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The Blessing
P at Bethel
OUR BIBLE STORY by the
“Highway and Byway” Preacher
(A Vision Between the Lines of God’s
Inspired Word.)
(Copy right, 1906, l*y J. M. Edson.)
Scripture Authority.—“So Jacob came to
Buz. which is In the land of Canaan, that
is. Bethel, he and all the people that were
with him. And he built there an altar, and
called the place El-beth-el; because there
God appeared unto him, when he fled from
the face of his brother. But Deborah
Rebekah's nurse died, and she was burlrtl
beneath Bethel under an oak; * and the
name of It was called Allonbachuth. And
God appeared unto Jacob again, when he
came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.
And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob;
they name shall not be called any more
Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name; and
he called his name Israel.”—Gen. 35:6-10.
, ES, this is the very
spot, and there is
the stone which I
set for a pillar aft
er my vision that
night,” and as Ja
cob spoke his face
beamed with an
appreciative light,
and after a long
silence, during
which his eyes
drank in the old
k familiar scene, he
continued, enthu
siastically: “And
it was right here, in this hollow rock,
that I made my bed. My, how good
that hard rock seemed, after the hot,
weary journey of the day.”
“And is this where God met you
and talked with you?” asked Rachel,
soberly, looking about her with quick
ening interest. “How saered is this
place,” she exclaimed, fervidly, after
a thoughtful phuse, and then added, as
she placed her hand lovingly within
his own: "Tell me the story of thy
vision again.”
“As I did years ago when we watered
thy father’s sheep at the well?” he
asked, with a smile, and as the flood
nf tpnrter memories swent over him he
drew her close to his side and told
again the story of the night spent
• there so long before.
They had that day reached the
memorable spot, and having pitched
their tents on the grassy slopes to one
side, and as the sun had set and the
cool and quiet of the evening hour
gave them rest from their labors, Ja
cob and Rachel had walked out to
gether, and, drawn by an irresistmle
I impulse. Jacob had sought out the
I place where nearly 30 years before he
had passed the night alone. Memory
was quickened by each familiar object,
and with glowing heart and thrilling
voice he rehearsed each detail of that
night’s experience, while Rachel lis
tened with breathless interest. She
recalled how, when she had first heard
the story from Jacob’s lips as she rested
on the well curbing, there had crept
into her heart a sense of awe, and
dread of the great God, and she had
wondered how she would feel were she
to meet Him as Jacob had. It was her
first, serious thought of the true God.
With superstitious reverence she had
bowed before her father’s gods, but
here was a God high over all, invisible,
yet speaking and with hosts of angels
to do His bidding, and that first dim
ray of light had slowly grown with
the years, and as she stood in that
sacred spot it seemed to her she could
almost see'theangels and hear thevoice
of God as He had talked with Jacob.
A new realization and appreciation of
I God stirred her heart. The old super
stitious dread was gone, and in its
place there glowed a love and desire
for the true God which she had not
known or felt before. Looking up with
the light of the new faith shining in
her eyes, she exclaimed, fervidly:
“Oh. Jacob, how glad I am that I
left the images behind. I wonder now
at the struggle which it cost to give
them up, but oh, how much more God
has given in their place.”
“Yea, I have found it so, too, my
love.”
His wife’s words struck a responsive
chord in his own heart, for there had
swept over him like a flood the mem
ory of how, through the years as he
had given up his own will and purpose
and desires, God had given him more
and more of His presence and bless
ing. They were enjoying a common
experience, and it drew their hearts
together in a new and deeper bond of
sympathy.
<< A n T L /% O n /I -_
God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac.
' and of thy God,” she continued, earn- j
estly, “I have thought of Him as only
belonging to them and to thee, but
now I can say that the God of Abra
ham and of Isaac and of Jacob is my
God, and I am so happy.”
Jacob leaned over and tenderly
kissed her upturned face, and his arm
which encircled her waist pressed her
more closely to him. but in that sacred
moment he spoke not a word. They
understood. Heart spoke to heart in
its own expressive language, which
needs no interpretation and knows no
lack. The return to Bethel had
brought new and rich and full expe
rience into their lives, and as £he
shadows deepened they stood there in
silence, enjoying the sacred Influences
of that hour.
