A USEFUL HOUSEHOLD BOOK •
In the introductory article on page (1) of this book, reference is made to its genera! contents, but the Proprietors desire to draw the readers' attention to the illustrated chapter upon nursing, and the correct treatment of bodily injuries and wounds. The illustrations shew the right way to bandage any injured part of the limbs or body. I his is necessary knowledge to these living in country parts where medical men are rare and expensive, for bandages wrongfully applied often lead to a ample wound being changed into a serious skin disorder by infection of disease germs caused by poisonous and venomous insects. Deadly blood poison has often resulted through, lack of medical knowledge, which is of value to everyone.
WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF
CLEIM ENTS TOINIC IP
TERRY ST ROZELLE 5YX)IN3SYI
Oerrjeots Topic Testirpopic?
AND SOMETHING ABOUT. THEM.
The reader is asked to read carefully this book. If he is comm» eially or scientifically inclined there will be much to interest him. for each left-side page abounds in interesting information upon a multitude of subj cts too numerous to mention here. But many of these subject» adapt themselves to the needs of domestic life, they fuve therefore a special value to the horn *, to the married as well as to the single man, and to the mother and housewife as well. In fact every CLEMENTS TONIC Booklet is published with two purposes, (i). that of giving every man and woman who obtains a booklet valuable information on innumerable subjects. (2) to bring under the general public notice the value of the magnificent voluntary testimonies given to CLEMENTS TONIC, everywhere all the year roynd. As the reader will discover as he examines the right hand pages from cover to cover, these testimonies are of a very high order, they bear the names and addresses of each attestant, each and ail can be verified by any reader, and each and ail prove the singular strength and health-creative properties this medicine possesses. It is only natural that persons who have been restored to health and cured of such serious ailments as insomnia, Brai n-fag Defective Memory, Melancholia, Nerve-breakdown, Constipation, Broken rest, Indigestion, Anaemia or Poor Blood, Biliousness, and Sick Headache, should write about it. That is just what the signatories to the testimonies published in this book har* done, and they have written more tor the purpose of publication for the general good than for any other object. To this end they are published and we hope much good for the public health's sake may result from their perusal.
Attention is also drawn to the testimonials given by well known residents in Queensland, the principal Northern Commonwealth State. All these testimonies prove the great value of CLEMENTS TONIC in hot and humid atmospheres which rob the body of vitality and create chronic ill-health. CLEMENTS TONIC taken judiciously gives vital strength, and makes good health certain. In fact, it is only another name for good health, which it represents everywhere in Australia.
Rev. J. WILLIAMS.
Rev. John Williams, for eleven years pastor to the Wooloongabba Congregational Church, Brisbane, and principal of the Brisbane Theological School. A strong, earnest thinker, and effective preacher, and well remembered in Melbourne and Queensland bv reason of his powerful and brilliant sermons.
I he opinion of any member of the clergy of a diocese, given voluntary in the cause of humanity, no matter to what source it may be given, must be considered with respect by the general public. Members of the clerical profession, engaged at all times in educating and elevating the moral mind of the community in'which they dwell, only give their opinions based on the foundation of truth, which they ever represent. It will, therefore, be understood that the individual opinion of the Rev. J. Williams whose portrait and testimony are here given, is published only in a charitable sense for the good that it may do in the cause of suffering humanity. The Rev. gentlemen speaks principally from his own experience of this great medicine, uninfluenced by the testimonies of others, and which may been seen daily in the public press. ,
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.,
Prompted by a spirit of gratitude, I write to let you know that Clements Tome did for me what I have learnt from several sources it has done so effectively for others. 1 suffered from nervous breakdown, consequent upon the strain of overwork, and was for a time at quite a loss to find an effective recuperative. Happily my choice fell on Clements Tonic, which restored me to my wonted self with surprising speed and surety. On subsequent occasions when I have felt the same condition of nerves arising, I have promptly checked the trouble by a timely use of the same remedy. Above all, I find Clements Tonic induces a natural and refreshing sleep, wherein Nature has an opportunity to work her cures in her own way, and what could be better said of a remedy than that ? You may use this as you think fit.
(Signed) J. WILLIAMS/*
■fy°u do not feel well, if you oannot eat, sleep or rest ; if Brain-fag, Insomnia, Lassitude, Nerve Weakness, Indigestion, Biloubnesa, or sick headache trouble you, got Clements Tonic and got well. Women find it of speolal value in building up the system in cases of anaemia, or after severe attacks of fover or wasting disease, indigestion, or periods of motherhood. All Chemists and 8tores sell it everywhere throughout Australasia. Send to your store for it.
The value of this little booklet in the bouse, especially in country homes, will be appreciated by the thoughtful housewife who always endeavours to keep everything as bright as a new pin, and who really requires to know how to do it effectually and economically. Again, there is additionally much explanatory medical matter which she can adapt to the needs of life, especially if a medical man is not obtainable. After she has read this book a service will be rendered the Proprietors by passing it on to a friend and writing (or another which will be sent FREE BY POST.
The constant use of Clements Tonic is a sure remedy. Onion jelly is also very soothing, and Settuce soup.
In sore throats, a gargle of hot water as hot ?*s the throat will bear it is an excellent remedy, and in acute cases gives immediate relief. About half a pint is recommended to be used at a time, but it is better to use till the throat is tired. A small quantity of table salt put into it is very good for catarrhal troubles, and will break up a common cold if taken at the beginning. It is also good to take for constipation, drank half an hour before breakfast ; begin with half a teacupful and increase to a tumblerful.
The foot should be soaked in hot wat" and then thin the nail by 'Scraping, and it very painful, apply a linseed poultice. When the irritation has subsided, soft cotton should be pressed between the flesh and the nail, and after that saturate it with tincture of iodine, and repeat this for several days. If it is
necessarÿ to lift the end of the nail, this can be done by pressing cotton between it and the toe.
Add the beaten yolks of three eggs to two tablespoonfuis of powdered white sugar, three cloves, the rind of half a lemon, and half a pint of brandy. *Pour over it a quart of new warm milk, stirring rapidly, and serve immediately. Another way is to take a tablespoonful of preserved tamarinds and add a pint of water to it.
Take two tablespoonfuls a quarter of an hour before meals of a mixture of I % dr. of carbonate of bismuth, 1 */$ dr. of carbonate of magnesia, I l2 oz. of mucilage of tragacanth, and 8 oz. of water ; or drink a teacupful of very hot water when going to bed ; in the morning half a teacupful of milk filled up .with boiling water, and eat w'hole wheatmeal bread.
Clean with damp cloth and whitening, and polish with a dry cloth. Let the lid remain open and exposed as much to the sun and air as possible.
Make a wash of clean soap-suds made from fine toilet soap, dip the articles into it and dry them by rolling them in box dust, by brushing them with a soft brush, and finally with a chamois leather.
Fill the hollow in the handle with powdered
resin and make the iron stalk red hot and thrust
it into the handle, where it will remain firmly
fixed after it has cooled.
The age of manuscripts can be determined by experts within half a century, as every period has its distinctive style of penmanship.
Put a layer of fine sand an inch in depth, at the bottom of an earthenware jar. Place a row of lemons upon this, stalk downwards, and be careful that they do not touch one another ; cover them with another layer of sand fully three inches in depth, lay on it more lemons, and repeat till the jar is full. Store in a cool dry place and they will keep preserved for months.
Hot strong lemonade taken at- bed-time will «often break up a bad cold.
Apply a large handful of refined borax which has been diluted with two gallons of boiling water, and the linen will become a beautiful white.
This Letter is of Interest
All Members of the Catholic Church
Mr. PATRICK JOSEPH HENRY. Editor and
Proprietor, of the Chief Catholic Newspaper in Queensland,
the “Australian” and a literary entity of distinguished career in the Northern State, where he is indenlified in all principal affairs connected with the Roman Catho ic Church and its party, writes his opinion of CLEMENTS TONIC as a nerve and bra n energising medicine. He
recommends it particularly to men who tax their brains in literary business or callings. “ A great nerve and brain cnergiser, most effective for exhausted vitality and for poor appetite.” It is thus Mr, Henry speaks of this medicine. Australian people will do well to read it.
I he Australian * Newspaper,
97 Gotha Street, Valley, 9/8/10.
“ For literary men and others who are compelled to make large drafts on their mental energies, which implies corresponding exhaustion of physical strength, 1 speak from personal experience that Clements Tonic in every way is what is claimed for it.
As a brain and nerve energiser, and an effective restorative for exhausted vitality, 1 have found it unfailing. You may refer any sceptic as to the merits of your unsurpassable preparation to me, and I shall only be too happy conscientiously to testify to its efficacy,
(Signed) P. J. HENRY.”
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If you have rheumatic neuralga, or sciatic pains caused by sluggish liver or weakened digestion, defective or kidney processes, or if you have neuralgic sick headache, or suffer from Brain-fag, Poor Sleep, Low Spirits, Constipation, or Palpitation of the Heart, get this medicine. It will soon relieve you; not for a day or a week, but for years. The opinion of members of the Church must be treated with respect, as they are voluntary given in a charitable sense in the interests of humanity. To this purpose i$ this letter published.
'Dressing for Burns.
