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The work of two electrical geniuses, Arthur C. Ripley and Chester Lyon, students at the Middleboro high school. Is attracting more than usual atten tion, and their work is favorably passed upon by electricians who rec ognize the value of their undertak ings says the Boston Globe. Young Ripley takes up electrical specialties, and the wireless telegraph is his hobby. From reading about the CHESTER LYONG (UPPER) AND AR THUR C. RIPLEY (LOWER) IN THEIR WIRELESS TELEGRAPH STATION, various models in use be constructed a machine, which he claims is dif ferent in many respects from any one now in use, and which can be success fully operated. At the age of 12 Ripley constructed a graphophone which would operate YOUTHS. BERG, successfully, and since then he took up the study of electricity. The wire less machine followed up other in struments which the young fellow made, and in itself is a neat, well constructed affair. There is a sending and a receiv ing station, equipped with batteries, and the rest of the apparatus, which at present allows him to send a mes sage about CO feet. He has made trials already when the messages were sent through the two closed partitions, and at this distance it went very well. To operate a greateV distance Ripley states more power from batteries would be needed, and the aerial plates would necessarily need to be more elevated. The apparatus exhibted at the town hall was one of the most popular of the articles shown, and he was con stantly kept at work operating it, or explainings its workings. Power was generated from a bicycle on which Chester Lyons was seated, and by the revolution of the pedals a small dynamo was driven, which gave good power for the work and took the load off the batteries. Lyons’ specialty is telephones, and he has built a complete telephone out fit, which works nicely. The appara tus was also exhibited. Lyons built the telephone apparatus when he lived at Halifax, and it was used to con nect the various buildings on the farm there. Besides these electrical devices shown, there were many other work ing models of machines which were in use at the exhibit. Their electrical research has been encouraged and assisted by Submaster L. O. Tillson, of the high school, who has done much to inform the boys on matters relating to their machines. A Swing for Baby. Directions for Building a uevice Which Will Entertain the Little One. Most children are fond of swinging, and in the accompanying sketch we il lustrate a nursery swing that can be made at small cost; but in the making and in the using of it, there are two or three things that must not be forgot ten, and that are necessary to guard against a possible mishap. Firstly, every portion of it must be strongly put together; and secondly, from time to time the ropes, etc., must be examined to see that they are not r-! i THE SWING COMPLETE. wearing through, and the hooks should be tested to see that they are still firm in the ceiling; and after that, with or dinary care no accident should be pos sible. Iron hooks suitable for the purpose can be bought at almost any ironmon gers; but for the buying of them and the fixing of them it would be quite well to employ the local carpenter, as they must be firmly screwed into the JUIOIO Lltut i uu uvi vwu *-“• carpenter would know, or soon And out, the direction in which the joists run, and it would be very little trouble to him to screw in the hooks so firmly that they should without danger be capable of sustaining any weight that they are likely to be called upon to bear. Unless possessed of a knowledge of the construction of a ceiling, it would be a dangerous and troublesome under taking for an amateur to attempt to fix the hooks, as unless they are strongly screwed into the joists, they are cer tain not to hold, and down would come the swing, and perhaps its occupant also. „ After the hooks have been placed in position, they can be painted white or made to match the color of the ceiling, and when the swing is taken down and not in use they will be unnoticeable. If the swing is intended for quite small children, then the nearer the floor it is the better. The sketch shows the position in which the hooks should be arranged, and all we shall require further will be three pieces of rope of a suitable length and a strong square basket or wooden box. A strong square basket will an swer the purpose, and the ropes must be attached to the corners. To prevent the possibility of a child falling out, a strap may be passed through the handles and fastened across in the manner shown in the sketch. The rope attached to the third hook, some way in front