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i penalty ot refusing instruction Unless the? teacher bears their own " Hall Ma r k. I

An eminent physician—Dr Brown.Sequar^ 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 illustrates this important truth.

The steamship "Concordia," of the Donaldson Line sailed from Glasgow for Baltimore in 1887, having on board as afiremau 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 stoong. 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 Geneaal 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 eveiy four hours, powders, one after each meal to digest the food, operating pills one every night, and temperature pills two each night ip 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 the doctor, took ninety ounces of matter 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 lilie a leaf on! a tree.

At this crisis Wade's Scotch blood asserted itself. He refused to stand any more dosing, 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.

He says: "When I was in this state a lady whom I had never seen the hospital and talked with me. ■ She proved to be" an angel of mercy, for without her I should not now be alive. She told me of a medicine called 'Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup,' and brought me a bottle next day. I* started with it, without consulting' the doctors, and in only a few days' time I was out of bed calling for liani and eggs for Irealtfast. From that time keeping on with Mother .Seigel's great remedy, I got well fast, and was soon able to leave the hospital and come home to Glasgow. I now feel as if I was in another world, and have no illness of any kind."

The above facts are calmly and impartially stated, and the reader may draw his own conclusion. We deem it best to use no names although Mr Wade gave them in his. original deposition. His address is No 244, Stobcross street, Glasgow, where letters will reach him.

FUNERAL NOTICE. . THE Friends of Mr Joseph Claiik are respectfully informed that his funeral will move from his late residence, McMurdo street, Tinwald, on TUESDAY, 29th April, at 3 p.m. for the Ashburton Cemetery. BAKER BROS., 4*223 Undertakers. ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. - 1 LENDERS are invited for the lease of L 26 ACRES, or thereby of part of Reserve 2573, near Anama Station for 14 years. Particulars on view at the County Council Offices, at which place TENDERS will be received up to 11 a.m. on MAY 2nd, 1890/ BY ORDER, F. MAINWARING, Clerk. Ashburton, April 28th, 1890. 4+222 ANNIVERSARY SOCIAL. mHE ASHBURTON RIFLES WILL HOLD THEIR AMIYERSAHY SOCIAL ON MONDAY, 26th MAY, IN THE ; ODDFELLOWS' HALL. Dancing at 8 p.m. Admission—Gentlemen, 2s 6d ; Ladies free. Tickets from all members of the Company. 4-168 ," H. CHILDS SHOEING AND GENERAL BLACK SMITH AND ENGINEER, (Late of Chertsey. BEGS to notify that he has commenced business in Ashburton in the premises on Wakanui Boad, lately occupied by Mr C. Ray, Engineer, where he hopes by strict attention to business, combined with good Workmanship and Moderate Charges, to merit a fair share as public support. All kinds of Agricultural and other Mach nery repaired. Horse Shoeing as all kinds of Blacksmiths' work done with promptitude. Note the address— Late of R. RAY Wakanui Road. FOR SALE—Grass land near Tinwald, OA ACRES Easy terms. Apply to T. BULLOCK. BUGGIES AND TRAPS FOR SALE. HTWO single-seated Buggies, 1 double--4 seated Buggy, 1 American Waggon, 1 light spring Cart, 1 Gig. T. BULLOCK. CHEAP PROPERTIES. ' f" HAVE a number of Sections, together JL witli Cottages thcivon, for Sale, for which owners are prepared to lake Low Prices. Full particulars on application. T. BULLOCK. _ HOUSE I'OWKR, kuil.-iI)1<) for driving chaflcutler, for Sale at a low prico, T. BULLOCK. f)-t A &ECTLONS opposite the di/ JL "IT. Ashburlon Woollen Factory for Sale, Prico £14 each. Apply < o T. BULLOCK. F"~"AI7."Sr rit".iYS— fc'or Sale new U f .,ji wit'i Irovini s Apply to s T. BULLOCK. |'|')AI<AIA fc-'Jilli IUN.i J am prepare: I following, <>'):',, 2(i, 3G, 121 ]j2i- : 20H, 20!, i-32, 5 *>3, Ci)7. Te-ir.s i! 1 iC'iuirod, Ai'i' ysu T. BULLOCK,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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