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The Lawyers. —Lord-Brougham, once when he was in a facetious mood, being asked to define a lawyer, said : “A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself. ’

Inconsistency. —Some girls can work hard all day making a silk embroidered motto where the words “Love one another ” stand out in all shades and colors, and then take nearly the entire top off their little brother’s head just because he wants to stay in the parlor while Adolphus is making his regular call.

The Irish Republic. —lt is not generally known (says the Pall Mall Budget) that a republic of Ireland exists on paper, and that it enjoys the privilege of a national debt. A movement is on foot in the United States towards giving greater, stability to the Republic, and adding largely to its indebtedness. Patriotic Irish servant girls are the principal investors in the ponds, which the founders of that State issue for the purpose of raising what they call “ skirmishing funds.” One of these bonds is now before us. It has a close resemblance to a United States greenback note for ten dollars. The , chief difference is that, instead of the portraits of two. distinguished American statesmen being represented on the face of it, the portraits are those of Wojfe, Tone, and Davis. A small, cross at the top gives a religious sanction to the document. The inscription runs as follows :—“ The national bond of the Republic of Ireland is indebted to in the sum of tea dollars redeemable with interest at. the-rate of ,6 per cent per annum six “months frbni the’ acknowledgement of the independence of the Irish nation, or at option of the Republic convertible into 6 per cent interest bearing Government stock, payable in. six years from that date.” This undertaking is signed by Michael Scanlan as “ Agent of the Republic,” and by C. B. Sullivan,’ as “ Registrar.” An eagle grasping a sword, and triumphing apparently over a defeated foe, figures in the middle. A good many bonds must be in circulation, seeing that the registered number of this one is n,d29. ' ■ /

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 197, 20 November 1880

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 197, 20 November 1880

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