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for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, in the proportions of the various ingredients employed. No form of medication can be better than a pill, provided only it is intelligently prepared. But right here occurs the difficulty. Easy as it may seem to make a pill, or a' million of them there are really very few pills that can be honestly commended for popular use. Most of them either undershoot or overshoot the mark. As everybody takes pills of some kind, it may be well to mention what a good, safe, and reliable pill should be. Now, when one feels dull and sleepy, and has more or less pains in the head, sides, and back, he may be sure his bowels are constipated, and his liver sluggish., To remedy this unhappy state of , things there is nothing like a good cathartic pill. • It will act like a charm by stimulating the liver into doing its duty, and ridding the digestive organs of the accumulated poisonous matter. ;

But the good pill does not gripe and pain us, neither does it make xis sick and miserable for a few hours or a whole day. It act 9on the entire glandular system at the same time, else the after effects of the pill will be worse than the disease itaelf. The griping caused by most pills is the result of irritating drugs which they contain, Such pills are harmful, and should never be used. They sometimes even produce hemorrhoids. Without having any particular desire to praise one pill above another, we may, nevertheless, name Mother Seigel's Pills, manufactured by the wellknown house of A. J. White, Limited, 35 Parringdon Road, London, and now sold by all chemists and medicine vendors, as the only one we know of that actually possess every desirable quality. They remove the pressure upon the brain, correct the liver, and cause the bowels to act with ease and egularity.' They never gripe or produce the slightest sickness of the stomach, or any other unpleasant feeling or symptom. Neither do they induce further constipation, as nearly all other pills do. As a further and crowning merit, Mother Seigel's Pills are covered with a tasteless and harmless coating, which causes them to resemble pearls, thus rendering them as pleasant to the palate as they are effective in curing diseases. If you have a;severe cold and are threatened with a fever, with pains in the head, back and limbs, one or two doses will break up the cold and prevent the fever. A coated tongue with a brackish taste in the mouth is caused by foul matter in the stomach. A dose of Seigel's • Pills will effect a speedy cure. Oftentimes partially decayed food in the stomach and bowels produces sickness, nausea, etc. Cleanse the bowels with a dose of these pills, and good health will follow. Unlike many kinds of pills, they do not make you feel worse before you are better. They are, without doubt, the best family physic ever discovered. They remove all obstruction to the natural functions in either sex without any unpleasant effects.

TEN MONTHS' SUFFERING IN A HOSPITAL. There is an old saying that physicians are a class of men who pour drugs, of which they know little, into bodies of which they know less. This is both *true and untrue at the same time. There are good and poor awyers, and good and poor doctors. The trouble with these medical gentlemen as a profession is that they are clannish, and apt to be conceited. They don't like to be beaten at their own trade by t siders who have never studied medicine. They therefore pay, by their frequent failures, the penalty of refusing instruction unless the, teacher bears their own "Hall Mark. An eminent physician—Dr Brown-Sequard, of Paris—states the fact accurately when he says : " The medical profession are so bound up in their self-confidence and conceit that they allow the diamond truths of science to be picked up by persons entirely outside their ranks. We give a most interesting incident, which ilhistrates this important truth. .

The steamship "Concordia," of the Donaldspn Line sailed from Glasgow for Baltimore in 1887, having on board as a fireman a man named Richard Wade, of Glasgow. He had been a fireman for fourteen years on various ships sailing to America, China, and India. He had borne the hard and exhausting labor, and had been healthy and strong. On the trip we now name he began for the first time to feel weak and ill. His appetite failed, .and he suffered from drowsiness, heartburn, a bad taste in the mouth, and costiveness and irregularity of the bowels. Sometimes when at work he had attacks of giddiness, but supposed it to be caused by the heat of the fire room. Quite often he was sick and felt like vomiting, and had some pain in the head. Later during the passage he grew worse, and when the ship reached Halifax he was placed in the Victoria General Hospital, and the ship sailed away without him. The house surgeon gave him some powders to stop the vomiting,, and the next day the visiting physician "gave him a mixture to take every four hours. Within two days Wade was so much worse that the doctors stopped both the powders and the mixture. A month passed, the poor fireman getting worse and worse,

Then came another doctor, who was to be visiting physician for the next, five months. He gave other medicines, but not much relief. Nearly all that time Wade suffered great torture; he digested nothing throwing up all he ate. There was terrible pain in the bowels burning heat in the throat, heartburn, and racking headache. The patient was now taking a mixture every four hours, powders, one after each meal to digest the food, operating pills one every night, and temperature pills two each night to stop the cold sweats. If drugs could cure him at all, Richard had an idea that he took enough to do it. But on the other hand pleurisy set in and tht doctor, toohninety ounces ofmatter from his right side and then told him he was sure to die. Five months more rolled by and there was another change of visiting physicians. The new one gave Wade a mixture which he said made him, tremble Mite a leaf on a tree. At this crisis Wade's Scotch blood asserted itself. He refused to stand any more dosing, I and told the doctors that if he must die he could die as well without them as with them. By this time a cup of milk would turn sour on his stomach, and lie there for days. Our friend from Glasgow was like a wreck on a shoal, fast going to pieces. We will let him tell the rest of his experience in the words in which he communicated it to the press.

A disgraceful scene occurred in the Palmerston North cemetery recently. The grave was too short,' and the sexton proceeded to put the coffin in feet foremost. He stumbled, the coffin slipped, and fell into the grave with a jerk, standing up-ended. Ultimately the coffin was got into the grave, but how the friends felt can hardly be defcribed.

TO-MORROW IN conjunction with Mr D. Thomas, on account of Mr Twentyman Hodgson, 8 Draught FILLIES, 2 and 3 R years old. " A Draught GELDING A i HACK . | T. BULLOCK, 4*197 Auctioneer. SATURDAY, APRIL 26th. Special Entry on account of a Rangitata . ■ Client, — . 6 Young Light Harness f} HORSES and HACKS.. 0 Sale at.l o'clock. T. BULLOCK, 4J196 Auctioneer. | COURSING. A LL Interested in Coursing in Ash_zljl_ burton, please attend meeting at Pattman's Somerset Hotel, on SATURDAY, at 8 p.m., to arrange for Coursing on Qupsm's Birthday • 4 195

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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