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I baited at the gate of a pretty bush residence, which answered to the description supplied mo, and asked of the lady whom I found enthusiastically gardening: “Does Mr 1. J. Thomas live here?’ Receiving a very pleasant reply, which assured mj that I had made no mistake, I was conducted to the presence of Mrs Thomas, who, in the absence of her husband, who is a miner, gave me the following interesting details for publication • m T. husband and I have lived ia Heathcote (victoria) and the immediate vicinity for fortyone years, thirty-six of which have beeir spent on this spot.”

“ X our home is most charmingly situated, and it wou’d appear that the locality suits your health admirably,” " ~ Appearances are misleading sometimes, and hale and hearty now an! am over seventy-four years of age, I have seen a great deal of trouble and suffering. Why until a short time ago 1 Lad not known for forty years what permanent relief from pain waq” “ You have had more than your share of life’s troubles, thc-n, Mrs Thonns ?’’

e f’. 'Y a 3' as near as j can remember, in o7 that I had my first attack of rheumatism, and these have followed me up on aud off for torty years. About nine years ago my troubles were added to by enlargement of the liver and this in itself more than sufti.ient to kili most people of my age, was aggravated by inflammation of the kidneys. As you may imagine, I was in a very critical condition for a long time, and wheu just about to pull together again another sevire attack of rheumatism brought me down. 3 his brings me to about five years back, when I caught influenza for the fir*t time But, to shoi ten my story, I had further attacks ot rheumatism and influenza the followlug 3 ear i Hnd though the influenza missed me tor the next two y can rheumatism did not.” Life under these conditions nrn t have been almost intolerable ?

It was. But I had more fo face yet; for aiout a year and rise months I was laid up with a third attack of influenza. I never s.eraed to be able to throw this off as I had the others, and it made me feel terribly low-spirited. My oldest enemy, iheumatism, kept going at me, and it seemed that between them they were going to get the beat of me.”

“ Uf course you took advice at this stage, Mrs Tuomas; ’ °

~T e --* I bad four or five doctors, but their aavico an i phj si; weie not the least bit of good, an I I just felt I could not last much longer, rue p-m I suffered beats description. I could not lie down, and the only position in which pirtial relief was to be found was sittin", bearing to one side. I could not bear anything to touch my baca. I don t like to think of the torture through which 1 have passed; it was terrible. I lest all power in my legs. At this stage, when there appeared to be no hope for me, mv ar 1 cation w a < attneted to some of the published cures which had been effected by Dr Wilharas s Pink 1 ids for Pale People of cas-’s which had been pronounced by doctors and hospitalers hopeless, and I detcimiee 1 to make a tiial or them. 'lbis was in the eirly part of April, and I was feeling just about as bad as I had ever felt. i:y the time the third box was taken a marked improvement was noticeable, and tins happy alteration continued until I was at the twelfth box quite enabled to discontinue the treatment. “1 his wonderful change has, I suppose, occasioned a deal of comment among your friends and acquaintances? 1 . They were astounded at 1113* recovery, and quite a are taking the 3 ills, and others have expressed their determination to do so should they ever feel in need of treatment ” t( 1 Relieve you sometimes go into town ?’ “ Quite true, and this means a walk of three mi es, with a rise or two to face, a very fair nndertiking for one on the wrong side of seventy four.”

A “ ( }, y , ou are conMeut that Dr Williams’s Pink Pil.s for Pale People have been the means ot restoring you to health T* 1 am perfectly confident of tliand have no hesitation in saying so, and I shall recommend your wonderful remedy whenever I have an opportunity.”

la addition to being an undoubted cure for the abments mentioned in the foregoing. Dr Williams s I ink Pills for Pale People are iuvaluab e m cases of Neura'gia, Paralysis, Locomotor Ataxy, St. Vitus’s Dance, Nervous Headache, Scrofula, phrenic Erysipelas, etc. they are not a purgative, but they restore pale and yellow complexions to the glow of health, and are a specific for troubles peculiar to the female, while in men they effect a radical cure in all cases arising from worry, overwork, or excess of any nature. Dr Williams’s Pink Pills are obtainable from all loading chemists or from the Dr Williams’s Medicine Company, Wellington, New Zealand, who will forward (post paid), on receipt of stamps or post office order one box for 3s, or half a dozen for 15s 9J.— [Advtj

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FORTY YEARS MINING IN AUSTRALIA., Issue 10428, 24 September 1897

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FORTY YEARS MINING IN AUSTRALIA. Issue 10428, 24 September 1897

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