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CURE FOR RHEUMATISM.

Inia is not a patent medicine, it ia a proscription of an isminonfc English apejialiat I'or yoarß I had boon a sufferer from cnronio fnenmßlism One yoar ago I oonaulted one of the loading specialists of the Dominion, now doeeasod On rooeipt of postage stamps, {money order or poatal notes for 4a Gd, I i will post twelve doßes of tho remedy, whioh this Bpeoialiat declared to bo the only thinp> known to Boience as a cure for this painful disease. F. Grevllle, Editor N.SS. Dairyman . Box 502, Wellington — Ad.vt. L

picked. The first party got away j without trouble, and we carried on all Saturday. . . Another party left at 5 p.m. on Saturday. We carried on till 10 minutes to 2 a.m. on Sunday, when the sth and 7th squadrons left. Just iancy the position, mother, holding*a line of two miles of trench against Heaven knows how many Turks ! Hadn't we a cheek ? Ten minutes we held on alone —it seemed a week to me. Then as pre-arranged, we filed silently out of the trench and made off in the darkness at the double. We reached Anzac at 3 a.m., walked straight on board a barge, and pulled out to a transport.

"COMPLETELY FOOLED." "The arrangements for embarking were absolutely perfect. Every unit got away just as we did—no hitch anywhere. The Turks were completely fooled, and we laughed till we almost cried to hear them blazing away at our empty trenches. The last men to leave Walker's Ridge set a huge mine. . . It was a magnificent sight from our transport. The Turks put volley after volley into our trenches expecting an immediate attack. Lord how we did laugh ! GISBORNITES' POST OF HONOR. "It has taken us about two days to realise that we have cleared out—l sometimes think I'm dreaming. Lieutenant Dick Black was the officer left m charge of the last party of the 12th squadron, and the men selected to stay with him were Sergeant J. L. Martyn, Troopers Steele, Bayly, Pritchard, and Langley (all Gisborneites), and five'others. Shouldn't we feel flattered ? Nothing unusual happened during Saturday night, we . . . At ten o'clock tre-

mendous musketry fire was opened by the Turks at Gape Helles, and our guilty conscience told us that we were discovered. At least we thought the Turks had discovered our secret, and were attacking, but it turned out to be only a demonstration on their part. WHAT IS AHEAD ? "There was one rather amusing little accident during our evacuation. . . . Troopers Bayly and Steele, who had crawled out on a 'listening post,' fell over some bombs, and one of them instantly exploded over our heads, but a lump hit Bayly, causing a nasty cut. Itwould take a book to tell the whole story of what happened in various other positions. It remains to be said that the authorities had made provision for 7000' casualties, and they did npt expect the last party to get off at all. We had strict orders to leave any wounded men as they would only hinder operations. At 3 o'clock on Sunday afternoon the Turks were still shelling our trenches at top. *It seems incredible that we could have fooled them so completely.

. "Well, mother, I wonder what is ahead for us now. It is Thursday. December 23, and we are on a fine transport betw r een , It is a beautiful ship, and we are having the best time we've had since we joined the army. The tucker is great. We have 1400 men on board, comprising Australian Light Horse, Welsh Yeomanry, Lovet Scouts, Scottish Horse—in fact we are all mounted men on our way to . The only New Zealanders on board are the last party of the Otago Mounted Rifles to leave Anzac and three artillery men. All the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Brigade stayed at ■ . We have only what clothes we stand up in. You bet we travelled light off-the peninsula. There is a chance of us getting to for Christmas, but I don't mind'if we have it on board here—every meal is a Christmas meal to me." j

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CURE FOR RHEUMATISM., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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CURE FOR RHEUMATISM. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916

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