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A correspondent of a Southland piper says tbat a settler residing In the vicinity of Wallacetown, having borne long with tbe annoyance of frequent raids nponhli fences and property by treipassirig cattle determined to pat an end to the nalianoe it possible. ' Tbe other evening being dUturbed by cattle tramping around, he rose fn wrath, and sallying forth with atockvrhlp m hand mamged by dlot of Iti persuasion, together with assorted Imprecations, to drive the heists : to the pound, giving strlot Inj auctions to the poandkeeper that opon no excuse were they io be delivered over to the" owner until the utmost xi, oar of the lair .had been complied with In the shape of driving and poundage fees, etc Later on he discovert d that the oattle Impounded by him were his own, but having been reoently bought he was not familiar with their "pints" The poandkeeper (toting np to Instructions) was inexorable In his demands for the penalties, and ruefully the impounder had to diagorge the sum enacted by lav/ Now, this ia pretty good, but- the paper m question can l! go onp bettor." Not very long ago a poundkeeper within 20 miles of lnveroargill took possession of a Btray cow and placed her m durance. He then went through the usual formula; advertised, etc., with an empbatipbstoript to the effect that if not claimed, etc., crummie would be sold This notice had appeared for a couple of days when tbe poundkeeper began to get anxious about the continued absence of his houaeholdV cow, and, on going to feed his prisoner, discovered that he had been pUiDg up expenses- against himself, for lo ! it was hia own beast he bai impounded. This is true, for the man, m wri iag to stop the advertisement, with dariog simplicity let the oat out of the bag and asked tbat the account should be sent forthwith! He want id the thing off hla mind, .... , ',',

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THE TABLES TURNED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2038, 16 January 1889

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THE TABLES TURNED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2038, 16 January 1889

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