“My love,” Jacob said, at last, half
playfully, “wouldest thou linger here
all night, thinking to see the vision of
the ladder and the angels?”
“Nay,” she said, softly, as they
turned and walked slowly towards
l their tents; “there has been vision of
God in my heart this night, which is
better. Surely the house of God hath
been filled with His presence.”
“Yea," responded Jacob as the dark
outlines of the tents came into view
and the hum of voices and the bleat
ing and lowing of the sheep and cat
tle broke upon their ears, “and let
us share with the rest the blessing
which we have received. To-morrow
we will build an altar to our God, and
offer sacrifices for all the people.
Thus shall Bethel be for all most
truly the house of God, and the gate
of Heaven.”
The next morning, as Jacob was i
gathering the stonea with the help of
his sons for the building' of the altar, <
he told them the story of his vision
there and of God’s word to him.
“And this stone," he explained, as :
they placed it on top of the rude pile, i
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“is the one on which I rested my head
that night, and which I set as a me
morial, pledging God that if He would
be with me, .sad keep me, and give
me bread to eat and raiment to put on,
and bring me again to thi#‘place in
peace, that He should he my God.”
“And He has, hasn’t He, father?**
spoke up Joseph, a lad of some 14
years, who had been listening almost
breathlessly as his father related the
experiences of long ago. And then,
without waiting for his father to reply,
he added, impulsively: “And He shall
be my God, too.”
“Well spoken, my lad,” responded
the father, warmly, patting him on the
head. “Thy brothers here may well
follow thy example.”
There was no response to this chal
lenge, and Jacob was too busily en
gaged in the preparations for the sac
rifice to take note of the shadow
which passed over the faces of the
older boys. Already there was be
ginning to creep into their hearts a
feeling of jealousy towards the son
of Rachel. It needed no very observ
ing eye to discover the deeper affec
tion which the father felt towards the
only son of his beloved wife, and to
have him held up before their eyes
as an example made them angry.
And instead of thrusting aside such
unworthy feelings and entering into
the spirit of the occasion and the serv
ice for which they were making prep
arations, they nourished the evil
promptings and hardened their hearts
against the Divine influences, and thus
missed the blessing which might have
been theirs.
But all joined in the solemn serv
ice, and everyone, the wives and chil
dren, the servants and their families,
and the women and children who had
been taken captive at Shechem, were
present as Jacob offered the sacrifices
of the best of the sheep anu the cat
tle upon the altar.
Even the aged Deborah, the nurse
of Rebekah, Jacob's mother, who when
she had heard that Jacob had re
turned to Canaan insisted on making
the journey to the place where he was
sojourning, was there, having been
carried up the rocky path to the place
before the altar. Jacob, having fin
ished making the offerings, proclaimed
to all assembled that the God whom
they worshiped that day was me
only God, the true God of Heaven.
“He It was.” he went on to declare,
“who spoke to me in this place as
I fled and said: ‘I am the Lord God
of Abraham thy father, and the God
of Isaac; the land whereon thou liest,
to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
and thy seed shall be as the dust of
the earth, and thou shalt spread
abroad to the w’est, and to the east,
and to the north, and to the south;
and in thee and in thy seed shall all
the families of the earth be blessed.
And behold, I am with thee, and will
keep thee in all places whither thou
goest, and will bring thee again into
this land; for I will not leave thee,
until I have done that which I have
spoken to thee of.’ And God has done
all that He has promised, and will
yet fulfill His word in respect to the
inheritance of the land. Only fear God
and obey Him.”
As Jacob finished and the assembled
people stood in reverent silence—even
the babes in the arms of their mothers
seeming to feel the influence of the
solemn occasion and stilling their cries
—the clear, shrill voice of Deborah was
heard, saying:
"Hear ye the words of Jacob. Now
do I understand the words spoken to
Rebekah by God concerning Jacob,
saying that he should be stronger than
his brother Esau. Stronger in faith,
and mightier in power with God. Unto
him has come the blessing promised
Abraham because by faith he has
claimed it from God. Ah, that Re
bekah had lived to see this hour.”
