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XHXU Tlie great majority V people have to work for a living with hands or head, or both- Very well. To make our living we must be able to labor so many hours m a day. days m a week, weeks m a year. Very good again. Bnt suppose we each had an emeny who possessed the power "to* tie us Up with a rope when he ' pleasedTo day he ties only the left arm, tomorrow the right, the next day a leg, and so on. Once m a while he ties us to our beds and keeps up there a week) How much would he cost us m hard cash m ayear? and how much wonldjt be worth to W! if wt) could chain him to a rock or hang' him with his own rope 1- Let ys have i roiiitii,illustration or two. A man was working on the Midland Railway as a signalman. We all .know what the position is, and have some idea of the labor and responsibility. Well, he kept at it for several years, never missing a day. He knew his business, nobody better, and nothing went wrong on his section of the line; but by-and-by hip enemy began to tie him up. Somehow he couldn't eat with a relish any more ; when he tried he was taken with such « distress it took all the life out of him. Then he would have times when he waa ■o giddy that everything went round and round like a whirligig. If- this had happened when he had a signal to set, ; a collision might have come of-it; happily ib did not. Other ropes were tried around him ; he had pains m the chest and sides, his bowels became costiye, tongue coated, bad taste m the mouth, heartburn, weakness, &c. The doctors said he would have to give up his situation:; but he couldn't. There ,were the wife nd children to be looked out for, and only his earnings to, do .it with. Bub- finally he broke down altogether, and was laid up for weeks, unconscious part of the time Then, we may say, he was tied haruiand foot. His enemy had him fast, and came nigh killing him. One day, after the doctors had given him up, his mind was clear, and he remembered a medicine—half the bottle full—he had hidden away m a locker m a signal box and forgotten all about it. He selib for it and took a dose. In less than amonthhewa3 a well man; the ropes were all cut away. If you write to him (Andrew Agge, Oulgaifch, Cumberland) he tell you this medicine was Mother SeigeJ's Curative Syrup, and his ailment was indigestion and dyspepsia. But, whilst he was ill with it, he might as well—yes, better —have been tied to a stake. ' There are lots of cases of this sort all over England—all over the world. A few of them we hear of ; millions of them we never hear of. Sometimes itis heart disease sometimes rheumatism; sometimes consumption ; sonietimes general debility ; sometimes kidney and bladder complaint; sometimes nervous prostration ; sometimes liver disorder. That is, the doctors call it by all these hard names, but at botrom it is indigestion and dyspepsia, ! and all these other so-pal}ed diseases are just tokens and symptoms of that—neither more nor less. If a man never had any trouble with his stomach, he might live for ever, for aught we can tell. Yet how, m Mercy's name, can a man or woman Kpork with death and corruption inside of the body—wifch the sfcoinaph full of decaying food, sending poison through' the blood.to every joint, muscle, and nerve? This is what dyspepsia does, f ' Indigestion is a slow but sure poison, just as taking so many grains of arsenic every day would be. :*- ' ! ' ' ' ■' Here is another, case, that of a railway fireman, who writes from Hiirlforct. He says: "I have been a suffer from mdi gestion and dyspepsia for three years ; I tried several doctors, but got worse all the time. At last I wgnt tp $ chemist and, he

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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