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Justice oe the Peace. — A few days ago a j ustice of the peace took his little son down the river on an excursion. The lad interviewed the man at the wheel, and gathered much information relative to the business of steamboating. Presently his father joined him and asked him how he was enjoying himself. li Pirst-rate,” was the enthusiastic reply. “ I’m going to be a steamboat man, papa. ” “ All right,” responded the J.P., “ but you’ll have to study astronomy, and divers other sciences in order to be a good one.” The lad said nothing at the time, but appeared to be revolving the difficulties of the case in his mind. Half an hour later he remarked, with much gravity, “ Papa I think I won’t be a steamboatnian ; I’d rather be a justice of the peace; you don’t have to know anything for that.”

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 91, 24 April 1880

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