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A Baebebs' Congress. —The barbers of Berlin, in imitation of all other orders and degrees of men nowadays, have been holding a congress, and have passed some important resolutions. They have resolved that shaving shall always commence (as in nature—i.e when a man shaves himself) on the left cheek and end with the right. They have also decided and very properly, that any member who touches a customers nose, under pretence of steadying himself, I 1 shall be expelled from the Assocition. A great debate ensued as to whether conversation was to be provided by the trade or not. “No binding resolution was passed but the advocates of silence were in the majority.” On the other hand it was asserted with much plausibility that if customers were not to learn the news from their barbers, or “ be instructed in the current tendencies of political thought,” they might just as well shave themselves

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 824, 21 December 1882

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 824, 21 December 1882

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