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Mr John Hall, of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., was six months old when he was brought out to New Zealand by his parents on the barque Mehemet Shah in 1853. The barque was burned off the Australian coast, those on board being rescued by a French brigantine, the Marie Virgiriie, which took the passengers to Hobart Town. Here the emigrants secured the schooner Shepherdess, which took them to Lyttelton. Mr Hall wonders whether there are any other survivors of that ancient adventure. If so, he would like to hear from them.,

A Copenhagen message to the London papers of February sth, says:— The Danish physician, Professor Sougman, has discovered a new method for the surgical treatment of lung tuberculosis after many experiments on patients in an advanced stage of the disease.' He has delivered a lecture to the Medical Society of Copenhagen, presenting the patients, and demonstrating how he had succeeded in effecting a permanent cure by removing part of the ribs in the diseased side, thus causing partial collapse of the chest. This partly puts the diseased lung out"of function, and effects a cure.

When the'war " started Canada had a permanent force of only 3000 men and an active militia of 60,000. "When hostilities ceased she had sent oversea 418.980 soldiers.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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