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And yet the police au thorities will tell you that crime is al ways most rampant, most flourishing, when the newspapers are full of accounts of crime and its punishment; this is be cause the idea of crime, once taken into tlie human mind, becomes part of the consciousness and generates and breeds after its kind in the mind which is pre pared for, or has tendency to crime. Lombroso and other alienists have writ ten extensively on this subject. In other words, the idea of crime, the mental pic ture .whether it be taken into the con sciousness from the stage or created in the imagination by Its appearance in a newspaper, acts as a mental suggestion, giving rise to criminal Impulse, and has an auto-hypnotic effect on the individual who witnesses the crime or reads about It. Of course, not on all individuals alike, for the mental soil must be prepared tln -'U" a lin-k of intolligem-e or spiritual ity frfV the seed of vice, as the physical body must be prepared, through lack of vitality or inhonun weakness, to receive the seed of disease and propagate it. Thereforer it seems to me that the quality of the seed, the Ideas sown by a play, should bo matters of far greater Import than they are, and I fully believe that when these subtle facts are brought to light and are more generally understood that vice on the stage will either be com pletely shorn of Its gliding, its glitter and its attractiveness, or i will be eliminated j altogether. Boarding Houses, Take Note. From Success Magasine. In view of the part that electricity plays in our modern life, it Is amusing to re | call that, 'when Benjamin Franklin j evolved the lightning conductor, he was called to account by certain individuals for sacrilege in ‘‘attempting to divert the Almighty's lightning." Restaurant proprietors and boarding house keepers have apparently overlooked a valuable hint which Dr. Franklin af forded them, as follows: He took an ancient rooster and killed it by a power ful shock from one of his Ueyden jars. When, subsequently, the bird was served at his table, “its flesh was found to be as tender as that of a young partridge,'' or so tie declares. This is one of the discoveries which should make the name of Franklin forever honored. MIDDLE LIFE A Time When Women Are Susceptible to Many Dread Diseases—Intelligent Women Prepare for it. Two Relate their Experiences. The “change of life'1 Is the most critical period of a woman’s existence, and the anxiety felt by women as it draws near is not without reason. Every woman who neglects the care of her health at this time in vites disease and pain. When her system is in a deranged condition, or she is predisposed to apoplexy, or congestion of any organ, the ten dency is at this period likely to become active —and with a host of ner vous irritations make life a burden. At this time, also, cancers and tumors are more liable to form and begin their destructive work. Such warning symp toms as sense of suffo cation, hot flashes, head aches, backaches, dread of impending evil, timid ity, sounds in the ears, palpitation of the heart, sparks before the eyes, irregularities, constipa tion, variable appetite, weakness, inquietude, and dizziness, are promptly heeded by in telligent women who are f Jtrs AEGMylandJ ^■annuoiia amainoomoin o i** approaching tne period in life when woman's great change may be expected. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound was prepared to meet the needs of woman’s system at this trying period of her life. It invigorates and strengthens the female organism and builds up the weakened nervous system. For special advice regarding this im portant period women are invited to write to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., and it will be furnished absolutely free of charge. The present Mrs. Pinkham is the daughter-in-law of Lydia E. Pink ham. her assistant before her decease, and for twenty-five years since her advice has been freely given to sick women. Read what Lydia E. Pinkham's Com pound did for Mrs. Hyland and Mrs. Hinkle: Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— “I had been suffering with displacement of the organs for years and was passing through the change of life. My abdomen was badly swollen; mv stomach was sore; I had dizjy spells, sick headaches, anil was very nervous. •• I wrote you for advice and commenced treatment with Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vege table Compound'as you directed, and I am happy to say that all those distressing symp toms left me and I have passed safely through the change of life, a well woman. I am recommending your medicine to all my friends. ’—Mrs. Annie E. 0. Hyland, Cbeeter town, Md. Another Woman’s Case “ During change of life words cannot ex press what I suffered. My physician said I had a cancerous condition of the female organs. One day I read some of the testi monials of women who had been cured bv Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and I decided to try it and to write you for advice. Your medicine made me a well woman, and all my bad symptoms soon “ 1 advise every woman at this period of life to take your medicine and write you for ad vice.”