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. V HALF SOARED TO DEATH.

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V HALF SOARED TO DEATH. "I was half scared to death" A common expression. Everybody has used it many times. Ordinarily it means nothing and it is almost an exaggeration. But there is a principle bet ind it, and a lung 1st of facts which may well interest and alarm us. People have been so soared that their ba"r bai turned from ita natural colour to white in a few hours. People have been scared into insanity, and in numerous iaetauoes they have been arually and literally scared to death. History teems with proofs of what I say and sush a result is as clearly the effect of a natural law as is death by a bullet through the brain or the heart. Listen if you please, to the story of a child, who was half siared to death. Her mother tells it, and the incident as she relates it has since been fully verified. "Up to September, 1891," she says, "my danghter Mary, now sixteen years old, was a bright, healthy girl. At that time she acoidently met on tha road a tramp, whose appearance and language frightanei her so badly that sherati home almost out of her senses. After this she drooped and her health failed. She became weakly and delicate. Any effort soon exhausted her, and she would not play like other girK She complained of a bad hste in her mouth, and a slimy matter adhered to her teith. Her appetite forsook her, and she t)ok only beef t-ia and milk. Even after such mild forms of nouriebment as the ie the gid would go nearly dis- tracted with pain in th3 side, the back, and around the ohest. For this I applied pouiticeii aud hot bott'es. Oold, clammy and unnatural swoats eame over her, and she became pale like a dead person. Froihy water ran from hsr month, and we were natble to stop it. As she grew weaker large at Blesses formed on her neck A little latar she was to > weak to st-and and I put her to bed. For six months she remained in bed without strmgth to maze. I was obliged to lift her in my arms and put her back, when oocasioa required. For the most part she Jay quite listlesa as if under a load of sleap and weariness; but her re-t was brokea by pain. Ste wasted rapidly as if in a deoline, and in two months lost one stone in weight. She was n)w so light that I oould easily lift her. When relatives and friends called to see her she took no notice, and did not wish to hear them talk. Many time- I thoaght she was dead, a she hid no perjeptible pulse, and I could not hear her heart beat. Yet hot bottlea and wine would not revive her. "In this condition Mary remained month after month, growing weaker, if that was possible. No one thought she could live muoh longer, and I tried to reugn myself to parting with my beloved daughter. It made me ill to see her sufferings, and 1 felt ten years older during those six anxious months. "I had one doctor after another to see her (seven doctors in all treated her), but she became no better. One after another the medical men gave her up as in- curable, saying they could do no more for her. A physician from Dublin (a speoia'ist) when on a visit to Stranorlar was brought to see my girl. He agreed with the other doct')r-that her case was hopeless. When we had abandoned all hope I chanced to read in a small book, which had bean left at the house, about cases like Mary'd haviag been cured by Mother Seigel's Syrap. I at once got a bottle from Mr John Raitt, the druggist, and began giving her this medicine. In a short time I noticed a slight improvement, and thereafter she got btrouger-slowly but surely. When she had takeu ten bottles she was well and strong. "SincQ that happy time she has kept in good health. Everybody in the neighbourhood wondered at the cure, considered it almost a miracle and asked what had dona it. I told them all (including our Rector, the Re v. J. A. Cawford, who visited h3r regularly) that Mary's recovery was wholly due to her use of Mother Seigel's Syrup, and th%t, save for this remedy, she would, in my opinion, be now in her grave. You are at liberty to publish this state- ment and refer any enquiries to me.(Sigued) (Mrs.) Matilda MoConnell, Stranorlar, near Loadonderry, Co. Donegal, Ireland, August 31st, 1897. The facts in this oase are public property among the people of the vicinity, who corroborate the aooount of them as given by Mrs. MoConnell. Among others we quote one letter:—"I have known Mrs. MoConnell for many years, and remember her daughter's illness. She informed me that Mother Seigel's Syrup had oured the girl after seven dootera had failed. Mrs. MoCoDnell is a respectable lady, and her word can be implicitly relied on. The oase is wel known in the dictriot. You can publish this letter if you wish. (Signei) Jehn Raitt, Merchant, Stranorlar, Ireland. August 31st, 1897. The fright reoeivel by little Mary MoConnell— then ten years old-producel a profound nervous shook, which resulted in an arrest of the digestive functions, with Bucoeeding symptoms as desoribed. It was indeed a marvel that she reoovered. A medicine capable of curing such a case is beyond praiseyr Because of the trouble they paised through may tfie fmtare be good to mother and daughter.

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