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Mr " Pnnch's " account of a difference between the Borne Government and " our Independencies " is entertaining : Telegram from Prime Minister of SouthWest Cariboo to Secretary of State for the Colonies: Here you've appointed Sir Michael Titmaish as Governor. Don't send him out. Won't do at any price. Try another. From Colonial Secretary to Prime Minister of South- West Cariboo: Anything to oblige. Just told Sir Michael he would not do. He teemed surprised, aud asked why. Would you mind kindly amying why. Don't doubt your judgment, bat it wonld look better to give 8 reason. Beply prepaid. < From Cariboo Prime Minister to Colonial Secretary : We don't want him. Isn't that enough ? I may, however, inform you confidentially, tbat somebody out here once saw a man like Sir M. riding on outside of a City omnibus, reading a halfpenny newspaper. Mind and let us know whom you think of for his substitute From Colonial Secretary to Cariboo Premier : Don't think of anybody. Leave you to suggest, JTrem Cariboo Premier to Co'ocial Secretary: Glad you've adopted so sensible a course. Will wire names of acceptable persona for yon to ebooee from m a day or two. Colonial Secretary to Cariboo Premier : Becelved your name*. Lord 8. says he would be delighted, but thinks it would be diffioolt to find tenant for tbe HatfieJd House daring his absecos. Have sounded Mr G. also, who is much flittered, but thinks he's hardly good enoug for the post. Home Secretary here will probably be quitting the position soon ; what do you ■ay to him ? Or, perhaps, Sir W.Hannmt night think of place, and we oould spare him. Cariboo Prime Minister to Secretary of State for the Colonies : Tour last most Insulting* We consider ourselves a cut Above Home Secretaries past or prrsint. Surprised that S. and G. don't care to flome. Have decided to fill up the vacancy ourselves, and will let you know result m a month or two by letter. Meanwhile* try and remember that we are a Solf-Governlne Colony.

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THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2038, 16 January 1889

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THE APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNORS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2038, 16 January 1889