—Mrs. Lizzie Hinkle, Salem. Ind. What Lydia E. l’inklium's Vegetable Compound did for Mrs. Hyland and Mrs. Hinkle it will do for other women at this time of life. It has conquered pain, restored health, and prolonged life in eases that utterly baffled physicians. Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound succeeds wnere winers ran, 1 - . ,» • . # J DR. TALMACE’S SERMON j BY THE REV. FRANK DE WITT TALMAGE, D. D. LDS ANOELKfl, Cal., March 4.—In this sermon the preacher pays a tribute, to mothers-in-law In general and shows that gratitude and fidelity to friends and to religious principles are es sential parts of the ideal character. The text is Ruth 1, 16, "Whither thou goest, 1 will go.” The mothers-in-law from time immemo rial have been an object the cheap and coarse wits of the day have never tired of ridiculing. We do not know why this Is, but as soon as we mention the name of mother-in-law almost everyone's face begins to smile as though he expected a Joke. "Sunset” Cox. the famous wit of Congress, used to say that his audiences would never take him seriously. When ever he arose to speak the men and wo men sitting before him generally began to laugh. "And," said James A. Garfield toa friend many years ago, " ‘Sunset’ Cox I never .got the credit that belonged to him as a far-seeing statesman because the w'orld always loked upon him simply as a funny man” As the world looked upon I "Sunset” Cox, so It looks upon mothers-in law. It considers the subject simply one to tickle our risibilities and to start forth a whole chorus of cachinnations and guf faws. But, though cheap wits may make fun of our mothers-in-law, I for one am not to be classed among these satirists, for of all people I do not know any who are nobler and truer and more self-Sac riflclng as a class and who can rise to higher heights of Inspiration than these same women whom some of us may sneer at with the derogatory appellation of mothers-ln-law. ui course some muiuns uu *.'• their sons and daughters marrying. But in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred this objection Is not based on selfish grounds. When the subtle life companion for the boys cornea along, Inevitably the mother will say, “My son, I want to see you married to a good wife. Helen is a good girl. I am glad you are going to wed her. Of course it is awfully hard for me to give you up. You have always been my baby. Your room has always been just off mine. Night after night 1 would sit up waiting to hear your step and to have our little talk and feel the good night kiss. That must all end now. But, my boy, I know it Is for your good to marry. Helen is a good girl. Be good to her, my son. and remember I will al ways love her as a daughter for your sake." Was not that the way your mother did when you started out in life? Was not the way your wife's mother did when she gave her daughter to you at the marriage altar? Then there is the charge that our moth ers-ln-law are always meddling. Of course some of them may. Mothers-in-law are no more perfect as a class than we are per fect. But T for one have never looked upon mothers-in-law as vicious meddlers. I have always looked upon them as a great reserve corps, ready to come to the world’s Sielp whenever they are needed. Look back into your past life. Was your mother-in-law a vicious meddler? Did she hang around your house until she be came a nuisance? Nay. She never both ered you In that way. When that awful sickness came Into your house she, came as a ministering angel. Day after day and night after night she hovered about that sick room. Don't talk to me about mothers-in-law as a class being pests. They are the noblest and most self-sacri ficing women on earth. In the first place, they sky to the world: “Here is my son. Here Is my daughter. Take them. Let others go and live with them and be first in their affections.'' Then after these mothers-in-law have effaced themselves, when trouble heads towards our homes, they are first to come to our rescue. Ah. that was a sad day in your life when your mother-ln-laW died. There would not have been the difficulties wdileh have since separated you and your wife from her relatives had your mother-in-law not been carried out to sleep among the flow ers. A Perfect Mother-ln-faw. Well, all that a perfect mother-in-law ought to be Naomi was. She had reared two fine boys. She hud given these two sons as husbands to two young maidens in the land of Moab. Then by a strange serlps of fatalities Naomi not only lost her husband, but her two sons. There were three widows alone to face the struggle of life. Naomi said to the two girls: “I will go back to my own coun try.