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Cork Legs. —Modern science has brought the cork leg to a state of perfection which renders it almost impossible for the casual observer to detect the difference between the real and the artificial. There was an eminent sergeant-at-law some years ago who had a cork leg that was a triumph of artistic’ deception. None but his intimates knew for certain which was the real and which was the sham limb. A wild young wag of the “ upper bar,” who knew the ; sergeant pretty well, once thought to utilise this knowledge of the sergeant’s secret to take in a green, newly-fledged yourig barrister. The sergeant was addressing a special jury at Westminster in his Usual earnest and'Vehement style, and the wag whispered to his peiglibor— “ .You see how hot old Buzfuz is over his case ; now, i’ll bet you a sovereign I’ll run this pin into his leg up to the head, and he’ll never notice it, he’s so absorbed in his case. This was more than the greenhorn could rswallpw, so he took the; bet. The. wag drew a’ large pin from his waistcoat, and, leaning forward, drove it up to the head into the sergeant’s leg. A yell that froze the blood of all who heard it, that made. the .hair of the, the jury stand on ; end, rail through the Court. “By Jove I it’s the wrong leg, and I’ve lost my ,money,” exclximed the dismayed and conscience-stricken, wag, quite regardless of the pain he had inflicted upon the learned sergeant.

Wanted. XT/"ANTED. —THE GUARDIAN tells V\ your Wants for Is.—cash. WANTED —One or Two GENTLEMEN for Board and Residence, in private family, near the Domain. Apply for address to Guardian Office. 537 WANTED, at once, a Respectable GIRL, about 14,, to Assist in Housework.—Apply to Mr. Begg, Black* smithy Tin wald,' ' ' ' . 552 ANTED KNO WN—That W. H; Tuokek, Chimney Sweep, has ■arrived/ in. Ashburton, from Christchurch, and is prepared to execute orders on the shortest notice., i Orders left at-the office of this paper, promptly attended to. 557 WANTED KNO WN, ThatGEO. U! F. HENRY, Saunders’ BHild-, ings, East Street, Ashburton, is the ONLY PHOTOGRAPHER In New Zealand .who is supplying the Public with Re-touched PICTURES, Finished Off in the Best and Latest: Fashionable Styles, at TEN'SHILLINGS per Dozen. 470 WANTED KNOWN. SOMERSET LIVERY AND . STABLES. BAIT. 1 f . AY. ; M‘RAE bogs to inform the , ~'2>ubliCithatihe has taken the above Stables fabnx, Mr. ; Bossehbergj and is ! making extensive repairs. Buggies and saddle horses on hire. : Lowest prices and best attention; ■ ■ : ' , 908c—28Go WANTED KNOWN—Just arrived from England—Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Cards. New Zealand Illustrated Annual, Young Ladies’ Journal, and Bow Bells, Is. Gd. each. Family Herald and Family Reader, la. each, and all pther Magaziues supplied at Christchurch Prides. Colonial and European Newspapers, School Books, Stationery,&c. A visit solicited. L. F. Anwrbwes, East street, near. ~ /,627 , ITT7ANTBD KNOWN—That Visiting W Cards, plain or mourning, can be obtained printed in various styles, at the “ Guardian ” office, opposite the Railway Station. : V Barristers, Solicitors, &c. C. W. Ireland, BARRISTER .AND SOLICITOR, . Saunders’ Buildings, Ashburton. 393 Branson & Purnell, jjjARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS, - ■ ■ ’ EAST .STREET; 394 Gazette in Bankruptcy. V. ;t . IVTOTICE— The Ashburton Guardian. is 1 a Gazette is for all notices ; under. Ithe Debtors alia Creditors Art? FORMS PRINTED —“To Let” and '“For Sale”—can be obtained at the Guardian Office,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 195, 18 November 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 195, 18 November 1880