of the others, enables a child to swing itself without aid. A cushion or two, or a rug in the basket will help to make the swing very comfortable and snug. Our sketch so clearly shows other details that further description is not necessary. Had Met Before. Two flies met in the pudding sauce, And one began to sputter— “Where was it that I saw you last? Oh, yes’ 'twas in the butter!” He Tells Them to Her. No man believes half the things he wants his wife to believe. Favorite Card Game of Japanese. A game popular wun ooin grown people and children in Japan is played as follows: One hundred well-known proverbs are selected, each divided into two parts, each part printed on a separate card. The host has the hundred first halves while he reads aloud, one by one. The nundred second halves are dealt to the other players, who place their hands upward' upon the “Tata mi,” or thick mat of rich straw on which they sit. As the first half of any proveru is react, cne noiaer or tne second half throws it out, or, if he sees it unnoticed among his neighbors, seizes it and gives him one of his own. The player who is first "out” wins. It is a very simple game, but it affords a great deal of amusement to the players, for the quick-sighted and keen-witted are constantly seizing the cards of their duller and slower neighbors. This leads to much laugh ter and good-natured teasing. SENT HER FLAT STEAKS Ch-ievance That Mrs. Newlywed Had Against the Unprincipled Meat Dealer. “Dearest,” she said, and there was a slight tremor in her voice, “will you have a slice of bacon?” He would, as he had been married only a week, and would have accepted a slice of sandstone or papyrus from her hands with equal willingness. “I thought,” he said, as with diffi culty he removed his eyes from the dainty morning jacket, surmounted by her lovely face, to the sordid bacon, “you said you would have some of those meat-balls I like so well for breakfast.” The lovely eyes filled with tears. * “George,” she said, with rising in dignation subduing her grief, “it was that horrid, mean butcher’s fault, and 1 want him never, never to dare to ex pect my patronage again.” “Never mind, dear,” he said; “it doesn’t matter. Forgot to send the meat, did he?” “No; he sent the meat, but not what I ordered. After I had planned having this nice dish for you this morning; after I had taken the pains to go in person and explain carefully to him the kind I wanted; and after I was so happy at the thought how you would enjoy the meat-balls, to have my whole pleasure spoiled by that detestable butcher’s mistake almost breaks my heart.” More tears. “I ordered,” she sobbed, “some round steaks to make the balls with, and, George, the ones he sent were—as— flat—as—your hand!" • No Browning. She was fond of the writings of the poet Browning. Going into the coun try she forgot to take her copy of her favorite author. She determined to try and get one at the village shop. “Have you Browning?” she asked. “No, ma’am,” was the reply of the shop man; “we have blacking and whiting, but no browning.”—Tit-Bits. SOME CHICKEN RECIPES. Several More or Less Elaborate Dishes —The Directions for the Same Given in Eull. CHICKEN CUTLETS WITH RICE. —A teacupful of rice, some good stock, oue onion, salt and pepper, some cold ham and chicken, egg, breadcrumbs. Boil a teacupful of rice in some good stock and pound it in a mortar with an onion that has been cooked in but ter, with salt and pepper. Pound sep arately in equal proportions cold ham and chicken; form this into cutlets, cover them with egg and bread crumbs and fry. Serve with a sharp sauce. CHICKEN LOAF.—A chicken, two ounces of butter, pepper and salt, egg. Boil a chicken in as little water as possible until the meat can easily be picked from the bones; cut it up fine; then put it back into the saucepan with two ounces of butter and a sea soning of pepper and salt. Grease a square china mold, and cover the bottom with slices of bard boiled eggs; pour in the chicken, place a weight on it, and set aside to cool, when it will turn out PRESSED CHICKEN.—Two chick ens, boiled until the meat leaves the bones easily; then pull to pieces and chop fine, letting the liquor, in which they were cooked boil down until only a cupful remains. Add about one-half as much chopped ham as chicken; roll two soda crackers, pour the stock over, seasoning highly. Mix well together, put in a deep, long pan, pressing down hard with the hand. Fold a clotlv sev eral times, put over the top, and put on a weight. It will slice nicely if prepared the day before using. CHICKEN RISSOLES.