* T hear that the famine In the land of Judaea is over. I.will go bark there and live and struggle on, but you two | girls go back to your mothers’ houses ! and marry new husbands and all will he well." Orpah. one of the girls, wept over her mother-in-law. She kissed her and left. But Ruth, the heroine of my text, would not do this* She came near to Naomi and'fcald: "Whither thou goest T will go." And she not only said this, but sne Biayeu oy s Blue. oucu is in« simple story of this perfect mother-in-law. Naomi, in her relationship to this model daughter-in-law, Ruth. And as we study this subject you will see how Ruth, who became the ancestress of the Saviour, successfully met the duties of life in this the darkest hour of her earthly existence. Not a. miserable, contemptible, ungrate ful character was Ruth. She was not one of those deceitful women who have smiles and affectionate words and loving caresses only for those she Is using for a mer cenary object. She was not like the un grateful elder daughters of King Lear, who had raptuous terms of endearment for their father only while their parent sat upon his throne. But she was one of those noble women who, If a friend had been good, and true to her, never forgot that goodness. That friend might live in a palace or a hut; slip might be honored or despised by the world; she might be old or young, but Ruth would love her and cling to her just the same. She had all the characteristics of stanchness to her friends as had the great and noble Emperor William I. of Germany, who was never known to turn his back upon a true friend. So true was his heart that when the German army started forlfh on the Franco-Prussian war It is said that he left the batalllons and wgnt to Pots dam and there knelt at the tomb of his mother, Queen Louise, who had been humbled by Napoleon I. And when he re turned as a conqueror, while all the cap ital of Berlin was ready to give him the welcome of triumphaj entry, he again left the rnnk5? and went to that same tomb and knelt to thank God that her disgrace had lieen avenged. So with Ruth. She never forgot those who had been, true to her. Naomi might be de spised by the world, but Naomi had boen her friend. And because Naomi had been true to her Ruth would never leave her side. A Crisis in Ruth’s Life. Can you picture this beautiful young .girl at tills critical moment? The mother in-law comes to her and says: “Ruth, my dear, 1 must go away. I cannot make a living here. My husband is dead. My two lioys are ^lead. Ami all these people are prejudiced against me because I am a foreigner and not of their blood. You ! stay, my child. Your parents will take you home ami all will be well. Don't ruin your life for m.v sake." Then i believe 1 r»-ad the thoughts that rapidly pass through Ruth's brain. At first she solilo quizes. “Shall 1 stay?’’ But tin* nobler part of ligr soul says: “Nay, Naomi has been a mother to me. For over a score of years she put her whole life into the - developing of her two boys. Then sh** gave to me one of her sons. She said: “Take him, Ruth. He is thine.' Then she took me into her gr^at loving heart as her own daughter. All that she had was mint. And now, after she has given to me her all, shall 1 desert her in the dark hours of distress?'* “Nay. Naomi," she says, "I will not turn my bark upon thee. Whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest, 1 will lodge; thy peo ple shall be my people, and thy God my God." Could Ruth the true. Ruth the noble, speak otherwise? M.v friends, have I you these noble characteristics of grati tude? After a person has been true and self-sacrificing for you. after that person son adrift as soon ns the dark clouds of adversity gather about her head? Are you going to use the word ‘‘friendship" as a synonym for “convenience?" As soon as you think It is for your own best In terests, are you going to turn your back upon your true friends, ns the deceitful Duke of Alva sent Admiral Hoorn and Egmont to the block and as Napoleon I. exiled Josephine, the best friend he ever had ? Oh, the contemptible actions of which some of us are guilty toward those who j have blessed us In the past! The story is ! told that many years ago In the island of Mauritius a poor old black woman, who was a slave, worked and struggled at odd hours and saved until aftier awhile she got together enough money to purchase the freedom of her daughter. Ah. that was a