Mix equal parts of linseed oil and lime water, saturate a cloth with it, and bind on to the bum. This is the carron oil used by surgeons.
Camphor Inhalations, for Colds.
Pour half a pint of boiling hot water over a drachm of pulverised camphor, and inhale the vapours arising, from ten to twenty minutes. This affords great relief.
Vo Clean Carpets.
Throw damp salt upon and then sweep tt briskly, which will brighten the colours wonderfully, or sweep it well or go over it afterwards with a clean cloth and clear salt water, and the result will be nearly as satisfactory.
¡Rest ivay to take Castor Oil.
Float it on milk, and before taking it eat a piece of orange or lemon peel/
Vo Destroy Caterpillars.
Hang pieces of woollen rag on every tree and bush ; the caterpillars will congregate on them, and they are then easily caught.
Celery as a Cure for Rheumatism.
Cut the celery into pieces, and boil in water j till soft, and let the water be drunk by the sufferer. Put new milk, with a little flour and nutmeg into a saucepan with boiled celery. Serve it warm with a piece of toast; eat it with potatoes, and the painful ailment will soon yield.
1 ake the fat of mutton, melt and strain it and our into a basin to harden.’' Before it is quite ard, work it into a ball. To apply it first hold before a fire until the surface is soft, then rub this soft tallow on the chaps working it gently' into the skin.
Chilblains on the Hands (Parisian Remedy.)
i ake a piece of alum, about the size of a nut, and melt it in enough hot water to cover hands. When the alurji is melted,^soak your hands in the liquid for -nearly^ quarter of an hour, then cover your hands at once wititrgloves, w hich you keep on all night, and as long as you can during the day. *
Mix together 2 oz,-of methylated chloroform,
8 grs. of cocaine hydrochlorate, 3 oz. of compound camphor liniment, 5 oz. of liniment of soap, colour with cochineal and filter.
Shut ai! doors and windows, throw powdered brimstone on the fire, put up a board in the front of the fireplace to exclude the fumes from descendiag into the room. The vapour of the brimstone ascending up the chimney will effectually extinguish the flames. Also common salt on the flames is effective.
Wrap each piece separately in soft material, put them in a vessel, and cover with cold water. Heat the w'ater gradually until near boiling-point, then lower the fire and allow the vessel to cool gradually again.
Mix with 1 quart of boiling water l oz. of borax and 1 oz. of gum camphor ; when cool add 1 pint of alcohol, bottle, and cork tightly. When wanted for use, shake well, and sponge the garments to be cleaned. This is an excellent mixture for cleaning black cashmere, woollen dresses, coat collars and felt hats.
Cut up 2 oz. of white soap, finely dissolve in a pint of hot w’ater over the fire ; add 2 quarts more of water, when nearly cold 2 oz. of ammonia, 1 oz. of alcohol and I oz. of glycerine. Put it all in a gallon jug, shake well, and it is ready for use. Keep it always closely corked. To wash w'oollen or cashmere dress goods, place a teacupful in a pail of water, rub the material quickly with the bands, rinse clean, and iron whilst it is damp on the wrong side. For cleaning carpets, wet a cloth with a little water, and rub the spots till they disappear.
Set a stone jar in hot waer, having 1 drachm of phosphorous in it; let it remain till the phorphorous has melted, then pour in a quarter of a pound of melted lard. Stir very quickly and put to it a stiff paste made of half a pound of sugar and half a pound of flour. Mix all well together, make this paste into small balls the size of nuts, put these where the cockroaches lurk, and fill up all holes and cracks with paste.
A Nourishing DrinkMix into a thin batter 6 oz. of sugar, 6 oz. of fine oatmeal, 4 oz of cocoa, and then add a gallon of boiling water; put into a stone bottle and cork. This is a very good drink for sportsmen.
MISS AMY WILLARD, who
gives this Clements ^Uonic letter, is well-known to Australian audiences as a prominent member of the Willoughby Comedy Co. (Clarke & ¿XCeynell’s Attractions). She .writes forcibly on the subject of nerve breakdown to ailing and anaemic women thus:
Miss AMY WILLARD.
Criterion Theatre, Sydney, 19th November, 1910.
1 On account of Clements Tonic being highly recommended to me by a leading member of the Australian stage, 1 used it for several weeks. I was more than gratified, as the result was soundness of nerve, natural keen appetite, sweet refreshing sleep ; most welcome, because, through heavy study, I suffered from insomnia and broken rest. -
“To weak-nerved, poor in health, anaemic women with uncertain appetite and general decline of physical strength, 1 consider Clements I onic a valuable medicine, for it is creative of sound and permanent health."
The testimony above is simply a message to women in ill-health through debilitating causes that Clements Tonic relieves many ills from which they suffer. If taken in time, and used periodically, it makes Sick or Nervous Headache, Insomnia or Broken Rest, Poor Appetite, Weakness, Morbidness, Biliousness, Sluggish Liver and Constipation, things of the past. This is gratifying, for who does not weary of the pain that produces melancholy, the suffering that creates despair, often penalties of neglect of natural body needs, the refusal to keep the system in order, the stomach healthy, the nerves strong, the heart sound, and the blood pure, by the use of this unquestionably splendid remedy. I he medicine that gives health, gives life—and that medicine is Clements Tonic. Get it, and get well.
Boots and shoes which have been hardened by water should be rubbed with kerosene, and they will be as pliable as new.
One pennyworth of camphor dissolved in one pennyworth of clove oil is an excellent remedy for incipent bowel complaints. Repeated doses of a few drops at a time should be taken.
The very best method for cleaning old brass is topour very strong ammonia over it, and then scrub it thorough y with a brush ; after five minutes the brass shoulri become as clear, b ight and shining as new metal. Rinse in clear water and wipe dry.
To frost brass-work, boil the article in caustic potash, and dip in nitric acid till all oxide is removed ; then wash quickly, dry in boxwood sawdust and lacquer while warm.
Rinse mouth and throat out with 10 grs. of carbolic acid to 1 oz. of water, 1 dr. each of tincture of calamus and tincture of orris root,
1 oz. spirit of nutmeg, and 2 oz. of rosewater. Where impure breath arises from weakness a tonic should be taken as well.
Drink a glass of cold water every morning before getting out of bed, and a glass of hot water before going to bed at night. Rinse the teeth and mouth and gargle the throat well, morning and evening, with a few drops of Condy’s ozonised water, in plain water, and after each meal take a powder containing 10 grs. powdered vegetable charcoal and 5 grs. of bicarbonate of soda,,
Mix together 1 dr. of castor oil, 7 drs. of almond oil, 1 dr. of Jockey Club bonquet, and
2 drs. of rectified spirit.
A well known doctor recommends the following prescription Carbonate of ammonia 35 grs., ipecacuanha wine 2 drs., spirit of chloroform 1 dr. (1 to 7), peregoric 2 drs.f water add 8 oz. Mix and take one tablespoonful three times a day, or oftener if the '■'■»ugh is troublesome.
Mix 1 oz. muriatic acid, h oz. of alum, % oz.. gum arabic and oz. of spirit of lavender, in a pint and a half of skimmed milk ‘turned.’ Apply with a sponge and then dry ; polish with a soft flannel rubber.
The article must be well cleaned, then gently warmed and brushed over with the following preparation, using a small quantity at a time :—
| 1 dr. of sal-ammoniac, 15 grs., of oxalic ucid,
and l pint of vinegar, all well mixed together. Rub dry, and then repeat the application till the required tint is obtained.
Dip brooms in boiling soap-suds for a few minutes weekly, and they will last much longer than they otherwise do.
Rest and bathe in cold water. If the skin? is unbroken, apply half a teaspoonful of arnica lotion to a tumblerful full of water; soft linen rags, wet with this lotion, apply and change as often as they become warm and dry. Another plan is to wring out a cloth in hot water and lay on the affected part. Renew» frequently till pain ceases.
Blue ointment and kerosene mixed in equaf proportions and applied to the bedsteads infected with bugs will quite destroy them, and also boil lump alum in water to make a strong solution* and mop the rooms with it. *
Paint them every second day wi‘h iodine till the soreness disappears.
Apply immediately pulverised charcoal and linseed ail. If linseed oil is not handy, clean lamp oil will do. Common soda moistened with water applied quickly has a magical effect. To. remove fire from the flesh after a burn, freely use-soft soap, then use linseed oil and sift over the-place wheaten flour. When this is dried hard repeat the oil and flour till a complete covering; is obtained. Let this dry until it falls off, and a new skin will be found without a scar. Another good mixture for burns is:—Dissolve 18 grs^ of powdered boracic in 1 dr. of Lot glycerine.. Then add 1 oz. of olive oil and shake all up*, and bottle and keep for use. This makes an. emulsion which is not irritating. Burns so treated and covered with a layer of antiseptic wool are soon cured.
