It is a tnisfortune that a great taany old people live chiefly in the past. The "good old times" they talk of were the jood young times they enjoyed in youth. They live over again the days of sleigh rides, picnics, spelling bees and cornïuskings, and sigh for the good old days. They live in the past because the present s not life, but merely existence. They 'eel weak, feeble, incapable of exercise, and are indifferent to pleasure. The real good old days for old people ought to be the days of the present, when a leisure well earned byyears of work gives opportunity for liberty of mind and freedom of action. WHÏ ARE OLD PEOPI.K WEAK? It ia singular that question does not answer itself. The grandmother, feeble as she may be, notes her palé and pining grandchild, and tells the mother : "That child don't eat enou.ih " or else perhaps "what the child needs is plenty of nourishing food." She understands perfectly that strength and health depend on nourishmeut, but she malees no application of the fact to herself. And vet her feebleness, like that of the child, is probably due to jraperfect nutrition. HOW STRENTH IS MADE. Food makes strength just as much for the old man and old woman as for the baby in arms or the schoolboy. There's no other way to get strength but from food. But the important fact is that food doesn't strengthen unless it is properly digested and assimilated. All the nouring foods ever prepared won't be of any use unless the nutrition is assimilated by the body. You can't reckon the harvest by the seed you put into the ground, but only by so much of it as springs up to make a erop. Sometimes owing to insect pests or adverse conditions of soil only a small part of the planting grows, and the erop as a result is small. It's with eating as with sowing. You can't reckon on strength by the amount of food put into the stomach, but only upon that part of it which is converted into nutrition and is assimilated. Just as the conditions of the oil or the work of pests prevents the raising of half a erop, so a diseased condition of the stomach and its allied organs of digestión and nutrition will permit only part of the nutrition to be extracted from food and the body, so to ■peak, reaps half a erop of nutrition instead of a full erop. Half nourished means half strong. The farmer meets the loss of erop in poor land by strengthening it, enriching it by fertilizers. He fights the pests and drives them out. Why not treat the " weak " stomach in the same way - strengthen it, and cure the diseases that prevent nutrition ? That is the work done by )r. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It cures Heases of the stomach and other organs of digestión and mitrition. It enables the perfect digestión of food and assimilation of the nutrition extracted from it. Thus it gives strength to old and young alike, because all strength raust come from the nutrition contained in food, and from that alone. " Three years ago my htwband was taken sick," writes Mrs. C. S. Towle, of San Ardo, Monterey Co., Calif. He had three carbuncles. Two on back of the neck and one was in región of kidneys, which was six inches in diameter. We had the best doctor we could get. He attended him two nionths, and then said he could do no more for him ; ihat he had so little vitaHty there was nothing to build on ; that a change might do hirn good. The children insisted on his going away, but I said no, if he must die he should die here in our own home, but that if he could be raised from that bed of sickness I could do it with Doctor Pierce's medicines. We bought one bottle of the 'Golden Medical Discovery' and Dr. Pierce's Pellets. My husband had not been able to sit up, even to have his bed made. When he had taken one bottle of the medicine he could sit up, and go out doors, and when seven had been taken he was in better healtli than for five years previously. He is now aeventy years oíd and can do a good day 's work." " When I wrote you for advice, I was feeling very miserable with not simply one ailment but a general debility," writes Mrs. Martha Jones, of Claremont, Surry Co., Vs. "I purchased a bottle of ' Golden Medical Discovery,' and also one of 'l'avorite Prescription,' and a bottle of ' Pellets,' I soon began to improve and continued t a k i n g thezi until I was feeling so well I discontinued. That was last spring and I continued feeling as well as could be expected of an old lady seventy-three years of age. I am so well I can help my daughter about the house. I have so much faith in your medicine ; I feel that the number of my days has been prolonged by taking it. I think no medicine equal to yours for old people. It makes their declining days easy and cheerful. I would say to the aged especially, take Dr. Pierce's medicines, they will help and care also." Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discoyery is a reliable strength-giving medicine. It contains no alcohol and is entirely free from opium, cocaine and all other narcotics. The strength given by the " Discovery" is not the false strength produced by stimulants but the real strength obtained only from nutrition. When the blood is impure Golden Medical Discovery " will purify it ; when it is impoverished it will enrich it with the red corpuscles of health. Diseases of organs which seem remote from the stomach are often due to disease of the stomach and its allied organs. When the diseased stomach is cured by the "Discovery" diseases of heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, etc, caused by disease of the stomach are cured also. Sometimes a dealer tempted by the little more profit paid on the sale of les meritorions medicines will offer the customer a substitute as beiog "just as good " as the " Discovery." It is better tor him because it pays better, but it is not as good for you, if you want the medicine that has cured others, and which you believe will cnre you. THIS BOOK IS FREE. Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser, containing over loco large pagea aad 700 illustrations, is sent fres on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Send 31 one-cent stamps for the cloth-bound volume or only 31 stamps for the book in paper covers. Addreas Dr. R. V. Pierce, Euffalo. N. ir. "_.. j"-;;.ii" X ' "