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A meeting of ladies was held in Christchurcir yesterday with a view to furthering the work of fighting consumption.

A Christehurcli suburban builder and contractor who lives at Riccarton is reported as missing. Ho told his wife that he was going north on business, and would return shortly, but nothing has since been heard of him.

Last evening the Council of the Canterbury Philosophical Institute tendered a farewell dinner to Dr. L. Cockayne, F.R.S., who is leaving for Wellington, and to Mr Edgar 11. Waite, who has been appointed curator of the South Australian National Museum.

The case of the young girl, aged 15, who had been found on the river bank ldte at night, talking of suicide, came before Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M., at a sitting of the Christchurch , Juvenile Court yesterday, the case having been adjourned for a police report. The Magistrate said that it was evident the girl had had a good home, and the parents were most l respectable people. He had decided to give the girl a chance, and without recording a conviction he would allow her to return to her homo, to join her 13 brothers and sisters. He added that he had nothing 'but praise for the parents for the manner in which they had looked after their large family.

The past few clays have witnessed an acceleration in the rate at which cases of infantile paralysis have been reported to the North Canterbury Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, and the number now stands at 13. The HeaTEh Department is issuing shortly special instructions for the treatment of patients attacked by the complaint. At present the instructions to the Board's inspectors are to deal with the cases on similar lines to those employed with scarlet fever patients.

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THE CITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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THE CITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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