Mr. S. \V. BROOKS, J.P., the proprietor of the "Figaro." the well-known Brisbane Society newspaper, and of the " Moreton Mail," writes his opnion of the value of CLEMENTS TONIC in the following terse but pleasing strain. Queensland people will do well to read and remember it. Mr. Brooks is known by reason of his distinguished literary career throughout Queensland. He is a Justice of the Peace, trustee of the general Hospital, a leading publicist, and proprietor of the "Figaro" and ” Moreton Mail" newspapers. His opinion carries respect, due to his social and literary position. His opinion of the great remedy for weak nerves—CLEMENTS IONIC—is published below.
n Moreton Mailn and n Figaro n Offices,
Queen Street, Brisbane, 30 8/10.
n You will be pleased that I can state from my own personal experiences that there is no nerve soother and tonic to even approach Clements Tonic. After work of an extra jading character 1 sometimes suffer from insomnia and headaches, and am then perforce reminded of Shakespeare’s apostrophe :
“ Sleep O gentle Sleep—Nature’s soft nurse how have 1 frighted thet,
44 That thou wilt no more weigh mine eye-lids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness.”
n A few doses of Clements Tonic, however, promptly induce quietude of the nervous system, and sound, refreshing sleep follows as a matter of course. 1 look upon Clements Tonic as a safeguard against nerve 1 breakdown.1 *
. SAML. W. BROOKS.
Men who suffer from brain-fag, toss of nerve, weakness, loss of sleep, indl-
gestion, low spirits, constipation, weak kidneys or sluggish liver, and who want to get well and feel young again, should get this medicine and health.
Wring out a piece of flannel in boiling water, and sprinkle it with turpentine and lay it on the chest.
Inhale constantly with chloride of ammonium j tri which 4 drops of oil of eucalyptus has been put.
There are many ways in which a cold may be arrested when in its incipiency, a good dose of quinine, 6 to 10 grs,, being a common and effective remedy. Bathe the feet in hot water and drink a pint of hot lemonade, after which sponge with hot water and remain in a warm room and bathe the face constantly with hot water. Snuff hot water up the nostrils every three hours.
People suffering with cold feet should put them into hot water for 10 minutes before going to bed, then plunge them into cold water for a second, wipe them dry, and rub them till quite warm. Put on a pair of cotton socks wrung out of cold or tepid water, and draw over them a pair of thick lambVwool stockings, and sleep in them.
Cucumbers cut in slices and soaked in Jamaica Rum are said to be great improvers of the complexion, or pair and cut small cucumbers and bring them to a boil in soft water, then let them cool, strain and bottle for use • also oatmeal made into a poultice strained and the liquid mixed with bay rum is a great softener and whitener. Boiling milk poured over violets is said to keep the skin white, soft, and free from wrinkles,
Chop 1 lb. of figs and 2 ozs. of senna leaves quite fine, then add a cupful of treacle, and mix well and put into jars well covered. For an adult Yz teaspoonful and for a child Y teaspoonful as each dose. •
These may be arrested by sponging the body nightly with salt and water.
Throw cold water on the face and sponge the head with it ; put the child into a hot bath of mustard and water (100° Fahr.), and give a purgative to clear the bowels. Keep the child in the bath for fifteen minutes or till better ; rub thoroughly dry and wrap in hot flannel; a doctor should be sent for at once.
BI9W off any dust there may be with a small pair of bellows, immerse in a saucepan of boiling water, and boil it with white soap and soda ; then pour clean water over it and let it dry ; afterwards rub it with chamois leather.
Take 4 drs. of tincture of iodine, 12 grs. of iodide of iron, 4 drs. of chloride of antimony, mix, and apply with a camel-hair brush, after paring the corn ; three times will cure the corn.
Soak the leaf of the common ground ivy io very strong vinegar all night, and secure it upon the corn with the stocking, turning the stocking very carefully over the foot ; wear all day ; then a fresh leaf soaked as before should be used.
Make a mixture of wood ashes passed through a sieve, finely powdered clay in equal parts, and a little common salt. These ingredients should be worked w'ith w'atcr and applied to the stove when cold. The cement hardens on being heated, and will neither split nor crack,
Persons subject to cramp in the leg should always be provided with a good strong cord, and when the cramp comes on, take the cord, wind it round the leg over the place that is cramped, take an end in each hand, and give it a sharp pull, one that will hurt a little, and the cramp will cease instantly.
At the first croupy sound, wrap the child up very warmly, put its feet in mustard water as warm as it can be borne, at the same time give small doses from fifteen to thirty drops (according to age), of syrup of ipecac., repeating every' half hour till free vomiting takes place. The neck and chest should be bathed with camphorated oil, and kept warm with several layers of soft flannel ; after vomiting, a teaspoonful of a cough mixture (less to an infant^, must be given every three or four hours until all symptoms disappear. The cough mixture is simply a mixture of equal parts of sweet oil, paregoric, and syrup of ipecac. Milk is the best diet, and if this does not relieve, send for the doctor.
Mix together 4 oz. of eau de cologne, 4 oz. of belladonna, and rub the hands with it several times a day.
Testimony received from Capt. H. E. U. Burke, late 3rd King’s African Rifles, British E. Africa, and late Assistant Master, Sydney Grammar School, College Street, Sydney, He states his opinion of what Clements Tonic can do in cases of Fever, Wasting Illness, Loss of Sleep or appetite, Indigestion or convalescence after severe illness.
250 Ocean Street, Paddington, 17/1/11.
‘4 I have benefited much by your medicine, principally in Africa where it was first given to me by an Australian, after a severe attack of malarial fever. 1 was taken to Nairobi the centre of Govt, in B. E. Africa, in a state of collapse.
My Australian friend gave me three bottles. It improved my appetite, creating a desire for food, the beginning of a general restoration to health, transforming a condition of extreme debility to one of splendid strength.
I have cause to be grateful to this excellent medicine, and I am only fulfilling a duty in testifying to its worth.
(Signed) H. E. U. BURKE (Capt.)*’
Mr. A. H. Dakin, was formerly in the Govt. Education Dept. N. S. Wales, as chief school-master of the training ship “ Sobraon.” Thousands of Australian lads owe their successes in life to the careful training received at his hands. Mr. Dakin writes of Clemenls Tonic thus :—
29 Lyltleton Street, North Sydney, 5/1/11.
4 4 As a brain and nerve medicine I recommend Clements
Ton ic as being superior in my opinion to any other medicine that
can be bought for money. 1 have often suffered from nervous
headache coupled with that condition of being run-down and used
up so common amongst those whose occupations are of a clerical
character? Never have 1 found Clements Tonic fail to produce a
perfect condition of nerve health. /r,. .. . TT t^AT'ixT»»
* (Signed) A. H. DAKIN.
Wet a bit of cotton wool in sweet oil, gather up into a pinch of black pepper and insert in the ear. Another very simple cure, is to take a common tobacco pipe, place a wad of cotton in the bowl, drop upon it 8 to 10 drops of chloroform, and cover with another wad of cotton ; place the stem to the effected ear, blow into the bowl, and the pain will cease almost immediately.
Crushed egg-shells in a little water are good for cleaning all cruets. For burns the white of an egg is a valuable remedy, by simply using the white as a varnish to exclude the air, or it may be beaten up with a tablespoonful of fresh lard till a little water separates. For inflamed , eyelids the white of an egg beaten up to a froth > with two tablespoonfuls of rose water is a capital lotion, and for a boil, if the skin is taken off a boiled egg and then moistened and applied, it wi 11 dra w off the matter in a few hours.
Bathing the eyes several times a day in cold water makes them bright and preserves the sight to very old age.
Bathe frequently in warm milk and water, or in warm poppy water if very painful. When the little accesses which constitute the stye have burst, smear along the edge of the eyelid with one part of citrine ointment and four parts of spermaceti well mixed together.
A jet of weak salt water, a teaspoonful of salt to a half pmt of water, playing on the eyelid is a capital strengthener, and bathing the eyes with cold water before washing will preserve eyes, and keep them strong for years ; but there is really nothing better than very strongly brewed tea allowed to stand and get cold. The tea must be of good quality, •
Apply on flannel a mixture of 2 drs. ether,
2 drs. laudanum, 2 drs. camphorated spirits of wine, 2 oz. sal-volatile; for external use only.
Take the whites and yolks of three eggs and beat them up in five ounces of plain water, add slowly three ounces of brandy w-ith a little sugar and nutmeg. If the stomach is very irritable, take a tablespoonful of cream and beat it up thoroughly with the white of a new-laid egg. Add slowly to the frothy mixture one tablespoonful of brandy in which .a lump of sugar has been dissolved,
When uncurled from damp they should be Held near the fire for a few moments and thee re-curled with a blunt knife dipped into very hot water A little salt should be thrown on the fire, ,
Dip them in cold water for a minute every morning and sprinkle pulverised tannin at the bottom of the shoes every other day. Wash the feet in warm water at night, after which dip them into cold w'ater for an instant only.
Wash the feet every night with water in which ammonia is put, and rub thern with ammonia, especially between the toes. Rubbing w’ith subnitrate of bismuth at night is very good but becomes rather expensive. Woollen stockings should be worn and the feet powdered.
These may be either epileptic or apopletic. In the former the person afflicted gives a scream, becomes deadly pale, fails on the face, becomes convulsed, then insensible. The clothes should be loosend and dpclor sent for. In the latter fits the person falls, grows purple in the face, and breathes in a snoring manner. The head should be raised, apply cold water to it, and ' send for doctor.
