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HE LIGHTS HIS PIPE ONOE MOaE. Some fifty years ago tbo English ship 'Argos" was wrecked on a low-iying koy or sand Island of the Bahama group. Only one man, a sailor, wes thrown safely on tho beaoh by the wovan. In bis pocket was a tin tobacco-box, n pipe, and a flint and steel. Wringing tho water from his clothof, he sontod himself, lightod his pipo, and with true Brilioh phlegm proocodeel to oonsider his situation. The moral of whioh is that when an Englishman, having the means, refuses to smoke, he is in very bad form. For example, here i'b a man who says, " I always enjoyed my pipe, but now I oouldn't taio a wbiff" To be sure, there was a reason, and he puts it in this way. "Up to Michaelmas, 1887," he says, " I was a strong, healthy man. About this time I began to foel bad at my stomach and hud no relish for food. I had a bad taste in tho mouth, and after eating I would retoh and vomit until the water oizsd out of my eyes ; and so bad was this that my wife had to hold my head. My eyes turned yellow, and I fo't low, week, and norvou?. Soaiotimeo I would break out into a sweat and then so sold and chilly. " I couldn't touch solid food, and for months I belched up sour water ; and what I did cut lay heavy upon, and eoemed to bo dead and Hfelops in my bo"dy. Fooling low and depressed, I bad no enjoyment in compaDy. " Before ihis I ivas cheerful and enjoyed my pipe, but now Icoulcbi'i take, a whiff" " I had a oruvinß, gnawing pain ak the stomach wbioh nothing eased for long together. I bad hran poultices applipd, and took different kinds of medioine, but nothing went to the spot, nothing eased me. After a I time I had to give up my work, for I got bo weak and nervous J couldn't hit my work iron, and mij tools and things jleio out of my hands. " For ovor four months I did not havo a jingle good night's rest, I would turn and turn id bod all night nlong, and rr.y wifo and | often aa'. up the best part of tho night rath or than go to bed, I went so thin that my clothos fairly hung upon me. Friends who came to boo mo told ono another I could not got better, and oven my wife said I would do no moro work in thiß world. " For more than twelve months I had a clover doctor attending me, but his medicine did ran no good ; then I wont to soe a phyeioian at Shidbury, with the namo result. The doctors sounded my lungs, but found nothing wrong, nnd said all my ailments woro brought on by bad digostion. lf I n.b. w, gop weaker ond woaker, and had given up oil hopes of recovery, whon in the spring of 18§9 a lady from London who wob staying at ,tba; vicarage .; at Otton Bolohauip heard of my osndition. 'She called at Mr ! Goody's tbo modioino dealer, and told him to , supply me with some. Mother Hcigel's Curative Syrup and sho would pay for it. Very reluotently I took the medicine, for I had tried eo many things without obtaining any benefit. However my wifo pressed mo so bard that at last I began to tako the Syrup. After a, tew dosns T said to ay wife, ' / think I feel better for this medicine! and from that time I oommonoed to improve. By tho time I had taken three bottles I was back at my worki as strong and well as ever — muph to the surprise of everybody. " People all about said that I would neoer get well, 'tut I did, thanh tho Lord, " Now I tell everyone shat Mothor Seiaol's Syrup saved my life. I can now eat anything, and feel bo light hearted, I could jump over a flvc-barrod gate. My neighbours all any 1 lonfc tun years younger." Betas Bland, Shoemaker, . Bplobamp St. Paul, Olaro, Suffolk.' ' ' ' ■■• ' ■ Tho doctoro who attributed Mr Blond's illness to indigestion and dyspepsia were quito right. All they laokod wao tho proper remedy. This appoared in Mother Seigel'f Syrup, and how our good friond enjoys his pipo as ho did in other years. If hois over bandied in that way ngain, wo may wager he won't fprgot what to do.

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Timaru Herald, Timaru Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 5302, 30 November 1891

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Timaru Herald Timaru Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 5302, 30 November 1891

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