happy day for the old black wo man! She went to her child's house with the'good news and said: “My child, you are free!" With that she seated herself by her daughter. But the story goes that the daughter drew herself up and said: “Woman, how dare you sit In my pres ence? Do you not know that T am now a free woman and you are still a slave? Rise at once and leave the room!" The story at first seemed to me to be a far fetched one. and yet. after much consid eration, I doubt if It is. Almost every day we can see ungrateful children act ing thus to their parents and ungrateful men and women turning their backs upon those who have lifted them to their thrones or started them on the road to success and happiness. Not thus was Ruth. In Naomi's adversity she remem bered Naomi’s past love. May God help us to be true to those who have been true to us In the troublesome years that are gone! True to Marirage Vows. Klim measures up to tne full standard of the test of human gratitude. She does more. She measures up to the full test of her marriage vows. And when I speak' thus I am placing that, standard very high. The marriage law of the east is a far more difficult one to which to do justice than the marriage law of tfiV* west. Yet she obeyed those eastern .laws to the last letter. Let me try to contrast those two laws for you. When a young woman stands before the marriage altar of our land and the Epis copal rector says: "Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband.* to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estaf^ of matrimony? Wilt thou obey him and serve him, love, honor and keep him in sickness and in health and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him so long as ye both shall live?” the woman answers, *‘I will." But that prom ise does not mean the woman shall lose her own identit}' in that of her husband as it does In the east. That does not mean that her mother-in-law and her husband’s family, in her affections, must take first place as It does in the east. By the law of the Scottish elan as soon as the daughter of one elan married Into the family of another clan at once she ceased to have any affiliation with the clan of hep father. In India no sooner does a girl marry than she goes into the home of her mother-in-law and at once ceases to have any association with the home of her childhood. Thus in one sense was it with the Hebrew and Moabitish marriage laws. When Ruth married she became part of her husband’s family. Naomi be came her mother. And, according to the marriage laws of her time, she was in duty bound to earn, for Naomi for better o.- for worse. Cannot you and I learn a mighty lesson for fidelity to our marriage altars of the west by Ruth’s faithfulness to the marriage law's of the east? The simple fact is too many people look upon the marriage altar simply as a tryst ing place and not as a sacred shrine. They seem to think that the marriage ties are not unbreakable bands of steel, but mere gossa;ner threads, which can glitter for a little while In the sun and he snapped at will. They are ready to plight their tioth and say. "T will wed thee for bet ter," but they are not ready to say, "1 will wed thee for worse." Why, so lightly do some people think of their marriage vows that a popular liter ary man of England some time ago advo cutod the idea that marriage should not he for life, but. for only a term of ten years. If at the end of a decade the husband got tired of his wife because she had lost the bloom of youth, or be cause her hair was streaked with gray, or because the burden of supporting the household was too great, or because, like Brigham Young, he might see the pretty face of some other woman whom he w'ould like to make his favorite, then the marriage relationship eolild be terminated. While, on the other hand, If the wife was a frivolous, good for nothing gnd-about and she got tired of her husband because he lilwfd to sit at home and play with the childfrn, or wfork over his^books, or plan how they could decrease their expenses so .they could lift^the mortgage off the home, then at the end of ten years she could pack up her trunk and leave that home and go off with the first worthless character toward whom she had been casting her flirtatious eyes during these ten years of her married life. Is that right? Ah, no. that was not Ruth’s Idea of marriage! When she married Naomi's son she realized the fnil responsibility of the relation. She was ready to meet those responsibilities for better or for worse. Old Fashioned Ideas. Her ideas of marriage were a great deal like the old fashioned ideas with which our grandfathers and grandmothers were wedded. They may have started out with little of worldly goods, but they had a big balance in the bank of