Take 2 lb. of pure white borate of manganese finely powdered, and add little by little to a saucepan containing 10 lb. of linseed oil, which must be well stirred and raised to a temperature af 360° Fahr. Heat the linseed oil in a boiler till it boils, then add to the first liquid, increase the heat, and allow it to boil for twenty minutes. Remove from the fire, and filter the solution through a piece of calico. The varnish is then ready for use, two coats of which may be used with a final coat of shellac if a brilliant polish be desired.
Fresh cream 1 oz., new milk 8 oz., juice oí lemon, brandy, and eau de cologne 1 oz., sugar 1 dr. Boil and skim. Another very effective way is to apply four times a day a lotion made of Vi dr. of muriate of ammonia, 2 drs. oí lavender water, and V, pint of distilled water*
Mix equal parts of * vinegar, spirits of turpentine and sweet oil, in a bottle. Apply with flannel and rub afterwards with an old piece of silk. This is equal to a coafc of varnish.
No. 6 Post Office Place,
South Melbourne, 2/7/11
“Iam using the last bottle of your tonic, and nobody knows the relief got from it. It is one of the quickest Nerve and Brain cures ever known. I tried all kinds of doctor’s medicines and got no relief, but I have from your tonic. I was too frightened to go out by myself. Thought I was going mad. I could not bear anyone talking, or the noise of the town traffic. My wife had to go with me everywhere. I lost my appetite and weight. At times I thought .1 would not live another day. I jumped out of bed thinking something dreadful would happen. If a door slammed it would nearly kill me. I was so weak a child could push me over. I could nt sleep, I heard the clock striking hour after hour, NOW I CAN ALMOST SLEEP A i ONCE. 1 think my case is one of the worst 1 ever heard of. I really never thought 1 would ever get over it. 1 o speak truly, l
CAN HARDLY BELIEVE MYSELF THE RELIEF I HAVE GOT FROM THOSE TWO BOTTLES OF YOUR TONIC. Nearly all
those symptoms I told you of have left me, and I reckon two or three bottles of your Tonic will make me as well and strong as ever I was, and will be able to go back to work. Before I got your tonic I went twice a week to the Melbourne Hospital, and there were a lot of people going there with the same complaint as mine, but not so bad. I recently went to the hospital to see them, they all told me HOW WELL I WAS LOOKING and asked me what I was taking. I TOLD THEM CLEMENTS TONIC, and strongly advised them to try it. They all promised to get it and try it. What a relief the sufferers will get judging by myself. You can use this statement as you think fit.
(Signed) W. G. SIMPSON.”
Those persons who suffer from Anaemia, or Poor Blood, Constipation, Indigestion, Sickness after Rating, Irregular Heart Action, Nervousness, Sick or Neuralgia Headache, Nervous Breakdown, caused by overstudy or business worries, Kidney Irrégularités, should use CLEMENTS TONIC—because it acts at once upon inactive functions and gives them ncw nerve force. This is the general mission of this mçdiciçe, to create health. It is only another name for it.
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To 'Preserve Cut Flowers.
The best way of packing flowers is to place them in ice with a little salt sprinkled over it. Another way is to pack them closely in tin cans, covering the stems with moist cotton ; placing a layer of wet cotton over. To keep cut flowers bright from day to day, sprinkle with water, and if necessary put a light layer of cotton over them.
Also another method is to place them in tea-water. Make a sufficiently strong solution, and when flowers arrive from a distance, put them into it. Watering flowers in rooms with tea-water does them good ; a little saltpetre or carbonate of soda mixed in the water will also keep them fresh for a week or two.
To Keep Clean, Bright Cutlery.
Wipe knives quickly after being used, after cleaning put the blades only into a jug of hot water, and wipe dry with a soft flannel cloth. Never let the ivory handles be in water. When putting knives away, grease them with mutton fat, and wrap silver paper round them.
Boil 2 oz. of tar with 2 oz. of rough grease in an old kettle for fifteen minutes, add to it as much slacked lime and powdered glass passed through a sieve. Apply the cement whilst warm or it will be hard. One coating about an inch thick will be sufficient. It can be painted and papered after.
Dandruff in the Hair.
Take 1 oz. of sulphur, and 1 quart of water, and shake it constantly at intervals of a few hours, and saturate the head every morning with the clear liquid. All the dandruff will disappear in a week or two and the hair will become bright and glossy.
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Death rate is calculated to be 67 a minute, 4,020 an hour, 96,480 a day, 35,215,200 a year.
Apply a rubber band around a finger ; if the person is not dead, the finger will turn bluish-red. Also insert a needle into the skin ; if dead the puncture will remain open, if alive it will close. If possible, the puncture should be examined through a microbscopc,
'Co Clean Decanters.
Take a handful of tea leaves and one or two tablespconfuls of vinegar, shake well togelhcr*and put them into any furred glass, and it will clean and brighten it thoroughly.
Clothing requiring to be disinfected should1 be submitted for about three hours to ft temperature of 250° in a room charged with sulphur fumes from a quantity of sulphur. All j keyholes stuffed up, also the chimney, and all \ cracks under doors stuffed up to prevent the fumes passing off. Io disinfect a room, the paper of the walls should be removed and burnt* removing all furniture and exposing it to the air and wind and repolishing and varnishing it. The mattresses should be made new , the ceilings whitewashed, and all paint re-painted and 3 lbs. of sulphur burnt in the room.
Dissolve together in a gallon of water 4 oz. of zinc sulphate and 2 oz. of common salt.
The best and surest way, if there is doubt about the dog, is to suck and cauterize the wound ; for ordinary dog-bites a thick paste of carbonate of soda and water spread over the w’ound about a quarter of an inch deep. If possible isolate the wound by ligature, lance the surface around it, let it bleed in tepid water raised to claret colour by addition of Condys Fluid ; squeeze, press, suck, to encourage bleeding, and wrell wrash out the wround with dilute Condys ; and after that if the behavour of the dog gives one any fear of rabies, undergo medical treatment. Never destroy a dog till some competent Vet. has pronounced the animal to be suffering from rabies, as people would be 30 much more nervous in the uncertainty.
Take the tip of a lead pencil and rub it ora the hinge, and it will be immediately cured. This is equal and cleaner than the application of grease or oil.
When the lips, gums, and tongue are dry and coated with mucus, in acute diseases they should be washed several times daily with glycerine diluted with an equal quantity of water. A little lemon-juice or a few drops of rosewater can be added to make it pleasanter to the patient..
Remove dust by means of ^ damp cloth. F5ut a spoonful of ammonia in half a pail of warm, w'ater, and wipe the carpet with a cloth wrung out from this water, The dust is removed, the colours freshened, and every stray moth meets with sudden death,
Jin EXPERT on CRIMES and CRIMINALS
The re is no medicine like
Mr. Albert Sydney Watson. M.A., LL.B., J.P., who gives this Clements Tonic testimony, was recently a sitting Magistrate for Queensland; also 1.1 \ for South Australia. He founded and was secretary of the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society of New Zealand, and on departure was presented with an illuminated address, signed by the Chief Justice, the Stipendiary Magistrate, the visiting Justice of the Prisons, the Mayor of Wellington, Members of Parliament, etc., in recognition of his organising services. I'he Government of the Australian States, have always been glad of his opinion on their prison systems (vide newspaper reports). He is Director of the Progress Advertising Agency, Propy., Ltd., Melbourne, and directly associated with other large businesses. He writes as follows :—
, 368 Bourke Street, Melbourne,
November 6, 1910.
“ Undoubtedly Clements Tonic is the standard remedy of Australia. There is no imported medicine to equal it, and nothing manufactured in Australasia to be mentioned in the same breath with it. It has the most powerful possible tonic and recuperative properties, while at the same time it is a perfectly safe remedy, and may be used for old and young alike. I have proved the value of this medicine, and hence speak from personal experience of its merits. You may use this as you think fit.
(Signed) ALBERT S. WATSON, M.A., L.L.B."
Very many persons who have used CLEMENTS TONIC, and have been cured of their ailments, write to the proprietors, staling that it is wise for everyone to keep it, because here are three effects to its use :-—(!) It makes the liver active ; (2) the heart regular ; (3) the nerves sound as steel. If these vital functions are kept in this order, you keep well, and never suffer from Insomnia.
Roller bandages may be bought ready made | of different materials, linen, calico, web, gauze, &c. They can, however, be easily made by tearing strips 23 and 4 inches wide, from a piece of calico 6 yards long, taking care to remove
* FIG. 1.
ihe selvedge. Th ese strips are then firmly and uniformly wound up into rolls, either by the fingers or by the winding machine shown in fig. 1.
1. The banda ge must be tightly rolled up j before its application.
2. Begin by placing the outer surface of the . roll next to the skin, in order that it may readily unwind. ,
3. Never unroll more than two or zee inches of the bandage at a time, and if by accident more is unrolled, roii it up before proceeding.
4. Always commence by making a couple «of turns round the limb to firmly fix the bandage.
5. Bandage from below' upwards.
6. Bandage from within outwards over the front of the limb.
7. Each turn of the bandage should, as a rule, overlap two-thirds of, the preceding one.
8. In reversing, the turns should be kept parallel and equal distances apart, and downward* towards the extremity of the limb.