Again silence fell and the people
continued with bowed heads while
the smoke of the sacrifice rose heaven
ward. All at once on the outskirts of
the company a sob was heard, and
presently there appeared a Shech
emite woman with her two children, a
boy and girl, making her way towards
the altar. As she came before Jacob
she bowed herself to the ground, and
then cried:
“ ‘God’s blessing for all the famili®s
of the earth,’ did you say? May not
that blessing reach even me? May
aot the God of Abraham, and of Isaac,
ind of Jacob, be my God? I would
have my children grow up to know
the true God.”
Was there given Jacob in that mo
meat me iamiesi glimpse oi me per
fect sacrifice which was to make one
ill people in Christ Jesus? Was it
the consciousness of his own guilt
md need and God’s mercy towards
lim? Whatever it was, Jacob’s heart
responded to the appeal, and he re
plied, pointing to the slain lamb on
the altar:
“Through the sacrifice we all have
icceptance with God. If thine heart
is right toward Him He will receive
thee.’’
Deeply impressed by all the stirring
incidents of the afternoon, the com
pany departed, and as Deborah was
borne back to her tent, she remarked
:o Jacob:
"Surely, it has been good to be here.
Jod hath met with us this day. Now
■shall my spirit depart In peace, for
mine eyes have beheld a foregleam of
the promised blessing.”
And that night the vision of angels
was Deborah’s portion, and with the
ingels her spirit ascended to the pres
ence of God, and all that they found
resting In her tent the next morning
svas the lifeless body, and on her face
the smile that was left there when
5he greeted her Heavenly visitors
isd gladly Joined them in their up
ward flight. And they carried her to
the oak beneath which she had sat
:he day before, and there with many
tears and much weeping, they buried
aer, and Jacob called the name of
be place Allonbachuth, that is, the
pak of weeping, and as he lingered
:here after the others had gone, pon
lering deeply over the wonderful ex
periences of the past few days, God
ippeared unto him and said:
“Thy name • is Jacob: thy name
;hall not be called any more Jacob, but
tsrael shall be thy name: and He
called his name Israel.”
"And I shall strive to be. no longer
racolp, the supplanter,” he Vesponded,
'ervidly, “but Israel, the prince of
3od”
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I the Temple I
i Sunday School Lasson far Ocl. 22,1905 1
I Specially Prepared for This Paper.
LESSON TEXT.—Ezras:10—1:5. Memory
Verses 10, 11.
GOLDEN TEXT.—"The temple of God
Is holy, which temple ye are.”—1 Cor. 3:17.
TIME.—From B. C. 636-515. Peloubct In
hlB “Select Note*" gives the foUowlng
dates: 536—Spring. Left Babylon. 536—
July. Arrived at Jerusalem. 536—Three
months getting settled. 536—October. Al
tar set up. Worship begun. 635— May.
Foundations of temple begun, followed by
15 years of delay and opposition. 62tf*»
Work on temple renewed. 520— September
and October. Haggal. the prophet, prophe
sies. November and December. Zechuriati,
the prophet, prophesies. Four years more
in building the temple. 616—Teifjple com
pleted 70 years after Us destruction.
PLACE.—Jerusalem and vicinity.
Comment and Suggestive Thought.
INTRODUCTORY.—In our last les
son we saw a large body of exiles leav
ing Babylon with high hopes, and tri
umphant songs of joy. But the journey
was long, tedious and full of hardships.
There were 42,360 of them, according to
each of the three versions extant. But
the detailed numbers all come short of
this sum, and it is supposed that the 11,
000 or 12,000 not ranked in the list un
der any place or family name were
Israelties of the northern tribes. If
these left Babylonia in March (Apoc.
