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A thick-headed squire, being worthed by Sydney Smith in. an argument, toot revenge by explaining, “If I had' a son who was an idiot, by Jove, I’d make him a parson.” “Very probably,” replied Sydney, “butl see that your father was gf a different opinion.” “Kissing your sweetheart,” sjjys 4 trifling young man, “is like eatingsoup with a fork : it takes a long time’ to get enough. • The Ne Plus Ultra—Pair customer;; {! But it makes one look so like a man Hi Show woman : “ That just the beauty of it, Miss!” 1 New South Wales Rail\^4?s,— New South Wales correspondent of thg Netv Zealand Times says that the wholg railway system of that polony Is now;., in a moat satisfactory condition. . The . total length of lines open for traffic ia-958 miles, while those authorised, and partly under construction will add an-additional length of 728 miles. The net earnifagsp after deduction of all working expenses-, f are equal to 4J percent, on, the capital invested, and as the colony can how readily borrow money in England’at d.perceht,. it is evident that a very substantial direct pecuniary profit inust,attend,the further; extension of the system,; > >Tha i introduction of the sleeping fiftra, followed by hotel cars, haamade railway travelling much ,mbrp attiactiver. tjffjttit was of yore, and U highly :s§auHfip M»e system of baggage checking to make the management complete.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 5, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 283, 3 March 1881

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