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A Fooi.—ln the good old days when gold was plentiful and diggers were flush of money, it was no_ unusual thing for them to invent expedients for getting rid of their easily earned accumulations, and it has remained for these hard-up days to prove that men can be found who squander money as foolishly as those in the Good old times.” ’On Saturday last (says the “ Press”) there was a visitor in Picton in search of a new sensation, aim he hiicd a man to wheel him about in a wheelbarrow, paying for this primitive mode of conveyance Is. per hour. The laborer and his hirer agreed amicably together for some time, but the engagement did not last long, the rate of progress not exactly agreeing with the rapid ideas of the capitalist.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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