—Some rem nants of fowl, ham and tongue, butter, a pinch of flour, white pepper, salt, nutmeg, parsley, eggs, a few drops of lemon juice, flour, water, three pinches of sugar. Mince very finely some remnants of fowls, free from skin, add an equal quantity of ham or tongue, as well as a small quantity of truffles, all finely minced; toss the whole into a saucepan with a piece of butter mixed with a pinch of flour; add white pepper, salt and nutmeg to taste, as well as a little minced parsley; stir in, ofT the fire, the yolks of one or two eggs beaten up with a few drops of lemon juice, and lay the mixture on a plate to cool. Make a paste with some flour, a little water, two eggs, a pinch of salt, and two or three of sugar; roll it out to the thickness of a penny piece, stamp it out in round pieces three inches in diameter; put a piece of the above mince on each, then fold them up, fastenirtg the edges by mois tening them with water. Trim the rissoles neatly with a fluted cutter, dip each one in beated up egg, and fry a golden color in hot lard. CHICKEN TERRAPIN—Place a stewpan on the Are with a small tea cup of wrater in it; when it boils add the flesh of tender boiled chicken, picked fine. Mix smooth a quarter of a pound of butter with a tablespoonful of flour. When the chicken has boiled three minutes add the butter and flour, stirring it all the time. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, a small blade of mace and half a pint of good sherry wine. Let it simmer over a slow fire ten minutes, then add a gill of milk and serve in a hot dish. CREAM CHICKEN—Four chickens, three cans of mushrooms, four sweet breads. Boil chicken till tender and cut as for salad, removing all skin; boil and chop sw'eetbreads. Mix chick en, sweetbreads and mushrooms, and bake in alternate layers with bread crumbs, seasoned with pieces of but ter and cream dressing given below. This is sufficient for 20 people. CREAM DRESSING.—One and one half pints of cream, one grated onion, three tablespoonfuls of flour, four ta blespoonfuls of butter. Heat cream, rub flour in butter and put in the cream; cook till it thickens; take ofl and stir in onion. Put the first layer of chicken, sweetbreads and mush rooms in a dish and season each of the layers with cayenne pepper and salt. Let the top layer be of bread ornmVkC _Pllipafrn Trihiinp. 'Bride’s Watch as License Fee. John Burns and Miss Gertrude Dowling, a young couple, came here from Philadelphia to be wedded. Upon applying at the office of Magistrate Broman for a marriage license the bridegroom was surprised when told it would cost three dollars. His total amount of cash was $2.75. The license was made out and the bridegroom prospective was in a quandary. Suddenly a bright idea struck him. After a hasty conversa tion with the bride-elect the latter produced her gold watch and handed it to the young man. He left in a hurry, pawned the timepiece with an acquaintance, and, returning, paid for the license. The couple departed, all smiles, for the home of Rev.‘ George L. Wolfe the “marrying parson,” where they were wedded. The husband had enough left to give the preacher his fee. They then returned to Philadelphia.—Wilming ton Correspondence Baltimore Sun. Why Indian Is Beardless. The American Indian is not abso lutely beardless. The-growth is small, and because of this smallness they pluck it out. Beards differ very much among different nations. Climate, food, etc., have much to do with it, In hot and dry countries, such as Arabia, Ethiopia, East India, Spain and Italy, the beard is generally dark, dry, hard and thin. Persons of a mild disposition, well nourished, have a light-colored, thick and slightly curl ing beard. The eunuchs of Turkey who have been such from childhood have no beard. It is generally con aldered a sign of development. Furniture Stains. Have ready three pieces of woolen cloth; dip one Into linseed oil, rub the spot briskly, wet the second with alco hoi and apply to oily surface, rubbing quickly, as too much alcohol will de stray the varnish, and finally polish witlT the third cloth, moistened with oil or furniture polish. Another way is to use equal parts of vinegar, sweet oil, and spirits of turpentine; shak< all well together in a bottle; apply with a flannel cloth and rub dry with old silk or linen. To Bemowe Varnish. Alcohol will remove varnish from fabrics. STORY OF LOVE AND MURDER REVEALED BY HERMIT’S DEATH Queer Character of Whom L ttle Was Known, Dies in Montana Cabin--Kills Rival in Germany and Fiees to America. Twin Bridges, Mont—Letters and J papers discovered in a rusty old tin box hidden beneath a board in the floor of a little old weather-beaten, dilapidated miner’s cabin clinging to a mountainside not far from here tell one of' the