffle in the top gallery. What is it?
A policeman has come in, and leaning over
has tapped on the shoulder of a young man,
saying, "I want you, sir." Ho has not
worked during the day, but somehow
has raked together a shilling or two to get
into the top gallery. Ho is an idler. Tho
man on his right hand is an idler, and the
man on his left hand is an idler.
During the past few years there ha3 been a
great deal of dullness in business. Youug
men have complained that they have little
to do. If they have nothing else to do they
can road and improve their minds and
hearts. Those times arc not alwaj-s to con
tinue. Business is waking up, and the su
perior knowledge that in this interregnum
of work you may obtain will be worth $ 50 .
000 of capital. The largo fortunes of the
next twenty years are having their founda
tions laid now by the young men who are
giving themselves to self improvement. I
went into a storo in New York and saw five
men, all Christians, sitting round, saying
that they had nothing to do. It is an out
rage for a Christian m an to have nothing to
do. Let him go out and visit the poor, or
distribute tracts, or go and read tho Bible tj
tho sick, or tako out his New Testament and
be making bis eternal fortune. Lot him go
into the back office and pray
Shrink back from idleness in yourself and
in others if you would maintain a right posi
tion. Good old Ashbel Green at more than
eighty years of age was found busy writing,
and some young man said to him: "Why d >
you keep busy? It is time for you to rest."
He answered, "I keep busy to keep out of
mischief." No man is strong enough to be
Arc you fond of pictures? If so, I will
show you one of tho works of an old master.
Here it is: "I wont by the field of the sloth
ful and by the vineyard of the man void of
understanding, and lo! it was all grown over
with thorns, and nettles had covered the face
thereof, and the stone wall was broken down.
Then I saw aud considered well. I looked
upon it and received instruction. Yet a lit
tle sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of
the bands to sleep. So shall thy poverty
come as one that traveleth aed thy want as
an armed man." I don't know of another
sentence in the Bible more explosive than
that. It first kisse.3 softly, liko the fuse of a
camion, aud at last bursts like a fifty-four
pounder. The old proverb was right, "The
devil tempts most men, but idlers tempt the
A young man came to a man of ninety
years of age and said to him, "How havo
youtmade out to live so long and be so well?"
The old man took tho youngster to an or
chard, and pointing to some largo trees full
of apples, said, "I planted these tress when
t was a boy, and do you wonder that now I
am permitted to gather the fruit of them?"
We gatner in old age what wo plant in our
youth. Sow to the wind, and we reap the
whirlwind. Fiant in early life tho right
kind of a Christian character, and you will
eat luscious fruit in old age and gather these
harvest apples in eternity.
I urgo you to avoid the perpetual pleasure
seeker. I believe in recreation and amuse
ment. God would not have made us with
the capacity to laugh if He had not intended
us sometimes to indulge it. God hath hung
in sky and set in wave aud printed on grass
many a roundelay, but ho who chooses pleas
ure seeking for his life work does not un
derstand for what God made him. Our
amusements are intended to help us in some
earnest mission. The thundercloud hath an
edge j exquisitely purpled,'but with voice
tlint jars the earth it declares, "I go to water
the green fields." The wild flowers under
the fence are gay, but they say, "Wo stand
here to make room for the wheatflold and to
refresh the husbandmen in their nooning."
The stream sparkles and foams and frolics
and says: "I go to baptizo the moss. I lave
the spots on the trout. I slake the thirst of
the hired. I turn the wheel of tho mill. I
rock in my crystal cradle muckshaw and
water lily." Änd so, while the world plays,
it works. Look out for tho man who always
plays and never works.
You will do well to avoid those wh
regular business It is to play ball, skate or
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go a-boating. All these sports are grand in
their places. I never derived so much ad
vantage from any ministerial association as
from a ministerial cluo that went out to piay
ball every Saturday afternoon in the out
skirts of Philadelphia. These recreations ,
are grand to givo us muscle and spirits for !
our regular toil. 1 believo in muscular ]
Christianity. A man is often not so nearGod j
with a weak stomach as when he has a \
strong digestion. But shun those who j
make it their life occupation to sport. There |
are young men whose industry and useful-;
ness have fallen'overboard from the yacht, j
There are men whose business fell through !
the ice of the skating pond and has never!
since been hoard of. There is a beauty in
the gliding of a boat, in the song ot skates, ■
in the soaring of a well struck ball, and I j
never see one fly but I involuntarily Throw !
up my hands to catch it. and so far from lay- j
ing an injunction upon ball playing or any |
other innocent sport, I claim them ail as;
belonging of right to those of us who toil in j
the grand industriesof Church and State.