Esdras 5:6), they could not well reach
Jerusalem, after a journey of nearly
800 miles, before some time in July. It
took Ezra four months to make the jour
ney (Ezra. 7:9). They found the city
in ruins, as it had lajn for 50 years since
its complete destruction by Nebuchad
nezzar. "Trees were growing wild on
the Mountain of the House, and the
jackals prowled among heaps of shat
tered masonry. Crumbling stonework
and charred timbers marked the site of
palaces and towers, and choked the
streets. The city walls and gates were
leveled w-ith the ground.”—Hunter. The
first business of the returned exiles was.
nnnrKA tn nrnvide snmp kind of d well
ings for themselves and their families.
They accordingly settled in the small
cities surrounding Jerusalem, perhaps
repairing the houses and walls that had
been ruined by the besieging armies
years before, or contenting themselves
with huts or tents. The territory they
controlled was. of course, small, and
hemmed in on all sides, including ‘‘only
Bethlehem on the south, while on the
north their territory measured no more
than 25 miles in length by 20 in
breadth," and even upon this en
croached the heathen or mongrel popu
lation. x
V. 10. “Builders laid the foundation:"
The corner-stone, or the first course.
This was made the occasion of a great
ceremonial. “Priests in their apparel: ’’
The elegant and beautiful official robes
used by the priests in their celebrations,
especially the blue and scarlet and pur
ple robes, with gold and gems, of the
high priests and others, described in
Exod. 39. “With trumpets:" Not for
music; but, like our church-bells, for
summoning assemblies and joyful an
nouncements: "Sons of Asaph:" A
guild of singers named after the famous
singer and leader in the time of David.
"Alter the ordinance (order) of David:"
(See 1 Chron. 15:16-21).
V. 11. “Sang together by course:” R.
V., "one to another." responsively.
“He is good:" etc. See 1 Chron. 1C:34.
41; Psa. IOC. 107, 118. "They praised the
Lord:" The joy of the younger people
who remembered the exile, but had no
memory of the Temple of Solomon, was
very great.
V. 12. “Ancient men, that bad seen
the first house:” which was destroyed
B. C. 586. 51 years before. They must
have been 60 or 70 years old. "Wept
with a loud voice:” The weeping was
not because the new temple was smaller
than the first, for it was larger (comp.
Ezra 6:3; 1 Kings 6:2; 2 Chron. 3:3, 4).
They wept because of the contrast be
tween the beauty, the magnificence, the
gold and gems of the old temple, and the
simplicity and poverty of the new struc
ture (Hag. 2:3; Zeeh. 4:10).
Ezra 4:1-5. Fifteen years B. C. 535
520. “When the adversaries of Judah: "
The Samaritans, and the foreign colon
ists from Babylonia, Persia and Elam
(vs. 9. 10), which "Esar-haddon king of
Assur:" (Assyria) (V. 2). (B. C. 720-715)
and also Sargon and Asshur-banipal (B.
C. 665) had sent to Samaria (2 Kings
17:24). Thus they had lived in Samaria
130 to 180 years. "For we seek your
e.mi and we do sacrifice unto
Him:” But they did it in a different
way. partially in connection with other
things which would destroy the perfec
tion and power of the Jewish worship.
V. 3. "But Zerubbabel” and the other
leaders refused the alliance. Two views
of the course pursued by Zerubbahel
have been taken. First. Many have re
garded it as a great mistake, a piece of
narrow-minded, bigoted folly, which
made enemies of thosp who should have
been friends, and kindled hatred and
jealousy, and lowered the moral tone
and cooled the zeal of the new colony.
Such seems to be Geikie's view. On the
other hand. Rawlinson calls It "an hero
ic refusal to accept the material aid of a
rich and powerful people at the risk of
imperiling religious purity.” “Thus was
a great peril averted.”
Illustrative Points.
The temple was the symbol and type
of God’s spiritual temple, both the in
dividual Christian and the whole people
of God (1 Cor. 3:10-16).
The first thing for each one who would
build the Temple of the Church and of
Society is to be himself a temple of the
Holy Ghost.
The true Christian character when
complete is a beautiful and costly tem
ple. Compare Solomon’s temple. The
exiles’ temple was 20 years, and Herod's
temple was 46 years in building, but
many a soul requires more years than
these for its completion.