strangest stories that has come to light in this region in many years. The story is of an eccentric old her mit who died in the cabin in which the papers and letters were discovj ered. The name of this hermit was Roscoe Overhardt. For years before he died Overhardt lived alone in the "little old cabin and wandered over the mountains hereabout in quest of game and gold. It was always supposed by those who knew him, or rather by those who saw him, for no one hereabouts knew him, that Overhardt was mentally un balanced and that he was extremely poor. In the twenty-odd years that he made his home in the little old cabin on the mountainside he never spoke of his own free will to any person, never raised his eyes to look into those of a man or woman with whom he met face to face and never bought groceries or clothing at a store in Twin Bridges or any other town in this part of Montana. The furniture in the one room of his cabin was of the meanest sort. The clothing upon the old man’s back was shabbier than the furniture in his cabin. A dog was the hermit’s only friend and companion. For the dog he seemed to cherish a deep, warm af fection, while the faithful animal’s love for him was well-nigh human in its tenderness and constancy. The strange, silent old man fell ill a few weeks ago in his shabby little cabin on the mountain side and could not leave his bed thereafter. No one knew he was ill until the day he died, when a prospector, happening to pass that way, stopped at his door to ask for a drink of water and found him dying. Before a doctor could be reached the hermit went to his final rest. A careful search of the dead man’s cabin brought to light a rusty tin box containing a few gold coins and the letters and papers which tell in part the story of his life before he came we3t to spend his declining years in loneliness. Roscoe Overhardt was born in Ger many, according to the story these letters and papers tell. His father was a well-to-do merchant in Berlin and he gave his son a university edu cation, intending him to adopt the pro fession of medicine. In his student days young Overhardt paid court to pretty Katherine Meller, and finally won her consent to marry him. Katherine Meller had had another suitor before she met Overhardt. His name was Matthew Schoenfeldt, and he belonged to a dignified family at Frankfort. Schoenfeldt flew into a high passion when he learned of Miss Meller’s engagement to Overhardt, sought out the girl’s accepted lover and picked a quarrel with him. In the quarrel Overhardt stabbed Schoen feldt, who died of his wounds soon afterward revealing the identity of his slayer. Overhardt, well-night crazed with grief, went immediately to his sweet heart and confessed his crime to her. She begged him to flee to the United States, promising to join him in this oBaoaQ3QQQaQQBQeeooaQOOOQa country as soon as he should send for her to come-to him. The death of Schoenfeldt was still shrouded in mystery, so far as the po lice and relatives and friends of the dead man were concerned, when Over hardt left Germany and fled to Paris. He remained in Paris a few weeks and then went to London, whence a few weeks later he came to the United States. He sought and obtained employment in New York under an assumed name, but, fearing that the mystery sur rounding Schoenfeldt’s death might be cleared up and that he might be dis covered and arrested there as his slayer, he set out for the west. He \ IN THE QUARREL OVERHARDT STABBED SCHOENFELDT. spent a few weeks in Cincinnati, being attracted there by the large German element in the population. Then he went to Louisville, where he remained several months. From Louisville he went to St. Louis and from St. Louis to Milwaukee. He remained in Mil waukee six months. Meanwhile he was writing regularly to and receiving letters regularly from his sweetheart in Germany. He told her that he should send for her as soon as he should settle down and be come able to support her and himself in comfort. On coming to this state he began prospecting for gold, and within a year he struck a rich lead. Thereupon he dispatched a letter to his sweetheart, begging her to come to him at once. She answered his letter, saying that because of the illness of her mother she could not leave her home. A few weeks later he received another letter from her, saying that her mother was better but that for other reasons she could not then come to the United States to join him. Apparently realiz ing finally that his sweetheart did not intend to join him, Overhardt ceased writing to her and abandoned hope. sHe disposed of his mine several months after he received his last let ter from his sweetheart