But the life business of pleasure seeking
always makes in the end a criminal or a sol. !
George Brumrael was smiled upon by all !
England, and his life was given to pleasure, j
Ho danced with tho peeresses and swung !
a round of mirth and wealth and applause !
until, exhausted of purse and worn
body, and bankrupt of reputation, and i
ruined of soul, ho begged a biscuit from a
grocer and declared that he thought a do;
life was better than a man's.
Such men will come into your office, or
crowd around your anvil, or seek to de
coy you off. They will want you to break
out in the midst of your busy day to take a
ride with them. They will tell you of some
people you must see. ot some excursion that
you must take, of some Sabbath day that
you ought to dishonor. They will tell you
of xquisite wines that you must taste, of
e -stly operas that you must hear, of wonder
ful dancers that you must see, but before
you accept their convoy or their companion
ship remember that while at tho end of a
useful life you may be able to look back to
kindnesses done, to honorable work accom
plished, to poverty helped, to a good name
earned, to Christian influence exerted, to a
Saviour's cause advanced—these pleasure
seekers on their deathbed have nothing bet
ter to review than a torn playbill, a ticket
for tho races, an empty tankard, and thecast
out rinds of a carousal, and, as in the de
lirium of their awful death they clutch the
goblet and press it to their lips, the dregs of
the cup falling upon their tongue will begin
to hiss and, uncoil with the adders of an
eternal poison.
Again, avoid as you would avoid the death
of your body, mind aud soul any ono who
has in him the gambling spirit. Men who
want to gamble will find places just suitod
to their capacity, not only in the under
round oyster oeliar or at tho table back j
of the curtain covered with greasy cards, or |
in the steamboat smoking cabin, where the
bloated wretch with rings in his ears deals |
out his pack and winks at tho unsuspecting j
traveler—providing free drinks all around !
—but in gilded parlors and amid gorgeous !
This sin works ruin, first, by unhealthful 1
stimulants. Excitement is pleasurable. :
Under every sky and in every ago men have
sought it. The Chinaman gets it by smok- 1
ing his opium, the Persian by chewing has- 1
lieesh. tho trapper in a buffalo hunt, the j
sailor in a squall, the inebriate in the bottle 1
and the avaricious at the gaming table. Ive
must at times havo excitement. A thousand
voices in our nature demand it. It is right.
It is healthful. It is inspiring. It is a de
sire God given. But anything that first
gratifies this appetite and hurls it back in a
terrific reaction is deplorable and wicked.
Look out for the agitation that like a rough
musician in bringing out the tune plays so
hard he breaks down the instrument. God
never made man stron
dure the wear and tear of gambling ex
citement. No wonder if, niter having failed
in the game, men have begun to sweep off
imaginary gold from the side of the table.
The ni-oi was sharp enough when ha started
at the game, but a maniac at the close. At
j every gaming table sit on one side ecstasy
, enthusiasm, romance—the frenzy of
enougn to en- ;
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j the other side, fierceness, rage, tumult The
professional gamestor schools himself into T
apparent quietness. Tho keepers of gamb- '
ling rooms are generally fat, rollicking and
obese, but thorough and professional gam
blers, in nine cases out of ten.'are pale, thin,
wheezy, tremulous and exhausted.
