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New Zealand, it appears, is not the , onJy place wbeia quacks can find dupes. The "Newcastle leader" reports the "farewell" that one "Sequab," the " prairie flower " medicine man, took of Newcastle on Saturday. St George's Hall, the largett roofed apace m the citj, vent like a fair at both afternoon and evening levees, the attendance 'at night being phenomlta', even m a oity wheie large gatherings of people are common. The imraensß dispotal of medicine was no j less extraordinary, »nd It la o»lculated that he must bave told sometblDg like £BCOO worth during bia three week*' stay In fi*ewcafet!e, A crowd of two or three thousand well-dressed people waited to the end, when " Seqoab," «a atandlng up, M hs remarked, to aay '• Good-bye," «m enthnaiaatioally applauded and cheered. Ultimately a crowd of men ae?2)d the ahafta, and turning tbe huge machine containing the band, " Scqaah," hie manager, and the lodlana, act off with It into the streets, led by a workman whe had regained tbe nae of bis llmba by "Si quah's" treatment. Ihousands followed ihia veritable ♦ triumphal oar" to the dispensary at 41 Peroy street. The commotion between ten and eleven o'olook oieated unwonted czoltement m the prinotpal thoroughfares. The band played "Auld Lang Syne" In Peroy attest, and also " God Save the Qaaeo.' 1 There was great cheerlpg, aad while " Seqoah " drove iff la a o*b, the band was dragged home m the oar by tbe populace. The editor states that be has received a number of lot tea, some anonymous and aom3 signed, for and against " Sequah." One letter signed " BID." makei the point that " it is high time that the supporters aad managers of our medical charities should ascertain to whom (hey are giving gratuitous relief. Persons who are able and willing to pay 4i and mere for patent medicn-ea are, m niy opinion, not fie objects for charity,"

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THE "GOLDEN CHARIOT" ECLIPSED, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2210, 27 August 1889

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THE "GOLDEN CHARIOT" ECLIPSED Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2210, 27 August 1889