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Co-operative Clergy. —A writer to the Echo, referring to the new Clergy Cooperative Stores, wonders if Christianity would have made the wonderful progress it achieved in the first century if St. Paul had set up a big shop in Corinth, to undersell the retail traders of that city, with Titus, Mark, Timothy and Barnabas as directors.

Business Notions. — A gentleman recently about to pay his doctor’s bill said, “ Well, doctor, as my little boy gave the measles to all my neighbors’ children, and as they were attended by you, I think you can afford, at the very least, to deduct 10 per cent, from the account of my bill for the increase of business we gave you.

Safe Yermin-killer.— ln Stanstead, Canada, a man sold ten cent packages, “ Warranted sure death to potato-bugs ; no risk of poisoning animals, as with Paris green.” The packages were not to be opened until time to use them. One victim, having three, opened one, and found two square blocks of wood, on one of which was written ; “ Place the bug on this block and press firmly with the other.”

Professor of Chemistry : Suppose you were called to a patient who had swallowed a heavy dose of oxalic acid, what would you administer ? K. (who is preparing for the ministry, and who . only studies medicine to fit himself for a missionary) ; I would administer the sacra-, ment.

Answering Literally.— A very polite and impressive gentleman said to a youth in the street, “ Boy may I enquire where Robinson’s drug store is ? ” Certainly, sir,” replied the boy, very respectfully. “Well, sir,” said the gentldman after waiting awhile, ‘‘'whore is it?” “I have not the least idea,” said the urchin. There was another boy who was accosted by an ascetic lady with' “ Boy, I want to go to D—- Street.” “Well, ma’am,” said the boy, “ why don’t you go there, then I "

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 129, 22 July 1880

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 129, 22 July 1880

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