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PECULIAR ACTIONS OF A SYDNEY RESIDENT.

150 PEOPLE WATCHING.

. How quickly a crowd gathers when anything unusual has occurred. Many help to swell the throug just out of curiosity, and will stand bv unmoved by suffering or the deplorable condition and situation of those whose self-control has proved insufficient to keep them out of harm's way. There are exceptions to every rule though, and in theinstance we are going to refer to the interest displayed did not partake of the inquisitive nature, but a commendable desire to watch the progress and ascertain the result of an experiment the issue of which was a matter of great moment. The experiment was being made by Mrs Kvans, of May street, Newtown, a lady who had suffered for nineteen years from the after effects of rheumatic fever. Our reporter, who was sent to interview Mrs Evans, having explained that his mission was to hear from her an account of her case, wa3 politely invited to take a seat.

"Oh," said Mrs Evans, "I'll tell you all you want to know—and more besides—about the marvellous change that has taken place in my condition entirely since I began taking Dr Williams's Pink Pills."

"You had previously been an invalid, had you not?" we asked.

" Yes," she replied. "I am a widow, and the mother of twelve children, and for nineteen years I have suffered intensely from the after effects of rheumatic fever." "And now?" "Ah!" she said, shaking her head and smiling, " I am much better now."

" How did you first hear of the pills, then ? " " Well, a man left a pamphlet at my door, issued by the Dr Williams's Pink Pills Company, and I read it, and was struck by a case in it similar to my own in which a cure had been effected." " Did you get a box ?" " Yes, I got a box, and just took the pills about the end of November or the beginning of" December."

" And the improvement ?" "It dated gradually from that date, and as I took each box I could feel myself perceptibly growing better, until to-day I am a changed woman to what I was two months ago." " Were you very bad, then?" "Yes. Before I began taking Dr Williams's Pink Pills I couldn't move my shoulder, neck, arms, or hands. I couldn't think of using the sewing machine. Now I turn the wheel quite easily with my hand; but before that I couldn't lift it from my side. Look what I've done with the machine, thanks to the pills." And she showed us a number of ladies' articles profusely ornamented with fancy stitching and frills of deft embroidery. Each stitch was white and regular, and each curve cut with the nicest attention to detail.

"You know I earn my living by this," she said, looking up, " and I'd be thankful for more customers. But before I took Dr Williams's Pink Pills I could no more think of using the machine than I could of flyin*." "Did you try much medicine before you bought the pills?" "Yes, continually for nineteen years; and I could swim," she added, reminiscently, "in all the liniments and stuff I've taken. Bottle after bottle—one thing followed another—and there seemed to be no end to it."

" Didn't you try the hospitals ?" "Yes; I tried them all. But after I'd been at each place a while they all declared me incurable. Why, I walked into the Sydney Infirmary in Maccjuarie street, but it did me no good, and I had to be carried out."

"And you have had private doctors, I suppose?" ... "Yes, I have. Plenty of them—and too many," she Remarked, with a laugh. "But it was no good. A fter they'd treated me a bit they all told me the same : ' It's no use, they said ; you'll never get better. We can't do any more for you.' :?o I wasted my money year after year. One doctor recommended me to go into the hospital and have my sinews cut. But I wouldn't agree to that." "Then you ascribe the improvements in your condition absolutely to the use of Dr Williams's Pink Pills ?"

"Yes, absolutely." she replied. "I have taken seven boxes by now, and I'm using my eighth. And I intend to keep on using them. They're the only thing I've ever had that has

one me any good, and I can't be too thankful to them. I believe absolutely in them." " Why, look," she added, quickly, as she raised her arms, and pinned her collar with the greatest ease. ; "I could not raise my hands from my waist'before I took the Pills, and was thoroughly useless. Now I cm earn my own living. And the awful pains from my neck and chest and shoulders have all gone away. I never feel them a bit now. Though in the old days." and she gave a little shiver at the recollection, "if I made the slightest move sharp pains would dart all through my neck and shoulders."

" Your case is exceedingly interesting." "Do you know that there are about one hundred and fifty people who have heard of me and are watching my case ''. I'm a great object of interest to the neighborhood, and as I get well others who're also suffering are takiDg the Pills, and I recommend them strongly to all my friends. I bless the day," she added conclusively, " when I firat bought a bos of Dr Williams's Pink Pills. Many people know of me," »ho added. " through my late husband, who was for several years a leading offioer in the Sons and Daughters of Temperance." Dr Williams's Pink Pills for Pale People positively cure rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, and neuralgia, and influenza's after eff'eots, and are a specific for all diseases of women, such as aniemia, poor and watery blood, female irregu. kritiea, nervous headache, and hysteria, and are Bold by chemists and storekeepers generally ; or the Dr Williams's Medicine Company, Wellington, New Zealand, will forward, on receipt of stamps or post order, one box for 3s, or half- 'j dozen for 15s 9d.—[Advt.]

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PECULIAR ACTIONS OF A SYDNEY RESIDENT., Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897

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