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The late Captain Anderson, whose body was found in the Wanga'nui River, was born in Dunedin in 1565, and was a son of the late Mr Joseph Anderson, engineer in the Public Works Department on the west coast of the South Island. The Acclimatisation Conference, before closing their sittings on Friday, decided to ask the Government to protect the rarer varieties of native birds, and to declare a close season for pigeons for the next three years, and thereafter to protect them every alternate three years.

PUBLIC NOTICES. [THAT MASTERFUL YANKEE THE writings of Mark Twain are full of instruction as well as humor. Possibly yon have read that wor,derful story of his called ' A Yankee at Kins; Arthur's Court.' The hero is a skille I mechanic, the faremaa of a great factory in America, He i 3 accidentally killed, as we would say ; but, instead of getting his body deposited in the grave, as happens to the moit of us, he comes to life again, and finds himself at the Court of King Arthur in England in the sixth century, 1300 years betore he was born. That was a time of deep ignorance and superstition ; people were but children then. So with his knowledge and his nineteenth centurytraining he soon became master of everybody and everything. He controls the Government and runs the whole country—exactly as a college professor would be superior to all the children if he should take it into his head to join a class at a parish school. Now, let us see what this idea may mean to you or to me. In the autumn of 1873 Mr James Murphy of 49 Townsend street, Dublin (present address 5 Synnott row, Synnott place. Lower Dorset street) had a severe attack of rheumatic fever, and was under treatment at the Sir Patrick Dunn's Hospital tor three months. Then he left the ho3pita>, but not the man he was before the disease fell upon him. Afterwards he was never free from it. For a while he would be comparatively well, then down on his back again. It would depend on the weather and other circumstances, you see. t Of his woret times he speaks in this way • ' My ankles and feet wern hot and painful, and would often swell to three or four times their natural size. Occasionally the pain extended to the hips, and I had to be swathed in wadding from the thighs down to the ankles. In this way -dow able to get about and now confined to my bed—l suffered for over seventeen years. The joints of my fingers and tees became displaced, or seemed to be so." "Wedou'tneed to poiut out what a orinplo this sort of thing makes of a man. If he were wounded and torn in battle or by machinery he couldn't be worse off. Yet the number of people thus disabled is immense ; and, while rheumatism is peculiarly the disease of adults and old persons, the young (even children) do not escape it. If the dis ase were only understood —but let us not get ahead of our story. ~ "At Christmas, 1890," continues Mr Murphy, I had a dreadful attack, and was confined to bed for seventeen weeks." This took him clear through the rest of the winter and one month ot spring up to the first of May. What a dreary, miserable season it must have been ! There is no merry Christmas or jolly coming of tha buds on the trees for a man in that situation. Still, it might have Wn prevented if he had known then what he found out later. "All this time," he goes on, "I was in the greatest agony. I couldn't move myself in bed, and finally got so bad I couldn't lift ray hand to my mouth, and had to bo fed like a baby Night after nie,ht I got no sleep, and often wished myself dead. Ab for work, I thought I should never do a stroke again. The doctor who attended me gave me medicines, but I seemed none tho better for them. I had long since lost all faith in rubbing oils and embrocations; I had speut pounds for them without benefit. "One day, whilst still suffering great pain, I came upon a book telling how cases like mine had been' cured by Mother Sicgel's Curative Syrup knowing what else to do, I bought a bottle of Mr Mannin, the chemist in Brunswick street. After taking this medicine a day or two I had less pain, and I was able to leave mv bed; and fourteen days later I had not an ache or a pain of any kind, and got back to my work. Since that time—now two and a-half years ago -I have had no return of my old complaint. I never felt better in my life than Ido now, and I thank God that I ever heard of Mother Seigel's Syrup. You are at liberty to publish my statement.. I have been in the employment of Mr Robinson, coal merchant, for the past ten years —Yourß truly (Sitmed) ' James Murphy, Dublin, Jane 23rd, 1893." The mysterious American at King Arthur's Court was powerful because of his knowing what nobody else knew. Had Mr Murphy known years before that rheumatism is caused by impurity of the blood, and that Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup cures it, he could have defied and banished that agonising ailment. "We print these facts in order that his present knowledge may also be everybody's knowledge.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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