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Appreciation of Art. —Wo have all hoard of the squatter who built a library, and then ordered from his town agent a ton of books and two tons of best coals. We have heard how the owner of an inland palace, who had sent an indent for a pair of globes, gave them away after inspection because he couldn’t find Hopkhisi\ill on the celestial globe, which he took to be the southern hemisphere. But it has remained for an advertiser in a daily paper this week to place pictorial merit in quite a new light. This is his intimation; framed, 4xß, nearly new, a bargain.” That “nearly now” is delicious. They don’t recommend port wine or Sbvrcs china that way. How the House, is Made Ur.—The composition of the House of Representatives was summed up the other evening hy Mr Saunders as follows : —He had gone over the list of members, and had found that lawyers and newspaper men were the only class over represented. They had 22 farmers, 11 lawyers, 7 men who are called gentlemen fur want of a better classification, 7 newspaper men — editor and proprietor, and 5 contributors —G merchants, financiers, money-lenders, Ac., 3 freeholders, 2 runholders, 2 miners, and 2 pensioners, both of whom had scats on the Government benches.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 11, 21 October 1879

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 11, 21 October 1879