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A SURPRISE FOR RAILWAY OFFICIALS

♦ (Carlstchorch •• Telegraph ") The Ohlef Oommlsslonei of Railways, Mr McKerrow, who io now on a tour of inspection of the railway system of the ooJouy, oauaed a flutter recently Among some of ibe employes at a station not a hundred miles from Obristoburob. The Chief Oummissioner wai learlrig the station by one of the trains, and after picking his seat m a carriage, he threw his Gladstone bag under it. The giard, to whom the ohuf w»s a stranger, happened to ba paoßiog through the carriage at the time, and he noilooi there was no label on the bag. "la*y, Mister," ho said, "It's no obo yon slinging that bag m there without • label on?" 'Why noil' enquired Mr McKerrow. "Why, hoy is anyone to know where ii ought to go If It gets lost. We'd get blamed then for losing it." " Where am Ito get a label ?" "In there," aald the guard, Indicating with his finger tho luggage room. Mr McK arrow went to the room aud found two porters with their aims folded, dlaoaastng the tips for the Donedln Gap, one of them openly expressing the opinion that Vandal was the none on which the sugar might be plaoed The label was prooofed. " What name, please V ' MoKerrow," the passenger replied. The porters looked at one another, and went to consult with the guard th* mystic name "MoKerrow," suggest Ing certain awful possibilities. The guard jumped to the situation at once, and with a visage lengthened considerably bo* yond the ordinary, he exclaimed, "We're m for it dow. That must be the Ohlef Oom* mtssloner." The mental decision come to byjjhe three officials was that It would be at well to know who wsi who when the Commissioners were aronnd.

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A SURPRISE FOR RAILWAY OFFICIALS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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A SURPRISE FOR RAILWAY OFFICIALS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2067, 19 February 1889

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