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EIGHT YEARS IN A CONSUMPTION.

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EIGHT YEARS IN A CONSUMPTION. CURED BY DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS I SEVEN YEARS AGO. PATIENT NEVER ILL SINCE. j Thirteen doctors had Miss Leah Stevens under their care from her twelfth to her twentieth year. Her father had died of Consumption. Doctors gave no hope. She was wasting away. Her death was daily expected. The case seemed so hopeless that no doctor would undertake it. Her parents procured Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and to everyone's surprise the wasting and blood spitting ceased, the cough disappeared, and she rapidly improved. Her cure-one of the most remarkable in the annals of medicine-was pub- lished in 1897. To ascertain whether THE CURE HAD PROVED PERMANENT, I the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company recently sent an independent enquirer, a gentleman well-known for his contributions to the newspapers, to see Miss Stevens and find out how she was. The result fulfilled every expectation. Not only has this once Consumptive young lady, THE CHILD OF A CONSUMPTIVE FATHER, been entirely cured, but she has never had a day's illness since, has never needed to consult a doctor, has never swallowed a single dose of medicine. It would be impossible to exaggerate the import- ance of this cure. Thousands of men and women are threatened by Death from Consumption at this moment, The case of Miss Leah Stevens shows Miss Leah Stevens. (From, a, photograph taken ten years ago, when she was thought to be dying of Con- I sumption.) what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are capable of doing. It extends a ray of hope to thousands of sad homes. We earnestly beg the reader's attention to the Special Commissioner's report of Miss Stevens's cure, as printed below. In the heart of Kent lies the pretty little village of Cowden. A little over three miles to the south, surrounded by some tower- ing tree clad hills with their accompanying dales, stands Chandler's Farm, one of the most substan- tial and best cultivated farms in the district, be- longing to Mr. Cole. The old farmhouse, with its red- tiled roof and mullioned windows, has weathered the storms of close upon nine hundred years. When one has passed through its flower-covered doorway into the lcw-ceilinged, oak-beamed rooms, one is brought face to face with a large old-fashioned chimney corner, with the logs burning brightly, and room enough to seat half-a- dozen persons. The kettle on its chain swings over the flames. A double-barrelled gun, some settles, and an old armchair complete this picture of old-time comfort. The heroine of this remark- able cure about to be described is Miss Leah Stevens, the farmer's step-daughter, a dark-eyed brunette, with a healthy glow on her face. Mrs. Cole, an elderly, well-preserved lady, moving with quiet dignity and keeping a watchful eye on the farm, was a widow when she married Mr. Cole. Her first husband, Mr. Stevens, died of Consumption when the girl Leah was about twelve months old, and so weak and puny was she that people predicted that she would soon follow her I father. This part of the story is simply a history of a long battle with that fell disease, which claims 40,000 victims annually, and which caused Mr. Stevens's death, leaving behind him the little daughter who inherited her father's weakness. Quietly Mrs. Cole described this part of her life until she came to the time when Leah was a girl of twelve. 1 had managed to pull her through up to this time, and although she was small and weak I began to have hope that I should yet see her grow to womanhood. I remembered the terrible death of I her father. I was not satisfied with one doctor, nor two, nor th^ee, but in all THIRTEEN DOCTORS ATTENDED MY DAUGHTER. The twelfth or thirty th doctor-I forget which one it was-said it would be waste of time and causc unnecessary pain to give her medicine, so he simply called to soothe her slow progress to the grave. But I am glad to say that my prayers were answered." The story was taken up by Miss Stevens herself. "1 well remember when I was quite a little girl that people said openly that I should follow my fatherto the grave, because, like him, I was Consumptive; but it was not until I was twelve years old that I really began to feel ill, and then for more than eight years I was an invalid. I used to have a terrible pain in my chest, which remained there not for hours, but for weeks and weeks together. I never knew what it was to have a real appetite. I don't think for eight years that I knew what it was to feel hungry. I had not strength enonghto dress myself. I used to kneel up in bed and struggle to get my clothes on, but I had to call mother to button them and tie the tapes. Then my stepfather would carry me downstairs and put me on the sofa, or prop me up with pillows by the side of the window, where I sat the whole day long. I used to pray for death, for I had nothing to live for ex cept to suffer pain. I heard DOCTOR AFTER DOCTOR I say there was no hope for me, that they could do nothing, and the only thing 1 could do was to wait for the grave. It seemed so hard to lie there and suffer, one day better, one day worse. At last one morning I read in the paper that a young lady who had suffered as I did had been cured by taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, but I thought I was too far gone for them to do me any good, because at this time even the last doctor had given me up, and I heard him tell mother how he would arrange to give her a Certificate of my Death when the time came, as it must come soon. Mother asked me if I would like to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and I said listlessly Yes.' It is well that I seized that forlorn hope. If I hadn't I I SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN MY GRAVE Now, j but before I had got to the end of my first box of Dr. Williams' Pills I began to feel better, and at the end of the first week I not only felt better, but my friends actually said they could see pink on I my cheeks. I know I surprised them, because at the end of the first week I felt hungry, and going over to the table I told mother that I wanted some dinner. Why, I had never i said such a thing for six or seven years. It was the first time I could remember ever feel- ing hungry. Before I had taken the pills a month I began to get about, and I think about six weeks after I started them I walked to chapel and back —nearly eight miles. Altogether I had seven boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. There could be no pos- sible doubt that they had snatched me from the grave, because I had had no medicine of any sort or kind for more than twelve months before. It was considered useless. When I finished my seventh box I I was just twenty years of age, and now I am twenty- seven. During the whole of the seven years since Miss Leah Stevens. (From a photograph taken in 1897, just after her cure by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.) -1 I took Dr. Williams' Pink I Pills I have never seen a doctor, I J ave never been ill a day, I have forgotten j what pain is, and I have never taken medicine. I am as strong as any girl in the village. I have worked about the farm, I have churned butter for hours, I have made batches of bread, I have helped to harvest, and I am stronger and healthier than anyone in Cowden or for miles round." Comment upon the re- markable cure is needless. From a weak, wasted coughing girl, Miss Stevens has developed into a plump, hearty and healthy Miss Leah Stevens. (From a photogrctph taken this year, show- ing the vast improvement in her health since she was cured of Consumption by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.) woman. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People will do as much for other sufferers; and their tonic and blood-making qualities render them invalu- able for all who lack strength. Bloodlessness, or anasmia. is the censtant forerunner of Consumption. To be ancemie is one of the most uncomfortable states of ill-health, causing pale lips, dull, blood- shot eyes, Headaches, Indigestion, breathlessness, and utter want of energy and strength. Those who are anaemic easily catch cold, and are on the high road to Consumption. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People make new blood. That is how they have cured Billiousness, Indigestion, Kidney Disease, Fits, Eczema, and other skin troubles, St. Vitus' Dance, Paralysis, and Locomotor Ataxy. For women Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have proved of unrivalled value, giving regular, comfortable health. The genuine pills bear the full name (seven words), Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and may be had at all medicine shops, or post free for 2s. 9d. (six boxes 13s, 9d.) from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn-viaduet, London.

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