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A Wbinklk. —Those newspaper editors who are too obstinate to retract any unjust or improper language which they have admitted to their columns, should remember this :—“ If any subscriber finds a line in his paper that he does not like and cannot agree with, if he will bring his paper to the office and point out the offending line, the editor will take his scissors and cut it out for him. ”

How is it Done ?—lt would certainly be edifying to know how many after the process of whitewashing, seem suddenly to burst into a state of conspicuous comfort, if not luxury, says a Timaru correspondent to a Southern paper. One of the great “ whitewashed ” is charged with laying out fine grounds and building a big house, another with employing too many gardeners, besides committing the heinous sin of using a toothpick ; a third is said to be revelling in every comfort, and his estate is not expected to realise over a shilling in the pound. The most interesting of these unholy doings is the fact that the bankrupts are boldly taking up the cudgels in their own defence. One of them thinks it is hard to be written about , in such a cruel manner, when he is trying “to be good, and to do good.” O ye shades of Chatband and Stiggins, hide your diminished heads ! The cheek of some bankrupts is certainly immense. One of the “ unfortunates,” after filing for his few paltry thousands, attended the auction sale of his assets, and before he had received his discharge unblushingly made a sporting offer of £SOO for assets amounting to over £3OOO. After competing up to £1,400, a fit of modesty came over him, and he suddenly collapsed, exclaiming, “I’m done!” The question still remains unanswered—“ How is it done ? ”

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

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