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1 A awttßpondent of an exohange Bays that k reoently an unfortunate bather in a river 1 near Sydney lost his life through the mistaken ! delicacy of some ladies. The poor fellow was i seized with cramp, and calling for help was : approached by fopr ladies in a boat who, when when they saw be vai nnde^pulled away, and i left him to bis fete, It is something like a couple of thousand ' years ago since it was discovered that " a > prophet has, no honor in his own country," and a more modern saw to the like effect \ reoords that "no man is a hero to bis own valet," both being particular instances of the general proverbial rule that "familiarity breeds contempt." It is, therefore, quite to be expected that the local readers of local papers will regard them with less appreciation than outsiders. But for all that the local paper is a necessity and playa no important part in advancing local interest! and fajthfolly recording local events. It is, therefore, neither a Bjga of good taste, nor of sound sense, nor even of amarinje m to speak of such papers, as some are wont to do, as ft the rag." Down Taferi way the jußt wrath of our welloonduoted little contemporary the "Advooate" has been aroused by (trig sort of thing, and it forthwith proceeds to give tba offender* a sound berating. " You. pretend to bold the local paper .in contempt,'' cays our contemporary, " bnt if it gives you mustard you get mad immediately ; and if it gives you butter you buy a dozen oopies for your friends, and go running round to shout for the editor," % Juit «9 ; U» jftrij rggl expewnQe, - -<s . ..... _

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889