9. Always form a figure of 8 at a joint.
10. Apply the bandage firmly ©r it is useless.
If the edges turn up on running the band down it, the bandage is too loose. ^
11. The bandage must not, however, be made excessively tight, as the circulation may be
impeded or even Mopped.
12. The pressure must be equally applied throughout. If on removing the bandage red lines are found on the skin, it is an indication of unequal pressure produced by the edges.
13. Fix the bandage securely at the end
by pinning it.
14. Never attempt to re-apply a bandage without first completely winding it up. This should be done firmly and evenly, otherwise it :s impossible to apply it properly to a limb.
15. In taking off a bandage, gather the slack into a loose bundle and pass it round and round.
There are three methods of applying the roller bandage.
1st. The spiral.
2nd. The reverse.
3rd, The figure of 8.
THE SPIRAL is made by simply encircling the limb with the bandage, each circle being made to cover two-thirds of the preceding one.
This method can only be applied where the part to be bandaged is of a uniform thickness, as for instance the finger and a short portion of the forearm immediately above the wrist.
THE REVERSE.-In applying the spiral bandage a point is always reached where the increasing thickness of the jimb makes it impossible to lighten the lower edge; this difnculty is got over by applying the thumb or forefinger of the disengaged hand to the lower edge of the spiral about the centre of the outside of the limb and turning the bandage downwards upon itself with the other hand, and then drawing the bandage tight ; it will now be seen that both edges firmly embrace the part. The bandage is again made to encircle the limb, and a second reverse is made in line with the first, but on a slightly higher level.
These reverves arc continued as often as
“EUROA” PRIVATE HOSPITAL
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Nurse M. E. FURGUSON, who gives her opinion here of the convalescent value of CLEMENTS TONIC is a professional nurse we 1 known in Melbourne nursing centres and has her own private hospital, “Lufoa,' Victoria. She is very popular throughout Victorian country nursing districts. Her testimony is of special interest to women suffering from Anaemia, Debility, £>ick Headache, Biliousness, Nerve Weakness, or to those seeking convalescence. Wo publish her letter :— >
* “ Euroa,”
Victoria, 23 1/11.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.
“As ladies’ nurse 1 have had special opportunities to judge that Clements Tonic stands unrivalled as a ‘convalescent’ medicine. It is a stomach tonic, appetiser, nerve soother, and sleep giver, and is the ideal medicine for ladies after confinement, and for Weakness, Nervousness, or Anaemia.
“ I am not only voicing my own opinion, but that of other certificated hospital nurses.
Witness— A. S. Watson, J.P.
Next to your doctor’s opinion comes the professional nurse for she is alway able to judge the value of a go-'d Nerve and blood medicine as CLEMENTS TONIC undoubtedly is. It u the sick woman’s best and well tried friend. It is vhe medicine for patients in the convalescent stage who are seeking health and strength, and it is of special value to women after periods of motherhood.
FIG. 4-The jTrm
THE FIGURE OF EIGHT —Where Vhe surface is so irregular that neither the spiral nor the reverse is admissabie, as for instance at a joint, the bandage is applied in a series of loops forming, as its name implies, a figure of eight.
Take a hank of broad'tape three-quarters of an inch wide, and wind it tightly in o a roll.
Place the hand palm downwards, Commence at the root of the thumb, and, leaving a free end of three or four inches, carry the roller across the back of the wrist, encircling it twice in order to fix the bandage. Now take the roller up to the back of the hand from the root of the thumb to between the first and second finger, and by one large spiral to the tip of the forefinger, which is then covered by a series of spirals from tip to root, each turn overlapping two-thirds of the preceding one. When the root of the finger is reached, the bandage is carried across the back of the hand to the ulna 3ide of the wrist, and fixed by tying it in a reef knot to the loose end previously left for the purpose.
The other fingers are bandaged in the same manner. II more than one is to be bandaged, a turn round the wrist should be taken before commencing the second.
Take a hank of broad tape three-quarters of an inch wide, and wind it tightly into a roll.
Place the palm of the hand downwards. Take two turns round the wrist, commencing at the root of the thumb and going across the back of the wrist to fix the bandage. Now carry the roller upwards from the root of the thumb to between the thumb and forefinger, encircling the thumb at the first joint. Take the bandage across the back of the hand and round the wrist, bringing it back to the root of the thumb. Carry it up and again encircle the thumb, covering two-thirds of the former loop ; then take it across the back of the hand and repeat these turns round the wrist, and the loops round the thumb, each at a lower level than the preceding one, until the thumb is covered, ^
To bandage the right hand, take a 2 v£ inch roller bandage and a couple of turns round the wrist, commencing at the root of the thumb and passing outwards over the back of the wrist. Carry the bandage upwards and outwards over the back of the hand to the root of the little finger, take it across the palm, in which has been placed some cotton-wool, and bring it up between the thumb and the root of the forefinger. (This is the position shown in Fig. 4.)
Carry the bandage over the back of the hand to the ulna side of the wrist, and encirc'e the wrist and hand as before, this time, however, covering the former turn and the roots of the fingers.
When the hand is sufficiently covered by these turns, the forearm is bandaged by a few spirals until the increasing thickness of the arm necessitates a series of reverses which should be kept in line on the back of the forearm,
When the bandage reaches the elbow, which should be bent, it is made to encircle the joint by carrying the roller once horizontally round the centre of the joint without reversing, taking care to apply the centre of the bandage over the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.
The bandage is now carried round from within outwards, at a somewhat lower level than the horizontal turn, and by encircliog the arm at this part, makes the lower loop of the figure of eight. The bandage is now brought round the joint at a slightly higher level than the horizontal turn, thus completing, the upper half of the eight.
These figures of eight are then continued, the loops being taken above and below the horizontal turn until the joint is sufficiently supported,,
The arm is bandaged by a scries of spiraii and reverses as in the. forearm, until the shoulder is reached.
(Exact Copy of Letter received.)
“ It is with the deepest feeling of gratitude that I write to tell you that in my opinion Clements Tonic is a remedy of most marvellous powers and the most wonderful medicine known.
« I have been for 2S years in business in Hobart. I am well-known to everyone there, and years ago I was taken very ill with Hydatids of the Liver, which resulted in several serious operations, and which led to continuous ill-health afterwards. Like a sick woman will, I tried many experts and their medicines, and these failing, I resorted to advertised medicines without regaining my health or strength.
“I suffered, as the result of the operations, from LOSS OF MEMORY, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, DIZZINESS, CHRONIC INSOMNIA or LOSS OK SLEEP, POOR APPETITE and INDIGESTION. I could not walk across the room I was so weak; in fact, 1 thought I would never be able to attend to my business again.
“ Seeing Clements Tonic advertised, I decided to try a bottle, and found it to act like magic in giving me an appetite and better nerve strength, so I decided to continue it, and this is the result. To-day I am alive and well. Although this critical period of my life happened years ago, I am here in the flesh to-day, thanks to that splendid medicine, which cured me of the ailments specified in this letter, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN IN PARTICULAR. 1 had no more sleepless nights, and in a few weeks, after taking it, 1 was strong and well, and used to rise in the morning as happy as a lark. I can give you the names of dozens of Hobart citizens who know these words are true, also the name of the chemist there who sold me the tonic, Mr. A. P. Miller, Liverpool-street, Hobart, and from whose pharmacy I have often bought it since.
“ I always recommend Clements Tonic to persons in ill-health, because I know what it is and what its use means for women, and I hope you will use this letter in the great cause of suffering humanity.”
(Signed) MRS. MINNIE NIETOM,
Witness to Signature •. 132 Liverpool Street. Hobart.
Mr. F. Fowler, J.P.,
Enmore, N.S.W. 21st November, 1910.
All the Clements Tonic testimonies can be fully verified. in this instance Mrs. Nietom called in person, whilst on a visit to Sydney, and gave this splendid testimony without any request for it. It proves what this splendid medicine can really do and what a boon it is to the run-down man or woman continuously out of sorts and ill through worry, over-work or study, hereditary weakness, insomnia or loss of sleep, constipation, sluggish liver, or kidney irregularities. Women who have a tendency to anæmia, sick headache, neuralgia, melancholia, nervous breakdown, the result of fever, periodic illness, or shock, should get it and get well.
To apply a spica bandage to the left shoulder, take a roller bandage thirty feet long, and make two turns from within outward round the left arm about four inches below the shoulder in order to fix the free end.
Carry the bandage up the arm to the back of the left shoulder, across the back, under the right armpit (in which a pad of cotton-wool has been placed), and thence obliquely across the chest to the starting point on the left arm.
Encircle the arm half an inch above the lower edge of the first turn, and repeat the turn across the back and chest.
Continue to encircle the arm and the body in this manner, taking care to make each turn half an inch higher than its predecessor, until the shoulder is covered as shown in the illustration. The bandage is finished by pinning its end to the turn in front of the chest.
The lower edges of the bandage will make a series of inverted "VV* where they cross each other on the outside of the left arm. To apply this bandage to the right shoulder, follow the foregoing instructions, reading “right” for 44 left ” and vice versa,
'Uhe Lower Extremity,
To bandage the right foot, ankle, leg, and thigh, take the head of a 2lA or a three inch roller bandage in the left hand and apply the free end over the inner ankle bone, carry it •cross the instep to the root of the little toe, •nd take it beneath the foot to the bill of the great toe. Bring it up over the instep and the outer ankle bone; round the back of the leg « few inches above the heel overlapping and and fixing the commencement of the bandage.
