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An Unsatisfactory Speculation.—A couple of Irishmen, thinking to combine pleasure with profit by doing a little unlicensed trafficing in liquor on the Derby day, bought a jar of whiskey, and started for Epsom. Knowing they would want a drop themselves on the way, it was agreed that neither should drink without paying. They had not travelled far on the road when one drank a glass and paid his partner threepence ; he followed suit, and handed back the money. It was a dusty, toilsome journey, and upon reaching the Downs they were dumbfounded by discovering the whiskey was all gone, and that although they had honestly paid for every dram, they had only threepence between them as the result of their speculation.— Chamber’s Journal.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881