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Our new Governor, his lady, and her Kodle seem to be coming m for hard ocke all round. Here is the latebt from the " South Canterbury 1 iraes " :— " It strikes us that it is a little undignified m our next Governor, his coming, out to as under the wing of Cook «>na 3on, ihe tourist agents, if Lord and Lady Onslow and tbe poodle could not take oare of themselves as ordinary and independent passengers, it would have been better to send the Blcemoa for ihem, if that white elephant could have been got on the wing •gain— to quote one of ber critics.' It does not seem quite tbe thing to have our Governor mixed up with all sorts of globe trotters, waiting m a row on a bench at the railway stations till the special Cook's (oheap) oar is attached; being given second-class cabins m tbe steamers, and M a compensation not being expected to tip tha stewards—" cheap trippers " dent do it — and getting very little attention and none extra from them ; going m a airing to see the miscellaoeous eights of aach place according' to programme and guidebook- " Keep together ladies and genis/and keep a movin or we 11 not get through m tbe time." It may be all right. We don't know much about the great tourist agents— our respect for them rose considerably on hearing tbat tbey "peraonmlly conducted " tbe British army up the Nile the other day Pity they were not engagecNo conduct Gordon down it. We don't know about them, but m our ignorance we supposed they were a useful corporation for managing the country' bumpkin ?"» tour, and keeping him oat of gaol and tl >hands of other fleecers. Thej are all right, but Lord Onslow tbould have put off his studies of Democracy till he had arrived m Now Zealand. He would find plenty of it here.^ It may bs tbat he was afraid it would disgust bim to be •dropped among Democrats without any y repa atlon, and is therefore adopting a gradual reduction process as a oheap

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"PER COOK'S AGENCY.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 23 March 1889

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"PER COOK'S AGENCY." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2095, 23 March 1889