.’It will thus be seen that a figure of eight turn round t^e foot and ankle has been made, and this turn should be repeated in order to more
£rmly fix the commencement of the bandage.
When the bandage again reaches the foot of the little toe a spiral is made round the foot at that level, and as the surface is irregular, & reverse must be made in front, at the centre of the roots of the toe*.
These spirals and reverses are then continued until the ankle is reached, when another figure of eight is made round the ankle and foot, thus bringing the bandage above the ankle.
The small of the leg is now covered by three simple spirals, and, as the Jeg increases in thickness, a series of spirals and reverses must be made until the knee is reached, when the figure of eight is again resorted to in order to surmount the joint,
1 he bandage is continued up the thigh by a series of spirals and reverses as in the leg bandage, and fastened at the hip by a spica.
To apply a spica bandage to the right groin lay the free end of the roll along the right groin*
A SPEAKING TESTIMONY
The following testimony is from Mrs. EMMA JENKINS, of “ Gleneven, Sodwalls Station, via SodwallsJ N. S. Wales. This letter of all those appearing in this book appeals t© the woman wh©Hi ill-health follows as a shadow, and to whom good health appears impossible to obtain. Mrs. JENKINS writes, March 7th, 1911.
441 wish you to know the benefit I have received from your Tonic and Fletcher s Pills, which you sell with the Tonic. 1 have suffered from Chronic Indigestion for years, and ten months ago, through an illnefl and trouble, my health completely gave way. My digestion, as well as all other bodily functions became so weak that 1 could not take even the slighest of food without suffering very much pain. I became quite a wreck. I suffered pain from all parts of my body and limbs, which ached to such an extent that I could scarcely walk about. There was not one part of me which was not in pain, my heart especially felt very bad, with constant pain and heaviness there. Also a feeling of weakness, which made me feel it was quite impossible for me to live for long, and a dreadful cold sensation shooting from the heart. My nerves were so weak, the slightest noise upset me. I had given up hopes of ever getting better, as 1 had been attended to by three doctors and two chemists, and had taken different patent medicines, but without any improvement. I then decided to try Clements Tonic, and I cannot find words to express my feelings of pleasure in doing so. Before the first bottle was completed I found 1 was improving in every way. 1 have taken three bottles only. I can now take any kind of food, and can sleep well, and all pain has left my body and limbs. My heart, too, is feeling quite well again. I have taken a great amount of medicine during my life, but never any have 1 derived so much benefit from as Clements Tome and your Fletcher’s Pills. You may use this testimony as you wish, as 1 have witnesses to prove it is true.
(Signed) EMMA JENKINS."
After Period« of mother-hood, wasting: diseases, loss of sleep, mental depression or fever, CLEMENTS TONIC gives you strength.
i.e. at the junction of the thigh with the | abdomen. Carry the bandage outwards and upwards to a iittle above the right hip joint, then across the small of the back, bringing it round in front to the right groin again, where it should cross the former fold.
The bandage is now made to encircle the upper part of the thigh, and is brought out in front between the thighs and carried upwards half an inch above the lower edge of the first turn round the body.
Repeat these turns, making each half an inch higher than the preceding one, until the wound is covered. The bandage is fiinished by fixing it with a pin.
It will thus be seen that the bandage describes a figure of eight, the upper and the larger loop of which is round the body, and the smaller and lower loop round the thigh. To apply this bandage to the left groin follow the tore-going instructions, reading “ left ” for “ right.**
The Right Breast.
Apply the end of a four inch roller bandage (flannel is preferable) about three inches below the right breast, and make two horizontal turns from left to right round the body to fix it.
Carry the bandage upwards from beneath the right breast in front of the chest, over the left shoulder, and across the back, bringing it to the front at a slightly higher level than the horizontal turn. Continue this turn, also horizontally, round the body, keeping it throughout at a higher level than the first one. On coming round to the right breast the roll is again carried up to the left shoulder—this time covering half and inch more of the breast— and thence obliquely across the back until it once more joins the horizontal turn in front below the right breast. »
These turns—the horizontal and the
oblique—are alternately repeated, each at a higher level than the preceding one, until the breast is covered.
It will be seen that each horizontal turn fixes the preceding oblique one.
'Che Capelline Bandage.
Fasten tw^o 2p* inch roller bandages together and wind off rather less than half of one on to the other, thus making a double-headed roller with one head about three times as large as the other.
Stand behind the patient, who should he seated, and take the large roller in the left hand, and the small roller in the right, and apply the bandage to the forehead immediately
above the eyebrows. Pass each roll horizontally backwards above the ears until the hands meet in the middle line at the back of the head, as low as practicable.
Cross the large roll over the small one. Transfer the large roll to the right hand, and the small to the left hand, and pull the bandages tight.
A Most Powerful
“ Queenslander Herald ” Office, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, 15/8/10.
This 13 what Mr. Walter J. A dev, for ten years representing the advertising brar.ch of the “Queensland Herald” Newspaper, Brisbane, and who is well known in all centres of Queensand, writes about that great nerve remedy
Here is his remarkable letter for everyone to read who seeks health and lasting strength.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.,
“ Clements Tonic is the most powerfully restorative tonic medicine to be purchased. This is not only my opinion but that of scores of hard-headed business men with whom 1 come in daily contact. Occasionally I have suffered from indigestion with severe bilious attacks and Clements Tonic has never yet failed to relieve me with a few doses in two or three days, no matter how severe the attack. When the system requires a toning up, after long illness, or attacks of dengue fever or influenza, Clements 1 onic gives remarkably beneficial results.
(Signed) WALTER J. ADEY.”
Witness—P . Watts, J.P.
Mr. D. St. Clair a. well known Queenslander writes.
S. Brisbane, 20/9/10.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.,
“Many years ago 1 was on exploring trips in North Queensland (Cape York). My kidneys gave way, and fearful backache resulted. 1 hen nervous breakdown also. Clements Tonic made me completely strong and well. That I never had Malarial fever is due to the fact that I always carried Clements I onic. I find it better than quinine in hot, steamy country. It protects one from Gulf fever ; keeps the system in health, and it enabled me to undertake lengthy trips, which, otherwise, I would not have done.
■ (Signed) D. St. CLAIR.’“
There is something to be gained in reading letters of this class. * Both Mr. Adey and the “ Queenslander Herald ” are well known. When men of his ability speak thus of this medicine it proves beyond doubt how valuable it is. Obtain health by securing Clements Tonic to-day. All chemists and stores sell it everywhere.
Now carry the smalt roll upwards along the middle line over the head and down to the root of the nose.
The small roil is called the “ Vertical Bandage,” while the large roll is termed the “ Horizontal Bandage.”
Bring the large roll (now in the right hand), Horizontally forward above the right ear, making it cross and thus fix the Vertical bandage at the root of the nose Now take the Vertical bandage back over the top of the head a little to the left of the middle line, fixing it behind, as in front, by the Horizontal Bandage. Bring ; it once more to the front, this time a little fo the • right of the middle line, and again fix it by the Horizontal bandage.
Continue carrying the Vertical bandage from before backwards on the left, and from behind forward on tiie right, diverging each time from the middle line, until the ears are reached, when it may be cut ©If in front.
The Horizontal bandage thus simply encircles the head to fix the Vertical one as it passes backwards and forward.
The whole bandage is finally secured by giving the Horizontal bandage two extra turns round the head and pinning it in front.
It is necessary to be,guarded in judging of pain by a patient’s description. Some people are more sensitive to pain than others, and some bear it worse than others.
The chief points to be noticed with regard to pain are : —
Character.—In Cancer the pain in lancinating, in neuralgia darting, in pleurisy acute and cutting, in rheumatism aching and gnawing.
Affected by movement.—In pain connected with the breathing organs, respiration often increases it. *
In diseases of the stomach, food may bring on a fresh attack. In certain diseases of the eye, exposure to the light excites pain. In many-brain diseases, both light and sound increase the suffering.
What gives relief. — It is necessary to watch closely what gives most relief. Heat, cold, poultices, fomentations, cold lotions, rest, movements, change of posture, elevation of the part, and numberless other simple things, give relief in different cases, and in many cases it is only by watching that what is best can be discovered. It often happens that an attentive nurse is a better judge than the sufferer of wo-S really gives relief.
The posture of a patient is often an important guide to the progrsss of a case. The following are examples :—
In very exhausting diseases—for instance, towards the end of a long fever—an absolutely horizontal posture is natural, as to keep the head raised upon the pillow requires, a certain degree of muscular exertion, and a patient's head may have to be frequently raised. Any tendency to lie with the head more raised is of good import.
In diseases where breathing is difficulty there is frequent inability to lie down, the respiratory muscles having most power in erect position. In such cases it is a good sign to see a patient lying lower down, provided the strength keeps up. Otherwbe it might be a sign ©f collapse and impending death.
Lying on one side is often a sign of local disease. As a rule, in lung diseases the patients lie on the affected side, so as to leave the unaffected side free.