What an Oyster. Knows.
Oysters, even after they have been
brought away from the sea, know by
instinct the exact hour when the tide
is rising and approaching their beds,
and so, of their own accord, open their
shells to receive their food from the
sea, as if still at home.
Babyless Town.
Marksboro, a town of 500 Inhab
itants in New Jersey, has earned the
strange distinction of not reporting
the birth of a baby for five years.
There is not a cradle or baby car
riage in the whole place.
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SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.
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An Interesting hygrometer is made
by dipping a strip of calico in a so
lution of one part of cobalt chloride,
75 of nickel oxide and 20 of gelatine
in 200 of water. The strip is green '
in fine weather, fading aB moisture
appears.
Novel use of Roentgen rays is made
by a Berlin company maunfacturing
submarine cables. The cables are
tested by being passed over two eye
pulleys over an X-ray tube, the screen
above showing auy defect correctly
and with greater certainty than the
resistance tests usually employed.
Small protuberances, like drops of
melted metal, have been noticed by
N. Orloff on the surface of an alum
inum plate that has been used to
cover a dish containing radium bro
mide. Radioations from these pro
tuberances showed no lessening after
six months, and it is inferred that par
ticles of radium accumulated around
slight nuclei of aluminum to form a
stable alloy.
Electricity is fatal to the discern
ment of certain colors. Yellow and
pink, two totally different colors, look
strangely alike by electric light.
Heliotrope is also quite pink, and sub
tleties of shade are quite lost in it
No light shows up shades and colors
as wax candles did. It is certain that
all the modern artificial illuminants
mix up colors and shades inextricably,
and electric light is worst of all.
Glass containing manganese is
slowly turned violet by sunlight, and
Sir William Crookes has found that
radium produces in a few days a col
oration as intense as that caused by
the sun in years. F. Fischer has now
been studying the effects of ultra
violet rays, and reports that the light
of a mercury arc lamp in a quartz
tube gave a slight color in 15 min
utes to four out of eight glasses, and
an intense violet hue in 12 hours. The
color proved to be due to manganese
silicate.
CONCERNING CHURCHES. ,
Women without hats are not to be
admitted hereafter to Canterbury
cathedral in England.
Pope Pius X. has sent the papal bene
diction to the members of St. Liborius
church choir. St. Louis, in recognition of
their consistent and sustained observ
ance of the regulations regarding church
music.
As a memorial to the late Jay Cooke,
one of the founders and rector’s warden
of St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal church
of Ashbourne, Pa., a memorial hall will
be built there. The plans for the build
ing. which will cost |15,000, have been
accepted. The funds will be provided by
Mr. Cooke’s children.
Twenty-five years ago, says a religious
worker, the ruling idea of the church
was that children should be seen and
not heard. The result was that few were
seen and none heard. The growth of
young people’s societies in the churches
in the last auarter-century means that
the truth is realized that the young are
the most efficient builders of the King
dom of Heaven on earth.
Dr. Adolf Fritzen, bishop of Stras
burg. has again issued an edict forbid
ding priests within his diocese to use
bicycles. He is sharply criticised there
for by the newspapers, which call at
tention to the fact that b/cycling ceased
long ago to be a mere secular sport, and
that priests often find the wheel most
useful, especially those who have to
visit members of their congregation in
remote country places.
Notwithstanding the French people are
demanding the separation of church and
state, the Roman Catholics of France
have given more to the world-wide
propagation of their faith than all other
countries combined. Out of a total of
$1,352,017.07 given for that cause last
year France contributed $701,008.64,
while American Roman Catholics gave
only $156,942.92, about one-eighteenth
as much as was given to missions by the
Methodist Episcopal church alone.
SHORT AND SHARP.
The honesty of lots of men has never
been tested.
It’s a wise man who says nothing at
the right time.
A great deal of silvery laughter is
filtered through a mouthful of gold
teeth.
The young man who thinks he knows
it all is just on the brink of acquiring
some knowledge.
The genuine kind of charity is that
which opens the purse and keeps the
mouth shut about it.
