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A VALUABLE VESSEL NEARLY LOST.

In the olden days when steam power was not so universally applied to the propulsion of ocean earners as it is now long voyages were seldom undertaken in sailing ships excepting when necessitated by matters of urgency and where no alternative existed. Mr krnest Buckhold, residing at 226 George street. Sydney, late chief steward of s.s. Menmuir, of the E. and A. S.S. Company.isnow 51yearsofage and has been seafaring for 32 years. The Btory of his miraculous escape from death will no doubt prove acceptable to readers. To a reporter he made the following statement:— "I arrived in Sydney in May, 1896, from Japan, suffering severely from pains in the right leg. The trouble increased daily to an acute stage. I ascribe the malady to exposure and wet feet. The pains were first in the hip, and occasionally shot to the calf and the foot. I had no peace or rest night or day. I could not sit down I? a "?, ' but had to lean heavily against the table. The pain took away all desire tor food, and I could not sleep. I had to leave the ship, and tike to bed at Ashfiela. I got worse, and was bed-ridden, and in great agony for three months. My hip grew out, and the joi D t bone in the back protruded. 1 endeavored to get about the house with the assistance of two sticks. But it was a g.-eat struggle to move, and cau-:ed exoruciat\l? $™ n ' * 00uld n ° f ' bear to P ut toe foot to the floor. Two months afterwards, in September, ! had to take to bed again, and for seventy nights morphia was injected. I remained in bed till the 3lst December last. In January of this year I saw Captain Green, the superintendent of the E. and A. S.S. Company, and he granted me a passage to Japan. This wa=> done with the hope that the change would effeota cum. Five dajs after leaving Sydney the full fury of the malady returned. In faot, it was worse than ever. I was unable to go to the table for food, and would rather go without a meal than walk a short distance. The perspiration would pour out of me with the pain, which doubled me up. The slightest movement meant indesoribable torture. Yet there was no cessation from suffering while I kepo quiet. When I arrivedln Jaoan I thought ™ . tak ? a position at Kobe, but I found that the incessant pain incarjacitated me for any work I was compelled to return °y ™ e Australian, and arrived in Svdney on the 13th May last, a physical wreck, aiid a bag of bones r and with undiminished pain. Two days later I met Captain H. Craig, of the s.s. Guthrie, and he advised me to try Williams's Pink Pills for Pale People. At the same time ho handed me £l, and told me to get the pills at once, which I did. This was a critical moment, and I. despaired of recovery. I was like a vessel suddenly taken aback ; everything seemed against me. I followed the directions for taking Dr Williams's Pink Pills, and after using three boxes I felt much improved. I continued with the fourth, with happy results. I had four pills left from the sixth box, when I had become perfeotly strong, healthy, and robust. I can now walk any distance without fatigue, and suffer no pain whatever. My appetite is keen. The _ recovery was gradual at first, and then rapid towards absolute cure. I began the pills on the 15th May. and put the unswallowed four aside on the 14th June. I have taken none since, for my health has been thoroughly reestablished. I arranged with Legg, of tue s -b.■ Thornley, to go as chief steward as far as Adelaide, to ascertain how I would get along on a sea voyage. Well, the work was hard, and the weather bad, and my feet and clothing were often wet, but I fared first-class, and suffered no ill effecrs. I returned to Sydney on the sth July by the A.U.S.N. Company's steamer Waroonga in perfect health and strength. I now feel fit for any work, " T e l' * P asse< * through twelve months of unspeakable suffering, which I am sure would have been averted had I known of the extraordinary efficacy of Dr Williams's Pink Pills for Pale People. However, I trust my experience mav bring hope to the hearts of others suffering from sciatica.-'

Dr Williams's Pink Pills for Pale People positively cure rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago and neuralgia, and influenza's after-effects, and are a specifio for all diseases of women, such as anxmia, poor and watery blood, female irregularities, nervous headache, and hysteria; and are sold by chemists and storekeepers generally or the Dr Williams's Medicine Company! Wellington, N.Z., will forward on receipt of stamps or nost order one box for 3s, or halfdozen for 15s 9d.—[Advt.]?

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A VALUABLE VESSEL NEARLY LOST., Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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A VALUABLE VESSEL NEARLY LOST. Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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