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An Irishman’s Suit.— A regular Handy Andy type of Irishman came into the clerk’s office at the Resident Magistrate’s Court the other day and asked for a summons. “ Against whom 1 ” asked the assistant clerk. “ Share, I don’t know,” was the queer reply. “ But how can we grant you a summons if you don’t tell us who it is you want summoned 1 ” fl Bedad, now I remember ; it’s the man that does the railway work.” “ That won’t do,” said the clerk, “ you must make out two copies of your account and bring them here, and then we can issue the summons ; not until.” ' The man scratchedhis head and then went away. In an hour he returned, and handed j __ clerk a new slate, on which was scrav —“ I, Pat , claim the sum of L 6 19s. for work done on the railway near Carterton. Signed, Pat .” In the left hand lower corner of the slate a shilling -postage stamp was stuck. The clerk smiled, and told the simple-minded fellow that he had better come in later in the day when Mr. Mansford would be disengaged, and could have a talk with him. The man left his original account and promised to come back and see the Magistrate.-—jPo?f,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880