The heat of the skin is an important point to notice. It will be dealt with under the head 'of “ temperature.” ,
The skin may be dry or moist. Acute attacks often cause alternate dryness and moisture. Dryness often accompanies increased temperature, and a change from dryness to moisture is a favourable sign. The sweato in consumption and other cases of extreme prostration are exceptions. In rheumatic fevera there are copious uric acid sweats.
The letter below is given by Mr. C- J. Frank» who is well known commercially throughout Melbourne, having be'n associated w'ith the business interests of "Table Talk," the weekly pictorial newspaper of Melbourne, for over 20 years. Mr Franks's testimony is val able to business men who get run down through business worries, overwork, or nerve-exhaustion.
• "Table Talk” Office, *
iMeibourne, 8 11 10.
“It is now some five years ago that I was suffering from kidney congestion, and in spite of medicial attention I gradually lost strength and weight. Somebody recommended Clements Tonic, and to my astonishment after a few doses a long lost appetite appeared, and a feeling of energy supplanted a condition of listlessness which had become habitual with me. Every single dose of Clements Tonic saw me better and heavier, and in a fortnight or so I was my own self again, and in one month I put on one stone
in weight. Clements Tome, there is^no doubt of it, is a record
restorative medicine. ,c. ^ T r-n x »>
(Signed) C. J. FRANKS.
WHEN I AM RUN DOWN IT MAKES ME RIGHT IN A FEW HOURS.'
Mr. Taieri Craig, who is associated with the above well-known Melbourne Company, writes this letter. It has a special intereit to Melbourne poople, especially during the hot, trying summer month*, when the nerves get run down, and the vitality becomes weakened through various exhausting causes.
470 Collins Street,
Melbourne 7/1 I '10.
“ Clements Tonic has been our family medicine for many years. I have recommended it scores of times, and never has it failed to do what was expected of it. As for myself, when I am run down, or out-of-sorts, through inactive liver, I take a few doses, and I am soon right again, while, if the children are ailing, I find it gives them healthy appetites, helping to make them fat and rosy, and never producing disagreeable after-symptoms, as is the case with
someton.es. (Signed) ^ TA1£R[ CRAIG/.
Clements Tonic is health m a new guise. 7 he medicine that saves human life, that prevents disease, restores health where recove.y has been considered hopeless, surely such a medicine must be one of the best. Clements Tonic not only restores, it lengthens life This is a repeatedly expressed opinion, by persons who have used it all over the Australian Continent.
Perspiration is Nature’s agent for reducing the temperature.
Eruptions are very important to discover early, and must be carefully watched for. In small-pox about the third day small pimples appear, first on the face. These change into vesicles (blisters), and then into pustules (containing “ matter'*), finally drying into scabs, which drop off.
In scarlatina on the second or third day a red rash appears, first on the face, neck, and perhaps chest, It begins in spots, but these soon join into a uniform red rash ; finally the outer sk:n peels off. In measles about the fourth day a rash (not quite so bright as in scarlatina), begins on the face i extending over body and limbs. It is more “patchy'* than in scarlatina. In typhoidfer>er, small, round, rose-coloured spots appear towards the end of the second week. They are generally first observed on the abdomen, and disappear temporally on pressure.
In typhus fever a rash appears towards the end of the first week over the chesty abdomen, and upper part of the limbs ; these are “ mulberry spots,” and a dusty mottling which seems as though seen through the skin.
The colour of the skin varies greatly in disease.
In /dinting it is often pale, in collapse it is bluish, in fever it is flushed. When the breathing is much interfered with it is dark and congested, in bilious fever andjaundice it is yellow.
Emanation is often seen in the skin. It generally occurs in severe chronic disease. In children the fat which lies beneath the skin is often rapidly absorbed, leaving it flabby and in folds,
Ihe condition of the tongue, gives some information as to the state of the digestive organs.
It may be pale ; too red, as in scarlatina ; furred as in indigestion ; dark coloured and cracked, as in some low fetters ; swollen sometimes so much so that the sides are marked by by the teeth (one side is more often swollen than the other in local affections) ; protruded wiih difficulty, as in low fevers and apoplexy; protrudea to ^ one side, as sometimes in paralysis ; tremulous as in nervousness, low fevers, delirium tremens.
The manner in which the tongue cleans after an illness should be noticed ; the fur generally cleans off first at the tip and edges.
In examining the tongue always notice the size and shape ; the colour, especially at the tip and edges ; whether dry, moist, furred, and when changed for better or worse. Always impect the tongue before food is taken.
Appetite is nearly always deficient in disease* particularly if of an acute character. Excessive appetite occurs rarely, and is not important. Perverted appetite is often met with. Capricious appetite in illness is common.
Chief points to observe, amount of food taken, frequency, nature, whether taken with relish, if satisfies, whether followed by pain, belching, vomiting, and whether digested.
i The sensation of thirst arises from a peculiar state of the mucus membrane chiefly of the mouth.
Excessive thirst may arise from two very opposite morbid states. In fevers and inflammations when the b ood is too stimulating and requires dilution, and in cases of extreme exhaustion and want of blood. Loss of the watery parts of the blood, as by profuse perspiration causes common thirst ; and alcohol,
! salt, and other articles induce it.
Slightly acid drinks are best for quenching thirst ; they stimuate the glands of the mouth to form saliva, and so remove dryness of the mucous membrance, Tepid drinks also remove thirst by softening the mucous membrance,
The ordinary cause of cough is that there is something in the hair passage which require to be removed, and which may be carried along by the rush of air in a cough, although ordinary breathing fails to remove it; in these cases cough may be very beneficial. The upper part of the throat is very sensitive, and so the slightest irritation is snfficient to excite a cough.
The chief points to notice with regard to cough are—The frequency of the occurrence. Its severity and duration. Whether brought on by some apparent cause, as change of posture, cold air, &c. What its characters are. Whether dry and tight as in ordinary bronchitis, or soft and loose as in a later stage. Whether hacking, as in early stage of consumption, or deep and distressing as later on. Whether short and sharp as in inflamation of the lungs. Whether hoarse, as in croup. Whether in paroxysms, as in whooping cough. Whether dry, or ‘attended with expectoration. 1 he characters of the expectoration. Whether the cough terminates in vomiting, or in the relief of any previously distressing symptom.
We are indebted to the well known hand-book of the St. John’s Ambulance Association, Lond.— Hints and Helps on Home Nursing and Hygiene/’for this excellent information which will be of great value to our readers, especially those living in far distant country parts.
strength and appetite should read,
Many women suffer agony through periodical afflictions of nervous headache, often the direct result of sluggish liver, constipation, indigestion and dyspepsia. Nervous headache may again be the direct result of ailments of the sex, to which women alone are liable. Mrs. BRIDGET DWYER, writes from Kent Street, Brisbane, that she owes her splendid health to the use of this medicine which is renowned as one that creates good blood and health in girls and women. Here is Mrs. Dwyer’s letter which all women who are weak, sickly, run-down, morbid, lacking
Kent Street, Kent F arm,
Brisbane, 22 8/10,
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.
“ I suffer often from nervous headaches, weakness, and depression, when 1 am totally unfit to do*anything and can neither sleep cr eat. I hese attacks last several days. Since I have taken Clements I onic, when an attack seizes me I get relief in two or three hours after the first dose and get rid of the attack by next day. It never fails —you can always depend on Clements Tonic.
(Signed) BRIDGET DWYER,’*
Witness- John Irwin, J.P.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.
Two months ago I experienced a condition of extreme lassitude and weakness, with indigestion so much so that for days I could not enjoy my food.
In my profession 1 have much indoor labor, of a most exacting character, and good health is necessary. I was fast losing mine, and hearing so much of Clements 1 ontc, I obtained it. It has undoubtedly done me a great deal of good ; improved my appetite, strengthened my nerves, and in every way restored me to health. I can recommend it as a nerve medicine of remarkable
powers* (Signed) A. E. FLOHM.”
This letter was written from his home " I urramurra,” Lane Gove River, in September, 1910, and like Mrs. Dwyer, he says Clements Ionic restored his nerve power, and gave him back health and strength. Hairdressers who are alway shut away from fresh air and sunshine when at work, should use this tonic
ALL doctors and experts in the treatment of disease admit that one half the ills from which men and women suffer is caused first of all by a disordered stomach, weakened from overwork, half clogged and constipated intestines, which secreting the poisons which result from decaying animal foods, pass it on to the blood, poisoning the nerves and setting up deadly diseases, which cause untold pain, and which shorten life.
Take, for instance, the disease known as appendicitis. One of the greatest English experts in surgery declares that more than one half the cases of this malady are directly traceable to bad digestion, destroying the natural working order or regularity of the digestive system, imparing the intestinal tissue, creating inflammation of the viscera, and in the end appendicitis. Chronic constipation and appendicitis are often found together, and not only appendicitis, but other serious stomach ailments. It is a deadly serious thing to neglect the stdmach ; it should be tendered and watched as carefully as one’s body, for upon its correct working general health depends. And the way to insure this regular bowel health and stomach correctness is to use constantly FLETCHER’S PILLS, with CLEMENTS IONIC, and the result will be freedom from Sick Headache, Neuralgia, Biliousness, Heartburn, Rheumatism in the Blood, Weak Kidneys, Constipation, Flatulence, Poor Appetite, Lassitude, Acid Dyspepsia, Sickness of the Stomach, Palpitation, and Low Spirits.
