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A Fever-Stricken Ship
NEW GUINEA FEVER.
Clements Tonic a Specific
ISLAND FEVER AND AGUE.
(From the "Newtown Chronicle.")
Most people will remember the voyage of the fever-stricken steamer, Mount Kembla. In the
middle of last April she started for New Guinea, and on tho first day of the following June arrived back in Sydney. But we will let the first mate, Captain Neaves, describe the terrible sufferings of the captain and the crew in his own words.
"When we arrived in Sydney," said Mr. Neaves, who is living in Marmion-street, North Kingston, to a reporter from .the 'NewtownChronicle' who recently: interviewed him, "I was so weak I could scarcely stand through New Guinea fever. The plague came upon us three days homeward bound
from New Guinea. First, two of the sailors fell
sick, then next day three more, and so on, the
fever went through the ship. We swallowed large quantities of quinine from the medicine chest; but
with very little benefit. We all fought against the disease as hard as we. could; we didn't like
the idea of lying down, as we feared, if we did, we should never get up again. There was some- times but two of us able to be on deck at a time
to navigate, steer, and keep a lookout, and the engineers below were as short-handed as we were. The.sea was dead against us, we were running short of coal and medicine; the skipper was laid up with the fever in his bunk, and on the way down we were forced to run into Moreton Bay to get supplies, and it is a matter of regret to me now that I wasn't aware of the fine properties of Clements Tonic, for if I had but known of that remedy I should certainly have taken in a good stock of it at Brisbane, when we should have been much better able to combat the fever which had seized upon us. However, I didn't get any Cle- ments Tonic till we reached Sydney. Our skip- per was seized on a Friday, and died on the fol- lowing Tuesday, so you can form some judgment as to the rapidity of its effects. Yes," continued Captain Neaves, "the disease clings to you even after you have arrived in the bracing winter cli- mate of Sydney, and many a poor fever-stricken fellow has lasted all the way down the coast but to die like our skipper did on reaching Sydney."
"What is this fever like?"
"It is ordinary fever and ague, sometimes called malaria, low, or intermittent fever, which is very prevalent in tropical climates. It generally comes on with headaches, lassitude, and shaking; this ague fit is then followed by an exceedingly high temperature, and the sufferer often loses consci- ousness. The periods of fever and shakes get closer together, the sick man. gets weaker; and weaker as the hours roll on, and if he doesn't take the turn for the better, he dies very shortly of sheer weakness and want of vitality. Its weak
, ening effects are very rapid. It knocks a man
all to pieces in a very short time, and even if he gets over the disease, the after effects will very often last him the rest of his life. Usually, months elapse before a sufferer resumes anything like his ordinary health and vigor. Any day in the week you may go up into the Domain and see some of these poor fellows sitting about—waiting to recover their strength. They look like so many skeletons, with their lean and crippled figures, parchment-like faces, and dull eyes. They are simply suffering from the remains of island fever."
"How did you get on?" "Well, as I said, when. I arrived in Syd- ney I was suffering from after effects of
New Guinea fever. I was almost too weak to stand. Continual headaches oppressed me. Usually, after one has got round the turning point of an illness, a convalescent appetite may be ex- pected. But this was far from the case with me. My appetite was completely lost. I was abso- lutely indifferent whether I ate anything or not. I felt dull and languid the whole day long, and, instead of getting in some useful sleep at night, I rolled uneasily about, never able to get an hour's solid rest the night through. I tried all sorts of things that were recommended to me on all sides, and I took many different strengthen- ing medicines that I saw advertised, but to no purpose, and as for quinine, I took so much that I must have been fairly saturated with it. My vitality was pretty low down, I can assure you. It was my landlord that told me to try Clements Tonic. 'It will pull you through,' said he. I told him plainly I didn't belive it would, but as he made a point of it, I gave it a trial. I am not exaggerating one iota when I say that half a bottle of Clements Tonic benefited me to an ex- tent that was as marvellous as unanticipated. At the best I had hoped to recover my health and vigor, but slowly, say in the course of weeks; hut here in three or four days a very welcome change for the better had been wrought in me by Cle- ments Tonic. It was astonishing, after the failure of so many medicines. My appetite came back in double force. I felt strung up all over. The moment I tumbled into bed I was asleep, and slept the whole night through, that dreamless, re- freshing sleep which only a sailor can sleep. A buoyancy of spirits took the place of my dull and languid feelings, and it couldn't have been more than a week after commencing to take Clements Tonic when I was asking myself if I ever felt better in my life. And I never did feel more healthy. I was thoroughly toned up, and had made a perfect recovery from one of the most enervating diseases. I am now sound as a bell, and willing, if necessary, to sail once again round the malarial coast, of New Guinea-that is, if the ship's medicine chest contained a goodly supply of Clements Tonic. And you may depend upon it when I do go to sea again I shall take good care to see that remedy provided."
"Will you let us put what you've said in the 'Chronicle?'" :
"You needn't ask that question; of course you can. I believe a proper knowledge of the pro- perties of Clements Tonie ought to be brought home to all that go into marshy places or tro- pical climates, and if your publication of what I've told you has that desirable effect, I shall be exceedingly pleased."
I, ROBERT NEAVES, of Marmion-street, North Kingston Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, do solemnly and sincerely declare that I have care- fully read the annexed document, consisting of five, folios and consecutively numbered from one to five, and that it contains and is a true and faithful account of my illness and cure by Clements Tonic, and also contains my full permission to publish the same in any way; and I make this solemn declaration consci- entiously belleville the same to be true, and by vir- tue of the provisions of an Act made and passed m the ninth year of the reign of her present Majesty, intituled "An Act for the more effectual abolition or Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in the various Departments of the Government in New South Wales, and to substitute Declarations in lieu therof, and for the suppression of voluntary and extra-judicial Oaths
and Affidavits." R NEAVES'
Declared at Sydney this 16th day of August, one thousand eight hundred and niney-eight , before me,
J. GREGG, J.P.