A young man, having suddenly inherited
a large property, sits at the hazard tables
and takes up in a dice box the estate won by
a father's lifetime sweat and shakes it and
ses it away. Intemperanco soon stigma
tizes its victim, kicking him out, a slavering
fool, into the ditch, or sending him, with the
drunkard's hiccoughs, staggering up the
street where his family lives. But gambling
does not in that way expose its victims. The
gambler mav be eaten up by the gambler's
passion, yet you only discover by the greed
in his eyes, the hardness of his features, the
nervous restlessness, tho threadbaro coat and
his embarrassed business. Yet he is on tho
road to hell, and no preacher's voice or
startling warning or wife's entreaty can
make him stay for a moment his headlong
career. Tho infernal spell is on him, a giant
is aroused within, and though you bind him
with cables they would part like tnroad, and
though you fasten him seven times round
with chains they would snap like rusted
wire, and though you piled up in his path
heaven high Bibles, tracts and sermons, and
on the top should sot the cross of tho Son of
God, over them all tho gambler would leap,
like a roe over tho rocks, on his way to per
A man used to re aping scores of hundreds
of dollars from the gaming tablo will not bo
content with slow work. Ho will say,
"What is the use of my trying to make these
$50 in my storo when I can get five times
that in half an hour down at Billy's?" You
never knew a confirmed gambler who was
industrious. Tho men given to this vice
speud their time not actively engaged in the
game in idleness, or intoxication, or sleep,
or in corrupting now victims. This sin ha3
dulled the capenter's saw aud cut tho band
of the factory wheel, sunk the cargo, broken
the teeth of tho farmer's harrow and sent a
strange lightning to shatter the battery of
tho philosopher. The very first idea in
gaming is at war with all the industries
of society. Any trade or occupation that j
is of use is ennobling. The street sweeper i
advances the interests of society by the |
cleanliness effected. Tho cat pays for the I
fragments it eats by cleaning the house of 1
vermin. The fly that takes the sweetness
from the dregs of tho cup compensates by
purifying the air and keeping back the
pestilence. But the gambler gives not any
thing forthat which ho take3. I recall that
sentence. Ho does make a return, but it is
disgrace to the man ho fleeces, despair to his
heart, ruin to his business, anguish to his
wife, shame to his children and eternal wast
ing away to his soul. He pays in tears, and
blood, and agony, and darkness, and woe.
What dull work is plowing to the farmer
when in the village saloon in one night
he makes and loses the value of a sam
tner harvest! Who will want to sell
tape, and measure nankeen, and cut gar
monts, and weigh sugars, when in a night's
game he makes and loses, and makes again
an l loses again, profits of a season? John
Borack was sent as mercantile agent from
Bremen to England and this country. After
two years his employers mistrusted that all
was not right. He was a defaulter for $37,
000. It was found that ha had lost in Lom
bard street, London, $20,000: in Fulton
street. New York, $10,000, and in New Or
leans $30 0. He was imprisoned, but after
ward escaped and went into tho gambling
profession. He died in a lunatic asylum.
This crime is getting its lever under many a
mercantile house iu our cities and before
long down will come the great establish
ment, crushing reputation, homo comfort
and immortal souls.
The whole world is robbed. What is most
sad. there are no consolations for the loss
and suffering entailed by gaming. If men
fail in lawful business, God pities and
society commiserates, but where in the Bibla
or society is there any consolation for the
gambler? From what tree of tho forest oozes
thero a balm that can soothe the gamester's
In that bottle where God keeps the
' -rs of His children are thero any teats of
gambler? Do tho winds that come to kiss
faded cheek of sickness aud to cool the
led brow of the laborer whispar hope an 1
er to tho emaciated victim of tho game
hazard? When an honest man is in
Poor fellow!"
, ,
D OJ " e ' ne^ mis sympathy
they say. But do gamblers come to weep at
the agonies of the gambler? In Northnm
Id rland was one of tho finest estates in Eng
land. Mr. Porter owned it and gambled it
a l away. Having lost tho last acre of the
estate, ho came down from tho saloon and
got into his carriage, went back, put up Ms
horses and carriage and town house and
played. Ha threw and lost. He started for
home and on a side alley met a friend, from
whom he borrowed ten guineas. He went
back to the saloon, and before a great while
ha 1 won £29,000. Ho died at last a beggar
iu St. Giles. How many gamblers felt sorry
for Mr. Porter? Who consoled him on the
loss of his estate? What gambler subscribed
to put a stone over the poor man's grave?
No" one. Furthermore, this sin is the
s uirco of uncounted dishonesty. The
■Mnio of hazard itself is often a cheat. How
many tricks and deceptions in the dealing of
the cards! The opponent's hand is ofttiines
found out by Iraud. Cards are marked so
that they may be designated front the back.
