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THE DRUCE CASE.

A PROPERTY CASE.

BREWERY BURNED DOWN.

DAVID COLQUHOUN'S COOL REQUEST.

— ! CROWDED TO DEATH.

A MAN OF MARKS.

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A MAN OF MARKS. CUAT WITH MR. WALTER GIBBS. Circumstances have combined to make Mr. Walter Gibbs (whose portrait we reproduce) a man of light and leading to his West-country neighbours. He resides at 9, Eastbourne-gate, Taunton, and is widely respected for his position and his shrewd, candid cotnmon-senee—conspicuous even among the hard- headed notables of that rather canny district. Mr. Gibbs, says the Somerset COltNty Express, from which the following interview is clipped, has a wife and live bright, happy young children. I am now thirty-two years of age," said he, and when in my teens I worked for more than four years in a tan- yard, and had to carry heavy, wet loads. Since then —for over 10 years—I have been in my present situation, in which I have charge of the shirt- starching department of the Somerset Manufactur- ing Company—work which necessitates my hands and arms being frequently in waler." MR. WALTER GIBBS. (Ffrom a photograph by Chafjin and Son, Taunton.) The water certainly seems to agree with you," was the comment of the press repre- sentative. Yes: but doyou see these marks on my faca, chin, and hands? I was always well till about three or four years ago, kwhen eczema appeared, and the marks yon. see are some of the eviden- ces of what I suffered." "Please tell me how you wereafIlicted ?" "My legs, arms, face, and most of my body were covered with running, itching sores I could not rest, by day, and at night I was in such incessant agony tjiat. I often felt inclined to throw myself out or the bedroom window. I was completely laid up at times. At, the knee joints I had dreadful rheu- matic pains, and my wife had to help me upstairs. I put cioths on my arms, they wept so much, and these -cloths had to be changed every half-hour. I could not bear anyone to come near me, owing to the fearj I had that they would accidentally touch me. All my friends told me to try ditferent remedies, but no J.)()d cu.lIle of them. I had only one wish in life, and that WflS to die and be released from agony." Wtijtt efforts, then, did you make to obtain a cure ?" asked the reporter. I WlIt. as an in-patient to the hospital, and after treatment, there, I was discharged as cured, but two months afterwards I was as bad as ever. I then became an out-patient foe four months, but this was no good. I was next under a doctor for: seven nionths,. but- appeared to grow :worsc instead §of better. He finally said my eczema was chronic, and that I should never be free from it." Yoii Ilook well and strong now;" interjected the newspaper man, so tell me what effected your cure." I am glnd to have the chance of telling you. A young girl who was working in my department of the I mill, three or four years ago got soweak that she could not. stand, and was only fit to lie down and faint away. She went off work for a fortnight's rest, but got. no better. After a while, however, she re- turned to work quite strong and cheerful, and I was curious enough to ask how she had mauaged to over- come her complaint so thoroughly. She replied," I have been cured by two boxes of Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people," and thinking to myself that if the pills had done her good they should do the same forme, I purchased a box, and after taking the con- tents I noticed a slight improvement. I then pur- chased second box, and before it was exhausted every sign of the eczema bad disappeared from the skin, and the itching sores and other painful symp* toms had vanished. I took part of another box, and was as well as ever I was in my life. This was about, a year ago, and I have had no return of the trouble. I am now as sound as a bell, and I hope all who are afflicted after the same manner will profit by my ex- perience." It is not necessarily in the form of a skin eruption that poverty or impurity of the bipod is manifested. Our blood is the cleanser and food carrier of the body, and anything wrong with it may make itself manifest in a variety of ways-as by anfemia (where thin, watery blood causes pale lips, weakness, languor, headaches, and breathlessness), palpitations of the heart, indigestion (from inability of the blood to absorb nourishment from food taken), wasting away, a cough, and eventually, consumption; or ner- vousness, St. Vitus' danoe, fit;3, rheumatism and unhealthy sensitiveness to cold, and even paralysis. Dr. Williaius' pink, pills act directly on the blood.' Their effect is speedily seen thin people put on flesh, rheumatism and coughs disappear; there is new life in all the body. But substitutes will not give new blood, nor do any other good: the genuine pills are those, and those only, which bear the full name, Drj Williams'pink pills for paJe people. If substitutes are pushed it is best to send ditect to Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn Viaduct, London, enclosing the price—two and ninepence for one box; thirteen and nine for six boxes. I —

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LEGISLATION AGAINST CORSETS.