trust. When they started housekeeping they were both ready and willing to put forth their hands to lift the common burdens. The babies came and the father’s hammer and saw made the crib, and the mother’s fool rocked it, and the mother's needle sewed the garments for the little strangers. When sickness ehme they nursed one an other through It. When financial trouble and want came they starved together and made the old clothes do. Side by side they met the storms of trouble. Side by side they smiled In the sunshine of pros perity, They sobbed together. They sang together. They prayed together. Their bodies, side by side, are now sleeping in the little country grave yard, and their spirits are now side by side In heaven to gether. “For better or worse,” read their plighted troth. “For better or for w’orse,” was Ruth’s marriage pledge to Naomi’s son. May God help us to be true to our marriage vows. May we be true for our owSi sakes and true for the sakes of thosp whose happiness is dependent upon our faithfulness to that idlghted troth. Hut Ruth measures up full to her religious standard as well us to her love test and her mental test. She strmds before us the noble example of a woman who has sur rendered l»er heart to the true God as .well as Her life to the service of those human beings who were dear to her. Ancf unless you can have this commingling of the divine love with the human love you cannot have either man or woman meet the full requirement* which God or the j world has demanded of them. 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Jacobs & Bros., « 1911-1913 Third Avenue BIRMINGHAM, ALA, something was lacking in their makeup. The spiritual part of their lives was stunted. They had learned to love man. hut they had not learned to love Jesus Christ. Not thus was Ruth. She meas ures full to the test, of human love. She also measures full to the divine test. I..et me draw a figurative picture of what I mean. In the Land of Moab. Tt was a sad, sad sight in one of the homes of a city of the great and rich country in tlie land of Moab. You ought to know a little of the history of that land. Its lilies were as rich as the cRles of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the inhab itants of these cities were Just as vile as the Sodomites. They were not only Idol worshipers, but worse. Their worship was similar to that which was celebrated in the temple of Final. In this home are three weeping widows. Naomi is there and Orpah and Ruth. Like pure, spotless diamonds, glittering amid the filth of a swine trough, is the purity of the home compared to the vtleness and sin all around it. Naomi now' is speaking to her girls those beautiful words found In the book of Ruth: “And Naomi said unto her two daughters-in-law. Go each to her mother’s house, the T^ord deal kindly with you as ye have dealt with the dead and with me.” Then methlnks I can sec Ruth turn her great soulful eyes upon NnomT as she nays: “Mother, why speak thus to me? Thou didst give to me for a hus band thy dearly beloved son. Blit thou didst do more than nil that. Thou didst teach me about the God of Moses and of Joshua. Thou hast shown me the way of life and wrhat the purity of the home means. If thou dost" leave me. then bark to Idol worship I may go. Nay. I will not abide here. Whither thou goest I will go. and where thoit lodgest I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Do you not grasp what T mean? In order to worship the true God. Ruth, gentle'Ruth. wras ready to turn her back upon the land of her birth. She was ready to go forth Into exile, ready to starve and even die In order that‘Naomi’s God might be her God. Are you and l ready to suffer as did Ruth to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ? All, sometimes we change our minds in reference to a human love. There Is a beautiful story told that when Henry M. Stanley started on his last great trip across the African continent he went with a heavy heart, for the only woman he had ever loved did not love him. But when he returned and met her the first question he was askerl by Miss Dorothy Tennant was this: "Mr. Stanley, do you find Lon don much changed?” And the intrepid explorer quietly answered: “No. I have not found London changed, and I have not changed either.” Then he looked her gently in the eye as he said: “Have you changed?” With that the famous model of Millais’ great picture, entitled “Yes or No?’’ softly answered. “Yes, I have changed.” And the “No” of refusal was changed to the “Yes” of wedding bells. But though some of us may change in reference to the wooing of a human love, Ruth never changed In regard to her al legiance to the divine love. She was ready to go into exile, to starve and even to die. as she declared to