Fletcher’s Pills are recognised as especially suitable for hot country parts, where meat or animal foods are largely eaten, and where vegetables are scarce. T hey are a stomach food, specially prepared for Australian use, and m iy be obtained from all Chemists and Stores in Australia. Always keep them ; they will keep you or a family healthy.
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There is no estimatingthe value of this pill taken as a stomach and liver corrective in conjunction with Clements Tonic as a nerve remedy.These pillscreate regularity of the bowels, prevent biliousness and constipation.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD,
Tjk*rt 8t.. RoXell*.
These Pills have stood the Test of Use. They are prepared on Sound Scientific principles. They are free from those Irritating Poisons so frequently found in Inferior Pills which are offered to the public, ^Tlny are made entirely from Vegetable Ingredients, and will be found to be unsurpassed for giving relief to the Bowels without pain or griping. Sufferers who have used these Pills speak in their favour in the highest terms.
c/SiTr. HARDEN, Williamstown, Victoria, zuas crippled through great illness, yet CLEMENTS TONIC cured him when doctors failed\ He
got good health for good. -—--
Almost everyone in a part of Williamstown, knows the story of Mr. HARDEN’S great illness, the length and severity of it, how doctors came and went, ¿uid he still remained ill. Bent-up, and apparently crippled for life, he shuffled about his house the pity of his friends. But, again, as hundreds have done, he proved the miraculous powers of this great tonic medicine, which changed his bed of sickness to a couch of sweet sleep and enviable health. Read the letter Mr Harden has written, from his home, 36 Morris Street, Williamstown. It convinces with every word.
CLEMENTS TONIC LTD.
“ It is about two years ago since my illness started. We had just finished loading a wheat ship, waiting another to come up to the wharf, when, without warning, I fell unconscious with convulsions, was carried home, where 1 lay for six hours as stiff as a dead man. i hat was the start of a nine months illness for me. The doctor I believe was puzzled as to what my complaint was, and treated me for some spine disease. Another doctor later examined me, and said I had uric acid, but I believe my complaint was spinal. After a time I was able to get about a little by holding on to the fence. At times I could feel that my heart was ceasing to beat, and my head would swim round. Every man, woman, and child in this part of Williamstown, recollect the bent-up cripple I was, trying to shuffle along from place to place. They were always ready to help me, FOR THEY BELIEVED I WAS A PERMANENT CRIPPLE. One doctor said he could do no more for me, that if ever I got better it must come from other sources. A neighbour, whe knew from experience the value of Clements Tonic, bid me try it. Six bottles, and I began to feel better, and I have taken some pounds’ worth of that medicine; but what’s that ? 1 have got my health back, thanks to
it. No stranger would think I ever had a day’s illness in my life. My statement in this letter can be backed up business men about here. You can use this as you think fit.
THIS LETTER SHOULD CONVINCE ANY ONE AS TO THE WONDER-WORKING POWER OF THIS GREAT NERVE AND BLOOD REMEDY. IT MAKES ILL-HEALTH A STRANGER.
In the summer, when putting furs away, lay a tallow candle in them, and no moths will go near them.
Sponge with a mixture made with 1 gill of water, 1 oz. of common salt, l oz. of alum, and 2 oz. of purified nitre. This will bring them quite bright if ever so dirty. Or heat up the white of an egg dissolved in it, a small lump of common washing powder, and brush over the frame. This cleans and brightens all gilded articles.
Brush egg-shells into small bits and shake well in decanters three parts filled with cold water, which will not only clean them thoroughly but make the glass look like new, When much discoloured, a little hydrochloric acid (spirits of salt), diluted three times a day its weight of water will remove any stain.
Oil of Vitrol; Aquafortis ; ¿Muriatic Acid.— Magnesia, chalk soap and water every two minutes.
Tartar Kinetic.— Oily drinks and warm water.
Prussic Acid.—Pump water on back, strong smelling salts to nose.!
Arsenic. — Emetics of mustard and salt, some water and sweet oil or m ilk.
Mercury ; Corrosive Sublimate. —Whites of eggs and milk in large quantities.
Opium ; Laudanum. — Strong coffee, emetic draught, vinegar and water, dashing cold water on the face, and walking up and down for two or three hours.
Lead; Goulard's Extract. — Castor oil and emetics and whites of eggs.
Verdigris.—Whites of an egg, gruel, and castor oil.
Henbane ; Hemlock ; Nightshade. — Emetics and castor oil, brandy and water.
Poisonous Food. — Emetics and castor oil.
Carbolic Acid.—Flour and water and glutinous drinks.
Chloral Hydrate ; Chloroform. — Pour cold water over head and face ; galvanic battery.
Strychnine.-—Emetic of mustard and warm water.
Oxalic Acid.—Magnesia dissolved in water every two minutes.
Boil six middling-sized onions in 1 pint of water; when this is cold sponge the frames well with it.
W eak Carbolic acid sponged on the skin, and in some cases on the clothing, will drive away the whole tribe of insects. A good plan is to keep by one saturated a solution of the acid. 1 he solution should not contain more than 6 or 7 per cent., and it may be added to water until the latter smells strongly. Horses would be much benefitted by an application.
Grate a potato to a pulp and add water in the proportion of a pint to a pound. Let it stand, and when clear pour off all but the potato sediment, which will have settled at the bottom ; this is to be applied with a clean rag and followed by a small amount of spirits of wine.
1 ake 10 gr. of sulphate of quinine, 1 oz. hay IL pz. glycerine, 2 drs. tincture of contharides, and 6 oz. of rosewater. Mix well
and shake before using, and brush it gently into the scalp every morning,
Make a froth of Pears soap beaten up with the yolk of an egg and a desertspoonful of spirits of rosemary.
Use clean soft water, soft soap and flannel. Never use a scrubbing brush, and the flannel should be kept especially for the tiles, so that there would be no fear of its being greasy. Should the tiles get stained, use a little spirit of salt put on with a clean rag and then well washed with clean cold water.
A few drops of vinegar eaten slowly upon a piece of loaf sugar is an infallible cure ; if it is the result of indigestion and an obstinate case, a very useful mixture to keep by is A dr. of nux vomica, 1 dr. of tincture of capsicum, the same of chloric ether and of carbonate of soda, mix w.th 6 oz. of peppermint water, and a sixth part taken every three hours. Another remedy is to moisten brown sugar with vinegar and take a few grains to a tablespoonful. The effect is almost instantaneous, and a second dosp is seldom required,
Another letter cf rare interest to women is here given by a Brisbane lady. Brisbane is situated almost in a tropical zone, where intense summer heat prevails, and consequent lassitude and debility of the system results.
Women especially feel the rigour of a hot
summer and its debilitating influences, and the value of Clements I onic as a strength creating and restoring medicine is thus manifested. Make this your personal motto. i4 During the hot summer months keep and use Clements Tonic.” Miss Richards suffered from nervous breakdown so much that she was unable to perform the slightest household duty,
Adelaide Street, ' Brisbane, 13/8/10.
“ My case was one of general weakness and nervousness which followed a serious illness. I could not walk more than a few yards, and felt faint if I tried to do any household duty. I wa* like this for a long time. My mother first started me on Clements Tonic with good results soon. In a few weeks I was completely built up in my nerves and bodily health. Such a great change 1 never thought possible. 1 was astounded.
HERE IS ANOTHER BRISBANE TESTIMONY.
Manning Street, South Brisbane, 20/8/10.
“ About two and a half years ago 1 suffered from nervous breakdown to such an extent that I could neither eat nor sleep. I was losing flesh and getting weaker every day in spite of medicines. The more tired 1 felt the less 1 was able to sleep. I sent for a bottle of Clements Tonic, and took a few doses. After the first day of this treatment my appetite improved. At the end of the second day I went to bed and had quite a good night’s sleep. In a week’s time I quite forgot I was ill, I was eating and sleeping well and enjoying the best of health. This will tell you what Clements Tonic will do.
Witness—J. Davies, J.P.
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Everywhere in the city and country generally at this period the cry is strongly raised against consumption, because it is proved that 3,966 persons died from it in 1908. What is the lesson taught by that record? That, in order to check it, to prevent it carrying off any member of your family, you should keep your lungs sound, your throat uon-infectious, free from attacks of the common Cold, Influenza, Catarrh, which may develop either Pneumonia, Pleurisy, or Consumption. The throat or lungs, the “ breathing apparatus ” of the body, is the weak spot of the system when winter risks are prevalent. The strongest men and women have died in a few days from Pneumonia brought on by a Cold, and from Consumption brought on by an ever-distressing Cough; therefore, this reliable remedy, “Clements Certain Cure ” which is the natural lung-healer and soother of weak or infected throats, should be used whenever there are any warning signs of Cold or Influenza. This splendid lung specific may be relied upon in acute cases of throat irritation. It gets to the root of the trouble. It kills the “Cold germs,** which abound in mil-linings, and quickly relieves soreness and inflamation.
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