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Receipt fob a Lady’s Dkess. —“Let your earrings be attention, encircled by the pearls of refinement; the diamonds of your necklace be truth, and the chain of Christianity ; your bosom-pin be Charity, ornamented with pearls of gentleness; your linger rings be affection, set round with diamonds of industry; your girdle be simplicity, with tassels of good humor; let your thicker garb be virtue, and your drapery politeness; let your shoes be wisdom, secured by buckles of perseverane. ” “ Mattie,” they call her. The other morning she complained to her mamma that her “button shoes were hurting,” and mamma thought that relief might come from changing right to left. “ Why Mattie, you’ve put them on the wrong feet.” Puzzled, and just ready to cry, she made answer, “ What’ll I do, mammal They’re all the feet I’ve got.”

POLITICAL GOSSIP,

.FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. Wellington, Saturday evening. The first 20 clauses of the Property Assessment Bi.'l were got through this morning at tin - ' e o’clock when the House rose, leaving the? knotty clause 2, to be fought over at its next sitting. Sir George Grey was- insane enough to propose nutting a tax of 3d. in the £1 on our creditors the bondholders, to which Major Atkinson replied with great seventy, and showed the proposal up in its “truly dishonest, absurd, and suicidal character. ” The election telegrams are still kept off the table by the efforts of the Greyites, and are pretty safe to escape, for at least this session, from the exposure that has been threatening them. The Licensing Bill, the Ashburton Waterworks Bill, and the Bills of all private members, will very probably be slaughtered in the general massacre of the innocents that usually takes place at the end of the session, as members are determined not to stay another week. The necessity for their stay in Wellington is very great as the Public Works Statement is still undelivered.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879

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