Naomi, “Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” Can we, dare we, say as much? Will we give to God today our whole hearts, full of devotion and self-sacri nee: And wliat was the result nf this self sacrifice and love for the divine Master? Ah, Ruth herself never realized wliat its far reaching result was to he. I think, even from Ruth’s standpoint, at times she must have become very discouraged and felt that her sacrifices amounted to naught. Everything that she expected miscarried. She left her own home to go to the land of her husband’s family. There, of course, she expected to he wel comed and cared for. Was she? No soon er did Naomi and this beautiful young girl cross the Jordan and come up to tfie htunc land of Bethlehem than- Tier old neighbors and friends came out to taunt and to ridicule her. They met her with these mocking words: “Is this Naomi, who persuaded her husband f/> go and live In that wicked country of Moah? Is this Naomi, who went and married her two sons to the daughters of the heathen Moabites? No wonder your husband and both your sons are dead. God has cursed you with poverty and bereavement.” Can not you see the tears trickle down the poor wrinkled cheeks of the old woman and hear the panting sobs choke the throat of the beautiful young girl when the sneering, mocking words are uttered, “la this Naomi?” Naomi’s Trial. And this Is not all. Not only did the neighbors and the people mock Naomi, but they literally left her to starve. She seemed to have no friend in the world. She'went down and down, as some of you have gone down In the struggle of lire. She got ho low that one day Ruth, who was compelled to d.o something to earn bread for them to live/upon, went out to glean after the reapers. The few grains of wheat which the reapers acci dentally dropped were not allowed to he picked tip by the reapers, but wore always left to bo gathered by the needy poor. Then it was when It seemed as though Ruth could not sink lower, that Boaz saw her and loved her. When we think we an* the most friendless and hopeless, then the Lord- Is going to open for us. as he did to Ki th, our greatest opportunity ,,f usefulness if we only remain true to him. Are we willing to go to the land of exile for him? Are w« willing to trust him? Ate we willing to let him use us for ids service? I nsk of you this ques tion her* and now. amid the dark clouds |r. your life. Will you trust him and re main true to him now? T,iko Ruth gleaning In the fields ns a pauper, in the darkest hours of your life can you not learn to trust him and be true to him? Ah, Ruth had her Boaz. Through her Boaz she became the ances tress of Jesus Christ. You today In your fields have your Saviour, ami through him you shall yet win a mighty triumph. Are you. like Ruth, able to stand the test of being true to your divine Father's love? Our sermon opened with a dirge. It be gan at the door of three gaping gravse. • The book has a sad opening," once said Joseph Parker. “It began with famine and misery. It opened like a cloudy day. It went onward into widowhood twice told, and the first chapter Is like a rain of tears.” But. thsnk God, It ends In tri umph. It ends by the tinging of the wed ding chimes. Like Ruth, let us all bend the knee to the King of kings, who is Lord of lords. My dear friends, as Ruth found shel ter in tin* home of Boaz. canst thou not find a haven in the love and the rescue of Jesus Christ? Child, wilt thou glean today In thy Master's harvest Held? (Copyright, 1906, by Louis Klopsch.) Some Advantage in Being Dead. From Success Magazine. Col. Henry Watteraon tells of the aston- | ishment and chagrin with which a cer tain well-known citizen of Louisville, named Jenkins, read a long obituary of himself printed in a morning paper of that city. He at once proceeded to the editorial office of the* paper, and. after much difficulty, succeeded In obtaining audience of the busy city ecitor. Laying a copy of the paper before him. he ob served In u mild, almost humble way. that he had come to see if the city editor could “tell" him “anything about it.” With u snort of impatience, tlie nusy editor grasped the paper and hastily read the article, "it appears to be an obituary of one Jenkins," he growled. "What is there to ‘tell’ about It? What’s the mat ter with you. anyhow?" "Oh, nothing especially," responded the mild Jenkins, “only 1 thought I'd like to know how the obituary came to Be printed —that's all." "Came to be printed?" repeated the editor, in Irritated tones; "why, the man died, of course. My paper doesn't print obituary notices of living men." ••perhaps not. as a rule,4’ gently re plied the visitor, “but, In this ease. I hap pen to be the Jenkins referred to." Thereupon the city editor began a pro fuse apology. “We ll