This would be a pleasant old world
to get along in if men would pay their
debts as cheerfully as they pay their
grudges.
True, Too True.
She—Girls will be girls, you know.
He—Yes; and if they live long enough
some of ’em will be old maids, too.—
Yonkers Statesman.
BOUNDING THE COUNTRY.
Habit Which Seem* to Lay Hold Up
on Political Oratora and
Spellbinders.
"Have you ever noticed how often our
public speaker* bound thi* country?”
asked an observer of thjng* in general, in
the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "Two
years ago I went to a large mass meet
ing, at which there were several stand*
arranged so that the orators, so-called,
could address the assembled crowds. I
took a place before one of the platform*,
and after awhile a well known politician,
heavy in avoirdupois and dignity, was in
troduced and launched into his speech,
which began along the old lines:
“ ‘As I look out upon this multitude of
the good citizens of this city, I feel sure
that on the second Tuesday in Novem
ber they will declare in no uncertain man
ner ’ etc. You know how the rest goes.
“He had not been speaking long before
I heard the words fall: ‘From the stormy
shores of the Atlantic to the calm slopes
of the Pacific, from the gulf on the south,
this great movement will sweep all be
fore it.’ I did not wait to hear any
more of his platitudes, but made my way
over to the second stand, and here an
other modem Cicero was telling the con
script fathers how to vote, how to save
the city, how to keep the patriots in of
fice. ‘The *511 is going forth,” said he,
‘from the blue waters of Lake Superior
down to where the rippling waves of the
gulf wash the fair snores of Louisiana.
From the strands of the Carolinas to the
sunlit fields of California, the people are
resolved, etc.’
“I pushed through the crowd and went
toward the third platform, but even from
a great distance I could hear a lusty
spellbinder crying out in a fog-horn voice:
‘From Tampa bay to Puget sound, from—*
but I pulled my hat over my ears and
rushed for my car."
SHE SAID IT IN LATIN.
Of Which Language She Knew Quite
as Much as She Did
of Greek.
During the recent strikes in New York
city, when it was an even thing between
apprehension as to what the strikers might
do and apprehension as to what the green
hands pressed into service by the railway
management might fail to do, passengers
on the Subway and elevated roads felt
that they were taking their lives in their
hands whenever they boarded a train.
in the nervous throng descending one
morning from a Ninth avenue elevated
ctation was a woman whose pretentious
and inappropriate attire would have in
formed a Sherlock Holmes, even before she
opened her mouth, that she was anofher
one of the first cousins of Mrs. Malaprcp.
As she reached the bottom of the stairs
and her feet touched the solid ground, the
anxious look that her face had worn
changed to one of relief and satisfaction.
“My!” she exclaimed to the persons
round about, “mebby you think I ain't
glad to git my leet on terra cotta once
more!”
Modernized.
“Here is one of the inns where George
Washington used to stop.”
“You don’t say! What has become of
the ancient sign: ‘Accommodation to Man
and Beast?’ ”
“They’ve taken it down and put up a
sign: ‘Accommodation to Man and Auto
mobile.’ ”
“And where is the hostler who used to
come out with a can of oats?”
“Oh, he comes cut now with a can of
gasoline.”—Chicago Daily News.
An Honest Opinion.
Mineral, Idaho, Get. 16th (Special).—
That a sure cure has been discovered for
those sciatic pains that make so many
lives miserable, is the firm opinion of Mr.
D. S. Colson, a well known resident of
this place, and he does not hesitate to say
that cure is Dodd's Kidney Pills. The
reason Mr. Colson is so firm in his opin
is that he had those terrible pains and is
cured. Speaking of the matter, he says:
“I am only too happy to say Dodd's
Kidney Pills have done me lots of good.
I had awful pains in my hip so 1 could
hardly walk. Dodd’s Kidney Pills stopped
it entirely. I think they are a grand
medicine.”
All Sciatic and Rheumatic pains are
cased by Uric Acid in the blood. Dodd's
Kidney Pills make healthy kidneys and
healthy kidneys strain all the Uric Acid
out of the blood. With the cause removed
there can be no Rheumatism or Sciatica.