Expert gamesters have their accomplices
'V!'* ono ™ a y decide the game. The
t '* cp have been found loaded with platma
tliat doublets come up every time. Thoso
dice are P"reduced by the gamblers unob
served by the honest men who have como
into the play, and this accounts for the fact
that ninety-nine out of a hundred who gam
ble, however wealthy when they began, at
the end are found to be poor, miserable, hag
gard wretches, that would not now be al
lowed to sit on the doorstep of the house
that they once owned.
Ina gaming house in San Francisco a
young man having just come from the mines
deposited a large sum upon the ace and won
§22,000 But the tide turns. Intense
anxiety comes upon the countenances of all.
Slowly the cards went forth. Every eye is
fixed. Nota sound is heard until the ace is
revealed, favorable to tho bank. Thera are
shouts of "Foul ! Foul" but tho keepers of
tho table produce their pistols, and the up
roar is silenced, and the bank has won 895,
000. Do you call this a game of chance?
There is no chance about it. Bat these
dishonesties in tho carrying on of the
game are nolhing when compared
with the frauds that are committed
in order to get money to go on with tho ne
farious work. Gambling, with its needy
hand, has snatched away tho widow's mite
and the portion of the orphans; has sold the
daughter's virtue to got tho means to eon
timie the game, has written tire counterfeit's
signature, emptied the banker's money vault
and wielded the assassin's dagger. There is
no depth of meanness to which it will not
stoop. There is no cruelty at which it is ap
palled. There is no warning of God that it
will not dare. Merciless, unappeasable,
fiercer and wilder, it blinds, it hardens, it
r n is, it blasts, it crushes, it damns. Have
nothing to do with gamblers, whether they
gamble on large scalo or small scale.
Cast out these men from your company
Do not be intimate with them. Always be
p elite. There is no demand that you ever
sacrifiée politeness. A young man accosted
a Christian Quaker with, "Old chap, how did
you make all your money?" The Quaker
replied, "By dealing in an article that thou
mayst deal in if thou wilt—civility." Al
ways be courteous, but at tho same time
firm. Say no as it you meant it. Have it
understood in store and shop and street that
you will not stand in the companionship of
the skeptic, the idler, the pleasure seeker,
the gambler.
Rather than enter the companionship of
such accept the invitation to a better feast.
The promises of God are the fruits. The
; harps of heaven are the music. Clusters
from the vineyards of God have been pressed
into tankards. The sons and daughters of
the Lord Almighty are the guests. While
standing at the banquet to fill the cups, and
divide the clusters, and command the harps,
and welcome the guests, is a daughter of
Go i on whose brow are the blossoms of para
dise and in whose cheek is the flush of celes
j tial summer. Her name is Religion.
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Sciatic Rheumatism and Its Cure.
From the Gazette, Burlington, Iowa.
Tho story of Mr. Tabor's nearly fatal at
tack of sciatic rheumatism is familiar to his
large circle of acquaintances, but for tho
benefit of others and those similarly afflicted
The Gazette has investigated the matter for
publication. Mr. Tabor is Secretary and
Treasurer for the Commercial Frlnting Com
pany, with offices in the Hedge Block and
resides at 417 Basset Street, Burlington, fa.
A Gazette man sought an interview with Mr.
Tabor at his place of business to-duy, and,
although ho was busily engaged with im
perative duties, he talked freely and feel
ingly on the subject of his recent severe sick
ness and subsequent wonderful cure.
"Yes," said Mr. Tabor, "I can safely say
that I am a well man, that is, my old trouble
with rheumatism has entirely disappeared,
but I am still taking Pink Pills and will keep
on taking them as long a« Icontinueto grow
stronger and healthier, as 1 have been every
day since I began to use them. You will
not wonder at my profound faith in the mer
its of Dr. Williams' Pink nils for Pale Peo
ple after you have heard what I have to tell
About one year ago I was stricken
nly with sciatic rheumatism aud was
confined to my bod. It grew worse and rap
idly assumed the form of inflammatory rheu
matism. I suffered constant andacute pains
aud all the tortures which that horrible dis
ease is capable of inflicting. At length un
der the constant care of a local physician I
was enabled to return to my work, but only
at intervals. Severe attacks would appear
regularly in my back and descend into my
leg and foot, and threatened to make me a
permanent cripple. I tried various remedies
for rheumatism, but without any beneficial
results. I grew pale, weak and haggard, and
my family and friends grew alarmed at my
"About eight weeks ago my mother in
duced mo to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People, and you know the result. Be
fore I had used one box I felt greatly re
lieved and much stronger. I continued their
use and improved rapidly. I have now taken
eight boxes and feel like a new man and
11 of which is duo to the
Is. They are invigorating
and thoroughly wholesome, and have helped
me in every way."
