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PRINCIPAL RAINY

The Rev Robert Riiry, D.D., Principal of the New College, Edinburgh, who is at present on a risit to this oolony, bas made his mark m the church to which he belongs m a way that hardly any other man of bis generation has done. In the Gener.il Assembly, tho highest court of his churob, ho is emphatically »ho leader, and the younger men, for the most part, look up to him es their guide, fie is old enough to remember some of the men of a previous generation who made a deep mark on taeir country, viz , Chalmers, Conuincham, and others— indeed, it is probable that be has eat at the feet of these men, as he possesses a good deal of the genius and fervency for which they vwere bo famous. brought up m a cultured home— the eon tf Prof^sßor Harry Rainy, one of the medical prolessors m the University of Glasgow— he was, at at early age, designed for the Church. He received ordination m 1860, and for his fir^t ministerial charge, h6 was called by tbe Free Church congregation at Huntly He was not Jong ihere, however, when the cultured congregation of Free High Church, Edinburgh, chose him to be their pastor, m succession to Dr Gordon, who was known ai one of tbe best preachers of Edinburgh, that city of preaohera. The fact of bis being called by that congregation is a snnioient guarantee of his abiii'.y as a preaoher, as it was a congregation noted for the number of professors and others of oulture who were members of It. Dr Rtiny's dear and Inolslve brain was teoognlsed by all, and m 1862 the Chair of Theology and Church Hlrtory m the New College, Edinburgh, being vacant, he was exiled upon to fill it. This chair be has ocoapled ever stnoe with oonsptouoas ability and great sucoeis. On the death of Dc Oandlish m 1874 be wa | chosen to be Frlnolpal of the same oo'fe^e and he now and ever since has held tbe combined effioes of Prlnolpal and Profei•or. A few years ago, when tho question of union between two great euotfoaa of the Presbyterian Ohuroh m Sootland was being dlsooßsed, ha took a prominent part and many who heard him oa those ocoaslons sWU remember with what ability he argued upon the side of uoion. Although a most ab e and onlturod preaoher, it U undoubtedly as a platform speaker and debater that he is moit widely apprtolSited.

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Holloway's Ointmknt and Pills.-^SbI Help. — Prior to the discovery of thes remedies an easy, ready and reliable remed for outward disfigurations and inward com plications was practically unknown. No one need now be at a loss if they should unfortunately suffer from piles, ulcers, sores, tumors, boils, bruises, sprains, etc. Enveloping Holloway's medicines are very intelligibly printed directions for using them, which should be attentively studied and immediately followed by all who resort to his treatment. Sooner or later the sufferer will assuredly triumph over the worst diseases. This searching Ointment <Jispersae all those malignant humours which aggravate diseases of the skin, prevent the cicatrisation of ujceis, ar# excite inflammatory tendencies m the system.

WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE

HOSPITAL

he could leap thro j i aijs.

My object m writing is two-fold • to express my gratitude for a great benefit, and to tell a short story which .cannot fail to interest the feelings of many others. It is all about myself, but I have remarked at when a man tells the honest truth about himself he js all the more likely to be 6i use to his fellojy-creatuires. To begin, then, you roust know I h*4 long been more or less subject to attacks of bron* chitis, a complaint that you are aware is very common »qd troublcsproe m. Great Britain ja

I c ertain seasons of the year. 5o memont^ s ?6° ' I had a very severe turn of it, worse, I think than I ever had before. It was probably, brought on by catching cold, as w« all ar * fP l to when we least expect it. "Weeks passed by, and my trouble proved to be very obstinate It would not yield to medicine, an d as J also began to have violent racking pa"» m my limbs and back, I became greatly alarmed, could neither eat nor sleep. If I h ad been feeble, sickiy. man, I should have thought less strangely of it ; but as, on the contrary. I was hearty and robust I feared some new and terrible thing had got hold of me, which nugnj make strength of no avail against it. l say hat was the way I thought. Presently I could not even lie down for the pain all over my body. I asked my doctor what he thought of my condition, and he frankly said, "lam sorry to have to tell you you are getting worse 1" This so frightened my friends, as well as myself, that they said, " Thomas, you must go to tht Hospital : it may be your only chance for life\" But I didn't want to goto the hospital. Who does, when he thinks he can possibly get along without it ? I am a laboring man, with a large family depending on me for support, and I might almost as well be m my grave as to be laid on my back m a hospital unable to lift a ' hand tor months, or God only knows how long. Right at this point I had a thought flash across my mind like a stream of sunshine m a cloudy day. I had heard and read about Mothe* Seigel's Curative Syrup, and I resolved, before consenting to be taken to the hospital, I would try that well-known remedy. On this I gave up the doctor's medicine and began taking the Syrup. Mark the wonderful result ! I had taken but three doses within twenty-four hours when I was seized with a fit of coughing, and threw up the phlegm and mucus off my chest by the mouthful. The Syrup had loosened and broken it up. Continuing with the Syrup, the raoking pain, which I believe came from the bitter and poisonous humours m my blood and joints, soon left me entirely, an-1 I felt like going to sleep, and I did sleep sound and quiet. Then I felt hungry, wi'h a natural appetite, and .is I ate I soon got strong and

/ felt I could leap through the air with delight In a week I was able to go to my work again. It doesn't seem possible, yet it is true, and the people know it. And, therefore, hsn I say I preach the good news of the great power of Seigel's Syrup to cure pain and disease far and wide, nobody will wonder at me

Thomas Canning 75, Military-road, Canterbury, Kent. Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup is for sa^ by all chemists and medicine vendors : and by the Proprietors, A. J. White, Limited, 35, Farringdomroad, London. E. C., England.

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PRINCIPAL RAINY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2218, 5 September 1889

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PRINCIPAL RAINY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2218, 5 September 1889

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