and, coming to this region, built the little cabin on the mountainside, in which he spent the rest of his miserable life. It is believed that in his loneliness and his grief his mind finally became de ranged and that was responsible for his eccentric habits. What became of the fortune which the old man real ized from the sale of his gold mine is a mystery. KvnnQconacoQQoanosaooooaocr AERONAUT BRAVES SEA AND STORM IN BALLOON AND LIVES Boston'—After being buffeted by a thunderstorm, twice ducked in the ocean and spending the night in the car attached to his balloon, James K. Allen, a veteran aeronaut, was res cued off Block island Joy the crew of the fishing schooner, Frances V. Silva and brought to this city by the tug Clara E. Ula. Though he has made more than 400 ascensions, Allen says this latest one was the most thrilling of his life. Allen started from Providence at noon. It was raining at the time, and soon the lightning was playing about the big gas bag. There was something wrong with the anchor rope, and Allen let out enough gas to bring the balloon to earth. The trouble was righted, ballast was thrown out, and the balloon shot into the air to such a height that the aero naut was able to look down and see the storm raging far below. The wind was blowing from the west, and at dark Allen found him self over the tip end of Cape Cod and being rapidly carried out to sea. The balloon sank lower and lower, and * Allen drifted rapidly at a height of 100 feet above the water, the anchor rope trailing through the waves and retarding the progress. Twice the car was dashed into the water, but each time Allen threV over ballast and the balloon rose. At daybreak no land was in sight. The captain of a tug towing a string of barges heard Allen’s cries for help, and gave chase, but the balloon was going too rapidly, and soon the ves sel dropped out of the race. Several hours later Allen came near the schooner. The vessel started toward him, but failed to reach the drag rope in time. Members of the crew were out in dories, however, and one of them managed to seize the rope. The dory was dragged through the water at a great rate for a time, but Allen let out gas and managed to step from the car attached to the bal loon to the dory without getting his feet wet. In spite of his thrilling experience Allen retains his nerve, and says ho is ready to’make another ascension. Hounds Eat Each Other. New Albany, Ind.—Four blood hounds the property of Sheriff Ray mond 's, which were neglected by a farm u n whose charge they had been placed n the C. Kraft farm, north of New Albany, developed can nibal tie tendencies and two of them were d voured and a third killed. The hounds, which had been in train ing, were confined in an outbuilding, and it is believed the three stronger brutes when starved to a point of des peration fell on the weaker one and ate it, and when attacked again with hunger another battle ensued, leaving only two alive. The final struggle be tween these two resulted in the death of one. , Had All Eternity. An old citizen, who had-been hen pecked all his life, was about to die. His wife felt it her duty to offer him 3uch consolation as she might, and said: “John, you are about to go, but r will follow you.” “I suppose so, Manda,” said the old man, weakly, “but so fur as I am concerned you Don’t need to be in any blamed burrv about it!” Ear Nipped Off by a Horse. New Rochelle, N. Y.—Harry S. Green, a dairyman, had his left ear bitten off by his pet horse. Green grabbed the chewed ear in his hand kerchief and, boarding a trolley car, hurried to the home of Dr. Emberson, where it was grafted in place. There is hope of the dismembered ear grow* ing in place. Green was horseback riding when the accident occurred. The animal stumbled and threw Green over his head, rendering him uncon scious. The horse attempted to assist him to his feet and in doing so nipped off Ke ear. Strange! “Grilrig, what became of your scheme for starting a restaurant that was going to jump into immediate popularity by having Its ^kitchen in front, where everybody Could look through the plate glass windows and see all the processes of the cook ing?" “Why—h’m—the fact Is, Smith kins, I cofydn’t get any regular cooks that would have anything to do with [ the scheme.”