print a correction at once," he said. "Well, after all," observed the mild Jenkins, “perhaps 't would be better to let It stand; I'll show It to my friend* when they try to borrow money of me." Her Spelling. Prom the Philadelphia Press. Towne—You've got a new typewriter girl, I see. Browne—Y es. Towne—Is she bright? Browne—Well, I don't know whether ylt’H Intentional, but she seems to be a female Josh Billings. CATARRH, | FOUL BREATH If You Continually K hawk and Spit and There is a Constant Dripping From the Nose Into the Throat, If You Have Foul, Sickening Breath, That is Catarrh. CURED THROUGH THE BLOOD BY B. B. B. i Is your breath foal? Is your volco husky? Is your nose stopped? Do you snore at nlgln? I Do'you sneeze a great deal? I)o you huve fre ■ quent pains In tne forehead? Do you havo pains across I he eyes? Are yon losing your i sense of smell? Is there a dropping lu the ; throat? Are you losing your sense of taste? Are von gradually geUIngdeaf? Doyouhear bussing sounds? Do you have ringing In the oars?# I>o you suffer with nausea of the stoninch? Isthore a constant hud taste In : the mouth? Do yon have a hacking oought , Do you cough at night? Do yon take cold ] easily? If so, you have oatarrh. Catarrh Is not only dangerous In this way, but It causes nlceratlons, death and decay or i bones, lossof thlnklngand reasoning power, ! kills ambition and anergy, often oaueos loss of appetite. Indigestion, dyspepsia, raw | throalaud reaches to geueral debility, ldtocy and Insanity. It needs attention at once. Cure It by taking Hotanlo Mood Balm I (B B B.). o It I- a Quick, radical,permanent cure because it rids the system of the potson ferine that oause catarrh, <8100!! Balm B.B.B). purlfles the blood. Owes away wills I flverysymptom,glvlngstrengfhtotheentlre mucus membrane, and H.B.B. sends a rich, tingling flood of warm.rich, pureblooddlrect to the paralyzed nerves, mucus membrane bones and Joints, giving warmth and strength just where It is needed, and la this way making a perfect, lasting cure of catarrh in nTl Its forms. DEAFNE8S If vou are gradually growing deaf or al ready deaf or hard of hearing, try Hotanlo Blood Balm < B B B.). Most forms of deaf, ness or partial deafness are caused by ca tarrh. and la curing catarrh by B B B. thousands of men and women have had their hearing completely restored. Botanic lilood Balm ( ft. II. B.) Is pleasant end safe to talcs. Thoroughly tested taw a<> yrs. Composed of Pare Botanic In gradients.' Strengthens Weak Btnmschs, cures Dyspepsia. Prlue ii per large bot tle. Take as directed. If not cured when right, quantity Is taken, money refunded. Sample Kent Free by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Da. Describe vonr trouble, and special free medical advice to gnlft your case, also sent la sealed let tec. ! 1 < j.JJ.-.L!1JUJL_«11L'_ ■ » ' mnnHH-Ks DEAFNESS CURED AT LAST Wonderful New Discovery for the Positive Cure of Deafness and Head Noieee At last, after years of study and research, the wonderful Nature forces have been harnessed together and eafness can be cured. If I did not know positively that my method would cure, I would not allow my name to be connected with this treatment. My standing Is such that I cannot afford to misrepresent or dis tort the facts. I know wnrit treatment will do and what It has done and can safely say, “It Is the greatest, grandest and simplest In the world today." It seems to make no difference with this cure as to age, how Jong standing or deep seated the deafness is. its euros are permanent. Test your hearing with a watch. If you do not hear it five feet uwa", you are deaf. Write me, giving age, sex, cause, how long deaf, If you 'have Catarrh. Rheumatism or Nervous trouble* and if you Hear better in noisy places, and all particulars bearing on your case, and I will give you my truthful opinion aft to whether your case is curable or not. 1 give an absolutely scientific opinion, with a full explanation of your case and a Booklet on Deafness and Head Noises free without charge. The ad vice contained In this book has been the means of saving the hearing of hun dreds of people. Write tode: to t'he discoverer, Guy Clifford Powell, M. D., 1903 Bank Bldg.. Peoria. 111.. for free Information, including bis valuable free book. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY For Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Portsmouth, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all Eastern cities. Double Daily Trains leave Birmingham 6:35 a. m. and 3.10 p. na. Elegant Pullman and Cafe Dlnsre, meale a la Carte. Reservations made at Union depot or city office, No. 1927. Woodward building. For further Information artdiesa: W. E. CHRISTIAN, A. fc. P. A. 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