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There (• a funny story told which has not found its way into print, of how Mr Herbert Spenoer wan onoe oonverted from thsoretloal opinion to a more prao* tioal view. His Bitter had nine daughters, aud be was pontlnbally Vmpreulng upon her tbe advantages of moral suasion m the op-bringing of children, bed the utter supetflalty of punishment, arguing that ohildren would always do as they were bidden If it ft ere only rightly potto them The lady bore it all without taking it much to heart, till one day domestic arrangements found her without either cf her two curses. She called tbe Philo soptaer, and told him that the time bad come when be might try the effect of his theories upon her little flook, 'and Uke them all' ont for the afternoon. Mr Spencer wa« very ready and willing to •ooede, aud 10 took hU nlteei, who watt qoi tad ill Ttry toui of thjlc uoole, fui *

romp In the fields- Bat alas tor his beautiful principles, the littfo girls abso* lutely refused to listen to the wisest requests based on most philosophical «rgutnents, and stole his ta 1 bat for a flower basket, used his nuabrella as a tent, rolled down blllooks, oHmbed hedges, »nd were deaf, In short, to every entreaty. When the shades of evening fell,. and Mr Spencer took them back to tbelr mother, he oould only say, sadly, In answer to her inquiries as to bow t&ey bad behaved, "They have all been very naugbty children, and deserve to be well whipped.

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The Duke of Cambridge, Oommander-in-Chief of tbs SritisQ Army, after a careful inßpeotion of the fortiflaationa at Gibraltar, has declared that they are utterly inadequate for defence against modern artillery.

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The best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently recommended as a sini[£. remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all c diseases to which we are subject. Norto n Pills, with justice called the "nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild n their operation, and safe under auy circum stances Sold m bottles at is ijd, as gd S, by all medicine vendors throughout the vorld

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BACHELORS' BABIES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2138, 30 May 1889

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BACHELORS' BABIES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2138, 30 May 1889

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