—Chicago Tribune. I FOUR YEARS OF AGONY. Whole Foot Nothing But Proud Flesh —Had to Use Crutches—“Cuti cura Remedies the Best on Earth.” “In the year 1899 the side of my right fodt was cut oft from the little toe down to the heel, and the physi cian who had charge of me was try ing to sew up the side of my foot, but with no success. At last my whole loot and way up above my calf was nothing but proud flesh. I suffered un told agonies for four years, and tried different physicians and all kinds of ointments. I could walk only with crutches. In two weeks afterwards I saw a change in my limb. Then I be gan using Cuticura Soap and Oint ment often during the day, and kept it up for seven months, when my limb was healed up just the same as if I never had trouble. It is eight months now since I stopped using Cuticura Remedies, the best on God’s earth. I am working at the present day after five years of suffering The cost of Cuticura Ointment and Soap was only $6, but the doctors’ bills were more like $600. John M. Lloyd, 718 S. Arch Ave., Alliance, Ohio, June 27, 1905.” __ LOVE LORE. Lt is easier to love and be wise than to be generous and have matey. Jealousy is green and does not harmonize with Love’s hair and eyes. Love laughs at locksmiths, because parents don’t lock up their daugh ters any more. When Poverty comes in at the door Truelove engages her on the spot to do the cooking. The pity of Love’s blindness is that marriage is the only oculist that guar antees to restore the sight. Don’t complain of your lover's ama teurishness. In this you have proof' positive that you are the first. Show me the sweethearts of the land, and I will confess myself that much more puzzled about the men. Life gave a dinner, and, while it may not have been a feast from an epicure’s point of view, it was a great success. The guest oC honor was Love. When Love begins to sicken and decay, sometimes the tonic of in difference will effect a quicker re covery than all the careful nursing In the world._ Rapid Increase in Population. In eight years the population of i Osaka, Japan, ha3 increased from 811,800 to over 1,026,000. The number ; of factories has increased by 991. SENTENCE SERMONS. Fear and fret makes life's friction Heaven helps those who help oth •rs. Heaven despairs of the man whc despises men. True religion nourishes the roots of right doing. ' The church that courts the rich loses its riches. Sometimes hiding another’s faults heals our own. The man who is too previous Is sure to get procrastinated. The hardest work some folks do is telling how busy they are. You cannot keep your eyes on your watch and your heart on youf work. It does not make a man brave to lay his cowardice on his conscience. No amount of laundry in your reli gion can make up for a lack of love. There’s no special merit in cast ing bread on the water with a hook in it. n Many a man’s religion would be worth more If it had more office prac tice. It’s no use looking for a man’s re ligion when it doesn’t get into his looks. Two strings to your bow may be all right if you can keep them clear of your neck.—Chicago Tribune. At a Township Primary. Martin, who is very hard of hearing, arose in the caucus and nominated one Mr. Brown for the office of justice of the peace. Mr. Brown promptly arose and de dined the nomination with thanks. ^ and while he had the floor he nom- ^ inated Mr. Martin for the office. Martin, not understanding what Brown said, but evidently thinking it some modest remonstrance, arose and said: " •“Gentlemen of the Convention: Wc now have before the house a man who is not only w*rthy, but is in every way competent, and I move that nom inations be closed, and be be elected by acclamation, and it be made unan imous.”—Judge's Magazine of Fun. Destroys Oder of Gases. * M. Deletrain, of Geneva, has com bined certain materials, put together in the form of a small solid cone, which, when dissolved in petrol of bezine, destroy the odors of burned gases, and leave an agreeable perfume behind. International Cyclopedia. The medical faculty pf the Paris university plans an international tech nological encyclopedia. It i3 to be issued In ten languages, including “Esperanto,” the world language. WHO SHE WAS i / SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF LYDIA E. PINKHAM And a True Story of How the Vegetable Compound Had Its Birth and How the “Panic of '73” Caused it to be Offered for Public Sale in Drug Stores. This remarkable woman, whose maiden name was Estes, was born in Lynn, Mass., February 9th, 1319, com ing from a good old Quaker family. For some years she taught school, and became known as a woman of an alert and investigating mind, an earnest seeker after knowledge, and above all, possessed of a wonderfully sympa thetic nature. In 1843 she married Isaac Pinkham, a builder and real estate operator, and their early married life w,as marked by prosperity and happiness. They had four children, three sons and a daughter. In those good old fashioned days it was common for mothers to make their own home medicines from roots and