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“ Your husband it) sick a good deal of. late, isn’t he I ” remarked a Southern. Illinois woman to another. “Yes,"' answered ihe wife, “he’s tuk down, mighty hat'd with them ’ere ager-shakes agin.” “1 shod think it ’ud be sorterdistressin’ ter have him ’round the house," remarked the other sympathising!? j. “ ’spoc’ly when you’re at iVouse cleaning’ “ Yfal, so it wud be,” replied the wife, in wolf consoling tones, “ bht wbed he’s, got inter one of his chi/ls, arpf I Vant the' rag carpet shuk, yer see bp’s a powerful 1 , smart hand terhiteh onto it.” Then the* other woman wended her' way home, envying her neighbor the knack she had! of utilising her husband. Singular Discovery i»ubino a-Salb.— Mr. John Bernal, auctioneer, was conducting a sale of household furniture and a collection of antiques and old paintings the ether day, in the residence of aiLoldgentlcman, in Mallow street, Limetick, who took a delight in the possession o" such articles. a Mr. Bernal was. about to offer three worthless-looking boxes and whatever they contained “on chance," when an intending bidder kicked one of the boxes with his foot, and, finding it; heavy, he made further examination, whem the box yielded up the stun of £4O in' silver. This led to a search of fhe second 1 , box, in which £2O was found. The third’ was next tried, and in it were found threegold watches, jewellery, and diamonds in; antique settings, and other valuables. The accidental discovery of the intending: bidder will put a considerable sum inter the pocket of the owner, an eccentric 01. gentleman, who might otherwise have Ip'i the treasury of money go for ahnow nothing. —“ Northern-Whig.”

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 33, 11 December 1879

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