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The Dbjiaoogub.—Democratic legislation may lie admirable ; the very free and independent tone of criticism adopted by popular candidates on the hustings when they “ go for ” the Ideated .spiattocracy, express a holy horror of a large estate, and depict a landowner who holds two or three thousand acres of rough mountain land !<rs a robber of the people aland, may he in part sincere and is certainly amusing ; but all this kind of stnmp*d- ipucuco is disc-muted by the more invdl.gont part of re public, and they >-.! lo md sty, *• Thr •’* only a little softs uvdrr f.-r the p..or working mmi.” The i •>..», a r-da, on’to able to assess s .cii amruigc at its true value. —“ N.Z. Times. ”

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879

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