herbs, nature’s own remedies— calling in a physician only in specially urgent cases. By tradition and ex Serience many of them gained a won erful knowledge of the curative prop erties of the various roots and herbs. Mrs. Pinkham took a great interest in the study of roots and herbs, their characteristics and power over disease. She maintained that just as nature so bountifully provides in the harvest fields and orchards vegetable foods of all kinds; so, if we but take the pains to find them, in the roots and herbs of the field there are remedies ex Sressly designed to cure the various Is and weaknesses of the body, and it was her pleasure to search these out, and prepare simple and effective medi cines for her own family and friends. Chief of these was a rare combina tion of the choicest medicinal roots and herbs found best adapted for the cure of the ills and weaknesses pecu liar to the female sex, and Lydia E. Pink ham’s friends and neighbors learned that her compound relieved and cured and it became quite popular among this so far was done freely, with out money and without price, as a labor of love. But in 1873 the financial crisis struck Lynn. Its length and severity were too much for the large real estate interests of the Pinkham family, as this class of business suffered most from fearful depression, so when the Centen nial year dawned it found their prop erty swept away. Some other source of income had to be found. At this point Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound was made known to the world. The three sons and the daughter, With their mother, combined forces to restore the family fortune. They argued that the medicine which was ifO good for their woman friends and neighbors was equally good for the women of the whole world. The Pinkhams had no money, and little credit. Their first laboratory was the kitchen, where roots and herbs were steeped on the stove, gradually filling a gross of bottles. Then came the question of selling it, for always before they had given it away freely. They hired a job printer to run off some pamphlets setting forth the merits of the medi cine, now called Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, and these were distributed by the Pinkham sons in Boston, New York, and Brooklyn. The wonderful curative properties of the medicine were, to a great extent, self-advertising, for whoever used it recommended it to others, and the de mand gradually increased. In 1877, by combined efforts the fam ily had saved enough money to com mence newspaper advertising and from that time the growth and success of the enterprise were assured, until to day Lydia E. Pinkham and her Vege table Compound have become house hold words everywhere, and many tons of roots and herbs are used annu ally in its manufacture. Lydia E. Pinkham herself did not live to see the great success of this work. She passed to her reward years ago, but not till she had provided means for continuing her work as effectively as she could have done it herself. During her long and eventful expe rience she was ever methodical in her work and she was always careful to pre serve a record of every case that came to her attention. The case of every sick woman who applied to her for advice— and there were thousands—received careful study, and the details, includ ing symptoms, treatment and results were recorded for future reference, and to-day these records, together with T hundreds of thousands made since, are f available to sick women the world 'i over, and represent a vast collabora tion of information regarding the treatment of woman’s ills, which for authenticity and accuracy can hardly be equaled in any library in the world. With Lydia E. Pinkham worked her daughter - in - law, the present Mrs. Pinkham. She was carefully instructed in all her hard-won knowledge, and for years she assisted her in her vast correspondence. To her hands naturally fell the direction of the wqrk when its origina tor passed away. For nearly twenty five years she has continued it, and nothing in the work shows when the first Lydia E. Pinkham dropped her pen, and the present Mrs. Pinkham, now the mother of a large family, took it up. With women assistants, some as capable as herself, the present Mrs. Pinkham continues this great work, and probably from the office of no other person have so many women been ad vised how to regain health. Sick wo men, this advice is “Yours for Health” freely given if yon only write to ask for it. Such is the history of Lydia E. Pink ham’s Vegetable Compound; made from simple roots and herbs; the one great medicine for women’s ailments, and the fitting monument to the noble woman whose name it bears.