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{ HOW PILLS ARE MADE. The Custom of taking medicine in the form of pills dates far back in history. The object is to enable us to swallow easily in a condensed form disagreeable and nauseous, but very useful, drugs. To what vast i dimensions pill taking has grown may b imagined, when we say that in England alon about 2,000,000,000 (two thousand million) pills are consumed every year. In early days, pills were made slowly by hand, as the demand was comparatively small. Today they are produced in infinitely greater rapidity by machines especially contrived for the purpose, and with greater accuracy, too, in theproportions of the various higre dients employed. No form of medication can be better than > a pill, provided only it is intelligently preL pared. 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 i popular use. Most of them either under- •■ shoot 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 I 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 us sick and miserable for a few hours or a whole day. It acts on the entire glandular system at the same time, else the after effects of the pill will be worse than the disease itself. 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 Farringdon 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 i 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 1 ither sex without any unpleasant effects. ]

Two years ago Johannesburg was a mining camp of tents and huts. It is now a city with churches, hotels, a Royal Exchange, and 35,000 inhabitants. The New Zealand Clothing Factory notify that in consequence of its having been decided to float their business, with its widely exbended ramifications, into a Company, under the " Companies' Act, 1882," it is proposed as a preliminary step to reduce the total stock on hand by £50,000 worth, and that to enable this to be done, the several branches have bean instructed to give special concessions to customers, particulars of which will be found in an advertisement in this issue. r The ordinary monthly meeting of the Ashburton School Committee was held last evening. Present — Messrs Bean, Porter, Craighead, Baker, and Bissett. In the absence of Mr Silcock, the chairman, who has recently met with a severe accident, Mr* Bean was appointed Chairman. The Chairman stated the bank credit balance stood at £20 10s L 9d. After some minor correspondence had been read the Headmaster's usual report was dealt with. It, seated that the attendance for the month had been —On the'roll, 405; highest daily attendance, 358; strict average, 326*6. The Master asked for a few requisites, and that the' leaves in the playground should be removed. It wa3 decided to procure a supply of coal, etc., and to do the work the master asked for. Several small accounts were , passed for payment. The Visiting Committee reported on the state of the grounds and buildings and suggested some repairs, and lopping off a few of the trees and removal of others. Mr Porter undertook to do the latter work. It was decided to send a letter of sympathy to Mr Silcock, the Chairman, who was still suffering from the effects of his recent accident. Mr Bean made reference to a letter of Mr Porter's that had lately appeared in the " Guardian " newspaper, and after explaining that his remark re Mr Bisset was caused solely by his disapprovol of the stand Mr Bisset took at the householders' meeting, Mr Porter expressed his regret at having written such letter, which expression of regret was accepted both by Mr Bean and the Committee. This was all the business.

Public Notices. PUBLIC NOTICE. A MEETING will be held at the Flemington School House at 6.30 p.m. on SATURDAY, the 17tb inst., for * the purpose of discussing the advisability of establishing a co-operative Bacon Curing Company, in connection with the Flemington Cheese Factory. 5*92 STEPHENS BROS, BURNETT STREET, BEG to introduce to their Customers and the Public a NEW LINE OF KEROSENE, Which they have just landed, and for which the Manufacturers claim many advantages over the ordinary oil now in the market, inasmuch as it is almost odourless and free from offensive smell. It is extra refined and perfectly pure, and will, therefore, produce a much softer and more BRILLIANT LIGHT. It will Not Dazzle or Injure the Eyes, and altogether dispenses with the risk attached to the ordinary lower grades, as well as being very much more economical for household purposes, stores, etc., etc. Although being a little more costly, yet, to keep pace with the times, we will RETAIL IT at the USUAL PRICES, So Farmers and Householders will do well in Securing^ a Winter Supply, and in so doing we are satisfied they will be pleased with their purchase. We have, also, to hand a : GOOD ASSORTMENT OF CANDLES, [ Both English and Colonial, including i • Carriage, Bedroom, Piano, etc.. Our Stock of TEAS is also Increasing, ; and we have, therefore, a Better Selection 1 for Blending purposes and to select from, ' and desire to Draw Special Attention to J our INDIAN, CEYLON, DARJELING » PEKOE, ASSAM PEKOE, and several >. other varieties in packets or in bulk, so \ Customers favoring us with a call will re- ' ceive our efforts to give satisfaction, j We will be pleased to wait upon ,Cus--1 tomers if requested, and orders by post ' will be despatched without delay. Orders ' delivered in Town or Suburbs. ST EP H ENS T)ROS TEP IjROS,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2428, 13 May 1890

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