Wouldn’t Say Stocking.
The Boston damsel was excessively mod
GSt.
“Speaking of Cooper,” said she. “I pre
sume you have read his—er—'Lea. lier
kosiery Tales?’ ’’—Chicago Sun.
——— •
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“Cuticura Works Wonders.”
Too much stress cannot be placed on
the great value of Cuticura Soap, Oint
ment and Pills in the antiseptic cleans
ing of the mucous surfaces and of the
blood and circulating fluids, thus afford
ing pure, sweet and economical local and
constitutional treatment for weakening
discharges, ulcerations, inflammations,
itchings, irritations, relaxations, displace
ments, pains and irregularities peculiar
to females, as well as such sympathetic
affections as anaemia, chlorosis, hysteria,
nervousness and debility.
It is hard for the successful self-made
millionaire to make himseif believe that
the chances for young men are not vast
ly better to-day' than when he got his
start.
Piso’s Cure for Consumption is an infalli
ble medicine for coughs and colds.—N. W.
Samuel, Ocean Grove, TI. J., Feb. 17, 1900.
Y’ou never found any girl taking conso
lation out of the fact that the reason she
has freckles is because she has a delicate
complexion.—N. Y. Press.
FROM QIRLHOOD TO WOMANHOOD
Mothers Should Watch the Development of Their Daughters—
Interesting Experiences of Misses Borman and Mills.
Every mother possesses information
which is of vital interest to her young
daughter.
Too often this is never imparted or is
withheld until serious harm has result
ed to the growing girl through her
ignorance of nature’s mysterious and
wonderful laws and penalties.
Girls’ over-sensitiveness and modesty
often puzzle their mothers and baffle
physicians, as they so often withhold
their confidence from their mothers
and conceal the symptoms which ought
to be told to their physician at this
critical period.
When a girl’s thoughts become slug
gish, with headache, dizziness or a dis
position to sleep, pains in back or lower
limbs, eyes dim, desire for solitude;
when she is a mystery to herself and
friends, her mother should come to her
aid, and remember that Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound will at
this time prepare the system for the
coming change, and start the menstrual
period in a young girl’s life without
pain or irregularities.
Hundreds of letters from young girls
and from mothers, expressing their
gratitude for what Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has accomplished
for them, have been received by the
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., at
Lynn, Mass.
Miss Mills has written the two fol
lowing letters to Mrs. Pinkham, which
will be read with interest:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— (First Letter.)
“I am but fifteen years of age, am depressed,
have dizzy spells, chills, headache and back
ache, and as I have heard that you can give
helpful advice to girls in my condition, I am
writing you.”—Myrtle Mills, Oquawka, I1L
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— (Second Letter.)
“ It is with the feeling of utmost gratitude
that I write to you to tell you what your
valuable medicine has done for me. _ When I
wrote you in regard to my condition I had
consulted several doctors, but they failed to
understand my case and 1 did not receive
any benefit from their treatment. I followed
your advice, and took Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Vegetable Compound and am now healthy
and well, and all the distressing symptoms
which I had at that time have disappeared.”—
Myrtle Mills, Oquawka, 111.
Miss Matilda Borman writes Mrs.
Pinkham as follows:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:—
“ Before taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound my monthlies were irregu
lar and painful, and 1 always had such
dreadful headaches.
“ But since taking the Compound my head
aches have entirely left me, my monthlies are
regular, and I am getting strong and well. I
am telling all my girl friends what Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has done for
me.”—Matilda Borman, Farmington, Iowa.
If you know of any young girl who
is sick and needs motherly advice, ask
her to address Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn,
Mass., and tell her every detail of her
symptoms, and to keep nothing back.
She will receive advice absolutely free,
from a source that has no rival in the
experience of woman's ills, and it will, if
followed, p:rt her on the right road to a
strong, healthy and happy womanhood.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound holds the record for the greatest
number of cures of female ills of any
medicine that the world has ever
known. Why don't you try it ?
Lydia E.Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound Makes Sick Women Well.
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