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STARTLING EVENT IN A VILLAGE

To the Editor of "Saturday Night,', Birmingham, I recently came into possession of certain facts of so remarkable a nature, that lam sure you will be giad to assist m making them public. The follows ing letters were shown to me, and I at once begged permission to copy them for he Press. They come from a highly responsible soiree, and may be received without question. MESSAGE from George James Gost i jj.vrj, L.D.S., R.C.S.I. .Ph. C.1., Licentiate I h" Pharmacy and Dental Surgeon. | j ' Stowmarket, July 18, 1889. j to m» \Ynm-, . „ , The enclosed rpinai'Kablp cure should, I think, be printed and circulated }» ftiijfylk, The statement was entirely voluntary, and s genuine m fact and detail,—G.J.G.. "'To the Proprietors of Mother Seigel's Syrup." ,' " Gextjjsmkn'.—The following remarkable cure was related to me by the husband, Many Ann Spink, of Finborough, Suffolk, was for over twenty years afflicted with rheumatism and neuralgia, anc] although comparatively a young woii),ai) at the time shft wasj attacked (she is now fifty), she was compelled, m consequence, to walk with two sticks, and

even then with difficulty and pain. Abbiit a year and a half ago she was advised to try Mother Seige^'s Syrup, and after taking three bottles and two boxes of Seigel's Operasing Pills, the use o} her limb wan restored, and she is now able to walk three miles to Stowmarket with ease m three' quarters of an hour. Any sufferer who deubts this Btory can fully ascertain its truthfulness by paying a visit to the village and enquiring of the villagers, who will rcetify to the facts." is the husband's signatu to the stctement. " (R. Spink), G. S. Sostling, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket. This is certainly a very pitiable case, and the happy cure wrought by this simple but powerful remedy, must move the sympathy of all hearts m a common pleasure. This poor woman had been a cripple for twenty of her best years; years m which she should have had such comfort and enjoyment as jlie has to give. But, on the contrary she was a miserable burden te herself and a source of care to her friends. Now, at an age when the rest'of us ar« growing feeble, she, m a manner, renews her youth and almost begins a new existence. What a blessing and what a wonder it is ! No one who knows her, or who reads her story, but will be thankful that the good Lord has enabled men to discover a remedy capable of bringing About a cure that reminds us if we speak it reverently—of the age of miracles. __ _________

In the course of a discnssibn m the House of Lords lately, Lord Norton declared hiihr self to be m some doubt whether industrial schools were of any use at all, as they encouraged parents to throw their children on the streets m order to save themselves the trouble of keeping ami educating thenl. He certainly advocated the abolition of truant schools. He did not see why special schools should be set aparb for children who played truant. What was the truant school at Eton?—the birch, and it was the very best truant school that could be devised. In answer to the question, Do beea work all night? the editor of gleanings m Bee Culture replies:—"Bees work all night whenever there is work to be done; and there is always more or less to be done during almost every month m the year. Brood is fed all night as much as hi the clay time. Cells are prepared for the Queen to lay m, and the Queen goes on with egg laying just the same. During the honey season, more comb is built during the night than at any other time, and both pollen and honey are taken from the cells where the workers deposit it during the day, and left where wanted properly packed away and scaled over." Mr G. R. Sims, writing m the " Referee," denies a rumor which has gained currency m America that Sir Arthur Sullivan and he are going to enter upon some collaboration. He takes the opportunity of remarking that the rupture between Sir Arthur and MiGilbert is a national misfortune, and that "the English-speaking public, which the great twin brethren of comic operas have so vastly entertained for so many years, will suffer considerably from it." "I do not believe," he says, "there is any living Englishman or American who can give Sir Arthur another ' Pinafore' or another ' Mikado 'to set. In matters of art all personal feelings and all petty jealousies should be put aside, and Sir Arthur and.Mr Gilbert should be persuaded to go on working together even if the work lias to be done m the presence of a justice of the peace with the Riot Act m his pocket and a detachment of the A Reserve waiting round the corner to be m readiness m case of either party assuming a threatening attitude. Mr Carte would, I am sure, consent to keep out of the way till the opera was finished, and thus avert all chance of bloodshed." Jn a general intelligence paper sent to all the members of a certain English public school the other day, the following questions were asked :—"How many legs has a fly, a butterfly, a spider, a stevedore, an apteryx, a platypus?" Fairly successful shots were made with the first two. As to the third, grave doubts, apparently, existed m the minds of many of the boys as to whether spiders usually walked on four, six, or ten legs; but when the case of the " stevedore " had to be considered speculation ran rampant. What was a "stevedpre?" Some "fellows" rashly concluded that it was merely another name for a centipede, and gravely asserted that a. stevedore possessed no fewer than a 100 legs ; others thought it might be a species of serpent, and pronounced against any at all. The apteryx and the platypus also proved terrible pitfalls, even tx> members, of the sixth, and a demand for the nam§ and title of her Majesty's grandfather and the date of Lord Mayor's Day reduced many others to despair.

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STARTLING EVENT IN A VILLAGE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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STARTLING EVENT IN A VILLAGE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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