In reply to inquiries Mr. Henry, the drug
gist, stated that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
were having a large sale, that it was particu
larly gratifying to him to know that the cus
tomers themselves were highly pleased with
the benefits they had derived from their use;
that many of them stated that the pills were
the only medium that had done them any
good; that they not only gave quick relief,
but permanent benefit. That the pilisdosell
and that the pills do cure is a certainty.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new iife and richness to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppressions, irregularities and all
forms of weakness. In men they effect a
radical cure in all cases arising from mental
worry, overwork or excesses of whatever
nature. Pink Pills are sold in boxes only at
59 cents a box or six boxes for $2.59, and
may be bad of all druggists, or direct by
mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Schenectady, N. Y.
Electric Detective.
Electricity is nor/ used to detect
pastediamonds from the genuine. A
smell disk of aluminum is attached to
the spindle of a small motor. A clamp
with a small fiat spring, provided with
an adjustable screw, holds the article
to be tested. It is then moistened and
placed in contact with the rapidly re
volving aluminum disk. If the stone
is a genuine one it will be left intact;
if it is bogus, it will show brilliant
metallic sparks.
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that people take half a day to listen to it.
--------------- ----------- -- — - ----------- —
Experience of l\Irs. Kelly, of Patckoguo,
Long Island.
There is no period in woman's earthly
career which she approaches with so
much anxiety as the "change of life.';
Yet during the
past twenty years ,
women have
learned much from
a woman.
It is safe to say
that women who
for the
through it
much easier!
than in the
There is
but one
course to
pursue to
subdue the
nervous com
and prepare
the system
for the change. Lydia E. Finkham's
Vegetable Compound should be used.
-j, . i* * A* -i • .
It IS well for those approaching" this
time, to write Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,
• 0
Mass, ohe has the experience of years
to aid her in advising. She will charge
you nothing.
She helped this woman, who says:—
"I have used Lydia Fi. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound in my family ten
years, with the best results. Some
time ago my daughter had catarrh of
the womb, and it entirely cured her.
I was approaching the "change of
life," and was in a deplorable condi
tion. My womb had fallen, and tho
bearing-down pains and Backache were»
terrible, and kidneys affected
" I began taking the Compound,
and my pains ceased. I consider it the
strong bridge between sickness and
health, and recommend it to everybody
I meet who needs it." —Mbs. L. Kelly.
Patchogue, L. I.
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Gladness Comes
\S/ith a better understanding of the
* v transient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts—gentleefforts—pleasant efforts—
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effect^, to note when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine article,
which is manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and bold by all rep
utable druggists. j
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tives or other remedies are not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, one
may he commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have the best, and with
the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction.
Mr. A. IV. Burch, an attache of
the Rome (N. Y.) Sentinel, writes
September 5, 1895 : "In conversa
tion with ono of our merchants a few
days ago. I learned that his wife,
who had been in very poor health,
was regaining her health and
strength, and that she attributed her
recovery to Ripans Tabules. I re
quested an interview, which was
granted, and the lady cheerfully
gave me the inclosed testimonial :
,' For a long time I havo been inter
ested in the advertisements of Ripans
Tabules, which I have seen in the
Rome Sentinel and the leading mag
azines. The advertisements seemed
to be honest, and I grew to believe
them. I tried to obtain some of tho
Tabules, but found that none of tho
druggists in this city kept them. I
was determined to give them a trial,
and at last procured a box by send
ing to Utica. I had suffered front
indigestion, sour stomach, heartburn
and distress in my stomach after
eating. I began by taking a Tabule
after my breakfast and supper, and
experienced immédiat 1 relief, and in
a few days the distressing symptoms
had entirely disappear ed. Now
when I eat anything Huit usually
disagrees with me I take one Tabule
find avoid unpleasant eons quenees.
I have also found in them a very
agreeable relief for constipation.
(Signed) Mrs. C. H. Rent), -123
Liberty St., Rome, N. YV "
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