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KTANUARY 31, 1913
wo are now living in an era of wide
spread dissatisfaction, unrest, and
searching criticism. It is fortunate
for our country that their observa
Etions are not wholly inaccurate and
the complaint not wholly unfounded,
tor smug contentment is a corrosive
effluent, deadly to the progress, ad
vancement, and happiness of a na
tion. A people free from the exi
gencies of life lose their keen incen
tive to improvement; moreover the
present conditions of unrest are only
waves from the ocean of the great
democratic movement which ulti
mately will reach all the shores of
,From the very dawn of history,
from the beginning of the human
family down to the present time, the
tendency of the human race has been
toward liberty mankind reaching
out for freedom and immeasurably
For the purposes of these remarks
when I use the word "liberty" I
must bo understood as meaning
"liberty under the law," for accord
ing to my view liberty is the result
of law and not the absence of law,
as some persons err.onoouily sup
pose, and I shall use the word
"liberty," for the purposes of this
speech, as an antonym of the wo.ds
"serfdom," "opprcmlon," "servi
tude," "captivity," "slavery," "in
justice," and "inhumanity."
Civilizations wero built up In an
cient times, notably in Rome and
Greece, and it is a singular fact that
in tho civilizations of those ancient
times it occurred to but few of tho
greatest men and profoundost think
ers that all people had equal natural
rights. The fight of mankind for
liberty and advancement in ono re
spect has been peculiar, in that at
no time, so far as wo know, was tho
movement evor completely arrested.
I could descant upon numerous in
stances in tho hiHtory of the world
where groat men and great women
made heroic sacrifices in behalf of
human liberty, but tho fluid is too
wide in Its scope for copious ref
erences to individuals, nonce eras
and uiovomonts only may be consid
ered within tho limits of this ad
drosn. "When tho world emerged from tho
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DoiA Wear a Truss Any Longer
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and Children That Actually Cures Rupture
If you have tried 'most everything
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s names of many people who have tried
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Mr. C. B. Brooks,
Perhaps it will interest you to know
that I have been ruptured six years
and have always had tioublo with it
till, I got your Appliance. It is very
easy to wear, ills neat and snugt arid
is not in tho way at any time, day or
night. In fact, at times I did not know
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the shapo of the body and seemed to
be a part of the body, as it clung to tho
spot, no matter what position I was In.
It would bo a veritable God-send to
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ture if all could procure tho Brooks
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would certainly never regret it.
My rupture Is now all healed up and
nothing ever did it but your Appliance.
Whenever the opportunity presents It
self I will say a good word for your
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In which you deal with ruptured people.
It is a pleasure to recommend a good
tiling among your friends or strangers.
Yours very sincerely,
JAMES A. BRITTON.
SO Spring St., Bethlehem, Pa.
Commerce, Ga., R. F. D. No. 11. .
Mr. C. E. Brooks.
Dear Sir: I am glad to tell you that
I am now sound and well and can
plough or do any heavy work. I can
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manent cure. Beforo getting your Ap
pliance I was in a terrible condition
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The above 1m C. E. Brooks, Inventor of the Appliance, who cured
hliHHcIf and who has been curing; other for over
SO years. If ruptured, write him today.
any better. If it hadn't been for your
Appliance I would never havo been
cured. I am sixty-eight years old and
served three years in Ecklo's Artillery,
Oglethorpe Co. I hopo God will reward
you for the good you are doing for
H. D. BANKS.
OTHERS FAILED BUT
THE APPLIANCE CURED
Mr. C. E. Brooks,
Your Appliance did all you claim
for tho little boy and more, for it
cured him sound and well. We let him
wear it for about a year in all, al
though it cured him 3 months after ho
had begun to wear It. We had tried
several' other remedies and got no re
lief, and I shall certainly recommend
It to friends, for we surely owo it to
you. Yours respectfully,
No. 717 S. Main St., Akron, O.
Cured At the Age of 76
Mr. C. E. Brooks, Marshall, Mich.
I began using your Appliance for tho
euro of rupture (I had a pretty bad
case) I think in May, 1905. On Novem
ber 20, 1905, I quit utilng it. Since that
time I havo not needed or used it. I
am well of rupturo and rank myself
among those cured by the Brooks Dis
covery, which, considering my age, 76
years, I regard as remarkable.
Very sincerely yours,
High Point, N. C. SAM A. HOOVER.
Child Cured In Four Months
21 Jansen St., Dubuque, Iowa
Mr. C. E. Brooks, Marshall, Mich.
Dear Sir: Tho baby's rupturo is
altogether cured, thanks to your ap
pliance, and wo aro so thankful to you.
If wo could only havo- known of it
sooner our little boy would not havo
had to suffer near as much as ho did.
He wore your brace a little over four
months and has not worn it now for
six weeks. Yours very truly,
Ten Reasons Why
You Should Send for Brooks
1. It Is absolutely tho only Appli.
anco of tho kind on the market tooay,
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that Inventors have sought after for
2. Tho Appliance for retaining tho
rupture cannot bo thrown out of posi
tion. .'J. Being an air cushion of soft rub
ber It clings closoly to tho body, yot
never blisters or cuunch Irritation.
4. Unllko tho ordinary so-called
pads, used In other trusses, It Is not
cumbersomo or ungainly.
5. It is small, soft and pliable, and
positively cannot bo detected through
G. Tho soft, pliable bands holding
tho Appllanco do not give ono the un
pleasant sensation of wearing a har
ness. 7. Thoro Is nothing about it to get
foul, and when It becomes soiled it
can be washed without Injuring it in
8. There aro no metal springs in
tho Appllanco to torture ono by cut
ting and bruising the flesh.
9. All of tho material of which tho
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.10. My reputation for honesty and
fair dealing Is so thoroughly estab
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C. E. Brooks, 173F State St.,
Please send mo by mall In plain
wrapper your illustrated book and
full information about your Appll
anco for the euro of rupture.
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